Jeff Sessions did not leave the Trump administration on good terms.
That’s because much of the blame for the Russia witch hunt rests with Sessions.
And now all hell will break loose when Jeff Sessions makes this decision about his future.
Donald Trump famously told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his biggest regret was naming Sessions as Attorney General.
The President stated that Sessions should have told him he would have had to recuse himself from any Russia investigation giving President Trump the opportunity to pick an Attorney General the Deep State couldn’t compromise.
Sessions’ recusal allowed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller special counsel and from that moment on it was only a matter of time before President Trump replaced Sessions.
After Sessions resigned as Attorney General, Sessions began to plot a comeback.
Rumors began to circulate that Sessions was looking to run for his old seat when Democrat Doug Jones was up for re-election in 2020.
Sessions himself stoked these fires.
At the SALT Conference in Las Vegas, Sessions told the audience that he had not “made a formal announcement about the Senate race, but I am interested about the issues.”
“I’d love to see us bring more intellectual heft behind those positions. I think it exists, and maybe I can contribute some in that,” Sessions added.
Alabama Senator Richard Shelby threw cold water on that idea saying President Trump was opposed to a Sessions Senate bid.
The Hill exclusively reports on their interview with Senator Shelby:
Shelby told The Hill on Thursday that he has discussed a potential Sessions candidacy, and the Senate race more broadly, with Trump, but that the president was “not encouraging” about the former Cabinet official and longtime senator making a bid for his old seat.
“I did talk to [Sessions]. I talked to the president about it to … about if Sessions ran, he was not encouraging,” Shelby said. “How do I say it? He was not on board, OK?”
Shelby said he would not tell The Hill why President Trump was against Sessions running for the Senate, but pundits believe it is because President Trump does not believe he can trust Sessions after Sessions betrayed him in the Russia investigation.
The Hill also exclusively reported Shelby telling the outlet:
Asked if the president explained why he wasn’t supportive of a potential Sessions bid, Shelby declined to discuss the details of their conversation, saying he didn’t want to “get into that.”
“We talked about every possibility. We talked about the seat, basically, you know how to win the seat,” Shelby said…
… I think he would be formidable but he would [have] multi-battles. He might be having to struggle if the president was against him … and then with his opponents,” Shelby added.
Sessions would surely defeat Doug Jones if he won the nomination for Senate in Alabama.
But Shelby and others do not believe Sessions will ultimately jump into the race.
“I don’t think he’s going to run, but he hasn’t said unequivocally he’s not,” Shelby said. “He would be a formidable candidate if he ran, but he would ask himself why would he want to come up here.”
Sessions running for Senate might force President Trump to get involved in the primary and endorse a candidate other than Sessions.
That would likely cost Sessions the race, but it would also create a divisive spectacle if Trump endorsed a candidate other than someone who served in his cabinet.
That is why Sessions is unlikely to run.
Conservative Revival will continue to cover any new developments n the 2020 election.