Jeff Sessions Suddenly Looks Vulnerable

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been in plenty of public battles with President Trump, but this week's tense exchange between the two now have some thinking that Sessions may be on the way out.

Most Republicans continued to defend Sessions after his latest fight with Trump over Twitter, but a few cracks showed this time around — signs that the Senate is coming to grips with the idea of replacing Sessions in the near future.

One Trump ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talked openly about the clock running out on Sessions after more than a year of Trump's obvious frustration with his attorney general.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who also warned last year that he wouldn’t hold a confirmation hearing for a new attorney general, signaled in an interview with Bloomberg News that he might be able to make time for a hearing.

Those reactions have some observers saying the writing is on the wall, and Sessions' career might be numbered in months.

Ford O’Connell, a political analyst and Republican strategist, told the Washington Examiner that he can’t imagine Trump firing Sessions before the midterms “because of the possible political blowback at the ballot box.”

“No need to insert another factor into the equation as Republicans fight to hold the House and Senate," he said. But after the election is a different story.

"Should Republicans hold the Senate following the midterms — the firing of Sessions is a very real possibility,” O’Connell said, pointing to Grassley and Graham’s recent comments.

Read more from Kelly Cohen at the Washington Examiner

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