Giuliani Defends Sessions by Saying He May've Recused Himself from Russia Investigation in Same Situation
President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says he told the president in 2017 that he may have made the same choice as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recusing himself from the Justice Department's Russia inquiry.
“I would have considered it, sure,” Giuliani said to HuffPost on Wednesday. “I told the president at the time that I just didn’t know what I would have done.”
Trump mused today on Twitter about wishing he'd chosen another attorney general, quoting a criticism of Sessions from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
Speculation has long existed that Trump wishes to fire Sessions.
Giuliani suggested Trump's improved poll numbers are a reason to resist such action.
"If you fire somebody, even though it’s legitimate, you’re just going to raise a lot of questions,” he said.