Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

AG Jeff Sessions On Trump’s Border Wall: We’re Going To Get It Paid For One Way Or The Other [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Sunday expressed confidence that President Trump’s proposed wall along the country’s southern border would be funded. “We’re going to get it paid for one way or the other,” Sessions said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if there is any evidence Mexico will pay for the wall. He said he doesn’t expect ...

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Sessions: Arresting Julian Assange Is Now A “Priority”

The Guardian reports: The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority” for the US, the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has said. Hours later it was reported by CNN that authorities have prepared charges against Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Donald Trump lavished praise on the anti-secrecy website during the presidential ...

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Jeff Sessions Is Amazed That A Judge “Sitting On An Island In The Pacific” Can Block Trump’s Travel Ban

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week he was amazed that a judge in Hawaii could block President Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from several majority Muslim countries. Sessions made the comments in an interview with “The Mark Levin Show” Tuesday evening that was put online Wednesday. “We’ve got cases moving in the very, very liberal Ninth ...

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The Justice Department Still Has Zero US Attorneys

The Washington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers. But the attorney general does not have a single U.S. attorney in place to lead his tough-on-crime ...

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ALABAMA: New GOP Governor Moves Up Special US Senate Election To Replace Jeff Sessions To This Year

AL.com reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has changed the date for the election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Former Gov. Robert Bentley had scheduled it for next year. Under a proclamation Ivey signed today, the primary will be August 15, the runoff, if necessary, will be Sept. 26 and the general election will be Dec. ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Justice Department Drops Lawsuit Challenging HB2, Civil Rights Groups Condemn Move

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today condemned the decision by the Department of Justice to dismiss its lawsuit challenging House Bill 2, the discriminatory North Carolina law that banned many transgender people from restrooms and other public facilities matching their gender. The law also prohibited local ...

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TEXAS: Private Prison Corporation Celebrates $110M ICE Contract After Huge Donation To Pro-Trump PAC

Last year the Justice Department declared that it would no longer contract with private for-profit prisons after widespread reports of corruption and mistreatment of prisoners by the global private prison company GEO Group. Back in February that decision was reversed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the GEO Group donated six figures to a pro-Trump super PAC. Which brings us ...

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DOJ Asks For More Time To Provide Evidence Of Trump’s Wiretapping Claim To Senate Intelligence Committee

NBC News reports: A spokesman for the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has asked the Justice Department to provide any evidence of the president’s wiretapping claims before a March 20 hearing, and warned it could use a “compulsory process” if it doesn’t get answers. House Intelligence Committee Republicans spokesman Jack Langer made the statement Monday night after the Justice Department asked ...

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Trump Fires US Attorney Preet Bharara

That took all of three hours. The Washington Post reports: Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, according to people familiar with the matter. “I did not ...

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US Attorney Preet Bharara Refuses Order To Resign, Will Force Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Fire Him

Buzzfeed reports: Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York who has established a reputation for prosecuting white collar crime and political corruption, is refusing to comply with a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he tender his resignation, multiple outlets reported. Sessions on Friday asked for the resignations of all 46 remaining presidentially nominated ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Demands Resignations Of All 46 Remaining Obama-Appointed US Attorneys

The Association Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former president Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of ...

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Writes AG Jeff Sessions: Why Aren’t There Any Charges Against Julian Assange?

Politico reports: Sen. Ben Sasse seems none too pleased that the Trump White House won’t answer what the Nebraska Republican feels is a straightforward question: Should WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be behind bars? Sasse wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, demanding to know whether the Justice Department believes Assange — whose WikiLeaks recently dumped a trove of documents ...

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POLL: Slim Majority Want AG Jeff Sessions To Resign For “Lying Under Oath” About Secret Russia Meetings

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters say 52 – 40 percent that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings and say 51 – 42 percent that he should resign, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Voters disapprove 54 – 32 percent of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. policy ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Justice Department Quietly Moves To Drop Federal Opposition To Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: The Trump administration is taking steps to drop the federal government’s legal fight against House Bill 2. The Justice Department wrote in a motion last week that it needs time to rethink its 2016 request to halt North Carolina’s requirement that transgender people use restrooms in many public buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth ...

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John Oliver Tees Off On Sessions/Russia [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: Late night veteran John Oliver opened up Last Week Tonight on Sunday going after Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The comedian skewered the former Alabama Senator for his Russia ties and the self-inflicted wound of failing to disclose his meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Oliver took issue with Sessions seemingly bringing up his non-involvement with Russia unasked. “There ...

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SNL Turns Jeff Sessions Into Forrest Gump

The Daily Beast recaps: Saturday Night Live had a lot of Donald Trump news to choose from tonight after taking two weeks off. And the show did not hesitate to dive in headfirst during the cold open sketch. With Alec Baldwin taking the week off as President Trump and Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer nowhere in sight, it was left to ...

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Log Cabin Republicans Beg DeVos And Sessions To Reinstate Obama’s Protections For Trans Students

The Log Cabin Republicans have published an open letter to Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions. An excerpt: Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions, As transgender members of the Log Cabin Republicans and Republican parents of transgender students, we have deep concerns about your decision to rescind the May 13, 2016 directive entitled “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students” pertaining to ...

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Seth Meyers Tees Off On Sessions Scandal [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: After weeks of catastrophic public relations failures, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers said that the Trump administration was hoping for a “fresh start” after Trump’s joint session of Congress Tuesday. What they got instead was a renewal of the Russian scandal that won’t die. Meyers showed a little of what the Trump White House might be doing ...

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Recusal By Sessions Temporarily Leaves Potential Russia Probe In Hands Of Deputy AG Promoted By Obama

NBC News reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal leaves any Justice Department investigation of alleged Russian election interference temporarily in the hands of an official who began his career as a prosecutor under President Ronald Reagan and was promoted by Barack Obama. That means it’s the job of Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente to oversee any investigations related to ...

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Russian Foreign Minister Defends Trump Administration: Allegations Against Jeff Sessions Are A “Witch Hunt”

CNN reports: Russia’s foreign minister pushed back Friday at assertions that his country’s US ambassador is a spy, and echoed US President Donald Trump’s contention that the controversy over contacts between Kremlin officials and Trump’s campaign is “a witch hunt.” “The ambassadors are appointed in order to maintain relationships,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference in ...

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