Monday night MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained a devious — and perfectly legal — way for President Donald Trump to shut down Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation between members past and present of his administration and the Russian government.
Rumors have been flying that Trump is considering dumping Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he is displeased that Sessions recused himslef from the Russia investigation without telling him.
According to Maddow, Trump’s reasons for getting rid of his attorney general could be much more complex.
“The shortest, easiest, most direct, most unstoppable way that President Trump could get rid of Jeff Sessions in order to replace him with somebody else who could fire Bob Mueller,” Maddow began.
“For him [Trump] to wait until the Senate is in recess and then fire Jeff Sessions and make a recess appointment of a new one,” Maddow explained. “Make a recess appointment of a replacement attorney general and that would allow that person to serve as attorney general without Senate confirmation until, I think, 2019.”
“Plenty of time to kill off the Bob Mueller investigation, in any case,” Maddow conceded.
Watch the video below via Twitter:
Rachel @Maddow explains
how Trump could replace
Attorney General Sessions w/o Senate confirmation.
— Marc Perrone (@Marc_Perrone) July 25, 2017