Trump Suggests That Jeff Sessions Is Missing in Action

Trump Suggests That Jeff Sessions Is Missing in Action September 19, 2018

I don’t know if I’m supposed to feel bad for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or not.

I mean, let’s be honest about this thing: He jumped on the Trump train early, even after seeing Trump’s abusive, petty behavior towards his fellow candidates for the GOP nomination, and a host of laughably bad debate performances.

And no, if you went to a Drudge or Breitbart online poll and voted multiple times for Trump, even before the debate was finished, that doesn’t mean he won the debate. It means you voted multiple times (as did the Russian trolls).

You win when your answers are cogent and detail policy.

Donald Trump was a bad parody as a candidate. Not a single thing he said or did while running for the nomination proved him to have the qualifications to lead a nation.

He was several steps below the guy wearing a rubber boot on his head.

Sessions signed on to this disastrous candidacy, because he saw something in it for himself. He gave Trump legitimacy.

Now that Trump is in office and Sessions got the position in the Cabinet that he’d hoped for, I guess he’s reaping the whirlwind of his early betrayal of sound governance and decency, for the sake of political ambition.

To that point, President Trump took a hard hit at the attorney general on Tuesday.

Trump went into office with no clue what it is the attorney general does. He felt Sessions’ loyalty on the campaign trail would equate to a buffer between himself and any legal trouble his ignorance of our nation’s laws or the Constitution would bring to his doorstep.

“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad,” Trump told Hill.TV in an extensive and freewheeling interview Tuesday from the Oval Office.

The problem?

Sessions stepped away from the Russia probe, out of an abundance of caution. His own pre-election contact with Russian officials became a problem, so he left his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, in charge of all things Russia related.

He could have easily related that contact to his work as a sitting senator, at the time.

Trump hasn’t been able to let that one go. No doubt, the ethics of the situation have been explained to him, but he’s a 72 year old man who has lived an unethical life. He has no respect for ethics, especially if they prevent him from having his way.

Sessions thought he was getting the attorney general spot, while he was expected to be Trump’s enforcer.

In going after Sessions, the president further suggested that it wasn’t just the Russia probe that he held against his attorney general.

“I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this,” he said.

“I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. He was the first senator that endorsed me. And he wanted to be attorney general, and I didn’t see it,” he said.

“And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.”

Yet, he was confirmed.

An FBI letter to a Sessions aide suggested that there was no real reason for Sessions to recuse himself.

“I recused myself not because of any asserted wrongdoing on my part during the campaign,” Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee last April. “But because a Department of Justice regulation, 28 CFR 45.2, required it.”

So he tried to do the right thing, as he perceived it to be, but he’d attached his name and reputation to a vile, petulant man-baby.

Jeff Sessions is a man with no friends.

South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham has gone so far as to suggest that Sessions should be removed, in order to put someone in whose first loyalty is to Donald Trump.

That should worry people, a lot.

“The president’s entitled to having an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that is qualified for the job, and I think there will come a time sooner rather than later where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice. Clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn’t have the confidence of the president,” Graham said.

When the knives in Washington come out, they come out, don’t they?

Frankly, Graham is a hypocrite.

He wasn’t always so accepting of Trump.

You were right the first time, Senator.

So is Trump going to fire Sessions and get some sleazy “fixer” in to turn the nation away from a nation of laws and into a complete kakistocracy?

“We’ll see what happens. A lot of people have asked me to do that. And I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did,” he said, referring to the recusal decision.

It’s not unfair. You sound like a child.

“And my worst enemies, I mean, people that, you know, are on the other side of me in a lot of ways, including politically, have said that was a very unfair thing he did.”

He concluded: “We’ll see how it goes with Jeff. I’m very disappointed in Jeff. Very disappointed.”

I’m sure he is disappointed.

He’s also getting desperate, as his recent moves have proven.

As special counsel Robert Mueller seems to be drawing the circle in tighter, the chance of exposing just how corrupt Trump may be draws closer to reality.

So make your moves, Mr. President. Maybe you’ll get lucky.

Or maybe we will.

 

 

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  • IllinoisPatriot

    I don’t feel sorry for Jeff Sessions or anyone else that has worked (or is working) for Trump. They knew what kind of a person he was before they accepted the job (or asked for it in Session’s case). They went in with their eyes open. If their judgement (of people, of morals, of ethics, of politics, etc) is so bad that they would take a job after meeting with Trump and being exposed first-hand to his immaturity and petulance, they deserve the personal destruction they have coming to them. Better their bad judgement be exposed now than allowing them to continue hiding behind the veneer of “good judgement” they’ve hidden behind to get this far.

    If there is any good coming from Trump (and I’m really reaching here), it’s that he continues to expose those with bad judgement and questionable morals/ethics/leadership for the divisive, selfish, unworthy individuals they are. It’s that he’s exposing the entire GOP party as unworthy to lead our nation and actually starting to make the Democrats and the Media look honorable and misjudged for the last few decades. It’s too bad Trump did no choose to actually run as the Democrat he’s always been.

    In his own reality, the punk feels lucky, “Dirty Harry” Mueller notwithstanding. Or perhaps that just entitlement he’s feeling.

    What I DO know is that regardless of whatever fear-mongering is thrown out by the GOP, I will not be voting for them. Whether I vote Democrat for the first time in my life in an effort to remove GOP politicians from office remains to be seen.

    If the GOP continues to fail to distinguish themselves from the Democrat policies, I might as well vote Democrat – at least it will count, will count as a non-vote for the GOP, and may give me minimal satisfaction that my non-vote for the GOP WAS a vote for the Democrat. Besides, it’s not like a non-vote gets counted or like there’s any real policy difference between the two parties anymore. I’m likely better off fighting against the would-be tyrant and those that enable him than fighting against those that want to at least keep the republic but have been brainwashed by liberalism and socialism/communism. At least the socialists/communists are less likely to sic their private-police force on me and those that continue to fight for liberty, meaning that there WILL be another election after 2018/2020.

  • TinnyWhistler

    Vermin Supreme 2020

  • Marcion

    It’s funny to watch the Trump administration implode due to massive corruption, but it’s important to remember that Trump himself is immune to the law. Nothing Mueller uncovers will make the Republican supreme court allow a Republican president to be indicted, and there are too many Republicans in the senate for him to be convicted even if an impeachment happens. The only way to get rid of him is by doing politics.

  • IllinoisPatriot

    Trump is doing more than just “suggest” Sessions is missing in action.

    Trump is openly claiming that he has no AG at all.

    It appears that in Trump’s mind, the ONLY job of the AG is to act as the President’s legal-attack dog (ala the “fixer’s” he’s had all his life – wiling to take whatever dirty or sleazy action or make any threat of lawsuit is required to intimidate those that would hold Trump accountable into silence: that includes gag-orders and NDA’s that Trump does not sign or (apparently) even know about listing Trump as one of the parties.

    I expect that as soon as the November elections are over and if the GOP retains their majority, Trump will be replacing most of this current semi-functional cabinet with sleazy crony yes-men that he has surrounded himself with all his life. Once he has no more need of his cult, the cult can (and will) be tossed aside in the name of “getting things done” – in this case: “getting things done to set up the Trump dynasty as above the law for life”.

    So far, we’ve heard rumors that Mattis will be out at DOD just after the new year, Sessions will likely be out at AG to make way for a more compliant AG that will end the Mueller probe (with the political cover of the spineless Trumplicans that have sworn personal loyalty in order to avoid direct attacks from Trump’s twit (ing) fingers). Pompeo will likely be gone as well at Sec State since Trump will need a scapegoat to explain why his foreign policy of insults and threats is collapsing. The intelligence community is reported to be on the verge of revolt because of Trump’s abuse of his declassification authority to try to discredit the Mueller probe before the Mueller probe uncovers the dirt Trump is trying to keep hidden.

    Shoes are dropping every week. Trump’s denials are already becoming threadbare and unbelievable.

    If the desperation of the GOP this election is actually warranted and the Democrats take one or both houses of Congress, I really do expect impeachment proceedings to be initiated. I think by then, enough GOP Senators may be tired enough of Trump to convict if the evidence is convincing. If they do not convict based on convincing evidence, I think the voter backlash will become deafening.

    I’m especially curious to see what impact NeverTrump (principled voters that vote character over party) will have this election. I’m anticipating major losses for the GOP because of Trump and the GOP’s lack of pushback against Trump.