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2 GOP Leaders Warn Trump Against Firing AG Sessions

(Fox News' "Special Report")

By    |   Thursday, 15 March 2018 07:57 PM

Two top GOP senators are warning President Donald Trump against firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as tensions mount over White House changes — predicting the ouster would "blow the place up."

In remarks Thursday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., were asked how any additional shakeup in the White House would go over on Capitol Hill.

"I would only answer this way," Grassley replied. "Unless you push me on it. I don't think he should be fired."

Graham agreed.

"The chairman has done a wonderful job getting nominees out of the committee with a lot of obstruction," Graham said. "If you had to replace the Attorney General Jeff Sessions with somebody new, it would blow the place up."

"It would be seen as an effort to undermine the [FBI special counsel Robert] Mueller investigation," he continued. "It would lock the Senate down, and I think Jeff Sessions has done a great job."

Grassley added the White House and Trump have enough pending nominations to balance without launching a search for a new attorney general.

"This administration has enough to do," he said. "There's 100 vacancies in the court now that my committee has to deal with. We don't have time to deal with a lot of things that are going fairly smoothly."

Trump left open the possibilities Thursday of more changes in the wake of his firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

"There will always be change, and I think you want to see change," Trump told The Washington Post.

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Warning President Donald Trump against firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as tensions mount over White House changes, two top GOP senators predict the ouster would "blow the place up."
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