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The Justice Department Says Attorney General Jeff Sessions Did Not Disclose His Meetings With Russian Officals

It’s being alleged that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to properly disclose meetings with Russian officials. Who’s making this allegation? Well, that’d be the U.S. Justice Department.<p>According to a new report from CNN, the DOJ says Sessions did not disclose that he met Russian ambassador …

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Trump Can’t Add Things Up

We’re now getting a feel for what it was like to work in a business run by Donald Trump.<p>His budget is out, and it predicts we will have super-duper, excellent, great — no, <i>huge</i> — economic growth based on monster tax cuts for the rich and cuts in spending that will leave the poor with no money to buy …

Opinion

Jeff Sessions Should Scare You

Imagine Donald Trump, but more competent. Clever, even. Imagine all the retrograde views and delusions about the state of the country and who its …

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Jeff Sessions Effectively Cuts Funding for Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Justice Department in a Monday memo to require that U.S. jurisdictions comply with immigration enforcement …

Immigration

GOP rep: Sessions should have known to disclose Russia meetings

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Republican congressman said Wednesday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should have known better than to fail to disclose meetings with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance.<p>The Justice Department told CNN that Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador …

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Sessions failed to disclose Russian meetings on security forms

Rachel Maddow reports the latest in a string of failures by Donald Trump staffers failing to disclose meetings with Russians, in this case Jeff …

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Cruz flips Franken attacks to fuel new push for campaign cash | Politics

After holding his fire for several days, Cruz hit back at Franken in an interview with Politico on Wednesday, slamming Franken’s decision to …

Elections

Jeff Sessions’ tough-on-crime schtick does not apply to white-collar criminals

Ten days after reinstating draconian sentencing rules in drug cases, Sessions let a megabank skate on money-laundering.<p>The government has agreed not …

Liberal POV

Warren: McConnell 'finally said hello to me'

“He finally said hello to me,” Warren exclaims in an interview for Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, “Chelsea,” streaming Friday.<p>“I said hello to …

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Ex-US attorney interviewed for FBI job: report

Ken Wainstein served as homeland security adviser in the Bush administration.

Government

Jeff Sessions just added even more smoke to the Trump-Russia story

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to properly disclose his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a security clearance application, CNN reported on Wednesday night.<p>Sessions attributed the oversight to advice he received from an FBI employee who helped him fill out the form. …

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Jeff Sessions's Agenda for the Civil-Rights Division

The Trump administration's budget envisions staff reductions and a diminished focus on traditional civil-rights enforcement.<p>President Trump’s proposed budget assumes a major reduction of staff in the civil-rights division, the section of the Justice Department charged with enforcing laws against …

Rights & Freedoms

Foreign Requests for Evidence Spike as Sessions’s Justice Department to Help More With Bribery and Corruption Cases Abroad

The cross-border nature of financial fraud has heightened the need for partnerships between regulators and prosecutors in different countries.

Corruption

Reince Priebus Sweating Secret Comey Memos, White House Sources Say

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is nervous about what could be in store for him if the former FBI director reveals more details of his secret memos.<p>President Donald Trump isn’t the only one in the White House who could be caught in a compromising position by James Comey’s secret memos. …

The White House

This 1980s-era letter from Jeff Sessions is a peek into his scorched-earth crime-fighting policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has maintained his tough-on-crime posturing and disdain for liberal criminal-justice policies since his early days as a US attorney under the Reagan administration, a decades-old letter unearthed by The New Republic shows.<p>Though Sessions was then just a federal …

Justice

Trump’s budget is hiding a ‘radical’ change in immigration law — and it could mean war for sanctuary cities

The Trump administration tucked into its 1,284-page budget proposal appendix a new plan to compel cities and counties to assist federal authorities in detaining and deporting unauthorized immigrants.<p>The budget proposal was released Tuesday and has already garnered bipartisan criticism, with …

Immigration

Jeff Sessions May Be Tough On Crime, But States Want Fewer Prisoners

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s tough-on-crime policies are drawing criticism from civil rights groups and lawmakers. But his efforts also face an …

Prison

Images of Jeff Sessions in KKK robes projected onto Justice Department, FBI buildings

Images of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wearing the robes and hood of a Ku Klux Klan member were projected onto the headquarters of the …

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Amid the Chaos, Trump’s Appointees Push His Agenda

For those who hope (or fear) that the Trump Administration has been shell-shocked by the Russia scandals and paralyzed by the health-care mess, the past fortnight offers bracing reminders of the enduring power of the Presidency. The executive branch is a huge bureaucracy, which lumbers forward, …

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Jeff Sessions Supports Mandatory Minimums.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) There is no question about where Jeff Sessions stands regarding nonviolent offenders…or should we say …

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Jeff Sessions wants to revive the war on drugs, but that could actually lead to more violence

For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the only way to assure a safer America and reverse rising violent crime rates is to lock up as many drug offenders as possible.<p>Earlier this month, he directed federal prosecutors to charge suspects with the most serious offense that can be proved, a return to …

Justice

Trump’s call with the Philippines president reveals a lot about his administration’s drug policy

Trump congratulated Duterte for doing an “unbelievable job.”<p>The Trump administration has made a point of reinvigorating the war on drugs in an …

Philippines

More Dangerous Than Trump

Tangled in self-inflicted chaos, President Donald Trump has been unable to accomplish much during his first four months in office. His signature …

U.S. Attorney General

Sessions's Climbdown on Sanctuary Cities

The administration backed away from its aggressive January order punishing jurisdictions that limit collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions pulled back on President Trump’s January executive order cracking down on “sanctuary cities” …

Immigration

What Trump’s Ideal Justice Department Would Look Like

The president’s budget proposal calls for the hiring of more prosecutors, more immigration judges, and more federal marshals.<p>President Trump’s proposed budget would steer the Justice Department toward his administration’s austere vision of federal law enforcement, setting aside hundreds of millions …

Immigration

Justice Department asks in budget proposal that cities be forced to detain illegal immigrants

The Justice Department is pushing as a part of its budget proposal to change federal law so that local jurisdictions can be forced to detain suspected illegal immigrants upon request.<p>The move would give the administration far more leeway to make good on its promise to crack down on “sanctuary …

Immigration

13 More Major Fake News Stories In Five Months Of Trump’s Presidency

We are merely five months into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and still in the midst of a fake news epidemic. It has grown more subtle and …

Journalism

Former DOJ official says Jeff Sessions could learn a thing or two from Fox's new cops show

(The Marshall Project) — At the end of my 30-year career in policing, I served in the Obama Administration as director of the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.<p>The COPS Office is charged with partnering with police agencies across the country to advance community …

Policing

The FRONTLINE Interview: Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella is a former spokesman for Breitbart News and the founder and CEO of the Washington communications firm Endeavor Strategies.<p>Once a top …

Republican Party

Sessions hearing rescheduled for June

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no longer appearing before two congressional committees this week.<p>The Senate Appropriations hearing has been rescheduled for June.<p>Sessions was scheduled to testify before House and Senate appropriations subcommittees on Wednesday and Thursday to talk about …

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