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Title: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Solar on November 07, 2018, 11:51:58 AM
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has resigned, ending a tortured relationship with President Trump and opening what could be historic fight over the sprawling criminal investigation that has clouded his White House tenure.

In a letter delivered to the White House, Sessions wrote that he was submitting his resignation at the request of President Trump, who has been highly critical of his attorney general since he recused himself last year from overseeing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions wrote that he had been honored to serve as attorney general and sought to uphold the rule of law. “I came to work at the Department of Justice everyday determined to do my duty and serve my country,” he wrote. “I have done so to the best of my ability.”

Trump long had wanted Sessions gone but he resisted forcing him out until after the midterm election. Session’s resignation almost certainly gets ahead of his being fired by the president.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-sessions-resigns-20181107-story.html
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Solar on November 07, 2018, 11:54:53 AM
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We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well....
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Rotwang on November 07, 2018, 11:58:24 AM
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has resigned, ending a tortured relationship with President Trump and opening what could be historic fight over the sprawling criminal investigation that has clouded his White House tenure.

In a letter delivered to the White House, Sessions wrote that he was submitting his resignation at the request of President Trump, who has been highly critical of his attorney general since he recused himself last year from overseeing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions wrote that he had been honored to serve as attorney general and sought to uphold the rule of law. “I came to work at the Department of Justice everyday determined to do my duty and serve my country,” he wrote. “I have done so to the best of my ability.”

Trump long had wanted Sessions gone but he resisted forcing him out until after the midterm election. Session’s resignation almost certainly gets ahead of his being fired by the president.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-sessions-resigns-20181107-story.html


HOORAY !!!!

The Senate will confirm his replacement - no problem.

The TRAITORS in the Senate are gone (that means Flake and you, McCain).
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Rotwang on November 07, 2018, 12:02:53 PM
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We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well....


President Donald J Trump has finally discovered the Trump Train has OVERDRIVE !!
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: kdavis on November 07, 2018, 12:31:55 PM
The way I look at it, Trump is getting rid of another southerner or heartlander. We need more of those not less. I will be looking to see who the replacement is.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: supsalemgr on November 07, 2018, 01:04:02 PM
Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has resigned, ending a tortured relationship with President Trump and opening what could be historic fight over the sprawling criminal investigation that has clouded his White House tenure.

In a letter delivered to the White House, Sessions wrote that he was submitting his resignation at the request of President Trump, who has been highly critical of his attorney general since he recused himself last year from overseeing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Sessions wrote that he had been honored to serve as attorney general and sought to uphold the rule of law. “I came to work at the Department of Justice everyday determined to do my duty and serve my country,” he wrote. “I have done so to the best of my ability.”

Trump long had wanted Sessions gone but he resisted forcing him out until after the midterm election. Session’s resignation almost certainly gets ahead of his being fired by the president.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-sessions-resigns-20181107-story.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matthew-whitaker-will-take-over-mueller-probe-oversight-nbc-news.html

The rest of the story. Trump has been waiting for the mid terms to be over.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: supsalemgr on November 07, 2018, 01:05:25 PM
The way I look at it, Trump is getting rid of another southerner or heartlander. We need more of those not less. I will be looking to see who the replacement is.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matthew-whitaker-will-take-over-mueller-probe-oversight-nbc-news.html

Replaced with a heart lander.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: mrclose on November 07, 2018, 01:12:07 PM
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Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: kdavis on November 07, 2018, 01:17:51 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matthew-whitaker-will-take-over-mueller-probe-oversight-nbc-news.html

Replaced with a heart lander.

He is from Iowa but went to a University in Boston.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: walkstall on November 07, 2018, 01:23:03 PM
He is from Iowa but went to a University in Boston.

Hmm...   You can take the boy out of farm land but you can not take the farm land out of the boy. 
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: mrclose on November 07, 2018, 01:39:00 PM
NBC and Bloomberg now reporting that Rod Rosenstein has been pulled off oversight of Mueller probe.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Eckel/status/1060264636610760704
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: AndyJackson on November 07, 2018, 02:33:02 PM
lol, this great.  Trump is focused and movin' on out with the MOAB.  I have a funny feeling that he's going to play the "get them before they get started on getting me" play.

Unfortunately there will be no Silent Assassin Stealth Sessions.  Wrong guy, wrong time. I still wonder what his going price was, or what pecadillo of his is immortalized on video, in one the dems' safes.

It was part of today's dem whining, but still a great point - "there will be no meaningful congressional oversight of anything until January".  Meaning that Trump has 60 days of absolutely unfettered go-nuts time to prosecute.  I was hoping this would play out.  After that, there will be all    kinds of dem house interference.  Make hay while the sun is out.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Rotwang on November 07, 2018, 03:02:15 PM
The way I look at it, Trump is getting rid of another southerner or heartlander. We need more of those not less. I will be looking to see who the replacement is.

Donald J is doing pretty good for a NEW YAWKER !
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: AndyJackson on November 07, 2018, 04:28:12 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/trumps-acting-attorney-general-matthew-whitaker-will-take-over-mueller-probe-oversight-nbc-news.html

Replaced with a heart lander.
Dude was the starting TE in a major bowl game a few years back.

We went from Mort Meek to the Terminator.  Supposedly the guy is gung-ho "Screw Mueller" and "Get Hilliary".  I guess we shall see.

Can they Arkancide an AG  ?
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Rotwang on November 07, 2018, 07:54:49 PM
Dude was the starting TE in a major bowl game a few years back.

We went from Mort Meek to the Terminator.  Supposedly the guy is gung-ho "Screw Mueller" and "Get Hilliary".  I guess we shall see.



WOW

Sure hope so.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Belenus on November 08, 2018, 06:37:53 AM
The way I look at it, Trump is getting rid of another southerner or heartlander. We need more of those not less. I will be looking to see who the replacement is.

After watching Trump I have come to the conclusion he does not give a particular damn where anyone comes from as long as that person 'does the duty'.

Sure, those from the Heartland are more likely to be conservative and deep-thinkers, but even southerners have some few who just do not perform up to expectations. When an appointee of Trump's fails to meet his expectations.. he/she gets FIRED. 
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: supsalemgr on November 08, 2018, 09:14:35 AM
After watching Trump I have come to the conclusion he does not give a particular damn where anyone comes from as long as that person 'does the duty'.

Sure, those from the Heartland are more likely to be conservative and deep-thinkers, but even southerners have some few who just do not perform up to expectations. When an appointee of Trump's fails to meet his expectations.. he/she gets FIRED.

We need to go back to the genesis of the Trump/Sessions relationship. Sessions was the first GOP senator to come out for Trump He helped Trump during the campaign. Trump felt a loyalty and Sessions requested the AG gig. The entire began when Sessions did not level with Trump about recusing himself and blind sided Trump. Being the deal maker Trump is this deception soured Trump. However, Trump had to consider the mid terms and wisely waited until they were over before he fired Sessions. In my view, it was the proper decision.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: AndyJackson on November 08, 2018, 09:16:02 AM
As a businessman, Trump is always looking for the best talent available, and sometimes when they've done their main task that they were hired for, they move along.  He's not afraid of turnover and finding new talent.

It's called "a businessman who gets results and wins".  Career politicians can't even understand the concept.  They would rather be surrounded by the same 10 people for 8 years, who really suck at their jobs.  But are loyal ass kissers and dirty cheaters for the cause.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: raptor5618 on November 08, 2018, 09:59:50 AM
After watching Trump I have come to the conclusion he does not give a particular damn where anyone comes from as long as that person 'does the duty'.

Sure, those from the Heartland are more likely to be conservative and deep-thinkers, but even southerners have some few who just do not perform up to expectations. When an appointee of Trump's fails to meet his expectations.. he/she gets FIRED.

He has the mentality of a businessman who does not care where you came from only that you perform.  Very different from political thinking where you try to appease people at the cost of performance. So he is going to give fuel to the media who will talk about turnover and disarray but when the elections come the voter is more interested in how have you performed and how has the country faired.  At the pace he has accomplished things in two years it is going to be great in another 2 years.    In any case the media is going to bash him no matter what he does or says, and I think he fully understands that now and is just going to do what he thinks is good for the country and our economy.  I think even the radical left will lose its steam as more and more success stories are created and the stink of their BS will get even impossible for them to be around. 
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Belenus on November 08, 2018, 10:12:11 AM
He has the mentality of a businessman who does not care where you came from only that you perform.  Very different from political thinking where you try to appease people at the cost of performance. So he is going to give fuel to the media who will talk about turnover and disarray but when the elections come the voter is more interested in how have you performed and how has the country faired.  At the pace he has accomplished things in two years it is going to be great in another 2 years.    In any case the media is going to bash him no matter what he does or says, and I think he fully understands that now and is just going to do what he thinks is good for the country and our economy.  I think even the radical left will lose its steam as more and more success stories are created and the stink of their BS will get even impossible for them to be around.

For sure the media will attack Trump- that's what they see as their 'DUTY'.

The radical media own the democrat party; they see the democrat party as their ugly, impaired step child and will do anything- anything- to promote and protect that ugly child. Attacking Trump is first on their 'Things to Do' list..
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: AndyJackson on November 08, 2018, 11:52:54 AM
It's mind boggling, but very amusing, to think how bad the MSM will get in another 2 years.  They went from pisspoor 2 years ago to unfathomable today.

2 more years plus the next pres election ......... CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS ...... will be literally screaming on air "Fuck You Trump We Hate You DIE  DIE  DIE !"

They're not much better than that today, but that's what they'll be in 2020.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: walkstall on November 08, 2018, 02:52:48 PM
It's mind boggling, but very amusing, to think how bad the MSM will get in another 2 years.  They went from pisspoor 2 years ago to unfathomable today.

2 more years plus the next pres election ......... CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS ...... will be literally screaming on air "Fuck You Trump We Hate You DIE  DIE  DIE !"

They're not much better than that today, but that's what they'll be in 2020.


You can also put FOX News in there also. 
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: mrclose on November 08, 2018, 05:10:25 PM

You can also put FOX News in there also.
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Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Belenus on November 09, 2018, 04:35:32 AM

You can also put FOX News in there also.

That was what we expected when the 'kid' took over his daddy's business, right?

Kids are naturally liberal... today's kids are distilled liberal.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Solar on November 09, 2018, 05:08:50 AM
That was what we expected when the 'kid' took over his daddy's business, right?

Kids are naturally liberal... today's kids are distilled liberal.
Uggh, sadly, that's a perfect descriptor.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: kdavis on November 10, 2018, 10:13:53 AM
The entire began when Sessions did not level with Trump about recusing himself and blind sided Trump. Being the deal maker Trump is this deception soured Trump. However, Trump had to consider the mid terms and wisely waited until they were over before he fired Sessions. In my view, it was the proper decision.

I have now changed my mind about Sessions and I agree with your last sentence.

Sessions is a politician that was protecting other politicians. That explains why nothing really got done against other politicians while he was in there. I now think Sessions is part of the establishment political swamp that Trump is supposed to clean up.

Whitaker now looks like a good choice although they have been saying he is temporary. If it is not Whitaker, the replacement must be a non-politician.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: walkstall on November 10, 2018, 10:23:48 AM
I have now changed my mind about Sessions and I agree with your last sentence.

Sessions is a politician that was protecting other politicians. That explains why nothing really got done against other politicians while he was in there. I now think Sessions is part of the establishment political swamp that Trump is supposed to clean up.

Whitaker now looks like a good choice although they have been saying he is temporary. If it is not Whitaker, the replacement must be a non-politician.


Do you think they can find a non-politician in the W/DC area?
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: kdavis on November 10, 2018, 10:33:34 AM

Do you think they can find a non-politician in the W/DC area?

I hope so.  Whitaker looks good.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: Solar on November 10, 2018, 10:47:03 AM
I have now changed my mind about Sessions and I agree with your last sentence.

Sessions is a politician that was protecting other politicians. That explains why nothing really got done against other politicians while he was in there. I now think Sessions is part of the establishment political swamp that Trump is supposed to clean up.

Whitaker now looks like a good choice although they have been saying he is temporary. If it is not Whitaker, the replacement must be a non-politician.
Acting doesn't necessarily mean temporary. If he proves his mettle, he could become permanent.
Title: Re: Sessions Resigns
Post by: supsalemgr on November 10, 2018, 11:28:26 AM
What I find interesting about theft's response to Whitaker. They really have their panties in a wad. The guy is "acting AG" not the permanent replacement. I know they are petrified of him opening up all the corruption at the FBI and DOJ. However, knowing Trump, the next person will not get the call from Trump unless they are willing to expose everything as well..