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Thursday, July 27, 2017

If Sessions leaves, a new DOJ sheriff could rein in or ax Mueller

It is unconventional, if not unprecedented, for a sitting president to publicly disparage his attorney general after a mere five months on the job.

Nevertheless, is President Trump justified in his displeasure and frustration with Jeff Sessions? Let’s examine the facts.

"If he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump said at a Rose Garden news conference. “It’s a bad thing not just for the president, but also for the presidency. I think it’s unfair to the presidency.”

Trump’s point is this: Sessions concealed his intent to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. In so doing, the attorney general effectively “sandbagged” the president.

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4 comments:

Bob Aswell....Not fooled said...

Maybe the general public doesn't understand Sessions. He backed Trump to the max and when the chips got down Sessions with the job in hand recuses himself. Was there possibly an incident where he was involved and by recusing himself removed ALL inference of his place in the on-going investigations?? If he did know in advance he might be named what better way to remove these shadows. Washington is the most corrupt place on Earth and its what you never hear of that sets the stage for the things that play out. Finally, these 'lawmakers' would have you believe their character is impeccable and ANY scandal is a surprise to them and then the real lies surface. Case in point, Wasserman-Schultz and her Pakistani friend, Aman. If there is a comprehensive investigation into their dealings, I'm sure there is a black eye for the Dumbocrats forthcoming. Not fooled.... Bob Aswell

Anonymous said...


The President's public treatment of one of his earliest supporters is very, very disappointing. He chose the AG and lavished praise on him then.

Yuge mistake. DOJ is not yet staffed to support the AG. Sessions was correct to recuse to reduce clamor; he's a long time former Federal prosecutor and former Alabama AG before election to Senate and understands legal protocol.

Deputy AG was too quick to appoint Special Prosecutor, and made bad choice for the task.

President is managing this poorly; he and AG can talk in person or phone and get their strategies aligned. If the AG leaves, getting a replacement will be much more difficult. First, who would want a job where your boss beats you up in public? Second, Senate showed great deference to AG, as one of their colleagues, in his confirmation process. That won't be the case for any replacement.

The President needs to restrain himself and permit AG to start to undo the Obama/Holder/Lynch/Comey era.

I have agreed with him to this point but he needs to step back. An apology to the AG would be nice but unlikely. We need to move forward, not to wound our allies.

Anonymous said...

10:59 - you need to check yourself with regard to President Trump. Otherwise, you need to admit that you are simply a RINO. Stop criticizing the President you are no better than the stinky DemonRATS!

Anonymous said...

Make it happen. "Jeff, you're FIRED!"