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While Sessions May Not be Fired, People are Speculating His Shift to a Different Post

Many people are speculating over the possibility of Attorney General Jeff Sessions changing Cabinet chairs to replace outgoing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

ABC News reported the idea was a topic of conversation that was dividing Trump’s aides. Politico said the change had been “discussed.”

On Monday, Kelly will turn over the department to current Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke and assume his new duties as White House chief of staff. That leaves a vacancy in the Cabinet that Trump has to fill.

Trump also has a Cabinet secretary who, if Trump’s tweets over the last week were any indication of his true feelings, may have worn out his welcome at the Justice Department.

There is also much speculation that Trump would like the power to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating claims that there was collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. Trump has never said openly that he seeks to fire Mueller.

Firing Mueller would also be difficult with Sessions as attorney general. Because Sessions recused himself from any connection with proves regarding Russia, the one to terminate Mueller would be Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has already said he would not fire Mueller.

If Sessions were no longer attorney general, a new attorney general could fire Mueller. Thus, if Trump’s end game is to be able to fire Mueller, moving Sessions makes sense.

Dana Perino, press secretary under former President George W. Bush, said there is also a political gain for Trump in moving Sessions.

“Conservatives that came to Jeff Sessions’ defense this week all said, ‘But he’s doing the best on the issue we care about most and that is immigration.’ Well, where can Jeff Sessions do even more on immigration? As the secretary of Homeland Security,” Perino said Friday on Fox News Channel’s The Five.

“And then, how can the conservatives complain? And then you have a new AG, (Trump) thinks, who can fire Mueller,” Perino said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who is planning to introduce a bill that would block Trump from firing Mueller, doesn’t like the idea of Sessions changing positions.

“AG Jeff Sessions has a good ring to it. Highly qualified, committed to the rule of law, tough on crime, and fiercely independent,” Graham tweeted, adding, “DHS Secretary Jeff Sessions doesn’t sound right, doesn’t feel right. Bad idea.”

Democrats may not like the idea either, if one tweet is an accurate representation of Congressional Democrats.

“To be clear: appointing Jeff Sessions to replace John Kelly at DHS to disrupt the Russia investigation would be met with MASS RESISTANCE,” Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas tweeted Saturday.