Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

Former AG Jeff Sessions Hints That He’s Now Done With Politics: I Could Go Back And Spend Time In The Woods

Politico reports: Jeff Sessions doesn’t sound eager to run for his old Senate seat in 2020. “I’ve been clearing my brain. I think that’s a fair statement,” he said during a ride on the Senate subway following George H.W. Bush’s funeral. “I’ll go to Alabama, do some things and then that will clarify things a little more before I worry …

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Marijuana Stocks Spike Upon News Of Sessions’ Firing

CNBC reports: Shares of major marijuana companies rallied after Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday after months of public criticism from his boss, President Donald Trump. Canada-based Tilray closed up 30 percent while Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis rose 8.1 percent and 9 percent respectively. Cronos Group added 8.4 percent. “You’re happy if you’re long the cannabis stocks. He was …

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BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions “Resigns”

The Wall Street Journal reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Trump. The move follows months of Mr. Trump expressing his displeasure with Mr. Sessions in critical tweets. The abrupt move ended Mr. Sessions’ tumultuous tenure as the nation’s top law-enforcement officer. Throughout, he couldn’t shake Mr. Trump’s displeasure over the special-counsel investigation into Russian …

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DOJ To Monitor Precincts In 35 Battleground Counties

Roll Call reports: When Americans head to the polls on Tuesday for the midterm elections, voters in 35 counties — from Las Vegas to Dallas to Tampa — will head to precincts that are being closely monitored by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division for “compliance with the federal voting rights laws,” the DOJ announced Monday. “Voting rights are constitutional …

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Pastors Booted From Sessions Speech After Quoting Bible: “I Was A Stranger And You Did Not Welcome Me”

The Birmingham Herald reports: A Methodist pastor from Massachusetts was escorted out of the room today after interrupting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to question the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Sessions was speaking at the Boston Lawyers chapter of the Federalist Society when a man, later identified as United Methodist Pastor Will Green of Ballard Vale United Church in Andover, Mass., …

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CHICAGO: Sessions Blames ACLU For Spike In Murders

CNBC reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions blamed a number of activist groups on Wednesday for a rise in violent crime in Chicago, saying that “if you want more shootings, more death, then listen to the ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and groups who do not know the reality of policing.” “If you want public safety, then listen to the police …

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Trump: I Have No Attorney General, It’s Very Sad

The Hill reports: President Trump in an Oval Office interview with Hill.TV launched one of his most ferocious broadsides to date against Jeff Sessions, suggesting the attorney general was essentially AWOL and performing badly on a variety of issues. “I don’t have an Attorney General. It’s very sad,” Trump told Hill.TV in an extensive and free-wheeling interview Tuesday from the …

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Trump Calls On DOJ To Investigate Op-Ed Author

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump called today for the Justice Department to investigate the author of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that suggested that members of the administration were working against the president. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump called on the DOJ to investigate the matter, citing national security concerns. “I think so, …

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Trump: I Never Called Sessions “Mentally Retarded”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump denied late Tuesday night that he called Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and made fun of his Southern heritage, his latest push back to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book on the Trump White House. Trump and the White House have already issued a litany of criticisms against Woodward’s latest tome, “Fear.” Excerpts indicate the president is depicted …

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Trump Blames Sessions For Arrests Of GOP Reps

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump on Sunday mounted another extraordinary attack on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, blaming him for charges against two congressmen he said jeopardised Republican chances in the forthcoming midterm elections. Last month Duncan Hunter, a California representative, was charged with the misuse of campaign funds while Chris Collins of New York was indicted for insider trading. …

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Jeanine Pirro Rips Sessions: Have You No Self Esteem, No Self Respect, No Self Regard, No Dignity? [VIDEO]

“What don’t you get? Have you have no self esteem, no self regard, self respect? Where is your dignity? Why would you stay in a job where you’re not wanted? A job you took under false pretenses, knowing you wouldn’t be able to do the whole job? “Can’t you see the damage to this country by this fraudulent investigation that …

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Trump: Sessions’ Job Is Safe At Least Until Midterms

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump said Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s job is safe at least until the midterm elections in November. “I just would love to have him do a great job,” Trump said Thursday in an Oval Office interview with Bloomberg News. Asked if he’d keep Sessions beyond November, he declined to comment. Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions in …

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REPORT: Trump Complains That Sessions Doesn’t Have An Ivy League Degree, Ridicules His Alabama Accent

Politico reports: If Sessions’ recusal was his original sin, Trump has come to resent him for other reasons, griping to aides and lawmakers that the attorney general doesn’t have the Ivy League pedigree the president prefers, that he can’t stand his Southern accent and that Sessions isn’t a capable defender of the president on television — in part because he …

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Lindsey Graham: If Trump Fires Sessions, Any Nominee Will Have To Promise To Let Mueller Finish [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Tuesday that if President Trump replaces Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his new nominee would have to promise the Senate that he would allow special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to complete his investigation. “You have to replace him with somebody who is highly qualified and will commit to the Senate …

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Falwell: I’ve Personally Begged Trump To Fire Sessions

Politico reports: Jerry Falwell Jr., a top conservative religious leader, said Monday he urged President Donald Trump to fire Jeff Sessions over his handling of investigations into Russian election meddling, saying the attorney general has lost evangelicals’ support. “He really is not on the president’s team, never was,” Falwell, the president of Liberty University, said of Sessions. “He’s wanted to …

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Glorious Leader Continues Public Attacks On Sessions

The Washington Examiner reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been in plenty of public battles with President Trump, but this week’s tense exchange between the two now have some thinking that Sessions may be on the way out. One Trump ally, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talked openly about the clock running out on Sessions after more than a year of …

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Trump To Jeff Sessions: Why Isn’t Hillary In Jail Too?

Axios reports: President Trump responded Friday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ statement pushing back on Trump for belittling him in a Fox News interview. Following Trump and Sessions’ war of words yesterday, the two had an awkward meeting at the White House, during which they didn’t say a word about their confrontation. And while Trump has aversion to in-person confrontation, …

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Jeff Sessions Finally Hits Back At Trump’s Attacks

Mother Jones reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a rare statement on Thursday responding to President Donald Trump’s continued attacks against him and the Justice Department—the most recent of which came just hours earlier in a newly aired Fox News interview. The president today accused Sessions of never having had taken “control” of the Justice Department. In his statement Thursday, …

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Trump Blasts Jeff Sessions For Not Firing DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Over “Phony, Dirty, And Discredited Dossier”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said Justice Department official Bruce Ohr should be fired for his involvement in the Russia investigation. In a tweet calling for Ohr’s firing, Trump also took a swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting he does not have the resolve to ax Ohr. Sessions has recused himself from the Russia probe. The president’s …

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REPORT: Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Arrest Omarosa

Vanity Fair reports: In recent days, Trump has called Manigault Newman “crazed,” a “lowlife,” and a “dog” on Twitter. His campaign filed an arbitration suit against her seeking “millions.” And Trump told advisers that he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have Manigault Newman arrested, according to one Republican briefed on the conversations. (It’s unclear what law Trump believes she …

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