Attorney General Jeff Sessions finally speaks out after being attacked once again by Donald Trump.

By |2018-08-24T08:50:15+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |17 Comments


Courtesy of Yahoo News:

In an interview that aired on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, Trump renewed his criticism of Sessions, who recused himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia shortly after he was appointed attorney general.

“I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department,” Trump said. “Jeff Sessions never took control of the Justice Department, and it’s a sort of an incredible thing.”

“Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done. Or he should have told me,” Trump continued. “Even my enemies say that Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was going to recuse himself, and then you wouldn’t have put him in. He took the job and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself.’ I said, ‘What kind of a man is this?’”

Trump said the “only reason” he gave Sessions the nation’s top law enforcement officer post was because he worked on the president’s campaign and was the first sitting senator to endorse him.

“You know the only reason I gave him the job: because I felt loyalty,” Trump said. “He was an original supporter.”

Apparently, that was finally enough for Jeff Sessions.

“I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in,” Sessions said. “Which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the President’s agenda — one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty.

“While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” Sessions continued. “I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action. However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States.”

He added: “I am proud to serve with them and proud of the work we have done in successfully advancing the rule of law.”

I am certainly no fan of Jeff Sessions, but you kind of have to admire his tenacity and refusal to allow Trump to bully him out of his job. 

I think it is all but certain that Trump will replace Sessions after the midterms, which I think might be part of the reason that Mueller and federal investigators are taking down Trump’s people at such an impressive pace lately. 

My take is that Mueller is getting all of his ducks all in a row so that even if he is taken off the case, and the Special Counsel is demolished, that the investigation will continue to move forward at the state level so that even if Trump puts a complete sycophant into the position of Attorney General there will be no way to stop the inevitable. 

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17 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Even his enemies told him? Of course they did.
    It’s all about loyalty with him, isn’t it, and I am no fan of Jeff Sessions.

    • Anon August 24, 2018 at 3:54 am

      I am laughing that Trump’s depiction of loyalty is sounding like a mob family. Even with Comey per Comey Trump asked for loyalty which would have been to drop the Flynn investigation. Look at Giuliani’s behavior, webs of lies he has spun, ruined his reputation loyal to Trump. I am wondering what Trump has over Giuliani now and or dangled reward for him to become a willing buffoon to aid and abet abuse of power.

      According to Trump the DOJ, FBI and CIA are all a “disgrace”, corrupt, etc. for unwillingness to cover up and bury the bodies for him. Projection.

  2. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    My theory is he is going to fire Sessions and appoint Giuliani because the moron in the WH has forgotten the AG has to under go a confirmation process. this will happen on Sept 1st (Sat) because Giuliani has that date in in mind for Mueller to end his investigation, when it is really about something else.

    By the way I hope one the of conditions of the impeachment guilty verdict, beside paying back all the money he has stolen from the taxpayers for his helipad, golf outings etc is that his twitter account is shut down.

    • Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Now POS-US says the markets will crash if he is impeached. Worried much?
      I’ll take that chance; we have recovered before.

      • Anon August 24, 2018 at 3:31 am

        Trump steals all of the credit for the economy so I do not have worries there nor feel scared about his grandiose statement threatening we will all be poorer.

    • Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Forgot to add,when they impeach him, melanomia will appear and use the ” he has dementia” defense.

      That will be hard to argue against.

  3. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Seems to me Mike Pence must be also guilt of some crimes, he has sat in on meetings and must agree with all the illegal stuff trump is doing. So he should be impeached also.

    • anon August 23, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      666pence the Anti-ChRi$T is the engineer, dontcha kkknow? mother?

    • Anon August 23, 2018 at 7:56 pm

      CABAL? “The memo alleged that a number of senior Obama aides — chief among them former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Colin Kahl — were the masterminds behind an anti-Trump cabal of political operatives and reporters steering negative coverage of the nascent presidency.

      According to the report, some of the conspiracy theories in the “Echo Chamber” member also appeared in a document written by the private Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube about Obama aides who pushed the Iran Nuclear Deal. The firm gained notoriety after news broke that Harvey Weinstein hired its investigators to “to collect information on women accusing him of sexual abuse and journalists trying to expose the allegations.” “Operatives approached targeted individuals to elicit potentially damaging statements about Rhodes and Kahl,” the report noted. They also “used false identities and front companies to try to dupe targets, including Rhodes’s and Kahl’s wives, into unwittingly sharing information.”

      When the New Yorker reached out to the NSC for comment about the anonymous, undated memo, the council declined to comment. Other members of the Trump Administration gave conflicting accounts of where it originated and whether or not it came from inside the White House.

      Rhodes, Kahl and journalists named in the memo all deny the existence of the “Echo Chamber” cabal”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/trumps-national-security-council-circulated-memo-filled-wild-conspiracies-cabal-obama-aides-report/

  4. Ellen Johnson August 23, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Jeff Sessions isn’t tenacious, he is a passive aggressive bully.

  5. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 10:06 pm
  6. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Norm Eisen Says Donald Trump Admitted That He ‘Lied on His Financial Disclosures & Violated 18 USC 1001’

    https://secondnexus.com/news/norm-eisen-donald-trump-federal-crime/?viewall=true

    • anon August 24, 2018 at 7:40 am

      “In running away from Cohen’s claims today, Trump bumbled right into admitting that he lied on his financial disclosures & violated 18 USC 1001. This was already the subject of a @CREWcrew criminal complaint that led to an OGE referral to DOJ–Trump just proved our case!”

      “According to Eisen, Trump did not disclose this on 2017 financial disclosure forms, which is a federal crime in violation of 18 U.S. Code, Section 1001 which prohibits false statements and is punishable with up to five years in prison.”
      “There is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the President in the government’s charges against Mr. Cohen. It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen’s actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time.
      Giuliani’s statement is incorrect, because Cohen stated explicitly that the payments were made “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.”
      Many think these allegations indicate the beginning of the end of the Trump era.”

  7. Anon August 24, 2018 at 3:41 am

    My first impression of what Trump is intentionally trying to do is spin that Session’s recusal is taking the job then recursing himself not taking control. In other words in Trump alternative reality Sessions has not done his job. Trump edited out the recusal was regarding the Russia investigation probe. It appears to me Trump speaks to low information voters. As Joe Scarborough pointed out there was no known Russia investigation when Sessions accepted the job.

  8. anon August 24, 2018 at 9:24 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/24/trump-tells-sessions-to-look-into-corruption-on-the-other-side.html

    tinydjt tweet>’“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr……
    2:17 AM – Aug 24, 2018′

    ‘Ex-NSA contractor to spend 63 months in jail over “classified” information. Gee, this is “small potatoes” compared to what Hillary Clinton did! So unfair Jeff, Double Standard.
    3:10 AM – Aug 24, 2018’

    HRC HRC HRC

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/michael-cohen-guilty-plea-includes-not-paying-taxes-100000-brokerage-fee-qatar-royal-family-wsj/

    “Cohen represent Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, who owns Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings Inc, according to documents revealed in the Panama Papers.

    Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings Inc reportedly sold a “fly-in” real estate development in Florida named “Jumblolair” to Frank Merschman in 2014.”

    “This is not Cohen first reported dealing with Qatar.
    “The Journal reported in May that Mr. Cohen helped a major donor to President Trump’s inauguration pitch a nuclear-power investment to the Qatari sovereign-wealth fund,” “The pitch came in early April, shortly before federal authorities raided Mr. Cohen’s office, apartment and hotel room.”

    The Journal also noted that Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings paid $6.2 million for a condominium in Trump Park Avenue, six floors below a condo Cohen owns in the same building.”

  9. Anon August 24, 2018 at 9:34 am

    FB Excerpt>
    “Trump gave Sessions the job for the same reason Thump hired Cohen as his personal attorney.
    Because he was looking for a crOOk.”
    “Now, to be honest, I’m shocked that Sessions ISN’T that guy.
    I mean, I fully expect Sessions to abuse the power of his office to push his version of Evangelical Southern Theocracy on us, I think that’s a given. But I am honestly surprised that Sessions actually has enough … okay, I was going to say “morality” but my hands rebelled and won’t push the buttons, chutzpah, gumption, mettle, nerve, pluck, whatever it is, whatever weaselly greasy fetid festering trait he uses in place of morality, I’m surprised he’s NOT the guy Trump thought he was.”
    ~IT’s astounding how Trump says this stuff without a shred of self-awareness.”
    “Nixon was at least a competent crOOk. HE knew better than to just go around blurting out his crimes.
    If we have to have a crOOk, goddamn, can we at least have one that’s not a fucking idiot?
    Trump doesn’t need to be impeached, he needs to be imprisoned.”
    Jim Wright

  10. anon August 24, 2018 at 11:45 am

    OT-FYI:
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/catholic-charity-ends-adoptions-rather-than-place-kid-with-same-sex-couple?ref=home

    “A Catholic charity group terminates a century-old foster care and adoption services program to avoid placing children with a same-sex couple by law.”
    ““Marriage is only between man and a woman and it is to the advantage of the child to have both a father and a mother,” said Sister Mary McCarrick, diocesan director of the charity”
    “This is the fourth Catholic charity—the others in Boston, Illinois, and San Francisco—to terminate their adoption program in order to comply with both state and religious law.”

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