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AG Jeff Sessions Will Recuse Himself from Any Potential Russia Related Investigation

AG Jeff Sessions Will Recuse Himself from Any Potential Russia Related Investigation

Addressed the pitchfork wielders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB8f8KVzy8s

What a news cycle. The WaPo accused newly minted Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying about his connections to Russia during confirmation hearings. The White House and President Trump are standing by Sessions.

Sessions held a press conference this afternoon, addressing questions from his confirmation hearing.

You can watch his press conference here:

Sessions will recuse himself from Russia investigations:

Denies any wrongdoing:

Sessions claims he wasn’t alone, skulking about during meeting with Russians:

Sessions addressed the question posed by Sen. Franken as it was the one drawing scrutiny:

True story:

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This is the worst of the desperate left’s attacks so far. Utter BS. Any one supporting or endorsing the notion that Sessions ‘lied’ about anything in his confirmation hearing is beyond reprehensible. Especially after Lerner, Hillary, Koskinen, Lynch, Holder… need I go on?

I have an alternate question …
Who paid for Lindsey Graham’s new suit ?
I’ve never seen him look this “dressed to the 9’s”

As I said earlier, no longer will Senators be considered Senators if they dare advise a presidential candidate. They are now mere servants, minions, appendages – and any, and all, contacts between the Senator and anyone else will be viewed as the candidate’s contacts.

The Senate has been diminished forever, but oh well. It’s sad, but no skin off my back, either.

I don’t think Sessions did anything wrong nor do I believe that there was any improper contact or communications between the Trump campaign and the Russians.

OTOH, recusal is appropriate (assuming any investigations lead anywhere).

Double standard is standard now.

So is this all it takes to get rid of someone you can’t control? Just throw a baseless allegation out there and wait for them to cave in??

    Milhouse in reply to mailman. | March 2, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    He hasn’t been got rid of and he hasn’t caved. He quite properly decided that since his name has been involved with this set of allegations, if there is ever an investigation affecting them that comes to his level for a decision he’ll defer to someone else in the department whose name hasn’t come up in this connection. That is the right and proper thing to do, not because he has anything to be ashamed of, but because he now has a personal stake in the matter, so he can no longer be objective about it.

      MSO in reply to Milhouse. | March 2, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      “He quite properly decided that since his name has been involved with this set of allegations, if there is ever an investigation affecting them that comes to his level for a decision he’ll defer to someone else in the department whose name hasn’t come up in this connection.”

      And as mailman says, all they had to do was drop a name and now the boss ain’t the boss anymore.

        Milhouse in reply to MSO. | March 2, 2017 at 11:15 pm

        How is he not the boss? He’s still the boss, he just won’t make decisions about this case, in the event that there will ever be any decisions to be made at his level. and it’s not as if the decision will be given to a Democrat; it’ll just go to his number two, who’s also a political appointee.

          MSO in reply to Milhouse. | March 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

          If there is already an investigation underway, who is leading it and who is protected by it? Sessions is hands off now and forevermore. So the Obama embeds can take that investigation anywhere they want to.

As I recall holder is still under contempt of congress. So let us get to back to enforcing the law.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/28/house-holds-holder-contempt.html

The criminal-contempt vote is supposed to direct a U.S. attorney to convene a grand jury to review the case and decide whether to indict Holder.

However, considering Holder would be investigated by his own employees, some analysts have said it’s unlikely that would happen. If the case proceeds, though, Holder could face a maximum one year in jail if convicted.

If I were Trump, I’d fire Sessions for talking too much, not to mention his recusal. Somebody in the DOJ or the FBI leaked classified information to the press and Sessions just handed the investigation over to the leakers.

If Sessions is only half as dumb as his testimony makes him sound, he’s worthless as the AG anyway. Unload the guy and get a real AG.

One day the restupidcans will have to learn to say “prove it, next question”.

    They seem to lack confidence in their position, and Americans’ support, hence: Trump was selected to teach them to discover their dignity and stand their ground.

    They had a chance with Palin. Today, it will be Trump who leads. Americans, for our part, seem prepared to confront fake news, fake science, fake reality, and fake politics.

Doing the right thing is always a technical weakness in the fight against those who never do the right thing.

Staying in place and recusing with respect to any investigation of himself that may come to pass (not sure one will, in fact kind of doubt it) is the right thing.

stevewhitemd | March 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm

All this was ginned up by deep operatives left behind by the Obama camp when they left the White House. Trump has been slow, far slower than other presidents, to clean house, and it’s biting him.

He needs to remove all, and that means all, of the previous administration political appointees who are still in office. He needs to neuter the ones who can’t be removed. If he doesn’t this is going to continue on a weekly basis.

Another baby hunt. The Left sees dead Soviets in order to cover-up forcing Catastrophic Anthropogenic Immigration Reform in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan, and globally.

I’m a bit disappointed in the somewhat weasel phrases Sessions used in his presser. He left too much open to speculation and interpretation.

The appropriate response should be, “I met with the Russian ambassador on two occasions in my capacity as Senator, but that wasn’t the question Senator Franken asked. So what? If chit chat about the campaign occurred during those meetings, so what? It’s no different than Obama’s conversation with Medvedev during his re-election campaign which occurred during the course of his official duties. If anything, that was much worse, so I’m done responding to you nutjobs.”

The NYT and WashPo were very careful not to actually quote the testimony between Franken and Sessions during the confirmation hearing. This allowed them to perpetuate the left wing lies.

Bottom line? Sessions didn’t lie to the Senate. He wasn’t a Trump surrogate, he was acting in his official capacity as a US Senator. Trump hadn’t even won the election and Sessions wasn’t even nominated when those perfectly normal meetings went down.

If I were Trump, I’d cut off all press access from certain so-called news organizations and make it very clear that the “temporary” ban is due to their inability to accept that Hillary lost and their continual lies to the public in order to advance a left wing agenda.

“I’m a bit disappointed in the somewhat weasel phrases Sessions used in his presser.”

Example A of what happens if you are too specific is in the report about Claire McCaskill. Making a very specific statement that could be proven false, not necessarily because of stupidity like Claire’s, but because of something as innocent as say eating in the same restaurant. That is why people use weasel words so they have some movement if something else shows up.

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