Scaramucci Says He Thinks Trump Wants Sessions Out

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White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Tuesday that he believes President Donald Trump wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions out of office.

Scaramucci made the comments while on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's radio show, Axios reports.

Trump has tweeted negatively about Sessions due to his decision to recuse himself from the special investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, leading to speculation that he was on his way out of the administration. Trump wrote Tuesday that Sessions was "very weak."

Asked by Hewitt if it appears clear that Trump wants Sessions out, Scaramucci said, "You're probably right."

"I have an enormous amount of respect for the attorney general, but I do know the president pretty well and if there's this level of tension in the relationship that, that's public, you're probably right," Scaramucci said.

Scaramucci also joked with Hewitt about him leading the Justice Department next.

"Are you available to be the attorney general?" Scaramucci asked.