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Sessions resigns....
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mn_archer 07-Nov-18
NvaGvUp 07-Nov-18
slade 07-Nov-18
NvaGvUp 07-Nov-18
mn_archer 07-Nov-18
JL 07-Nov-18
HA/KS 07-Nov-18
scentman 07-Nov-18
HDE 07-Nov-18
2bears1757 07-Nov-18
Solo 07-Nov-18
Jeff Durnell 07-Nov-18
JTV 07-Nov-18
Norseman 07-Nov-18
slade 07-Nov-18
Michael 07-Nov-18
JTV 07-Nov-18
slade 07-Nov-18
JTV 07-Nov-18
Thumper 07-Nov-18
Coyote 65 08-Nov-18
Hunting5555 08-Nov-18
NvaGvUp 08-Nov-18
JTV 08-Nov-18
Your fav poster 09-Nov-18
Spike Bull 09-Nov-18
Bentstick81 09-Nov-18
TD 09-Nov-18
From: mn_archer
07-Nov-18
I get news updates on my phone and I just had an urgent update that Jeff sessions has resigned. can anyone confirm this if its on any of the channels?

From: NvaGvUp
07-Nov-18
I saw talk he was planning to resign at year's end a couple of days ago.

From: slade
07-Nov-18
Confirmed, the worthless quisling is gone.

From: NvaGvUp
07-Nov-18
COTR has the story.

Trump has appointed Matthew G. Whitaker, Session Chief of Staff as Acting AG in the interim.

From: mn_archer
07-Nov-18

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From: JL
07-Nov-18
Like anything else in DC...I suspect he was "invited" to resign. That is how it was done in the military with senior personnel....except it was invited to retire instead.

From: HA/KS
07-Nov-18

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From: scentman
07-Nov-18
Trump is getting ready for the investigafion onslaught... start with stolen valor pencil neck. Keep your cupboards stocked with popcorn, its going to get interesting.

From: HDE
07-Nov-18
Well, with all their time spent "investigating", they won't have time to really screw things up.

Just put a new tax cut under their nose and tell them it is to impeach Trump and they'll sign off on it.

From: 2bears1757
07-Nov-18
+1 HDE... Gridlock=Your Constitutional rights preserved.

From: Solo
07-Nov-18
lol...HDE...

From: Jeff Durnell
07-Nov-18
Trump is always thinking 2-3 steps ahead. Did you hear him in the press conference today? I'm paraphrasing.... 'If the dems in the house choose to investigate, subpoena, and impeach rather than work together for the American people, we can go that route too, and we'll win. I've got a lot more on them than they have on me. It would just be a waste to go that route.'

He's gonna appoint a pit bull. A lot of Dems, Justice dpt members, and some in the media should be concerned, imo. I hope he fries them to a crisp. Time for justice.

From: JTV
07-Nov-18
Good news... Sessions was worthless.... his next appointment to the AG wont be a wimp ... live and learn ... Maybe Trump will keep this new guy on board if he's that good ..

From: Norseman
07-Nov-18
Sessions Fired!

From: slade
07-Nov-18
Rosenstein is out by the end of the week, the Nancy and the progressive lemmings have been put on notice, the harpies and effeminate girly men blather will tone down significantly.

From: Michael
07-Nov-18
Rumor has it Ratcliffe is on the short list for AG.

From: JTV
07-Nov-18
Rosenstein was at the Whitehouse today .... time to end this witch hunt

From: slade
07-Nov-18
The stupid fools are learning the Art of the Deal, leave on your own with your pension or leave disgraced and investigated.

From: JTV
07-Nov-18

JTV's Link
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gregg-jarrett-trump-did-the-right-thing-by-telling-jeff-sessions-youre-fired

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions – who at long last turned in his resignation Wednesday after it was justifiably requested by President Trump – did more damage to the Trump presidency and to the nation than any public official in modern history. He clearly deserved to be fired long ago.

As I wrote in a column last month calling for his firing, Sessions was the personification of misfeasance or nonfeasance. His actions, or lack thereof, were born of incompetence. He rarely exhibited the kind of leadership skills that are demanded of the nation’s leading law enforcement official.

More often than not, Sessions was missing in action. As President Trump quite accurately remarked in a recent interview, “I don’t have an attorney general.” This is the reason Sessions was finally, if belatedly, shown the door. America and the president of the United States both deserve to have a functioning Justice Department and a competent attorney general.

There are many well-documented examples of Sessions’ ineffectiveness and incompetence.

The now-former attorney general ignored pleas from members of Congress to reopen the Hillary Clinton email investigation, including the former secretary of state’s destruction of documents under congressional subpoena.

Incredibly, Sessions refused to present compelling evidence of possible criminality by Clinton to a federal grand jury. And he never initiated an investigation into Clinton’s role in paying for Russian information that was then fed to the FBI for the sole purpose of damaging her political opponent, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

When evidence emerged that top officials at the FBI abused their positions of power to launch an investigation of Trump-Russia “collusion” without probable cause or an “articulable factual basis” – as required under FBI guidelines – Sessions failed to take aggressive action against those officials who may well have violated the law with impunity.

Sessions should have ordered that a grand jury examine the conduct of fired FBI Director James Comey – along with the conduct of disgraced FBI and Justice Department officials Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and others – to see if their highly questionable actions on the Clinton email scandal and other matters rose to the level of criminal conduct.

When it was learned that officials at the FBI and Justice Department concealed vital information and allegedly deceived judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in order to gain a warrant to wiretap a Trump campaign associate, Sessions did absolutely nothing about it. Instead, he obstructed lawful subpoenas issued by Congress, hiding evidence and covering up suspected wrongdoing.

Sessions’ committed multiple mistakes that led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate baseless and absurd charges that the Trump campaign and Russia worked together to elect Trump.

Sessions mistakes are too numerous to list here, but I have documented them in detail in my best-selling book “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump.”

At the outset, the attorney general wrongfully disqualified himself from any involvement in the Mueller probe, citing a federal regulation that had no relevance or application. Recusal pertains to criminal cases – not to counterintelligence probes, which is what the Russia inquiry was when Sessions recused himself. Inexplicably, Sessions misunderstood the regulations.

When he testified before Congress, Sessions admitted he set his recusal in motion on his first day in office. He never advised President Trump of his intentions, betraying the president’s trust and poisoning their relationship from the outset. If not for Sessions’ deceit, it is unlikely that a special counsel would have ever been appointed.

Instead, Sessions’ replacement in overseeing the Russia case, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, took it upon himself to appoint Robert Mueller to preside over the probe. This played neatly into the scheme admittedly devised by Comey, who just happened to be Mueller’s close friend and long-time professional ally.

The appointment of Mueller was illegitimate. It should have never happened.

First, there must be a conflict of interest for a special counsel to be appointed. But since Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation, no conflict of interest existed.

Second, a suspected crime must be identified in the order appointing a special counsel. Yet, no crime was ever stated. In defiance of the law, the Muller probe turned into an investigation in search of a crime – looking for something – anything – to justify its existence.

The blame for this costly mess that has distracted our entire nation and taken up the time of Trump administration officials from their work on behalf of the American people rests squarely on Sessions’ shoulders.

As I noted in my book, President Trump – or any president, for that matter – deserves an attorney general who is forthright about his intentions, not someone who concealed his plan to step aside from a major investigation that would surely impact the new administration.

Sessions’ deception also deprived him of Trump’s confidence and trust, which are essential to the job of attorney general. This ethical impropriety rendered Sessions unfit to serve.

It was no secret that Sessions would be fired after the midterm elections. President Trump had frequently expressed his impatience, disgust and frustration with his incompetent attorney general.

Yet, like Captain Renault in the classic film “Casablanca,” many in the media feigned shock at the announcement. Immediately, their hysterical overreaction took root.

Some claimed with certainty that this was an effort by Trump to obstruct the Mueller investigation because they contended that newly named Acting Attorney General, Mark G. Whitaker –Sessions’ chief of staff – would supplant Rosenstein in overseeing the probe.

No one bothered to mention that Rosenstein needs to be replaced in that role because of his own disqualifying conflict of interest. He is a key witness in the very case over which he presides, in violation of both federal regulations and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

The outrage among the anti-Trump media was deafening Wednesday when Sessions’ dismissal was announced. They seemed oblivious to the fact that Cabinet changes following an election are not uncommon historically.

When President Richard Nixon was re-elected in 1972, he asked for and received the resignations of all members of his Cabinet, although he ended up retaining quite a few of them.

In 1979, all members of President Jimmy Carter’s White House staff and Cabinet secretaries tendered their resignations as part of a reshaping of the Carter administration before the 1980 presidential election. In all, Carter fired four Cabinet secretaries.

In fact, from 1945 until President Trump was inaugurated, 19 Cabinet secretaries were sacked by presidents.

Of course, it is always newsworthy when the head of a federal department is terminated. But the media’s unhinged reaction on Wednesday that nefarious designs are afoot is yet another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome – the irrational and paranoid reaction to everything President Trump does.

The anti-Trump media’s visceral hatred and abiding contempt directed against the president are so acute that these feelings impair all reasoned judgment. They no longer pretend to be fair, objective or neutral. They assume the worst and often ignore the obvious.

It was obvious that Sessions deserved to be fired long ago. Indeed, in a column I wrote 14 months ago headlined “Sessions should resign, but not before taking action against Clinton, Comey and Rice,” I recounted all of the attorney general’s failures of deed and character. I urged him to resign so as to restore some semblance of integrity to the Department of Justice. Had he left then, the damage he has wrought since would have been minimized.

It will take time and strong leadership for the Justice Department to regain the credibility it has squandered under Sessions’ notorious reign.

President Trump should be commended for taking action to right the ship. Whomever he nominates for the permanent position of attorney general will be challenged to repair the considerable damage Sessions has left in his wake.

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, would be an excellent choice to replace Sessions. A leading member of the House Judiciary Committee, he is a former U.S. attorney who also served as chief of anti-terrorism and national security for the Eastern District of Texas in the Department of Justice.

Ratcliffe is well acquainted with the suspected corruption at the FBI and Justice Department. He would end the persistent cover-ups and would work assiduously to uphold the rule of law, while holding accountable those who broke it."

From: Thumper
07-Nov-18
That was quick, draining the swamp and didn't even effect the the mid-term elections..........lol!

From: Coyote 65
08-Nov-18
It appears that the only thing Sessions did was draw a salary.

Terry

From: Hunting5555
08-Nov-18
I loved President Trumps comment when ask about the House investigating him..... "If they want to do that, two can play that game." I'll guarantee you he has way more on them than they do on him. Cause if they had anything on him, they would have already played that card!

From: NvaGvUp
08-Nov-18
It seems Sessions in considering running for his old Senate seat in 2020.

If he does, it should be an easy pick up for the GOP, as Doug Jones only won because the GOP ran a horrible candidate.

From: JTV
08-Nov-18

JTV's Link
This will piss off the Dems for sure ...lol ..

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/11/08/acting-ag-matt-whitaker-wont-recuse-russiagate-investigation/

09-Nov-18
So much for you constitutionalists. The appointment of Whitaker is unconstitutional. It clearly states the attorney general must be said it approved. The fonders required it and the Constitution requires it.

But sure, adhere to the constitution so long as it doesn’t interfere with your agenda. Right?

09-Nov-18
Idiot, stop regurgitating talking points. The President has the authority to make temporary appointments, over 200 days in length, to fill a need while he considers his next nominee.

From: Bentstick81
09-Nov-18
That's it yfp. Jump right into the STUPID barrel again. You need to listen to Mark Levin's radio show. He explained this very point, but, Na, you have all the answers. YA RIGHT!!! What an idiot. This is what happens when an idiot comes on here, with one thing in mind, "just stir the $hit". He becomes the fool. Like i said before putz. I enjoy watching you do all the work, hanging yourself. PRICELESS!!! 8^))))

From: TD
09-Nov-18

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