CNN: EPA Chief Pruitt Directly Asked Trump to Fire Jeff Sessions and Let Him Run the DoJ
COLLINS: "Jim, we are hearing more as the scandals pile up against the EPA secretary about why it was that President Trump floated the idea of replacing Jeff Sessions with him and letting him lead the justice Department. That's because Scott Pruitt directly proposed that idea to Donald Trump earlier this spring. Embattled EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt who's currently facing 14 federal investigations directly appealed to President Trump this spring to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let him lead the Department of Justice instead. Coming at a time when the president's frustration at sessions over the recusal from the Russia investigation was at an all-time high. Sources telling CNN that Pruitt proposed making him the acting head of the DoJ for 210 days under the vacancies reform act. His plan after that -- return to Oklahoma and run for office. The president's aids quickly shooting down the idea as his ethics scandals were piling up. Trump standing by Pruitt just last month."