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Trump Takes Down Confederate Monument – Jeff Sessions

By Mahons On November 7th, 2018

President Trump asked for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions, an early supporter, angered Trump by not acting as his personal criminal lawyer instead of as the nation’s Attorney General. Trump wisely or cynically, depending on your view waited until after the midterms to essentially fire the man who wouldnt end the Mueller investigation. Sessions has sympathetic Republican friends in the Senate who wont like how he has been treated and will make it hard for Trump to get a lapdog confirmed as the new AG. May you live in interesting times.

67 Responses to “Trump Takes Down Confederate Monument – Jeff Sessions”

  1. Hail Caesar

  2. Most of the RINOs failed. The GOP now belongs to Trump and Sessions won’t be missed. He was the most useless of Trump’s appointees and shall be replaced by somebody who is effective which is why leftists like mahons wrote what he did

  3. Looks like Trump a picked a fellow grifter. Color me shocked…

    Mathew Whitaker

    Trump’s Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Was Part of Miami-Based Invention Scam Company – Whitaker not only sat on the board of World Patent Marketing but also sent threatening letters to former customers who complained…

  4. It gets even better…

    Trump’s new AG Matthew Whitaker threatens a victim of the patents scam firm that was paying Whitaker as an adviser. The firm was sued by the US govt and ordered by a court to pay $26m just 6 months ago.

    All the best people!

  5. It looks like Mueller might be next. Trump may try to fire him before the new Congress gets sworn in. If so, expect him to move very soon:

    “By finally dropping the axe on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the president ensures that a much friendlier, more partisan official is now in charge of the probe. Because of Mr Sessions’ recusal from the matter due to his ties to the Trump campaign and his own questionable contacts with Russian officials, oversight duty had fallen to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    It was Mr Rosenstein who had appointed Mr Mueller and given him a broad mandate to investigate possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign and any subsequent matters emerging from the inquiry. With Mr Sessions gone, that responsibility now shifts to Department of Justice Chief-of-Staff Matthew Whitaker, who has expressed scepticism about the investigation in the past.

    Mr Rosenstein – as the second in command of the Justice Department – would typically have been in line to take over all acting attorney general duties, so the White House decision to opt for Mr Whitaker is revealing…”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/46122112

  6. OMG – Whitaker peddled hot tubs.

    Peter, I expect Mueller has foreseen these circumstances and taken appropriate measures to protect the investigation as much as possible.

  7. Daphne

    I hope that you are right. Mueller is the smartest guy in the room, but I expect Trump to launch a full-on attack very soon. He is scared shitless about the investigation, that’s obvious, and he may see a small window closing soon and think that he has nothing to lose.

  8. I’m pretty happy American voters took the gavel away from a weak, complicit GOP speaker, and put people in place who will be checks on the President at Judiciary and HPSCI.

  9. Trump hasn’t had a political opponent throughout his presidency. The House and Senate kissed his ass the entire time. It meant actually holding him to account fell to the judicial system (the courts, the FBI etc…) and the media. He relentlessly attacked both (aided by his helpful little sheep). That he was taking pages out of the Putin playbook bugged a lot of moderates and independents (but not his helpful little sheep).

    By shutting down the investigation he can shift the opponent from a non-partisan neutral to a partisan House of Representatives. He hopes he can win on that turf. Because his continued assaults on the rule of law and freedom of the press have alienated a lot of people in the United States, and throughout the world.

  10. Because his continued assaults on the rule of law and freedom of the press have alienated a lot of people in the United States

    But not his base, which equates to at least 40% of the voters, as this election proved. If he suspended the First Amendment tomorrow, opinion polls indicate that most of them would cheer him on. It’s the Second Amendment that matters to them.

  11. The sheep are sheep. They do what they are told.

  12. Allan – you clueless Nazis Putin ball licking turd, come up with some truthful one day. You’ll feel better about yourself.

  13. Sessions’ resignation letter: “We have upheld the rule of law.”

    That’s why he had to go. Rosenstein will be next, then Mueller.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpOTneVZ8TY

  14. That is interesting on Whitaker’s background. He will fit right in.

    Mueller’s team has completed extensive investigations and I’m sure have secure copies. If Trump tries to shut down Mueller, the ugly truth will emerge and one way or another Trump will be held to account. It is too late for him to slip the noose. He is acting like a guilty criminal with the sheriff hot on his tail.

  15. wonder what you guys make of the doctored video sarah sanders posted on her website to make out Jimk Acosta has done something wrong , and had his pass removed.
    All the agression came from the woman who grabbed the mike, and as his finger was pointing at the president, naturally the action and weight of gravity would pull his hand onto hers .
    Lies from the WH , video from alex jones
    https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1060374680991883265

  16. Allan – you clueless Nazis Putin ball licking turd

    What exactly are you trying to say Mahons?

  17. O/T

    ***BREAKING***

    At least 12 dead in California bar shooting

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46135459

  18. sh1te man
    College Country Night
    oh god in heaven , what could possibly be the existential threat to students having a night out , or the reason for such a deplorable crime..
    lets look at the likely responses
    hopes and prayers, can’t stop crazy, the right-wing trumper was mentally ill
    nauseating ad infinitum
    guns bought legally last few days .. etc et fucking cetra

  19. Trump waited till after the mid-terms. And now with the Senate he can get just about anyone confirmed, but I bet he picks a squeaky clean icon of justice……Oh wait, hold the presses. Dianne Feinstein just got another letter from Dr. Christine Ford.

  20. very humiliating way to treat sessions, even though it was on the cards
    as phantom said many in GOP will remember that

  21. Paul – mahons is saying: you rumbled me

  22. I don’t know if I said that but I agree with it

    Sessions is a conservative Republican with many friends in the Senate and around the country. He has done nothing that is in any way wrong as AG, he has been treated unfairly.

    If any Republicans develop a spine at some point, this could be a wedge between them and Trump.

  23. Mr. Sessions deserved better than the public humiliations dealt by President Trump. As a Senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions was the first Washington figure of any stature to embrace Mr. Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump wants loyalty up but not down.

    From the Editorial Page of today’s Wall Street Journal, a conservative, pro business, pro Republican newspaper.

    Anyone who is personally loyal to Trump is a fool’s fool. There will be zero loyalty in return.

  24. Time for another Supreme court pick…… 🙂

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-85-has-broken-her-ribs-in-a-fall.html

  25. Sessions was the biggest disappointment. Everyone expected him to do a great job as AG it was a dream of his, his whole career.

    Besides the recusal which I support he did not do his job on 2/3rds of the other issues.

    Bye Bye Jeffy

  26. “Besides the recusal which I support he did not do his job on 2/3rds of the other issues.”

    Such as?

  27. Dismantling internal drug networks, Federal Prosecution of Mandatory Gun Sentences, Prosecution of Government corruption….. etc etc

  28. What should have been done in those areas that Sessions hasn’t done?

  29. You wanted him to persecute Hillary Clinton to make Trump and the baying ” lock her up ” gang happy.

    Lets get real.

  30. no I want the FBI & DOJ officials who broke the Law locked up.

  31. Seamus, on November 8th, 2018 at 3:12 PM Said:
    What should have been done in those areas that Sessions hasn’t done?

    Anything Seamus he did NOTHING in those areas.

  32. What did you want him to do? What specifically would have made the problems better?

  33. NEWS AGENCY DROPS ALL PRETENCE AND BECOMES POLITICAL ADVOCATES.

    Upset over President Trump firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is organizing mass marches.

    The protests are slated for today at 5 PM.

    “It’s happening,” she wrote online. “This is a ‘break the glass in case of emergency’ plan to protect the Mueller investigation.”

    “We knew this would happen at some point,” she added. “The day has arrived.”

  34. She’s not fair and balanced like Sean Hannity

  35. Hannity isn’t fair or balanced and he doesn’t call himself a journalist…. Madcow does.

  36. Seamus, on November 8th, 2018 at 4:03 PM Said:
    What did you want him to do? What specifically would have made the problems better?

    Enforce the Mandatory Sentences that are on the books….. especially on guns.

  37. And Hannity is the biggest star of ” Fox News ”

    BTW who told you that Rachel Maddow is leading any mass marches?

    I don’t see that anywhere. Is this another Puerto Rico truckers thing

  38. “Sessions has sympathetic Republican friends in the Senate who wont like how he has been treated”

    True

    “and will make it hard for Trump to get a lapdog confirmed as the new AG.”

    Nonsense, they will confirm whoever he puts in front of them.

  39. https://news.grabien.com/story-msnbcs-maddow-organizing-street-marches-protest-sessions-fir

  40. I don’t see that anywhere. Is this another Puerto Rico truckers thing

    Every once in awhile you should check Drudge….. I know it’s NOT the NYTs but it is the leading News aggregate in the world.

  41. “Enforce the Mandatory Sentences that are on the books….. especially on guns.”

    In what manner are they not being enforced Patrick? Mandatory sentences are mandatory. It isn’t in the discretion of the Attorney General to do so. It is up to the judge to impose them.

    And there has been a spike in prosecuting gun offences (low level gun offences) since Sessions became AG.

  42. “Every once in awhile you should check Drudge….. I know it’s NOT the NYTs but it is the leading News aggregate in the world.”

    Drudge is inferring that Maddow is organising the protests. She tweeted about a protest march being held. Drudge has – bizarrely – took that to mean she is organising them.

  43. Anyone that commits a crime with a firearm can be charged with the Federal Minnimum Sentence of 5yrs, 15 yrs second offence life 3rd.

    These charges are on the books and not used because they are not PC.

  44. Drudge infers NOTHING he links to stories in other publications…..

  45. “Anyone that commits a crime with a firearm can be charged with the Federal Minnimum Sentence of 5yrs, 15 yrs second offence life 3rd.”

    Most criminal cases are plead out – and generally the threat of those mandatory minimums mean that defendants are more willing to plead.

    Are you suggesting that United States Attorneys should stop offering plea agreements?

  46. “Drudge infers NOTHING he links to stories in other publications…..”

    Ok then. Drudge didn’t. grabienews did. That well known, reputable publication.

  47. The source that drudge links to is entirely unknown to me

    What you wrote is entirely uncorroborated by anything

    Trust, but verify

  48. Are you suggesting that United States Attorneys should stop offering plea agreements?

    on the Gun violations……. YES

  49. Drudge Is a cut and paste guy

    He doesn’t do any reporting

    The fact that something appears on Drudge signifies nothing

  50. Drudge Is a cut and paste guy

    He doesn’t do any reporting

    The fact that something appears on Drudge signifies nothing

  51. It’s corroborated by her own tweet…..

    I never heard of it either, but that’s her twitter account.

  52. “on the Gun violations……. YES”

    You going to pay for it? Do you know how much more money it costs to try a case, compared to plea dealing?

  53. “I never heard of it either, but that’s her twitter account.”

    She tweeted about a protest. That doesn’t mean that she organised it.

  54. NEWS AGGREGATE……..

    In computing, a news aggregator, also termed a feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader, RSS reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as online newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and video blogs (vlogs) in one location for easy viewing.

  55. We are talking about this protest online. I guess that means Patrick van Roy organised the protest.

  56. Seamus, on November 8th, 2018 at 4:38 PM Said:
    “on the Gun violations……. YES”

    You going to pay for it? Do you know how much more money it costs to try a case, compared to plea dealing?

    Money wellspent

  57. If you start locking up EVERY criminal that uses a gun for a minimum of 5yrs in less than 5yrs time very few criminals will carry guns.

  58. Seamus, on November 8th, 2018 at 4:39 PM Said:
    We are talking about this protest online. I guess that means Patrick van Roy organised the protest.

    I didn’t tweet it, or express support….. she did.

  59. “Money wellspent”

    Except it isn’t. Firstly it would be very costly. Secondly it would result in a lower conviction rate.

    1) There simply aren’t enough judgies, juries and attorneys to hear all of these cases. That would result in cases taking years to come to court. Which would be unconstitutional.

    2) It would result in a huge caseload being dumped on the same number of people. The result is that mistakes will likely be made. The result will be acquittals.

    3) It would result in more cases going before a jury. Juries can acquit even when the evidence suggests they shouldn’t.

    In 2015, there were only 1,650 jury convictions, out of 81,000 defendants. The overwhelming majority of the remainder were plea bargins.

    You would waste a lot of money and convict fewer people.

    Money well spent indeed.

  60. “I didn’t tweet it, or express support….. she did.”

    And? Support doesn’t mean organising it either.

    It is simply bollocks to suggest she is organising these protests. Bollocks you have lapped up.

  61. Seamus, on November 8th, 2018 at 4:49 PM Said:
    “Money wellspent”

    Except it isn’t. Firstly it would be very costly. Secondly it would result in a lower conviction rate.

    1) There simply aren’t enough judgies, juries and attorneys to hear all of these cases. That would result in cases taking years to come to court. Which would be unconstitutional.

    2) It would result in a huge caseload being dumped on the same number of people. The result is that mistakes will likely be made. The result will be acquittals.

    3) It would result in more cases going before a jury. Juries can acquit even when the evidence suggests they shouldn’t.

    In 2015, there were only 1,650 jury convictions, out of 81,000 defendants. The overwhelming majority of the remainder were plea bargins.

    You would waste a lot of money and convict fewer people.

    Money well spent indeed.

    No, No, No……

    You would still have plea bargains. Right now these Laws are NOT prosecuted they are ignored. Like an ICE retainer. The suspects aren’t even charged with the violations.

    It would cause an initial spike in incarceration, it would also give prosecutors more leverage over the offender.

    The main effect would be a decrease in criminals using a gun. Which is the goal. It wouldn’t increase anything except the prison population and that would only be an initial increase not a longterm increase.

  62. “The main effect would be a decrease in criminals using a gun.”

    Most criminals aren’t afraid of the criminal justice system – or they have more fear of other criminals than they do of the justice system. They carry a gun because the other guy carries a gun. Convicting more of them won’t have much more of an effect because they will still fear the other guy with the gun more than the judicial system.

    “You would still have plea bargains. Right now these Laws are NOT prosecuted they are ignored. “

    Largely speaking they aren’t. They are being plead out. They plead guilty to a lesser crime so that they don’t get slapped with the conviction with a mandatory minimum sentence. Get rid of that and they don’t plea out.

  63. Largely speaking they aren’t. They are being plead out.

    wrong they are not filed period…… The statutes are ignored. DA’s nationwide pretend these Laws do not exist. No one is charged with them.

    These Laws were passed to do exactly what I described. During the 70s-80s a major campaign against using mandatory Federal Sentencing Laws was engaged in by the left. An unofficial nationwide ban on charging criminals with these crimes was put in place and is followed today.

  64. Because mandatory sentencing is insane. Issue guidelines and allow judges to take all available information into account and pass a fair and proportionate sentence.

  65. I think the mandatory Federal sentencing you refer to relates to Federal prosecutions? Some states have their own mandatory sentencing for a variety of offenses.

  66. I think the chances of going to jail for a gun crime are directly correlated with the amount of pigment in your skin

  67. Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON’T MATCH. Electoral corruption – Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!

    Patrick

    See above tweet from your dreamboat Trump. Tell him that in your mind that the US is not a democracy

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