Jeff Sessions

How Trump’s Insane Cyberbullying of Jeff Sessions Could Be His Undoing

The president probably should have consulted the Constitution, or at least the Senate, before he began his multi-day effort to shame his attorney general into resignation. “I think we are moving inexorably toward a constitutional crisis,” as one constitutional lawyer put it.<p>As <b>Donald Trump’s</b> public …

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Donald Trump turns on Jeff Sessions — and the far right finally begins to see the president they elected

Now that Trump is tormenting his most loyal follower on a daily basis, others around him can only wonder who's next<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions is so committed to his draconian white nationalist agenda that he’s willing to allow the president of the United States to repeatedly humiliate, …

Liberal POV

Trump is a coward. At least it limits the damage he does

Despite all the bluster, insults and bullying, Donald Trump is too scared to fire Jeff Sessions, instead subjecting him to a dripfeed of humiliation<p>• Jill Abramson is a political columnist for the Guardian<p>Like most bullies, Donald Trump is really a coward.<p>Although he spent a dozen seasons on “The …

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Donald Trump Doesn't Want Loyalty – He Wants Fealty

Jeff Sessions is just the latest example of how joining Trump's circle means signing away your dignity<p>I still remember my surprise when Jeff Sessions …

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Why Jeff Sessions Can Tell Trump to Kiss His Ring

For the attorney general, the policies are more important than any mere bullying president. (Plus, as A.G., he’s harder to prosecute.) “If I were in his shoes, I’d tell the White House, ‘Shut the fuck up. If you lose me, you lose a lot more than you can imagine,’” one consultant put it.<p><b>Jeff …

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Republican Senators Steamed Over Trump Attacks Back Sessions

WASHINGTON — Republican senators have Attorney General Jeff Sessions' back.<p>The GOP lawmakers are furious over President Donald Trump's escalating attacks on their former colleague and are letting the attorney general — and the public — know that they stand with Sessions in the face of the …

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Sessions' powerful friends stand up to Trump

The attorney general's former colleagues in Congress, as well as conservative allies, publicly questioned the president's attacks on Sessions.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ supporters in Congress and the conservative movement pressed forward Wednesday with a loose-knit but determined effort to …

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If Trump wants to fire Jeff Sessions, let him – it would be a gift to America

Far from opening the door to a more loathsome attorney general, Sessions’ dismissal would probably mean more headaches for Trump – and relief from persecution for millions<p>Donald Trump has spent the past few days publicly throwing his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, under a bus, apparently furious …

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Bannon convinced Jeff Sessions to endorse Trump, and Sessions worried his career in the Republican Party might end because of it

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon helped convince Attorney General Jeff Sessions to endorse Donald Trump in the 2016 election despite Sessions' worries that the endorsement could be the end of his political career, a new book revealed.<p>As Joshua Green wrote in "Devil's Bargain," Sessions, …

Elections

The norms of government are collapsing before our eyes

The news is being reported on split screen as if the one big story in Washington is disconnected from the other. But President Trump’s lawless threats against Attorney General Jeff Sessions have a lot in common with the Senate’s reckless approach to the health coverage of tens of millions of …

Opinion

Trump's anti-Sessions tweets dismay Alabama's Republicans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in blood-red Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart to be a home state hero.<p>Trump's near-daily Twitter humiliation of …

Politics

Trump rips Sessions, even as AG attends White House meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The one-sided feud between President Donald Trump and his attorney general persisted Wednesday, even as a battered Jeff Sessions trudged ahead with his Justice Department duties.<p>Less than an hour after Sessions was deposited at the White House by a black SUV for routine meetings …

Politics

Trump And Congress Are Probably On A Collision Course Over Russia

The conventional wisdom is that Congress will blink; here’s why I’m not quite so sure.<p>President Trump’s outburst against Attorney General Jeff …

Politics

Rep. Brooks offers to drop out of Alabama Senate race to clear way for Sessions

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who is in danger of missing a GOP primary runoff in Alabama's Senate race, has offered to drop out of the contest to make way for under-fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reclaim his old seat in Congress' upper chamber.<p>Brooks' proposal would involve all nine candidates …

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Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

The ‘alt-right’ website is not happy with the president’s recent attacks on Jeff Sessions – perhaps a sign that it senses a betrayal of its white nationalist agenda<p>If anything has been predictable in the chaos of the early Trump presidency, it’s the unstinting support he has received from Breitbart …

News (U.S.)

Trumpocalypse: A Nightmare From Which There’s No Normal Exit

The attempted purging of Jeff Sessions indicates that Trump meant nothing he said about American sovereignty and economic well-being<p>Ever since …

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Jeff Sessions Will Reportedly Announce A Crack Down On Leaks Amid Continued Trump Attacks

Leaks have been a constant source of woe for Donald Trump’s White House, and as he tries to get a grip on his presidency, his administration is increasingly cracking down on that flow of unauthorized information. First new Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci threatened to “fire everybody” …

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Jeff Sessions Is Getting Dumped Like Marla Maples—Only Worse

The president’s second wife learned of her own divorce from a tabloid. Now the attorney general is watching his own relationship status flaming out publicly and humiliatingly.<p>In recent days, Donald Trump’s public swipes at Attorney General Jeff Sessions have escalated from thesaurus-aided jabs …

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Trump Actually Likes Making People’s Lives Hell, As Sessions Is Finding Out

Trump — famous for firing people on TV — doesn't relish doing so in real life. But that doesn't mean he doesn't have a particular skill set to get them to resign.<p>Call it the bully pulpit.<p>Donald Trump may not have a taste for firing people, but he does relish making the lives of those who have …

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What Donald Trump’s battle of wills with Jeff Sessions teaches you about a difficult boss

President Donald Trump seems to be signaling — in interviews and on Twitter — that he wants to get rid of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump said on Tuesday he is “disappointed” in Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. “We will see what happens,” Trump said. “Time will …

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Congress Must Defend the Rule of Law

McConnell and Ryan must raise the stakes for firing the special counsel.<p>If President Donald Trump fires his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, it will almost certainly lead to a dangerous national crisis. The two people in Washington who can do the most to reduce that risk are House Speaker Paul Ryan …

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In Trump-Sessions Impasse, Aides Urge President to Back Off

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was about 45 minutes into a routine meeting Wednesday morning at the White House with fellow cabinet members when President Donald Trump, from another part of the building, took to Twitter.<p>“Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe,” whom the …

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Budowsky: Let’s discuss impeachment

Today President Trump berates, insults, attacks, undermines and humiliates Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsBudowsky: Let’s discuss …

Government

Krauthammer: Trump will damage his presidency when he forces out Jeff Sessions

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become a “dead man walking,” but added that President Donald Trump will only hurt his presidency when he gets rid of the embattled head of the Justice Department.<p>“Look, I think the bottom line is that …

Conservative POV

Trump and Sessions: How relations soured

Donald Trump has called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "beleaguered" and said he wouldn't have hired him had he known that Sessions would later recuse himself from ongoing investigations into Russia's meddling in the US election.<p>But there was a time when the two conservative politicians were …

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Republicans are offering full-throated denouncements of Trump’s military transgender ban

2 min read<p>Published 12m ago on<p>by Will Drabold<p>shareemail<p>Published 12m ago on<p>by Will Drabold<p><b>WASHINGTON</b> — Hours after President Donald Trump’s surprise …

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Trump continues attack on AG Jeff Sessions in new tweets

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First on CNN: Democratic senator to urge review of Sessions' recusal

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Democratic senator is sending a letter to the Justice Department, asking whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal from investigations into the 2016 presidential election when he recommended the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.<p>Sen. Chris Coons, who sits on the …

Government

Trump's psychological abuse of Jeff Sessions could backfire

Speaking at the Boy Scout Jamboree Monday night, President Donald Trump claimed to prize one Scout virtue: "We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that," he said. But with him, loyalty is something it is better to receive than to give. Ask Jeff Sessions.<p>He was the first U.S. senator to …

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The Future of AG Jeff Sessions: Charlie Rose

President Trump continues to fuel speculation that he will fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In other political news, the Senate voted this …

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