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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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Trump: AG Jeff Sessions “Probably” Testified Truthfully About Russia And He Has My Total Confidence

So this happened right before Sessions recused himself. The Hill reports: President Trump said Thursday that he has “total” confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, dismissing bipartisan calls for Sessions to recuse himself from federal investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters he “wasn’t aware” of Sessions’ conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., ...

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LIVE VIDEO: AG Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Into Russian Interference In Election

From the Daily Beast: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, amid a firestorm over The Washington Post’s report that he had spoken with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, twice last year while also serving in a senior surrogate role on President Donald Trump’s campaign. During his confirmation hearing on ...

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Ted Cruz: Allegations Against AG Jeff Sessions Are Just A “Nothing Burger” Pile Of Political Theater [VIDEO]

The Austin Statesman reports: U.S. Sen Ted Cruz said Thursday that calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign or recuse himself from an investigation of ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign were “political theater,” and that Sessions’ meeting with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — that he failed to disclose at his Senate confirmation hearing ...

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Sean Spicer: There’s Nothing For AG Jeff Sessions To Recuse Himself Over, He Been “100% Straight” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The White House is dismissing calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “There’s nothing to recuse himself,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview with Fox News that aired late Thursday morning. “He was 100 percent straight with the committee, and ...

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Chuck Schumer: Jeff Sessions Must Resign [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer today joined several Democratic lawmakers in calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation amid reports that he met with the Russian ambassador to the United States on two occasions, despite denying during his confirmation hearing that he had made contact with Russian officials. “The information reported last night makes it clear beyond the shadow ...

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THE FUSE IS LIT: Newsman Dan Rather Blasts “Smoke And Flames” Of Latest Trump Administration Scandal

Venerable newsman Dan Rather went to town on Jeff Sessions this morning. From his Facebook page: Every once in a while in Washington, the fuse is lit for what seems to be a big scandal. Much more rarely does that fuse lead to an explosion of the magnitude we are seeing with Russia and the new Administration, and frankly the ...

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Sessions: These Accusations Are Unbelievable [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: NBC caught up with Attorney General Jeff Sessions this morning, just hours after a Washington Post report said that Sessions did not disclose contact he had with the Russian ambassador during the campaign when he was going through his Senate Judiciary hearing to become the nation’s top prosecutor. “Well I have not met with any Russians at any ...

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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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Al Franken: Sessions Should Hold A Press Conference And Then We’ll Decide If He Should Resign [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled him during a Senate confirmation about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “His responses to me weren’t accurate,” Franken told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I would like to see him answer questions at a press conference and then we can decide whether he should resign ...

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Breitbart Rushes To Defend Jeff Sessions: The Fake News Media Is Conducting A “Coordinated Hit Job”

From Breitbart editor Joel Pollak: The Post does not provide the full transcript of the question, from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), and Sessions’s answer. Instead it summarizes the exchange in a way that makes it seem that Sessions was asked if there was any contact at all between the campaign and representatives of the Russian government. The New York Times ...

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Democrats Call For Resignation Of Jeff Sessions Over Undisclosed Meetings With Russian Ambassador

Politico reports: Top congressional Democrats called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign Wednesday after revelations that he had met with the Russian ambassador in the months before the election — meetings that Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearings. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led the effort late on Wednesday night, accusing Sessions of “lying under oath” ...

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Homocon Candidate To Head Customs And Border Patrol Under FBI Investigation For Misuse Of RICO Funds

Vocativ reports: One of three candidates reportedly being vetted by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency — which oversees the U.S. Border Patrol — is being investigated by federal authorities over his former agency’s use of RICO funds, or money and assets seized during criminal investigations. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg ...

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SUH-NAP: Vice Reveals Homocon Milo’s Darkest Secret

According to Sam Kriss at Vice UK, the big dark secret that Milo Yiannopoulos doesn’t want the world know isn’t that he’s casually accepting of sex between minors and adults. Nope, it’s something much more damaging to his image. Kriss writes: Milo’s secret is that he’s one of the most boring people on the planet. He spends every waking second ...

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CPAC Head Defends Decision To Disinvite Homocon Milo: All This Pedophilia Talk Is Distracting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Wednesday defended his decision to rescind right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos’s invitation to speak at the event. During an interview Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp said the initial invitation to speak at CPAC was not an endorsement of Yiannopoulos. “We have all ...

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Breitbart Finally Breaks Silence On Milo, Announces Resignation But Does Not Say What Caused It

After two days of burying stories about the unfolding Milo scandal by blocking them from site searches, Breitbart has finally posted a report. Oh, but something is missing here. They write: Milo Yiannopoulos announced at a Tuesday New York City press conference his decision to resign as Breitbart Tech editor. “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” said ...

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BREAKING: Homocon Milo Resigns From Breitbart, Spares Them The Humiliation Of Shitcanning Him

TRIFECTA. The Daily Beast reports: Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos resigned on Tuesday from his tech editor position with Breitbart News following outcry over unearthed video appearing to show him defending pedophilia. “I wouldn’t give nearly such good head if it wasn’t for [Father Michael],” he joked in one interview, while dismissing concerns about pedophilia being abuse: “It was perfectly consensual. ...

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Julian Assange Rushes To Defend Homocon Milo

Via Mediaite: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange decided to get in on Milo Yiannopoulos‘ most recent controversy by denouncing the “liberals” who are happy that the Breitbart tech editor has been exiled from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Yiannopoulos was meant to give a speech at CPAC this week, but after a video surfaced of him apparently defending pedophilia, he ...

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