Tag Archives: Jeff Session

Trump Ordered Lawyer To Stop Sessions From Recusing

The New York Times reports: President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 election. Public pressure was building for Mr. Sessions, who had been a senior member ...

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Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Challenges Mueller’s Authority

CNN reports: Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller. The suit brought Wednesday in US District Court in Washington where Manafort and another former Trump campaign aide are charged, challenges ...

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Senior House Republicans: AG Jeff Sessions Must Recuse Himself From Russian Hacking Probe [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: The head of the House oversight committee on Thursday morning said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from the investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and communications with President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, said on Twitter that “AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself.” House Majority ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sessions Confirmation Hearing Day Two

UPDATE: Bumping this post back to the top because Cory Booker is due to testify shortly. Things have just started. Expect even more fireworks today, courtesy of Cory Booker. CNN reports: Sen. Cory Booker will make history Wednesday when he becomes the first sitting senator to testify against another sitting senator for a Cabinet post as he fights Jeff Sessions’ ...

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Hate Group Leader Praises Jeff Sessions: As Attorney General He’ll Return God-Given Rights To All Christians

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: After the eight-year scandal-factory of the Justice Department, the president-elect is making it clear that it’s a new day at DOJ with the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general. For the senator, the first to endorse Trump, the DOJ is hardly new territory. “My previous 15 years working ...

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Civil Rights Groups Demand That Senate Rejects Nomination Of “Racist And Anti-LGBT” Jeff Sessions

From the Alliance For Justice: The choice of Senator Sessions to lead the Department of Justice is more than deeply unsatisfactory; it is a blatantly inflammatory act in a time of heightened focus on violence and injustice against communities of color. The Attorney General is the ultimate defender of the rights and liberties of all people in the United States.  ...

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