Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

Trump Slams Jeff Sessions For Cohen Raid: This Witch Hunt Is A Disgraceful Attack On Our Country [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: President Trump said he has just heard that the office of one of his personal attorneys was broken into, a reference to the FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office. During a meeting with his military advisers at the White House Monday, he called it a disgraceful situation and a witch hunt. “I have this witch hunt constantly ...

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Sessions Rejects GOP Calls For Second Special Counsel To Investigate FBI Over Clinton And Russia Probes

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rebuffed — at least for now — a call from GOP leaders to appoint a second special counsel to look into the FBI’s handling of its most high-profile probes and announced that he has asked the U.S. attorney in Utah to spearhead a broad review. Sessions made the revelation in ...

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REVEALED: McCabe Oversaw Criminal Probe Of Jeff Sessions For Lying About His Contacts With Russians

ABC News reports: Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of ...

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Eric Holder To DOJ/FBI: Be Strong, It Will Get Worse

The Hill reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder (D) urged officials at the Department of Justice and the FBI to “be strong” in the face of attacks. His comments come after Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, after an internal FBI office found that McCabe wasn’t forthcoming during a review by the Justice ...

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REPORT: Sessions Lied About Opposing Russian Meeting

Reuters reports: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team to meet with Russians has been contradicted by three people who told Reuters they have spoken about the matter to investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional committees. Sessions testified before Congress in November 2017 that he “pushed back” ...

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Sessions Fires McCabe Two Days Before His Retirement

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to serve as second-in-command at the bureau. McCabe had more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he misled internal investigators at the ...

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FBI Disciplinary Office Calls For Firing Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Days Before His Retirement

The Washington Post reports: The FBI office that handles employee discipline has recommended firing the bureau’s former deputy director over allegations that he authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and misled investigators when asked about it — though Justice Department officials are still reviewing the matter and have not come to a final decision, a person familiar ...

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ICE Spox Resigns Over False Statements By Sessions

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned after the agency’s recent Northern California sweep, saying he couldn’t continue to do his job after Trump administration officials made false public statements about a key aspect of the operation. James Schwab told The Chronicle on Monday that he was frustrated by repeated statements ...

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Mueller Examines Trump’s 2017 Push To Fire Sessions

The Washington Post reports: Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has been investigating a period of time last summer when President Trump seemed determined to drive Attorney General Jeff Sessions from his job, according to people familiar with the matter who said that a key area of interest for the inquiry is whether those efforts were part of a months-long ...

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Falwell Jr. Blasts “Establishment Coward” Jeff Sessions: He Only Supported Trump To Hide Who He Really Is

Mediaite reports: Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the ultra evangelical Liberty University and an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, was viciously mocked on Twitter today after suggesting Attorney General Jeff Sessions is actually an “establishment” Republican. Falwell’s comments — which have little basis in fact, as Sessions’ history of far-right domestic policy peddling put him much closer to ...

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Sessions Hits Back At Trump’s “Disgraceful” Comment

Jeff Sessions has issued a rare public response to Trump’s attack this morning which called him “disgraceful” for his handling of the FISA warrants issue. Via press release from the Department Of Justice: “We have initiated the appropriate process that will ensure complaints against this Department will be fully and fairly acted upon if necessary. As long as I am ...

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Trump Lashes Out At “Disgraceful” Jeff Sessions

The Independent reports: President Donald Trump has mounted a fresh attack on his attorney general, questioning his judgement on a federal investigation in a rambling tweet. The president lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his decision to appoint the Department of Justice inspector general to probe allegations of FBI surveillance abuse. Mr Sessions had announced the day before ...

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Sessions Vows DOJ Will Unilaterally Ban Bump Stocks

The Associated Press reports: Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the market. Sessions said top officials within the department believe gun accessories like the ones used ...

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Trump Again Attacks Sessions Over Russia Probe

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump slammed the attorney general on Wednesday, calling on his more than 48 million Twitter followers to “ask Jeff Session” why the Obama administration is not the focus of the special counsel’s Russia probe. Trump has used his Twitter account to attack Sessions before, particularly since Sessions recused himself from investigating matters relating to the 2016 ...

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Jeff Sessions Hails “Anglo-American” Sheriffs [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement,” Sessions said. “We must never erode this historic office.” Sessions’ phrasing deviated from his prepared remarks as published by the ...

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Third-Ranking DOJ Official Resigns To Join Walmart

The New York Times reports: Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the country’s top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision. Ms. Brand’s profile had risen in part because she is next in ...

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Jeff Sessions Has Opioids Solution: Just Take Aspirin

The Tampa Bay Times reports: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has drawn jeers for suggesting that people in pain should consider over-the-counter Bufferin instead of opioids. On Wednesday, Sessions was in Tampa, touting the Trump administration’s efforts to combat drug abuse and trafficking. This time, he broadened his suggestion to aspirin. “I am operating on the assumption that this country ...

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REPORT: Trump Wants Sessions To Prosecute Mueller

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump has been talking to his friends about possibly asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Russia probe, and his team, NBC News reported. The revelation appears in a news analysis piece written by Howard Fineman, an NBCNews.com contributor and an analyst for MSNBC. Fineman quotes an unnamed Trump ...

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Jeff Sessions Vows To Root Out “Bias” In The DOJ

ABC News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday his own Justice Department may be fair game for criticism amid Republican complaints of anti-Trump bias in the FBI. Sessions, speaking to law enforcement officials in Norfolk, Virginia, said the department’s mission is to identify and correct “mistakes of the past” and eliminate political bias “in either direction” from its investigations ...

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TRUMP EFFECT: LGBT Acceptance Drops In New Poll

Via press release: GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its fourth annual Accelerating Acceptance report, a national survey among more than 2,100 U.S. adults conducted on GLAAD’s behalf by The Harris Poll. The results were announced during a panel discussion hosted by GLAAD and The Ariadne Getty ...

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