Jeff Sessions Lets Cops Be Robbers

Jeff Sessions Lets Cops Be Robbers

Jeff Sessions Lets Cops Be Robbers

A new attorney general, uncumbered by Mr Sessions' Russia recusal, would have the power to fire the special prosector investigating the issue.

Trump said he wants the AG to be "much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies" - which Sessions is going after.

"Attorney-General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!" At one point Monday, Trump referred to Sessions in a Twitter post as "our beleagured A.G".

In a statement Wednesday, he called President Donald Trump's recent criticism of Sessions "public waterboarding", and Sessions himself "one of the greatest people Alabama has ever produced". "He should not have recused himself nearly immediately after he took office".

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will launch an investigation into unauthorized releases of classified and sensitive information to the media, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said in an interview on Wednesday.

USA presidents normally go to great pains to avoid being seen as influencing ongoing or possible investigations, making Trump's attacks on Sessions all the more extraordinary.

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Karl Rove reacted on "Happening Now", telling Jon Scott that the Trump White House would face another long stint of controversy if Sessions is fired or forced out. He didn't directly address the matter, instead saying, "I'm very disappointed in the attorney general, but we will see what happens".

Current and former Justice Department officials also said they hope Sessions would resist Trump's pressures and defend the department's independence.

"Look, the president gets to decide", Ryan said. Is he going to throw away his decades of service in the Senate for six months as attorney general, after which history will record that he was essentially shamed into resigning by the president?

"You can be disappointed in someone but still want them to continue to do their job", Sanders said.

He added, "The most conservative Republican senators I have spoken to in private are disgusted by this".

In Trump's world, then, a president names an attorney general primarily to ensure that Justice does not interfere with the president, rather than to ensure that justice itself runs its course. "I imagine that whatever career folks think of the [attorney general's] policies, there will be stronger support for him as he represents the institution against an attack on [institutional] norms".

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