‘Republicans just gave Trump ‘a flashing green’ light to replace Jeff Sessions,’ Former Trump Strategist Steve Bannon

bY ALLAN SMITH//Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Business Insider in an interview that some key Republicans have given President Donald Trump "a flashing green" light to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump ramped up his criticism of Sessions last week after a pair of bombshell legal developments. Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen made a plea deal with federal prosecutors, and his former campaign manager Paul Manafort was found guilty of a series of crimes. Sessions, in turn, offered a rare rebuke to the president's remarks. In Congress, multiple leading Republicans, such as Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham, signaled that Sessions is likely to be replaced following the midterm elections. Trump has been frustrated by Sessions' recusal from all matters related to the 2016 campaign.