Gowdy for AG?

Outgoing Congressman a Possibility

Evan Smith
November 08, 2018 - 2:22 pm

Rumors about who could permanently replace former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions began pretty much the moment Sessions submitted his resignation letter on Wednesday.

Sessions’ ousting came as little surprise, given he and the president’s less than friendly relationship. 

The acrimony between the two dates back to Sessions decisions to recuse himself from the Russian collusion investigation, essentially jumpstarting Robert Mueller’s investigation. For the time being, Sessions Chief of Staff Matthew Whittaker is taking over as interim AG.  

But according to South Carolina’s own Senator Lindsey Graham – who has personally stated he has no interest in the job – nonetheless says he will offer his assistance to the president in choosing a new AG.

One possible candidate? Outgoing Congressman Trey Gowdy, himself a former prosecutor and chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

Gowdy’s name has been floated around by several prominent lawmakers and prosecutors.

Although, knowing the president, any guesses are just that: guesses. 

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