Tag Archive for Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Democrat Doug Jones Defends Sessions’ Recusal in Russia Probe

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Trump makes headlines criticizing Sessions: Observers wonder when the Attorney General will go — By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — In another explosive story from the New York Times out Thursday, President Donald J. Trump made a statement criticizing his pick for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, for recusing himself from any investigation…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Lies Better Than Trump

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — What happens when you have a United States Attorney General who is just as much of a liar as the president, only one who has been in Washington much longer and understands the practice of dissembling in answering questions and claiming a faulty memory?…

Trump Faces Deepest Crisis of Presidency With Comey Memo

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The president may have obstructed justice in pressuring FBI director to drop Flynn investigation – By Chris Strohm and Steven T. Dennis – Bloomberg News – Donald Trump is facing the deepest crisis of his presidency after contents of a memo written by James Comey when he was FBI director surfaced Tuesday, alleging that the…

Democrats Seek Revival Thanks to Divisiveness of Trump

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — In coffee shops, empty warehouses, churches, brewpubs and even wine bars around the country, Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to meet and get involved in public affairs again, appalled at the election of reality television celebrity Donald J. Trump as president and what he is doing…

The Sharks Are Circling Around Trump: #LockHimUp

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — The political intrigue surrounding President Donald J. Trump and his fascination with Russia’s dictator Vladimir Putin and Russian money hit a new benchmark on Tuesday when the president announced the firing of F.B.I. director James B. Comey. The comparisons to President Richard M. Nixon’s…

Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions During Senate Hearing Convicted

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By Glynn Wilson – Welcome to the new world order of Donald Trump the dictator president and his enforcer, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, where laughing at a politician is now a criminal offense. Code Pink activist Desiree Fairooz was convicted by a D.C. jury on Wednesday for disorderly or disruptive conduct with the intent to…

Countering Trump’s Twitter Distractions

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Editor’s Note: In President Barack Obama’s final two press conferences and his farewell address from Chicago, he advised Democrats to learn how to talk to average, working people like the ones who voted for Donald Trump. Now there is an academic who has solid advice for how to do just that, George Lakoff. Watch this…

The Very Legitimacy of Our Democracy Is Under Threat

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Donald Trump’s presidency is just one element of our disintegrating democracy. By Russ Feingold – Today, less than two months into a new administration, we are now facing the biggest crisis of legitimacy of our democracy in a generation or more. But the crisis has been building for years. Normally, our democracy is considered the…

Trump’s War on the Truth Tellers

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By Robert Reich – Trump and his White House don’t argue on the merits. They attack the credibility of the institutions that come up with facts and arguments they don’t like. They even do it preemptively. Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer warned that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office couldn’t be trusted to…

Rather Than Announcing His Resignation, Sessions Demands Resignations of U.S. Attorneys Around the Country

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By Glynn Wilson – Rather than resigning as U.S. Attorney General for lying to Congress, Alabama Jeff Sessions announced the proactive decision this week to forcibly remove U.S. attorneys around the country from office who were appointed by President Barack Obama so the Trump administration could bring in more conservative Federalist Society lawyers to oversee…

ACLU Files Ethics Complaint Against Jeff Sessions for Lying to Congress

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, is now the subject of an ethics complaint filed with the state bar association for allegedly lying to Congress about his contact with the Russian ambassador during the election last year. The complaint was filed this week by the American…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself on Russian Investigations

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions News Conference Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a news conference he would recuse himself from any investigations involving President Trump’s campaign and potential connections to Russia. He did so in response to reports he failed to disclose at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing his contacts with the Russian ambassador…