“If you were in a business setting, he clearly would have been fired,” Scaramucci said of Sessions in an interview with CNN’s Ana Cabrera on “CNN Newsroom.”
However, he added, that if he were still working there, he would not help Trump sack Sessions.
“No, because he would have a nightmare on his hands in politics. It’s very, very different in politics, Ana, than in business,” Scaramucci said.
“If Jeff Sessions was the general counsel for the Trump Organization, it’s a totally different set of personnel decisions than if Jeff Sessions is his Cabinet member, attorney general, has a ton of friends in the Senate.”
Trump is stepping up attacks on Sessions and seems to be preparing the groundwork to fire the country’s top law enforcement official following this week’s guilty plea from his one-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the tax fraud conviction of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort as well as news that the Trump organization’s longtime chief financial officer might be cooperating with prosecutors.
The president has been at odds with Sessions ever since the attorney general rescued himself from the FBI investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which has resulted in the mounting legal problems for Trump and his associates as Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller investigates potential collusion.
In an interview on Thursday, Trump said Sessions “never took control” of the Justice Department.
Sessions, in response, issued a statement, saying, “I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in.”
Trump did not stop his barrage against Sessions, posting a series of tweets on Friday and Saturday.
Jeff Sessions said he wouldn’t allow politics to influence him only because he doesn’t understand what is happening underneath his command position. Highly conflicted Bob Mueller and his gang of 17 Angry Dems are having a field day as real corruption goes untouched. No Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2018
Scaramucci said he would tell Trump to end his Twitter attacks, particularly when it comes to Sessions.
“I think what happens if you get on the wrong side of the president, he’ll light you up on Twitter, he’ll light you up to his friends. He may want to rethink that because I don’t know if that’s necessarily helping him,” Scaramucci said. “Attack politics is probably not working.”
Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans, who were united in their support for Sessions and strongly against his ouster, now appear to be wavering, and that has encouraged Trump to suggest he may soon take action.