Just whose side is Jeff Sessions on anyway? I was disappointed when Trump nominated him for AG because I wanted a really tough person like Trey Gowdy in there, but apparently, Gowdy was asked and turned it down.
When President Trump nominated then-Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama to be Attorney General, Trump was hopeful that Sessions would be a no-nonsense AG. He expected Sessions to uphold the law on the many positions Sessions had discussed as Senator and take swift and decisive action against those parties President Trump deemed to be enemies and criminals working against the state. Many Americans desired a return from the lawlessness and abuses that had been committed under the Obama administration and former Attorneys General Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder.
Yet, since taking on his new job, Sessions has been very good at talking tough, but has neglected to prosecute most of the figures both Trump and he previously railed against, such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose use of a private email server in the Obama years was a clear violation of government regulations and whose messages put national security at risk.
It’s been confirmed that the FBI under former Director James Comey interrogated Clinton for a mere two and a half hours and did not even conduct her questioning under oath. She was allowed to turn her technological evidence over of her own accord without any search warrants being executed, and questioning of Clinton resulted in much discussion of her lawyers’ personal lives rather than matters of substance.
Other cases Sessions has declined to take up include those of the politicization of the IRS, which deliberately targeted Tea Party political groups under the stewardship of former Unit Director Lois Lerner and the “Fast and Furious” gun proliferation scandal that was aided by previous Attorney General Holder.
President Trump has indicated that he’s displeased with Sessions’ lack of action on these and other matters and has said he wouldn’t have appointed the Senator as Attorney General if he knew Sessions would recuse himself from the investigation into Russian collusion that’s now being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
On July 24, Trump tweeted, “So why aren’t the committees and investigators and, of course, our beleaguered AG looking into Crooked Hillary [Clinton]’s crimes and Russian relations?”
If I were Trump I’d call Sessions into the oval office and give him a good tongue lashing either do your job or get out. Hillary, Obama and their ilk are committing crimes against the people (the biggest being the sale of uranium to Russia) and he’s just sitting on his hands not doing anything?
“This country does not punish its political enemies,” testified Sessions to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing for the role of Attorney General. What a wimpy answer. Sessions claimed his negative remarks about Clinton during the 2016 election cycle disqualified him from investigating her. “I believe the proper thing for me to do would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kinds of investigations that involve Secretary Clinton.”
Right then and there that should have been a clue for Trump to nominate someone else.
On the IRS issue, Sessions has openly declared there would be no prosecutions at the tax agency. This is despite the fact that Unit Director Lerner deliberately misled federal investigators while other IRS employees destroyed myriad documents and hid evidence.
Yes, it’s time for Sessions to go and be replaced with someone willing and capable of doing the job that is necessary and proper. Sessions is apparently part of the swamp that needs draining along with McConnell.
Conservatives have given up on Mitch McConnell and want his immediate resignation as Senate Majority Leader, according to a poll by FedUp PAC.
Almost 99% agreed that “McConnell is too much a part of the establishment” and “must be replaced as quickly as possible.” Less than one percent want McConnell to continue as the Republican leader in the Senate.
President Trump has been openly critical of McConnell for his inability to get bills through the Senate. McConnell failed to get the repeal of ObamaCare through the Senate despite being given a wide variety of options. Tax reform also appears to be in danger. Judicial nominations have been stalled by the Democratic minority.
Conservatives have also begun warning that if McConnell’s continued ineffective leadership gives the 115th Congress a “do-nothing” label, it could lead to major Democratic gains in the 2018 congressional elections.