Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said on Fox News that President Trump would be better served by replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Speaking on Friday, Walker said that Sessions should not have recused himself from investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any possible involvement on the part of the Trump campaign. Special Counsel Mueller continues to probe those connections. Several FBI officials, who had been involved in probing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email serving while serving as secretary of State, have been fired, while congressional committees have continued to demand documents relating to their involvement with a salacious so-called Trump dossier.
Trump has been critical of Sesssions’ decision to recuse himself from the investigation.
Walker said it is “probably time for Jeff to transition. I hope that’s his decision and doesn’t come down to a firing. Jeff is a good person, but if you are working for the Commander-in-Chief or any boss in a relationship this frayed, I believe that it is time to bring in someone. Not an attorney general who is just a rubber stamp, but someone who has the same philosophical approach on being aggressive.”
While Walker said that Sessions is respected in Washington, he said that Sessions has shown “timidity” in some of the “egregious behaviors” that a replacement at the Department of Justice should be more aggressive.
Walker serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology, House Committee on House Administration, and the Republican Study Committee.
Earlier on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said “The bottom line here is, Jeff did the right thing legally, but [Robert] Mueller is now deep into his investigation, this conflict is now beyond Mueller and recusal. There’s not a good healthy working relationship, from what I can tell. And for the good of the nation, we need an attorney general who has the confidence of the president