White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is such a goner that Donald Trump is already interviewing people to be his replacement, and the only question is whether Spicer will be reassigned to a pointless job or whether he’ll take a hint and resign before he can be reassigned. But according to a new report, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the next to go after Spicer’s departure.
That’s the latest word from political insider Jon Cooper, first shared this on June 7th: “Word among Trump staffers is that both Jeff Sessions AND Sean Spicer will resign over the coming weeks in sign of growing tensions in WH” (link). Sure enough, his sources have essentially proven correct on Spicer, who is now either being reassigned or resigning, according to Bloomberg (link). And now Cooper is updating his own inside report with regard to the fate of Jeff Sessions.
“As my WH sources told me, it appears Sean Spicer is on his way out. They still think Jeff Sessions will be next,” Cooper shared this evening (link). This doesn’t yet establish a precise timetable for Sessions’ departure. And because administrations tend to try to space these things out a bit for the sake of appearances, if anything, Spicer’s imminent departure could mean that Sessions might hang on a bit longer before departing. But his demise now seems inevitable.
Jeff Sessions has already offered to resign earlier this month, after Donald Trump blew up at him for his decision to recuse himself in the Trump-Russia investigation. Trump ended up not taking Sessions up on his offer at the time, and he’s remained on the job. But after his subsequent embarrassing testimony during public hearings, which only served to heighten the Russia scandal, it’s not a surprise to hear that Sessions is closer to the door than ever.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report