Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions On DOJ Pride Event Honoring Transgender Student: We’ll Protect And Defend Trans Rights [VIDEO]

THIS was expected. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A day after an LGBT employee group at the Justice Department announced plans to honor lawyers and a student seeking to advance transgender rights at a pride month program next week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke positively to staff Thursday about the upcoming event. “We are going to have a pride group, ...

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Jeff Sessions Lawyers Up, Hires Attorney Who Failed In Defense Of Anti-Gay Prop 8 Before Supreme Court

USA Today reports: Jeff Sessions, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and top prosecutor, has private lawyer of his own. Attorney Charles “Chuck” Cooper, a longtime advocate for conservative causes, has been providing counsel to the attorney general, most recently in preparation for his appearance last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible collusion between President Trump’s ...

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Sen. Ron Wyden Battles Sessions Over “Stonewalling” When Sessions Refuses To Answer Questions [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions denied “stonewalling” in his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee as Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pressed him on his refusal to answer questions. Sessions declined to elaborate about his conversations with President Trump concerning the handling of the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. But “I am not ...

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Jeff Sessions Thanks Sen. Tom Cotton For Friendly Questions About Spy Novels And James Bond [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony has been marked by some heated moments, including tense debates over whether he is “stonewalling” the committee. And then came Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas. The first-term senator opened by suggesting Democrats on the committee were going down “rabbit trails,” invoked the novels of John le Carré and the James ...

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AG Jeff Sessions: Any Suggestion That I Colluded With Russia Is An “Appalling And Detestable Lie” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections. He vowed to defend his honor “against scurrilous and false allegations.” Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions said it was a “detestable and appalling lie” to suggest that he ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Panel

CNN reports: All eyes will be on Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he testifies before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday. The hearing will be focused on Sessions’ involvement in the Trump campaign and his meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the US. This will be the first time Sessions has testified before Congress since he recused himself ...

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Trump Whines About The Media’s “Agenda Of Hate”

Another day, another meltdown: Hours before his attorney general is expected to answer tough questions from the Senate intelligence committee on Russia’s involvement in the U.S. president election, President Donald Trump fired off a hostile tweet about the media’s alleged “agenda of hate.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify Tuesday afternoon. President Trump did not mention this specifically ...

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TOMORROW: Sessions To Deny Perjury Accusations

ABC News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open session before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday afternoon as a part of its ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions’ testimony is not expected to go into great detail, a source with knowledge told ABC News. However, during his testimony and in answering senators’ ...

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Jeff Sessions To Testify Before Senate Panel

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday that he plans to testify before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear if he would testify in public or private. The move is a prominent switch from his previous plans to testify publicly on the Justice Department’s budget and puts him more directly in the firing line ...

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Al Franken: Jeff Sessions Committed Perjury [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., suspects Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have lied about his communications with Russian officials under oath when testifying during the Senate confirmation process. “I think that he did not answer truthfully under oath,” Franken said during an interview on MSNBC on Friday night. He was responding to the question of whether Sessions ...

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Pelosi Renews Call For Jeff Sessions To Resign [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) renewed her call on Friday for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down from the Justice Department amid reports that he may have held a third undisclosed meeting with Russia’s ambassador. “When you talk about all of these things, just remember there’s something strange that isn’t connecting,” Pelosi said on MSNBC. ...

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Kellyanne Conway On Jeff Sessions’ Offer To Resign: Trump Has Confidence In The People Who Work For Him

Axios reports: Kellyanne Conway told Mike Allen this morning that Trump “has confidence in the people who work for him” when asked if POTUS still believes in his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who allegedly offered to resign over tensions with Trump. On the Russia investigation: Trump “sees that there’s nothing there…if you look at everything that’s been said and done ...

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AG Jeff Sessions Offered To Resign After Trump Rant

ABC News has the scoop: As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign. The friction between the two men stems from the attorney general’s abrupt ...

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Robert Mueller Broadens Trump/Russia Investigation To Include Paul Manafort (And Maybe AG Jeff Sessions)

The Associated Press reports: The special counsel investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia’s government has taken over a separate criminal probe involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and may expand his inquiry to investigate the roles of the attorney general and deputy attorney general in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, The Associated Press ...

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Senate Dems: Sessions May Have Committed Perjury

Politico reports: Two influential Senate Democrats disclosed Thursday that they had privately asked former FBI Director James Comey to investigate all contacts and communications that Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his aides may have had with officials from the Russian government — and raised the issue of whether Sessions had committed perjury in his Senate testimony. The revelation by Sens. ...

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REPORT: Congressional Investigators Request Details On Another Possible Sessions-Russia Meeting

CNN reports: Congressional investigators are examining whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had an additional private meeting with Russia’s ambassador during the presidential campaign, according to Republican and Democratic Hill sources and intelligence officials briefed on the investigation. Investigators on the Hill are requesting additional information, including schedules from Sessions, a source with knowledge tells CNN. They are focusing on whether ...

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Jeff Sessions Vows To Take Travel Ban To SCOTUS

ABC News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled 10-3 against the travel ban. The decision bars the administration from suspending new visas for visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, ...

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DOJ REVEAL: Jeff Sessions Did Not Disclose Meetings With Russian Officials On Security Clearance Form

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance, the Justice Department told CNN Wednesday. Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn’t note those interactions on the form, which requires him to list “any contact” he or ...

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NOM Launches Petition Demanding That AG Jeff Sessions Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination [VIDEO]

Immediately upon the signing of Trump’s recent “religious liberty” executive order, civil rights groups picked up on a sentence which appears to grant Attorney General Jeff Sessions broad latitude in creating new anti-LGBT rules. NOM noticed that too. Via press release from hate group leader Brian Brown: NOM has just released an important new video calling on all marriage supporters ...

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ALABAMA: Gay Environmentalist Dem Launches Long Shot Bid For US Senate Seat Vacated By Jeff Sessions

AL.com reports: Alabama’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat has a new and unexpected candidate. Michael Hansen, the openly gay executive director of Alabama environmental advocacy group Gasp, announced on social media that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Luther Strange and vacated in January by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Let’s not kid ourselves, ...

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