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  1. searcher

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    Editorial
    Philadelphia voters soundly reject Jeff Sessions' storm-trooper approach to criminal justice

    The Times Editorial Board
    November9, 2017

    President Trump, it’s important not to overlook Philadelphia — where voters elected as their top prosecutor a criminal defense lawyer who campaigned on ending cash bail, the death penalty, civil asset forfeiture and the war on drugs.

    Larry Krasner is not the only progressive elected district attorney in the U.S., but he instantly becomes one of the most visible, serving the nation’s 10th largest largest urban area. (Krasner’s jurisdiction, Philadelphia County, has the same boundaries as the city of Philadelphia.)

    He also becomes the latest weapon in a voter rebellion of sorts against the backward-looking and counterproductive criminal justice policies put in place by U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions since he took office in February.

    For example, Sessions ordered his federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible sentences — as opposed to the most just or the most rational. He brought back programs to transfer surplus military equipment (such as armored vehicles and grenade launchers) to police. He all but rejected the possibility that his department would take jurisdiction over law enforcement agencies that systemically violate civil rights. He called for reinstating programs under which police permanently seize, without a trial, property that was allegedly involved in crimes.

    Kimberly M. Foxx, elected state’s attorney for Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago. Or Kim Ogg, elected district attorney of Harris County, Texas, which takes in Houston. Or Aramis Ayala, state attorney for Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit, which includes Orlando. They and a handful of others have correctly seen their role as not merely holding criminals to account, but exercising their prosecutorial discretion to prioritize the most serious crimes and ensure that the accused are treated fairly.

    What about supposedly liberal California?

    Jackie Lacey. San Francisco and other Bay Area counties tend to elect more progressive prosecutors. But most California counties are geographically small and located in more rural parts of the state where voters lean farther to the right than the state’s population as a whole.

    Seth Williams, cast himself as a reform-oriented district attorney but left many disappointed, even before his conviction on corruption charges.

    Krasner is different from Williams, Foxx, Ayala and perhaps all of the others in that he wears his progressivism more openly, is more vocal and, reportedly, can be fairly abrasive. His lack of experience as a prosecutor will be taken as something of a thumb in the eye of the 300 lawyers in the office he will soon lead. His numerous lawsuits against the Philadelphia Police Department will most certainly be viewed disfavorably by cops, with whom his prosecutors must work. His election, though, is a message from voters that they want to move more quickly down the road toward a sweeping overhaul of the justice system. Let’s hope he can deliver.


    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-krasner-election-20171109-story.html
     
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    Lock 'em up! Satirical card game has players convict Donald Trump's allies - including Ivanka, Jared Kushner, and Jeff Sessions - with the winner putting the most people behind bars
    • The $24.99 game, called Conviction, is the brainchild of friends Dan Peterson, from San Francisco, and Neil Patel, from Chicago
    • Through rolling dice and drawing 'Motion' cards, players act as prosecutors and aim to convict Trump allies
    • People are assigned different point values: Jared Kushner and Sean Spicer, for example, are worth two points each, while Steve Bannon is worth five
    • Convicting a Trump critic like Elizabeth Warren loses points


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5062855/Conviction-card-game-players-convict-Trump-allies.html#ixzz4xwg2wpV5
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    Senators Push To Defund Jeff Sessions’ Civil Asset Forfeiture Expansion

    The House passed amendments this fall blocking Jeff Sessions' asset forfeiture directive. Now senators want to make it stick.


    C.J. Ciaramella|Nov. 8, 2017 5:09 pm

    A bipartisan group of senators wants to defund Attorney General Jeff Sessions' expansion of the Justice Department's civil asset forfeiture program, following similar efforts by libertarian-leaning and progressive members of the House earlier this year.

    Sessions announced in July that he was scrapping a 2015 directive by former Attorney General Eric Holder that severely curtailed when federal authorities could "adopt" asset forfeiture cases from local and state authorities. Such adoptions, civil rights group said, allowed local police to skirt stricter state forfeiture laws by taking their cases to federal court.

    In September, the Republican-led House of Representatives passed several amendments to a large appropriations bill that would prohibit the Justice Department from using any funds to enact Sessions' directive, essentially using Congress' power of the purse to block it from going into effect.

    In a letter to Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), one of the lawmakers hammering out the difference between the House and Senate versions of the appropriations bill, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Angus King (I-Vt.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) pushed to include at least one of the amendments in the final version.

    "Adoptive forfeiture and equitable sharing are particularly egregious elements of civil asset forfeiture because they not only violate due process but also attack principles of federalism," the senators wrote. "DOJ's reinstated policy allows state law enforcement officers to circumvent state limitations on civil forfeiture by turning seized property over to federal officials for forfeiture in exchange for up to 80 percent of the proceeds of the property. This perversely incentivizes local law enforcement to confiscate suspect property even where state laws forbid the practice."

    Shelby's office did not immediately return a request for comment.

    Asset forfeiture—a practice that allows police to seize property suspected of being connected to criminal activity, even when the owner is not charged with a crime—has come under criticism in recent years from lawmakers and advocacy groups across the political spectrum.

    Police groups and prosecutors, as well as law-and-order conservatives like Sessions, argue it is an essential tool to disrupt organized crime by cutting off illicit proceeds. Civil liberties advocates say it leaves far too few protections for property owners and creates perverse profit incentives for law enforcement.

    A Reason investigation earlier this year showed asset forfeiture in Chicago primarily hit the city's poor, minority neighborhoods. An investigation by the Nevada Policy Research Institute in Las Vegas had similar findings.

    http://reason.com/blog/2017/11/08/senators-press-for-defunding-of-jeff-ses
     
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    To be frank it seems this peckerhead Sessions is the head farkin swamp critter and has no intention of draining anything.
     
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    You hit the nail squarely on the head.
     
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    One of the most conservative friends I have ever had was spooked out about Sessions and said God NO. He has become my most hated AG.
     
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    IT IS PAST TIME TO FIRE SESSIONS MR. TRUMP
    Sessions Pushes Back Against Republican Calls For Clinton, Comey Special Counsel
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    Jeff Sessions testimony before the House Judiciary Committee was about as contentious as many observers probably expected, with Sessions jousting with lawmakers who pressed him about troubling omissions in his previous testimony.

    But nestled among questions about Sessions’ campaign-season interactions with Russian officials and former Trump campaign national security adviser George Papadopoulos, one lawmaker asked Sessions whether a report that the DOJ said it would approve AT&T’s proposed takeover of Time Warner only if the latter agreed to sell CNN was accurate. Sessions responded that it wasn't.

    “I don’t think I’m able to accept as accurate news reports that have come out,” he said when asked if the president or anyone at the White House had asked him about the acquisition.

    The news outraged some Democrats, who accused Trump of improperly using his influence to punish the network, which he has frequently decried as “fake news”. Trump had insinuated during the campaign that he might try to block the deal if he won the presidency.

    Sessions refused to say exactly what would be required for the AT&T-Time Warner deal to win approval.

    When asked later by another lawmaker if the White House had attempted to interfere, or had reached out to the DOJ about the deal. Sessions said that he couldn't answer questions involving the White House's communications with the Justice Department.

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    Last night, the Washington Post reported that Sessions had asked prosecutors to look into whether certain prominent Democrats and Obama-era federal law-enforcement officials should be investigated for a range of purported misdeeds.

    During the testimony, several Republican reps pushed Sessions to confirm that he would appoint the special counsel, something Sessions declined to do since he said to do so would reveal the existence of an ongoing investigation.

    Instead, in a heated exchange with Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Gordon, Sessions pushed back on the immediate need for a second special counsel to investigate Clinton.

    It would take "a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel" for the Justice Department to make such an appointment, Sessions said.

    "We will use the proper standards and that’s the only thing I can tell you, Mr. Jordan," Sessions said. "You can have your idea but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standards it requires."

    It would take "a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel" for the Justice Department to make such an appointment, Sessions told Gordon.

    Jordan suggested that the Clinton campaign and the DNC broke the law by paying for the infamous “Trump dossier” via Clinton lawyer Marc Elias and not disclosing the true purpose of those funds to the FEC.

    "And it sure looks like the FBI was paying the author of that document and it sure looks like a major political party was working with the federal government to then turn an opposition research document - the equivalent of some National Enquirer story - into an intelligence document take that to the FISA Court so they could then get a warrant to spy on President Trump’s campaign."

    "That’s what it looks like and I’m asking you, in addition to all the things we know about James Comey in 2016, doesn’t that warrant naming a second special counsel?"

    Sessions at first demurred, noting that Comey is no longer the director of the FBI and praising the current director, Chris Wray. But pressed further by Jordan -"He's not here today, Attorney General Sessions, and you are" - Sessions appeared to throw cold water on the immediate need for a special counsel.

    "I would say 'looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel," he said sharply. He added that it would be "wrong" to use the powers of the DOJ for political purposes.

    "The Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents. That would be wrong."

    Asked early in the testimony about his previous public comments that he was not aware of any contacts between Trump campaign associates and the Russians - comments that have since been proven incorrect because Sessions attended a March meeting with George Papadopoulos where the latter said he could arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Sessions said that during his confirmation hearing, Papadopoulos’s comments had slipped his memory.

    Furthermore, Sessions said on Tuesday he now recalls the meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed.

    Sessions, addressing the House Judiciary Committee, said he recalled the March 2016 meeting where foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos was present, “But I have no clear recollection of the details of what he said during that meeting."

    Later, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pressed Sessions about an interview he did with Lou Dobbs where he criticized Hillary Clinton for telling the FBI she didn’t remember certain details during its investigation of her alleged mishandling of classified information. During the interview, Sessions told Dobbs that conveniently failing to remember could constitute perjury.

    Jeffries asked if he believed the intentional failure can constitute as a criminal act?

    Sessions said yes.

    He later said the implication that he lied by saying he didn't recall those comments was unfair, and harshly rebuked Jeffries, a Democrat who represents parts of Brooklyn.

    Most of the most controversial subjects have been well-trod at this point, but Sessions’ testimony has not yet ended. You can watch along below:
     
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    Procrastination politics! We should expect nothing more because we get nothing but!
     
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    I heard Sessions callout Jim Jordan this morningafter he told fox news last night he wold hire a special prosecuter. He is a slease bag and Trump will not fire him anyway they are both swamp critters.
     
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    The swamp must have something on Sessions that is the only explanation.
     
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    What is it about AGs? They always seem to be complete garbage. Lynch, Holder, Reno...human waste material and now Sessions seems to be a whole lot more concerned about filling federal prisons with people that choose to use a plant and jacking up civil asset forfeiture(piracy) revenue that he does about stopping pedophiles or taking down traitors.
     
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    Just consider how rapacious and predatory a lawyer has to be to escalate to the position that Sessions is at. And he is every bit of that.
     
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    Great point! None of these people can ever be trusted again!
     
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    His memory, creativity and other normal brain capacities seem to have atrophied, too many years in the beltway, too many Constitutional oaths already broken....He appears to be running on instinct and the power and money of his job.
     
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    Jeff Sessions: 'I've always told the truth' about Russia
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    Erin Kelly
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    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself fiercely Tuesday from any suggestion that he has lied in his testimony before Congress about his knowledge of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

    "I will not accept — and reject — accusations that I have ever lied," Sessions testified under oath before the House Judiciary Committee. "That is a lie."

    Sessions added: "I have at all time conducted myself honorably ... I've always told the truth."

    Sessions' testimony at the House hearing was his first appearance before Congress since two former Trump campaign advisers testified that they told Sessions about their contacts with Russia. Those revelations — from former advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page — appeared to contradict previous testimony that Sessions gave to the Senate.

    Sessions said Tuesday that he did not recall talking to Page last year about Page's planned trip to Moscow and only remembered a March 2016 meeting with Papadopoulos after seeing news reports about it. He said he made it clear to Papadopoulos that his suggestion that he arrange a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian officials "may have been improper."

    On Oct. 18, Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had no knowledge of any contacts between Trump campaign advisers and Russians with ties to the Kremlin.

    “I did not, and I’m not aware of anyone else that did,” Sessions told the Senate panel. “I don’t believe that happened.”


    However, Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading a criminal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, later unsealed documents revealing that Papadopoulos admitted to the FBI he attended a national security meeting in March 2016 with then-candidate Donald Trump, Sessions and other advisers.

    At that meeting, which Sessions chaired, Papadopoulos told the group he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. No such meeting ever took place, Trump campaign officials have said.

    Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to making false statements and “material omissions” to the FBI about numerous communications he had with allies of the Russian government, according to a court document unsealed by Mueller.

    "I had no recollection of this meeting with Mr. Papadopoulos until I saw news reports," Sessions said Tuesday. "I do now recall the meeting at Trump Tower."

    Sessions said he could not recall what Papadopoulos said. However, Sessions said he "believes I made clear to him" that he should not represent the campaign to the Russians or anyone else.

    "I pushed back against his suggestion (of arranging a meeting between Trump and Russian officials) that I thought may have been improper," Sessions said.

    In response to a question from Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Sessions said he is "confident" he never exchanged texts or emails with Papadopoulos during the campaign.

    The attorney general said it's difficult for him to recall details from a year ago in part because the Trump campaign was so chaotic.

    "It was a brilliant campaign in many ways, but it was a form of chaos in many ways from Day One," Sessions testified, noting that he was still doing his job as a senator while advising the campaign. "Sleep was in short supply."

    Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released a transcript of its closed-door interview with Page in which the former Trump adviser said he told then-senator Sessions that he was traveling to Moscow to give a speech at the New Economic School.

    "I mentioned it briefly to Senator Sessions as I was walking out the door (of the Capitol Hill Club for Republicans)," Carter testified. "I forget the exact date, but it was the Thursday night before I flew to Moscow to give my speech. So I mentioned it to him in passing ... as we were walking out the door."

    It was on that trip that Page met with Russian deputy prime minster Arkadiy Dvorkovich and several Russian lawmakers, according to the transcript.

    Sessions said Tuesday that, in regard to Page, "while I do not challenge his account, I have no recollection" of speaking with him at the Capitol Hill Club.

    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., asked Sessions: "He told you he was going to Russia. He was on the (Trump campaign's) national security team. You didn't tell him not to go?"

    Sessions replied, "Am I supposed to tell him not to go on a trip?"

    "Mr. Page said that after the meeting was over, he said he was going to Russia and I had no response," Sessions said. "I don't think that means I've done anything dishonest."

    After a similar question from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Sessions reacted angrily.

    "Does that (conversation with Page) establish some sort of improper contact with Russians?" Sessions snapped. "He's not Russian, you know."

    Read more:

    The many times Papadopoulos tried to connect the Trump campaign with Russia

    Charges against Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos: What we know now

    Sessions: Any suggestion I colluded with Russia is 'detestable lie'

    Democrats in both the House and Senate say they are troubled by inconsistencies between what Sessions has told them and the testimony of Page and Papadopoulos, even though that testimony does not prove that Sessions was involved in any collusion with Russians.

    "Over the past 10 months, the attorney general has testified before the Senate on three occasions about his knowledge of and contacts with Russian operatives," Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said in a speech on the Senate floor Monday. "But he still has not gotten his story straight ...This is a problem."

    Sessions' problem with his former colleagues in Congress began at his confirmation hearing in January when the former Alabama senator failed to mention at least two contacts he had with the Russian ambassador while he was advising Trump's campaign.

    When those contacts were later disclosed, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation and appointed Mueller to lead the inquiry — a move that angered Trump.

    While Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee pressed Sessions on the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia, several Republican members said before the hearing that Sessions should resign unless he appoints a special counsel to investigate key figures in the Obama administration.

    Conservative GOP Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Matt Gaetz of Florida said in a Fox News op-ed Monday that Sessions should appoint a second special counsel to investigate actions taken by former FBI director James Comey and former attorney general Loretta Lynch related to the closure of the email investigation that dogged Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The FBI investigated Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of State but never charged her with any crime.

    "It’s time for Jeff Sessions to name a Special Counsel and get answers for the American people," the two congressmen wrote. "If not, he should step down."

    In a letter to Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., on Monday, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said that Sessions has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate Republican members' requests for a special counsel. GOP members had sent letters to Sessions in July and September detailing their request.

    "These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel," Boyd wrote.

    Sessions essentially repeated that statement Tuesday and added that he could not confirm or deny that any investigations have been opened into Obama administration activities or actions taken by Clinton.

    He told Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, that he could not answer Jordan's questions about whether the FBI helped fund the now-famous dossier alleging ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

    The dossier was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, who was hired by Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on Trump during last year's presidential campaign. Fusion GPS was hired by a law firm representing Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

    Jordan and other conservatives believe the FBI may have helped fund Steele, who, as a former British intelligence officer, may have worked in cooperation with the FBI in the past. Sessions said he could not comment on that because he has recused himself from anything involving the Russia investigation. There has been no evidence to support the claim that the FBI helped pay for the dossier.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/poli...uth-about-russia/ar-BBEXDWE?OCID=ansmsnnews11
     
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    Jeff Sessions gets CAUGHT LYING by ted lieu & jeffries on Trump Russia Meetings
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    attorney general Jeff Sessions testifies before house judiciary committee on his meetings with russian officials and the trump campaign on this hearing senators Ted Lieu and Hakeem Jeffries question jeff sessions on president trump, russia and trump jr 11/14/2017
     
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    Has Jeff Sessions got the world’s worst memory, or what?

    By Jennifer Rubin
    Thursday
    Posted at 6:01 AM


    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ defense for apparently misleading Congress about his knowledge of campaign contacts with Russians is that he has a bad memory. No, honestly. The man who now oversees the entire Justice Department might have heard about contacts with Russia, but no alarms went off, nothing was seared into memory and no action was taken. Even if you believe Sessions, his testimony is damning.

    The Washington Post reports:

    “When asked previously about whether he believed surrogates from the Trump campaign had communications with the Russians, Sessions said, speaking before the House Judiciary Committee. “I did not, and I’m not aware of anyone else that did, and I don’t believe it happened.”

    Now, Sessions said he recalled a March 2016 meeting with Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos, in pleading guilty to lying to FBI agents, has admitted he told Trump and a group of other campaign officials, including Sessions, that he had contacts who could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin.

    “I do now recall the March 2016 meeting at Trump Hotel that Mr. Papadopoulos attended, but I have no clear recollection of the details of what he said at that meeting,” Sessions said. “After reading his account, and to the best of my recollection, I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter. But I did not recall this event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago, and I would gladly have reported it had I remembered it because I pushed back against his suggestion that I thought may have been improper.”

    He doesn’t remember, but if he does remember, he said to shut down contacts with Russians, but he didn’t remember learning about contacts with Russians when previously testifying under oath. Got it? His routine - to take offense at being called a liar - is wearing thin.

    Then there is the matter of a possible investigation of President Donald Trump’s political opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump has repeatedly said she should be investigated. Now Sessions, who told members of Congress in writing he was having Justice Department figures look into the possibility of a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal, rejects the notion that his boss influenced the decision. Moreover, he refuses to say whether he would recuse himself because that would denote there is an investigation. But didn’t he already say in writing he had tasked Justice Department officials with looking into this? This seems to run afoul of his promise to recuse himself from matters concerning Clinton and the campaign. Former Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub says it is “patently false” that Sessions cannot answer the recusal question.

    The investigation into whether Sesssions should appoint a special counsel itself poses a glaring conflict of interest.

    Sessions subsequently said, “I would say ‘looks like’ is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel.” That suggests he is, in fact, trying to contain the president. It nevertheless does not solve the question as to how he could be involved.

    It may be that Sessions is struggling to deflect pressure for him to investigate Clinton. However, that would simply be evidence of the president’s total lawlessness and would suggest that Sessions is not being candid when he denies pressure to investigate Clinton. The proper response to outside pressure to use the Justice Department as a political weapon against political opponents should be: Forget it. If that pressure continues, a responsible attorney general would either quit or force the president to fire him (as acting attorney general Sally Yates did when she refused to litigate the travel ban).

    Finally, if Sessions’ memory is so poor, one wonders how he can reliably answer questions that the special counsel will no doubt ask about the firing of former FBI director James B. Comey and Russian collusion. An attorney general who remembers nothing might escape implicating the president or others — but it also suggests he should never have been given the job.

    Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.

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    Seems like a bout of selective amnesia is the "go to" defense when testifying before the useless CONgress critters. Lynch, Holder, HRC, they all suddenly got real forgetful when they were talking to the capitol hill parasites. Heck hillary even wore her "I hit my head" concussion prop glasses. It works...I don't recall any of them facing any repercussions. The CONgressional flunkies just take turns acting pissed off and nothing comes of it.
     
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    While eyes are on Russia, Sessions dramatically reshapes the Justice Department

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    Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz
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    For more than five hours, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sat in a hearing room on Capitol Hill this month, fending off inquiries on Washington's two favorite topics: President Trump and Russia.

    But legislators spent little time asking Sessions about the dramatic and controversial changes in policy he has made since taking over the top law enforcement job in the United States nine months ago.

    From his crackdown on illegal immigration to his reversal of Obama administration policies on criminal justice and policing, Sessions is methodically reshaping the Justice Department to reflect his nationalist ideology and hard-line views — moves drawing comparatively less public scrutiny than the ongoing investigations into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin.

    Sessions has implemented a new charging and sentencing policy that calls for prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible, even if that might meanminority defendants face stiff, mandatory minimum penalties. He has defended the president's travel ban and tried to strip funding from cities with policies he considers too friendly toward undocumented immigrants.

    Sessions has even adjusted the department's legal stances in cases involving voting rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in a way that advocates warn might disenfranchise poor minorities and give certain religious people a license to discriminate.

    Supporters and critics say the attorney general has been among the most effective of the Cabinet secretaries — implementing Trump's conservative policy agenda even as the president publicly and privately toys with firing him over his decision to recuse himself from the Russia case.

    While critics lambaste what they consider misguided changes that take the department back in time, supporters say Sessions has restored a by-the-book interpretation of federal law and taken an aggressive stance toward enforcing it.

    "The Attorney General is committed to rebuilding a Justice Department that respects the rule of law and separation of powers," Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in a statement, adding, "It is often our most vulnerable communities that are most impacted and victimized by the scourge of drug trafficking and the accompanying violent crime."

    Immigration

    In meetings with top Justice Department officials about terrorist suspects, Sessions often has a particular question: Where is the person from? When officials tell him a suspect was born and lives in the United States, he typically has a follow-up: To what country does his family trace its lineage?

    While there are reasons to want to know that information, some officials familiar with the inquiries said the questions struck them as revealing that Sessions harbors an innate suspicion about people from certain ethnic and religious backgrounds.

    Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said in a statement, "The Attorney General asks lots of relevant questions in these classified briefings."

    Sessions, unlike past attorneys general, has been especially aggressive on immigration. He served as the public face of the administration's rolling back of a program that granted a reprieve from deportation to people who had come here without documentation as children, and he directed federal prosecutors to make illegal-immigration cases a higher priority. The attorney general has long held the view that the United States should even reduce the number of those immigrating here legally.

    In an interview with Breitbart News in 2015, then-Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke favorably of a 1924 law that excluded all immigrants from Asia and set strict caps on others.

    "When the numbers reached about this high in 1924, the president and Congress changed the policy and it slowed down immigration significantly," Sessions said. "We then assimilated through 1965 and created really the solid middle class of America, with assimilated immigrants, and it was good for America."

    Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division in the Obama administration who now works as chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said Sessions seems to harbor an "unwillingness to recognize the history of this country is rooted in immigration."

    "On issue after issue, it's very easy to see what his worldview is of what this country is and who belongs in this country," she said, adding that his view is "distinctly anti-immigrant."

    Those on the other side of the aisle, however, say they welcome the changes Sessions has made at the Justice Department.

    Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for moderating levels of immigration, said she would give the attorney general an "A-plus" for his work in the area, especially for his crackdown on "sanctuary cities," his push to hire more immigration judges and his focus on the MS-13 gang.

    "He was able to hit the ground running because he has so much expertise already in immigration enforcement and related public safety issues and the constitutional issues, so he's accomplished a lot in a very short time," Vaughan said.

    Prior, the Justice Department spokesman, said, "Clearly having an immigration system that focuses on national security and the national interest should be a matter of importance to the nation's highest law enforcement official."

    Police oversight, sentencing

    Questions about Sessions's attitudes toward race and nationality have swirled around him since a Republican-led Senate committee in 1986 rejected his nomination by President Ronald Reagan for a federal judgeship, amid allegations of racism. In January, his confirmation hearing to become attorney general turned bitter when, for the first time, a sitting senator, Cory Booker (D-N.J.), testified against a colleague up for a Cabinet position. Booker said he did so because of Sessions's record on civil rights.

    Sessions ultimately won confirmation on a 52-to-47 vote, and he moved quickly to make the Justice Department his own. Two months into the job, he told the department's lawyers to review police oversight agreements nationwide, currying favor with officers who often resent the imposition of such pacts but upsetting those who think they are necessary to force change.

    Similarly, Sessions imposed a new charging and sentencing policy that critics on both sides of the aisle have said might disproportionately affect minority communities and hit low-level drug offenders with stiff sentences.

    Allies of Sessions say the policy is driven not by racial animus but by a desire to respond to increasing crime. The latest FBI crime data, for 2016, showed violent crimes were up 4.1 percent over the previous year and murders were up 8.6 percent — although crime remains at historically low levels. The Bureau of Prisons projects that — because of increased enforcement and prosecution efforts — the inmate population will increase by about 2 percent in fiscal 2018, according to a Justice Department inspector general report.

    Larry Thompson, who served as deputy attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and is a friend of Sessions, said that although he disagrees with the attorney general's charging policy, he believes Sessions was "motivated by his belief that taking these violent offenders off the streets is the right way to address the public safety issues."

    Civil rights, hate crimes

    Sessions's moves to empower prosecutors have led to a concerted focus on hate-crimes prosecutions — a point his defenders say undercuts the notion that he is not interested in protecting the rights of minorities or other groups. Prosecutors have brought several such cases since he became attorney general and recently sent an attorney to Iowa to help the state prosecute a man who was charged with killing a gender-fluid 16-year-old high school student last year. The man was convicted of first-degree murder.

    But while civil rights leaders praised his action in that case, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said that it "stands in stark contrast to his overall efforts" to roll back protections for transgender people.

    Shortly after he became attorney general, Sessions revoked federal guidelines put in place by the Obama administration that specified that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity. In September, the Justice Department sided in a major upcoming Supreme Court case with a Colorado baker, Jack Phillips, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because he said it would violate his religious beliefs.

    Sessions recently issued 20 principles of guidance to executive-branch agencies about how the government should respect religious freedom, including allowing religious employers to hire only those whose conduct is consistent with their beliefs. About the same time, he reversed a three-year-old Justice Department policy that protected transgender people from workplace discrimination by private employers and state and local governments.

    The Justice Department has similarly rolled back Obama administration positions in court cases over voting rights.

    In February, the department dropped its stance that Texas intended to discriminate when it passed its law on voter identification. And in August, it sided with Ohio in its effort to purge thousands of people from its rolls for not voting in recent elections — drawing complaints from civil liberties advocates.

    At a recent congressional hearing, Sessions said the department would "absolutely, resolutely defend the right of all Americans to vote, including our African American brothers and sisters."

    Critics say, though, that his record shows otherwise. "We are seeing a federal government that is pulling back from protecting vulnerable communities in every respect," Clarke said. "That appears to be the pattern that we are seeing with this administration — an unwillingness to use their enforcement powers in ways that can come to the defense of groups who are otherwise powerless and voiceless."

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wh...ce-department/ar-BBFBzCM?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
     
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    Top Intel Dem says Sessions refused to say whether Trump asked him to hinder Russia probe

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    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee expressed concern Thursday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions declined to answer whether President Trump ever asked him to obstruct the Russia investigation.

    "I asked the attorney general whether he was ever instructed by the president to take any action that he believed would hinder the Russia investigation and he declined to answer the question," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told reporters after the closed-door meeting concluded.

    "If the president did not instruct him to take any action that he believed would hinder the Russia investigation, he should say so. If the president did instruct him to hinder the investigation in any way, in my view, that would be a potentially criminal act and certainly not covered by any privilege," the California Democrat continued.

    A spokeswoman for Sessions, Sarah Isgur Flores, pushed back on Schiff's remarks, saying the top cop has repeatedly stated he would not talk about his communications with the president. She noted that he has denied in previous testimonies being instructed by Trump to do anything illegal or improper.

    Sessions appeared before the House Intelligence Committee Thursday in a closed-door meeting, as the panel continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump campaign staff.

    The meeting comes two weeks after Sessions made a public appearance before the Judiciary Committee, during which he was grilled by members of both parties.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...-russia-probe/ar-BBFYxWs?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
     
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Spox and Office of DOJ Inspector General Release Statements
    Posted on December 3, 2017 by sundance

    Did you know the DOJ has been investigating the FBI for 11 months…. wait, what?
    Hold-up on the criticism folks. Three important statements today from the DOJ, FBI and OIG indicate there have been ongoing investigations and reviews of conduct within the upper tiers of leadership within the Department of Justice and the FBI.

    Given the nature of the leaked IG investigation to the Washington Post and New York times; surrounding apex investigator and deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI Peter Strzok; and accepting the direct approach of President Trump in his tweets toward that revelation; and adding the layer of Intel Chairman Devin Nunes threatening to file ‘contempt of congress charges‘; there is every indication something is about to break – very soon.

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    (L-R) Attorney General Jeff Sessions – FBI Director Christopher Wray

    “[The allegations] if proven to be true, would raise serious questions of public trust. I look forward to receiving the Inspector General’s report. We will ensure that anyone who works on any investigation in the Department of Justice does so objectively and free from bias or favoritism.”

    “My job is to restore confidence in the Department of Justice in all aspects of our work and I intend to do so. As such, I have directed that the FBI Director review the information available on this and other matters and promptly make any necessary changes to his management and investigative teams consistent with the highest professional standards.”

    ~ Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    “When the FBI first learned of the allegations, the employees involved were immediately reassigned, consistent with practices involving employee matters.”

    ~ FBI Spokesperson

    Here’s the critical OIG statement:


    “The January 2017 statement issued by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announcing its review of allegations regarding various actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of the 2016 electionstated that the OIG review would, among other things, consider whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations and that we also would include issues that might arise during the course of the review.

    The OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.”

    ~ Justice Department Office of the Inspector General

    What the OIG statement is saying is that for 11 months the Dept of Justice OIG office has been investigating the politicization within the DOJ and FBI and deciding if the actions, or lack of action, was driven by the political ideology of the participants therein.

    I was not aware this investigation was taking place, were you?

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    Apparently the DOJ-OIG is close to “reporting its findings.

    It would be prudent to withhold negative opinion of AG Sessions and FBI Director Wray until we can see the outcome of the Inspector General findings – which will, given the duration of the investigation, likely be a very lengthy and extensive report.

    All of a sudden the recent FBI leaks to the Washington Post and New York Times make more sense. All of the embedded political agents within the DOJ and FBI are quite possibly about to be exposed. This would explains a lot of the current activity and visible angst from within the participants of the professional administrative state.

    This year-long OIG investigation could possibly explain a great deal of the current headlines on all sides of the DC spectrum. The black hats are on the cusp of being exposed.

    [​IMG]And if we needed further proof of how close to the surface this final conclusion is to happening…. check out the Black Hat unified tweeting today in advance of this Investigator General report:

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    [​IMG]James Comey

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    “I want the American people to know this truth: The FBI is honest. The FBI is strong. And the FBI is, and always will be, independent.”
    Me (June 8, 2017)

    5:46 PM - Dec 3, 2017


    [​IMG]Sally Yates

    ✔@SallyQYates


    The FBI is in “tatters”? No. The only thing in tatters is the President’s respect for the rule of law. The dedicated men and women of the FBI deserve better.

    9:45 PM - Dec 3, 2017


    [​IMG]Eric Holder

    ✔@EricHolder


    Nope. Not letting this go. The FBI’s reputation is not in “tatters”. It’s composed of the same dedicated men and women who have always worked there and who do a great, apolitical job. You’ll find integrity and honesty at FBI headquarters and not at 1600 Penn Ave right now

    11:57 AM - Dec 3, 2017


    Smoke em’ if you got em’… this is about to get REALLY INTERESTING.


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    The bureau may have some very dedicated employees but the leadership is political. Nothing new.
     
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    ROFLMAO

    The FBI/DOJ is little more than a punchline at this point...a laughing stock. How could anyone take justus seriously after Holder, Lynch, Reno, and now Sessions who recuses himself from anything and everything that's not work better suited to a pot sniffing dog. We've had a string of AGs that are little more than political hatchetmen, mass murderers, and/or gun runners for Mexican drug cartels. Then there was director Comey at the FBI who could make Inspector gadget seem qualified by comparison.
     
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    Justice Department interns confronted Jeff Sessions over police brutality, gun control, and marijuana
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled by Justice Department interns over the summer about contentious issues like police violence and marijuana legalization, an internal video obtained by ABC News shows.

    During the private event, one intern asked Sessions about Philando Castile and Michael Brown, two black men killed in recent years by police officers who were not convicted for the fatal shootings.

    "I grew up in one of these communities," the intern said. "I grew up in the projects to a single mother. And the people who we are afraid of are not necessarily our neighbors but the police."

    Sessions, appearing frustrated, replied, "Well, that may be the view in Berkeley, but it's not the view in other places in the country."

    "I hear you, I hear you," Sessions continued. "We've got a situation where we need to confront violent crime in America in cities that have abandoned traditional police activities, like Baltimore and Chicago. Murder rates have surged, particularly in poor neighborhoods."

    Sessions went on to say that the Justice Department is committed to defending Americans' civil rights and would prosecute police officers who violate them.

    Coincidentally, the video's release occurred on the same day as the sentencing of former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, who will serve 20 years in prison for fatally shooting Walter Scott in the back as he fled a traffic stop in April 2015. Slager pleaded guilty in May to federal civil rights violations.

    A Justice Department spokeswoman said Thursday that Sessions' discussion with the interns was intended to give students the opportunity "to have robust conversation — even debates — about the challenges facing our country with the attorney general."

    'Marijuana is not a healthy substance'
    Another intern posed a fiery question comparing marijuana deaths to gun deaths, remarking that the latter was more statistically significant.

    "Since guns kill more people than marijuana, why lax laws on one and harsh laws on the other?" she said.

    Sessions responded that the question was one of "apples and oranges" and asked whether she was aware of the Second Amendment.

    "I intend to defend that Second Amendment. It's as valid as the First Amendment. So that's my basic philosophical view about it," he said. "Look, there's this view that marijuana is harmless and it does no damage. I believe last year was the first year that automobile accidents that occurred were found to have been caused more by drugs than by alcohol."

    He went on to say that "marijuana is not a healthy substance, in my opinion," arguing that the American Medical Association is "crystal clear on that." When Sessions asked the intern whether she believed that point, the intern responded, "I don't."

    "Okay, so Dr. Whatever Your Name Is, you can write to AMA to see why they think otherwise," Sessions said.

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    BREAKING: Sessions Orders DOJ Review of Obama’s Hezbollah Racket — But Is Anyone Left To Investigate Obama?
    December 22, 2017 by Joshua Caplan 133 Comments
    According to Fox News‘ Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has launched a full review of Project Cassandra following a bombshell report accusing the Obama administration of protecting Hezbollah drug and human trafficking rings to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal was achieved.

    Many believe, including President Trump, that Sessions has abdicated his duties as Attorney General by failing to investigate the corruption committed by the Obama administration. Least we forget Sessions has yet to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the Clinton-Uranium One deal, and recently defended disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok from media scrutiny due to his anti-Trump texts.

    Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs has even suggested Deep State may an “enormous file,” on Sessions, “prohibiting him from serving the president he signed up to serve.”
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    Fox News reports:

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is launching a review of a law enforcement initiative called Project Cassandra after an investigative report was published this week claiming the Obama administration gave a free pass to Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations to help ensure the Iran nuclear deal would stay on track.


    The Justice Department said in a statement to Fox News that Sessions on Friday directed a review “to evaluate allegations that certain matters were not properly prosecuted and to ensure all matters are appropriately handled.” […]

    DOJ officials told Fox News the review could lead to new prosecutions of people affiliated with Hezbollah. It could also lead to an Inspector General investigation of personnel matters relating to the project.

    According to the Washington Free Beacon, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and other lawmakers are also examining ‘potentially criminal’ evidence that could implicate former top Obama officials, including NatSec official Ben Rhodes. This week, DeSantis and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) instructed the Justice Department to hand over all documents relation to the alleged scheme.

    The Washington Free Beacon reports:

    Congress instructed the Department of Justice on Thursday to turn over all documents and communications that may be related to newly disclosed efforts by the Obama administration to handicap an investigation into the terror group Hezbollah and its Iranian benefactors, according to a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. […]

    “I’ve long believed that the Obama administration could not have done any more to bend over backwards to appease the Iranian regime, yet news that the Obama administration killed the investigation into a billion dollar drug ring that lined the terrorist group Hezbollah’s pockets in order to save its coveted Iran deal may very well take the cake,” DeSantis said. […]

    Congressional leaders have begun a formal investigation into the matter and petitioned the DOJ to hand over “all documents and communications” that may shine light on “interference with the DEA’s law enforcement efforts against Hezbollah,” according to a letter sent by Reps. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) and Jim Jordan (R., Ohio.).

    “We have a responsibility to evaluate whether these allegations are true, and if so, did the administration undermine U.S. law enforcement and compromise U.S. national security,” the Republican lawmakers wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    The Obama administration is believed to have deliberately put the kibosh on charging numerous drug dealers and arms dealing, such as Hezbollah operative nicknamed the ‘Ghost,’ and Abdallah Safieddine, the terrorist organization’s de facto envoy to Iran. All the while both Hezbollah and Iran made massive sums selling “drugs, weapons and used cars, [along with] diamonds, commercial merchandise and even human slaves,” say ex-Project Cassandra agents.

    POLITICO previously reported:

    Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.

    “This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” said David Asher, seasoned illicit finance expert who helped establish and oversee Project Cassandra as a Defense Department illicit finance analyst.

    “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”

    According to Meyer, Project Cassandra’s finding were so damning that the Obama administration believed they threatened fragile nuclear negotiations with Iran.

    They said senior Obama administration officials appeared to be alarmed by how far Project Cassandra’s investigations had reached into the leadership of Hezbollah and Iran, and wary of the possible political repercussions.

    As a result, task force members claim, Project Cassandra was increasingly viewed as a threat to the administration’s efforts to secure a nuclear deal, and the top-secret prisoner swap that was about to be negotiated.

    “During the negotiations, early on, they [the Iranians] said listen, we need you to lay off Hezbollah, to tamp down the pressure on them, and the Obama administration acquiesced to that request,” a former CIA agent revealed to POLITICO.

    http://thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12...t-obama-protected-hezbollah-drug-traffickers/
     
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    Jeff Sessions is Knee Deep in Alligators
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    Published on Dec 31, 2017
    Look who is knee deep in alligators!?JEFF SESSIONS. His entanglement with Vanguard exposes his hidden agenda and Betsy and Thomas say he must go if we are to clean the swamp and bring in the American Renaissance.

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    Freedom Caucus Chair Calls For Jeff Sessions To Resign
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    Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows is seemingly calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over Justice Department leaks to reporters.

    Meadows’ call is in response to The New York Times’ report over the weekend that insisted the FBI’s probe into Russia collusion was started over George Papadopolous’ drunken conversations and not the Steele dossier. The report relied on four anonymous intelligence officials.

    “The alarming number of FBI agents and DOJ officials sharing information with reporters is in clear violation of the investigative standards that Americans expect and should demand,” Meadows asserts in an opinion piece for The Washington Examiner. “How many FBI agents and DOJ officials have illegally discussed aspects of an ongoing investigation with reporters? When will it stop?”

    Meadows says that ultimately the responsibility for such leaks falls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and if Sessions can’t get the leaks under control then he needs to be replaced.

    “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world,” Meadows writes. “If Attorney General Sessions can’t address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: when is it time for a new Attorney General?

    “Sadly, it seems the answer is now,” Meadows concludes.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/poli...-calls-for-jeff-sessions-to-resign/ar-BBHRy5N
     
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    'It's time for Jeff to go': Two lawmakers call on Sessions to RESIGN as report claims Attorney General went AGAINST Trump's orders not to recuse himself in Russia probe
    • Lawmakers Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan have called on Jeff Sessions to resign
    • Say it appears Sessions 'has no control at all' of the law enforcement agency
    • Comes as it's claimed Trump directed counsel to tell Sessions to not recuse himself from investigation into potential ties between Russia and campaign


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    As with all of government’s wars against liberty, the so-called “Drug War” is almost universally recognized as a total failure. But, getting rid of government intrusion once it’s accepted is no easy task. We’re sitting on mountains of government failures that just don’t go away on their own. Fortunately, state-by-state, public pressure has produced wins for liberty in the "Drug War." Then there’s Jeff Sessions…It’s time for President Trump to use those two famous words from The Apprentice.
     
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