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Paul Ryan on Trump Firing AG Sessions: 'That Is His Prerogative'

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By    |   Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 01:02 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan took a neutral tone when asked Tuesday about the possibility of President Donald Trump firing his attorney general.

"He determines who is hired and fired in the executive branch," Ryan said, according to the Washington Examiner. "That is his prerogative. If he has concerns or questions about the attorney general, I'm sure he'll bring them up with him."

Reports have surfaced that Trump may hand Attorney General Jeff Sessions his walking papers. The move likely would not be received well, given that the Department of Justice is investigating whether the Trump campaign had improper ties to Russia.

Session's decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation because of his involvement in Trump's campaign has reportedly angered the president for months.

Trump has criticized Sessions on several occasions, including this Tuesday morning tweet:

The Washington Post reported Monday that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, could replace Sessions if Trump fires him.

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