Rumor: Trump Could Look to Make Judge Jeanine Pirro his Attorney General
There are very few pathways for Donald Trump to win Tuesday’s election and remain president of the United States. But there is still a chance he can. The current forecast at 538.com gives Trump a 10% chance at remaining in control.
And if he is able to remain in control Trump has hinted at major changes and mass firings. If those firings are to go down, a number of prominent positions will need to be filled. According to a report from the National Review, Trump may look to make Judge Jeanine Pirro his Attorney General.
A little over week ago, Axios’ Jonathan Swan wrote, “If President Trump wins re-election, he’ll move to immediately fire FBI Director Christopher Wray and also expects to replace CIA Director Gina Haspel and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.”
Another name that could be on the chopping block is Attorney General William Barr. Trump has not been shy about addressing his disappointment in Barr’s refusal to prosecute his political opponents.
Michael Brendan Dougherty from the National Review writes, “Trump is widely rumored to be interested in having the bombastic Fox News TV personality Jeanine Pirro take on a significant role in the Justice Department – even perhaps to head it as Attorney General. That would be a less than propitious development, to my mind.”
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— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) November 2, 2020
Neither the White House or Pirro have commented on the idea.