In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Trump questioned Sessions’ decision to keep on acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump questioned McCabe’s ties to associates of 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and erroneously said McCabe’s wife received a campaign donation from Clinton.
Trump on Monday referred to Sessions as “beleaguered” and on Tuesday attacked him for not investigating former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Last week, he told The New York Times that he would have chosen someone else for the position had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the FBI’s investigation into Russian election meddling.
Trump’s comments have increased speculation that Sessions’ time as attorney general is almost up. Pressed by reporters on Tuesday, the president declined to say whether or not he was going to fire Sessions, but hinted that it was a possibility.
“We will see what happens,” he said at a press conference. “Time will tell. Time will tell.”
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told radio host Hugh Hewitt that Trump “probably” wanted Sessions out.