July 28, 2017

Congress can’t save Jeff Sessions

Senators from both parties are telling President Donald Trump not to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters that “if Jeff Sessions is fired there will be holy hell to pay.” Sessions himself says he won't quit, and will only leave if Trump forces him out. Given the depth of Trump’s rage, that may be only a matter of time.

All of which raises the question: Is there anything the Republican-led Congress can do to protect Sessions — and, by extension, the Justice Department special counsel currently probing Trump’s Russia ties?

The short answer, unfortunately, is no. Sessions’s future, and that of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, will effectively be determined by Trump, and Trump alone.

Read the full article on Vox.