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Jeff Sessions never deserved to be treated this way
Washington Examiner, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/8/2018 5:31:08 AM

When Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday afternoon, he was forced out. But the fact is, he has probably wanted to leave since May 2017. That’s when he wrote his first resignation letter to President Trump, which Trump did not accept. It came after a humiliating meeting in which Trump berated and insulted him to his face for following the ethical code of the Justice Department instead of Trump’s express wishes. Sessions never deserved the treatment he got. He certainly didn’t deserve it from the president whom he supported from early on, when no other elected official would. Sessions was always a friend

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tyshab, 11/8/2018 5:37:13 AM     (No. 11823977)

Who is responsible for investigating and prosecuting those who used our government´s tools and other resources to enrich themselves and sell out our country?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chase9365, 11/8/2018 5:43:46 AM     (No. 11823981)

Oh please. Sessions was an absolute do nothing Attorney General. Crimes being commited by the Justice Department and the FBI in plain sight and he did nothing. NOTHING. He is the reason I have little or no faith in the Justice system. He is to blame for that state of affairs. He is not supposed to be your friend.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Zarin, 11/8/2018 5:44:02 AM     (No. 11823982)

He recused himself when he did have to and thus made himself incompetent - unable to his job effectively.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chase9365, 11/8/2018 5:48:28 AM     (No. 11823984)

Jeff who?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: winnie1, 11/8/2018 5:49:04 AM     (No. 11823985)

Getting rid of Session´s is opening the flood-gates to MS-13, open borders and ending deportations. Say what you want about Jeff he was good on immigration I see this as a BIG MISTAKE! Sessions had no choice he had to recuse himself the Dem´s would not let up on him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: plomke, 11/8/2018 5:50:03 AM     (No. 11823986)

"insurance policy"...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 11/8/2018 5:52:46 AM     (No. 11823990)

Well, it´s sure nice that Sessions is honorable and all that but his "honor" put Rosenstein into non-control of Mueller and has cost the Country 2 years of insanity. Mueller should never come to happen because there is no crime to investigate and the still is not. If Mueller had to be done for political reasons he should have been given a VERY tight mandate and held to it.

Polish up that "honor" trophy Jeff. It´s the hell trophy for many of us.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 11/8/2018 5:53:20 AM     (No. 11823991)

He should have resigned right after he wrongly recused himself. He is largely responsible for the mess we’ve put up with for the last 2 years. Enjoy your retirement Jeff.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 11/8/2018 5:56:40 AM     (No. 11823995)

Don´t buy it #5. Any Attorney General would be good on illegal violations like Jeff Sessions. The next AG will take their marching orders from President Trump. Jeff Sessions did not want to prosecute Hillary or stir the pot with the Deep State. There are so many people that need to be prosecuted and he said "hands off". The entire thing with Mueller was bogus and should have never happened. I´m glad that he gone and I hope that creepy Rosenstein is next.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: locarno, 11/8/2018 6:08:13 AM     (No. 11824010)

This is the third or fourth story I´ve seen crying about Sessions´ departure. These are the very same people (media and democrats and hollywierd) who were calling him every name in the book and declaring the ´end of the world´ during his confirmation. Now they´re whining he´s leaving?

Sessions is an honorable man, maybe not quite cut out for this particular job as it is now. I think we can be assured whoever replaces him will be just as strict on the border issues and hopefully much more forceful on the domestic terrorists, i.e. AntiFa.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: judy, 11/8/2018 6:16:13 AM     (No. 11824017)

Oh please if Sessions cared anything about the JD he would have cleaned up the mess. It is a disgrace. He got caught up in the liberal DC democrat virus like Flake, McCain, Ryan, Krystol, Will, the Bushs.. He may be a nice man but he was wrong for the job. Because of Sessions the Mueller investigation got way out of control with $25 million & counting of taxpayers wasted $$$.My guess is without Sessions to protect him Rosenstein will resign today.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/8/2018 6:21:04 AM     (No. 11824022)

The president could have accepted Sessions´ resignation in May, 2017. Instead, for some reason only Trump could understand, he chose to keep Jeff Sessions around for pummeling purposes. I agree that Sessions wasn´t the right man for that cabinet post in a Trump administration. But he has been treated disgracefully.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: George R., 11/8/2018 6:21:23 AM     (No. 11824025)

The Examiner is now firmly in the hands of RINOs and socialists ergo it can no longer be trusted!

Feckless Jeff was and is a waste of the tax payer money. His litany of accomplishments as enumerated by the examiner are few and could have been completed by any intern in the DOJ over last summer´s break.

The real work of the AG, cleaning up the government and the deep-state, is still to be started!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/8/2018 6:29:04 AM     (No. 11824027)

I must have missed all the other tongue baths printed by the Washington Examiner, but this one was a doozy. Sessions, as all other cabinet members served only at the President´s request. An honorable man still, Jeff Sessions will not change much and will rest easier as soon as the media moves on to their next ´´crisis.´´

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jinx, 11/8/2018 6:46:13 AM     (No. 11824044)

Sessions should have resigned instead of recusing himself. He was too close to Congress having been one of them. To allow Mueller to do what he has been doing to Pres. Trump for 2 years is a disgrace!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: miceal, 11/8/2018 6:49:50 AM     (No. 11824050)

Two years and not ONE indictment of wrongdoing by the Obama followers. Nothing on Hillary and it is obvious she broke a myriad of laws. A Special Council who should have been disbanded as soon as it became obvious the information used to form same was paid for by the DNC and Hillary. I could go on, but everyone here at L Dot knows the story. Sessions was a weak sister who should have NEVER been given this position...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: arkfamily, 11/8/2018 6:54:37 AM     (No. 11824060)

Oh please. Instead of recusing himself, he should have resigned and let someone who could take full responsibility of the job do it. Jeff Session´s ego was in the way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears, 11/8/2018 6:57:27 AM     (No. 11824063)

Oh stop... The saying, "Worse than useless" certainly applies to Sessions. He desereved to be fired the day he recused himself!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: George R., 11/8/2018 7:14:34 AM     (No. 11824092)

Examiner: "Sessions was always a friend."

Much like Iago was a friend to Othello!

I don´t know why the Editorial Board refuses to see!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/8/2018 7:16:20 AM     (No. 11824099)

Will Rod Rosenstein expand Mueller’s still secret authority in order to investigate the forced resignation of Sessions? Could be one of Rod’s last acts before PDT fires him tomorrow. Or worse, nominates Rosenstein to be the new AG. With the Dems screaming that the AG they wanted fired in 2017 shouldn’t be fired in 2018, Trump may seek a non-partisan solution.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: JunkYardDog, 11/8/2018 7:25:27 AM     (No. 11824113)

Obama gave a campaign speech recently and claimed ´no one in his administration has been indicted´. Let´s start with Hillary Clinton and her violations of the Espionage Act-we all know that ANYONE ELSE who was so reckless with classified intel would have been thrown in the slam. How about the conspiracy in the FBI/DOJ between Comey/McCabe/Lynch and their minions Strozk and Page? How about Rod Rosenstein renewing that fradulent FISA warrant on Carter Page multiple times? ANd last but not least...does anyone truly believe that Obama didn´t know this was going on?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: cindiana, 11/8/2018 7:49:12 AM     (No. 11824151)

This shouldn´t be about his feelings. He took on a huge responsibility that requires a huge presence. It seemed to me that his re cusal right out of the box said all that needed to be said about his spine.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: turninggrey, 11/8/2018 7:56:08 AM     (No. 11824159)

Someone in the deep state has photos of the Keebler Elf in bed with Papa Smurf. Sessions was powerless.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Muguy, 11/8/2018 7:58:02 AM     (No. 11824162)

So much of the outcry against Jeff Sessions is that he would not WEAPONIZE the office of AG for Mr. Trump´s use.

It is not the purpose of the AG to "get even with them" or to use the office to promote or ruin an agenda.

The fact that Nobama´s people PEVERTED the authority of the office has tainted what the proper role of the AG in what is acceptable or misuse of power.

At the time, who would have thought that the Nobama people in government would have been so involved in outright disruption of an election by creating false documents, and then letting their own political leanings affect their jobs.

We expect these public servants to be above all that, and in the Nobama regime, they were in the tank for their expected new boss Hitlery Clinton. As all this has unravelled (no thanks to the media or demonrat socialists on Congressional committees) Sessions SHOULD have investigated violations of the law, but behind the scenes, he was doing what he was supposed to be doing with the exception of the save Hitlery stuff tied to the "Russia hoaxx.

Perhaps the rest of the corrupt will eventually get removed, but the "do nothing" Sessiona actually was doing what he was supposed to do with the exception of the hoax.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/8/2018 8:07:23 AM     (No. 11824171)

The routine submission of a resignation letter is a pro forma act that all cabinet officers do to ensure the president can expeditiously remove them while protecting him from the political consequences of firing them.

As for the timing, I´m impressed. Obviously Jeff Sessions wasn´t an effective Attorney General. However, firing your Attorney General in the midst of an active attempt to prosecute you and remove you from office wouldn´t have been--to translate this into Bush speak--prudent.

On the other hand, doing it the day after your party lost control of the house midterm elections does three things. First, it removes a weak link in the chain protecting you from impeachment, which is now a real possibility. Second, it pollutes the liberal media´s preferred narrative that Trump lost the election. Third, it buries Jeff Sessions below the fold on a day when there are bigger political stories the Liberals want up top.

I´m continually surprised at how skillful President Trump is at managing the political dimensions of managing the media.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/8/2018 8:17:27 AM     (No. 11824181)

We have watched this mess for two years. Why, did Sessions sit on his hands when the FBI and others at justice stonewalled congressional hearings? Sessions - and he did nothing. Who had the power to initiate action against well known deviant actors in the post-Inspector General investigation report? Sessions- he did nothing. Who had the power to initiate a huge investigation in the wake of the FISA warrant scandal? Sessions! He did nothing. Who had the power to prosecute Comey and McCabe for their illegal press leaks and lies before congressional hearings? Sessions- he did nothing.

And he did NOT have to recuse himself - just look how quickly he did it, almost immediately upon being confirmed as AG. That weasel Rosenstein played Sessions like a fiddle. He was easily led by the nose to do exactly what the Deep Staters wanted him to do to expand their resistance and delays. Sessions could have busted that little game apart in no time. He did nothing. In short, he was insecure, unsure of himself in the role and really did not know what the Hell he was doing. His little attack on MS13 etc was nothing but a big show to give him some sort of cred. MS-13 was already under attack by State and locals with heavy Fed help.

Sessions was useless- the worst. We probably would have kept the Hosue if Sessions had been a Kick A55 AG. But, nope. It just wasn´t in him!

Stop with the Sessions defense, please. He was all but useless. This is a war, folks- we need warriors, not Casper Milquetoasts!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: so_free_me, 11/8/2018 8:27:50 AM     (No. 11824193)

I guess it’s time for me to stop believing there was some sort of incredibly clever long game involving Sessions acting like a fool while really doing what POTUS wanted all along.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/8/2018 8:36:48 AM     (No. 11824202)

President Trump NEVER pummelled Jeff Sessions. He made his feelings known but it was not Trump’s fault that Sessions continued to act like a genial Senator instead of a leader of our Dept. of Justice. Every person paying attention the last nearly two years knows darn well the media and GOPe were baiting him to fire Sessions.

Yes, Sessions was not cut out to be AG. As it was crystal clear to even his supporters, he could have thought of the country and apologized to the President and insisted on resigning at a good time. When he offered it, there was a public tiff and Trump was right to not fall in the trap. Senators are used to being one of 50. I am sorry but tales of his honor and integrity do not compute when he gave corrupt Rosenstein charge who was unbelievably compromised. Rod has close friendships and job entanglements with Comey AND Mueller. For crying out loud.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/8/2018 8:44:15 AM     (No. 11824213)

Excuse the addition to my post. Nobody expected Sessions to “weaponize” the Attorney General’s office for his own political use. That charge by Session’s friends and the media is unfair. If Trump were of that management style, we would be seeing that with his other Cabinet members. President Trump expected Sessions to fix the DOJ so that it was actually about justice again. Sessions could not go after high GOVERNMENT corruption because he had too many friends there. Period.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ivehadit, 11/8/2018 8:44:33 AM     (No. 11824215)

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Sessions wanted, and requested, the AG job.
Sessions then wanted Rosenstein.
Rosenstein then wanted Christopher Wray.
Wray then hired-back Dana Boente.
That´s the way it went down in 2017.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/8/2018 9:03:30 AM     (No. 11824243)

It wouldn´t matter if he had been sent off with a parade and marching band, the usual suspects around DC and around here would be wailing and gnashing teeth. Anything to flail Trump with, even old Jeff´s hide. It gets tiresome.

As a lawyer, he was good on illegal immigration and bad on everything else so as an employee of the nation and his boss the president he was mediocre at best. He needs replacing, especially now.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: PlutoWasRobbed, 11/8/2018 9:19:11 AM     (No. 11824265)

Sessions had researched his recusal option before announcing it publicly. He never talked about it with his new boss, the President of the United States. He knew Trump would find someone else to appoint to Attorney General, but Jeff desperately wanted that position. Therefore, Jeff Sessions put his own desire to be AG above his duty and service to POTUS. He could never, and will never, be trusted again.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/8/2018 10:03:17 AM     (No. 11824339)

Correct. He should have been dismissed on Day 2, just as soon as the President found out Sessions accepted the position under false pretenses.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 11/8/2018 10:03:42 AM     (No. 11824340)

Rudy Guiliani also was an avid supporter of Trump and refused a number of positions offered by Trump. It seems he was never offered the Attorney General spot because loyal Sessions wanted it. Trump´s mistake was not choosing the most qualified person for the job, Guiliani, who had cleaned up crime and corruption in the biggest city in the country. I think he was glad to have his advice and counsel during the Mueller investigation. Do you think Rudy would sit silently and allow Mueller to simply retire with all of his ill-gotten gain from a worthless democratic corrupt scheme to remove the President of the United States?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/8/2018 10:04:20 AM     (No. 11824341)

From the beginning I always thought the Keebler Elf, Jeff Sessions, was one of the linch pins of the Deep State along with Rosenstien. Sessions recused himself to let the Russian probe drag along. A time limit should have been handed to Mueller. Pull the funds now and watch it dry up.
Good riddance to Mr. Nobody.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/8/2018 10:24:15 AM     (No. 11824389)

He is a good and honorable man who wasn’t right at all for the job. A street fighter is needed in that position.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: winnie1, 11/8/2018 10:31:56 AM     (No. 11824403)

#9 I read on Drudge that Trump may be considering Chris Christie to replace Session´s, Do you actually think this RINO is going to deport illegals?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/8/2018 10:34:04 AM     (No. 11824406)

I despise Sessions for betraying the President, and refusing to do his job, pretending the DOJ is independent, when it is not. Sessions certainly deserves a lot more--like forever banned.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: FormerDem, 11/8/2018 10:45:33 AM     (No. 11824435)

He allowed the innocent to suffer, rather than that he endure criticism. He recused himself from judgment on these matters but allowed Rosenstein to stay in leadership tormenting the innocent, though he knew Rosestein should go if Sessions should. Sessions let others be crushed so that Sessions could avoid criticism in the press. That is not justice. If he didn´t know better he didn´t belong as AG of the USA. If he did know better, he didn´t belong as AG of the USA.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 11/8/2018 11:01:45 AM     (No. 11824458)

It was worse than that, Sessions recusal added fuel to the fire. Looking at it from PT´s perspective, he was under attack for the Russian collusion and his appointed AG pulls out making it look like something was there that wasn´t. If the President was clean then why would his AG pull out and why did he never step back in what it went off the track? It was Sessions´ dream to be AG and PT owed him a big political debt for his support and gave him his dream but he failed - this was Sessions´ spin on the Peter Principle.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: dvc, 11/8/2018 11:08:16 AM     (No. 11824475)

Never forget that the Washington Examiner is run by a dedicated NeverTrumper.

The paper never misses an opportunity to tell us how Trump is incompetent, crooked and ruining the country.

I have added it to the "rarely worth bothering with" list. Certainly not quite on the same level as the NYT, but trending that way steadily.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: wsdiego, 11/8/2018 11:53:09 AM     (No. 11824549)

No Jeff Sessions never deserved to treat the president the way he did! Excepting a post an then refusing to do it!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 11/8/2018 2:06:50 PM     (No. 11824766)

I was fond of Sessions at the beginning of the campaign. When he became AG and in a week he recused himself becoming useless, I began to think that he was a mole in the Trump campaign. As AG he was not on the side of the president ever. He forgot that, as part of the cabinet, he works for the president. He occupied himself with things that are not as important. OK, yes, immigration is. But the AG is there to see that the law is followed. He immediately said he was not going to prosecute anybody. So you tell me, why we need him. Good riddance he is gone. We need a real fighter as AG, something like Patton if you get me.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/8/2018 3:08:25 PM     (No. 11824843)

What alternative reality is the Examiner and some posters living in? At almost any other time in American history having a Sec of State who willfully allows open access to national secrets, who has a network of support from the highest levels of the FBI and who benefited from collusion between media, the DNC, and operatives of BHO administration, who was involved in transferring strategic assets to Russia THAT traitor would be under unrelenting investigation and prosecution by any A.G. except Jeff Sessions. To ignore all of that, to pretend it doesn´t matter and to view the Sessions debacle as politics is astounding. His lack of interest, lack of investigation, lack of prosecution on any of the MANY issues connected to the last administration would actually be criminal by itself in earlier American history. He was awful in every way that counts.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: pensom2, 11/8/2018 3:52:06 PM     (No. 11824908)

If Sessions were so darned good and honorable, he would have had Lois Lerner prosecuted for her illegal and dishonorable stunts while working at the IRS.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: msjena, 11/8/2018 4:00:49 PM     (No. 11824923)

Actually, Sessions treated Trump poorly when he recused himself from the Russia investigation. He should have told Trump before he did it and offered to resign at that point. Instead he blindsided the boss. He lasted a lot longer than most people would have.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: dvc, 11/8/2018 6:17:04 PM     (No. 11825110)

Sessions was the insurance policy. Trust no one.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ratslayer, 11/9/2018 1:37:16 AM     (No. 11825569)

By recusing himself from campaign matters, J.Booraygard Sessions turned the DOJ over tto the Swampers. And they gave POTUS hell for 2 years..

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A Republican incumbent congresswoman from Utah pulled ahead of her Democratic opponent by several hundred votes Friday, gaining her first lead in the House contest since Election Day. After the latest tally, U.S. Rep. Mia Love, 42, held a razor-thin 419-vote lead over Democratic challenger and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams for the state’s 4th Congressional District, FOX13 Utah reported. The two-term incumbent had previously trailed McAdams early Friday afternoon by 1,169 votes before the release of updated numbers from Utah County, the station reported.

Florida’s DeSantis, Georgia’s Kemp look certain to
win governorships – but Dems won’t give up fight
Fox News, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/16/2018 11:13:17     Post Reply
Two southern Republican gubernatorial candidates are ready to move into their governor mansions after appearing to have pulled off victories in their races but their never-say-die Democratic opponents are refusing to give up – though the writing is on the wall. In Florida, the contest for governor between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum appeared all but over Thursday, with a machine recount showing DeSantis with a large enough advantage over Gillum to avoid a hand recount in that race. The latest numbers posted online by the state of Florida show DeSantis with more than 33,683 votes than Gillum.

Dartmouth Lawsuit Says School
Allowed ‘Animal House’ Culture
Among Professors, Students
Wall Street Journal, by Douglas Belkin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/16/2018 11:04:30     Post Reply
Seven current and former Dartmouth College students filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Ivy League school, alleging it ignored an “animal house” atmosphere created by three professors in the school’s department of psychology and brain sciences. The lawsuit, which seeks $70 million in damages, claims the professors “leered at, groped, sexted, intoxicated and raped female students.” It alleges the professors conducted meetings at bars, invited students to late-night hot tub parties in their homes and invited undergraduate students to use cocaine during class.

Obvious Double Standard On Recusals
Proves Russia Probe Is About Getting Trump
The Federalist, by Adam Mill    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/16/2018 5:10:33     Post Reply
The installation of Matthew Whitaker as the acting attorney general has the recusal pundits barking like shelter dogs in the presence of a trespassing squirrel. In case you’re wondering how the recusal rules work, it’s simply a matter of whether it helps or hurts Trump. Don’t believe me? See if you can detect a pattern. Since Whitaker might rein in the special counsel, he must be recused, they argue. Similarly, when it appeared former attorney general Jeff Sessions might help Trump, he acceded to demands he recuse himself. But Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Obama Judges Can’t Save Dem Losers
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/16/2018 5:05:11     Post Reply
Obama-appointed federal judges have brazenly rewritten election statutes to favor Democrats challenging the outcomes of races in Florida and Georgia. In both states, however, the apparent losers haven’t benefited from arbitrary changes these partisan jurists made in the laws by which election officials are legally bound. Thursday, for example, an Obama appointee changed the rules governing how mail-in ballots with signature mismatches must be handled in Florida — just hours before the legally-mandated recount deadline. In Georgia, two Obama appointees changed the rules regarding how to count incomplete absentee ballots, provisional ballots,

Why the Brexit chaos has only just begun
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/16/2018 4:57:48     Post Reply
British politics and markets are in chaos because Prime Minister Theresa May can’t sell her long-awaited Brexit plan — and no one knows what comes next. After British voters narrowly approved a withdrawal from the European Union in 2016, we felt the United Kingdom would be better off — able to make its own decisions on trade and immigration and free from lunatic EU regulations. But little of that is in the deal May unveiled Wednesday night. It leaves the UK within the EU’s economic orbit, subject to many of the bloc’s existing regulations and tariffs,



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Newsweek, by Alexandra Hutzler    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/15/2018 6:50:41 PM     Post Reply
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made history this midterm election cycle, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now, the lawmaker is making headlines for highlighting the racism and sexism she says has been at play during her first days on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez was on her way to a member luncheon in Washington, D.C., when someone directed her to an event being held at the same time for the spouses of elected Democrats. “I was sent to the spouse event,” she wrote on Twitter. The congresswoman added that she was also stopped because someone

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Breitbart Entertainment, by Justin Caruso    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 11/15/2018 12:00:02 PM     Post Reply
Actress Bette Midler smeared Melania Trump Wednesday, posting an old modeling photo of the First Lady and labeling her “FLOTITS.” “The dry cleaning bill for the upholstery on Air Force One must be insane. ” Bette Midler wrote in a social media post including a photo of Ms. Trump from when she was a model.Melania Trump has been the subject of a news cycle this week surrounding her clashing with Chief of Staff John Kelly as well as White House advisor Mira Ricardel. Midler’s post about the First Lady came just hours after she suggested that White House officials probably “wanted to

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/15/2018 2:14:41 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State John Kerry told British media on Thursday that Americans need to elect a “serious” Democrat to unseat President Trump in the 2020 election and put an end to this “truculent child president” embarrassing the country abroad. Mr. Kerry, a former Democratic presidential nominee who has floated the idea of running again in 2020, made the comments in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show to promote his new memoir, “Every Day Is Extra.” “We have a dearth of a leadership on a global basis right now and every country is feeling the pressure of

Breaking: Federal judge restores CNN´s Jim Acosta´s,
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/16/2018 10:49:11 AM     Post Reply
A federal judge handed CNN a major victory on Friday, ruling that President Donald Trump White House must temporarily restore the press credentials it stripped from the network´s chief White House correspondent last week while a lawsuit plays out. Judge Timothy Kelly ruled that Jim Acosta´s First Amendment press rights trump the administration´s right to have orderly press conferences. He declared that the White House failed to give Acosta ´due process,´ something guaranteed in government proceedings under the Fifth Amendment. ´I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week,´ Acosta told other reporters outside the federal

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People, by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/15/2018 3:24:00 PM     Post Reply
It’s the college-application season when a lot of moms starting feeling weepy about their emptying nest. Not Michelle Obama. “That’s the rub of teenagers — they’re bumping up against the limits of where they are because they’re ready for the next thing,” the former first lady tells PEOPLE in an exclusive at-home interview for the cover story in the new issue. (Snip) Plus, she’s got plenty going on in her own White House afterlife: “I’ve got an initiative, I’ve got a book, I’ve got a husband I can see again.” Her memoir Becoming hit bookstores Tuesday and, through the Obama

George Conway reveals he stopped
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 11/16/2018 9:55:07 AM     Post Reply
George Conway, a conservative attorney whose wife is Donald Trump´s senior White House counselor, said in an interview released Friday that he decided not to pursue a plum job in the Trump administration´s Department of Justice when it became clear the president would constantly be crossing swords with the agency. ´I´m watching this thing and you know it’s like, the administration is like a sh*tshow in a dumpster fire,´ he said. ´If I got this door prize, I’m going to be in the middle of a department he’s at war with. Why would anybody want to do this?´ Conway was under consideration to

Michelle Obama Tells Kimmel She Never
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Daily Beast, by Marlow Stern    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 11/16/2018 7:55:08 AM     Post Reply
On Thursday night, former first lady and Melania Trump speechwriter Michelle Obama graced the couch of Jimmy Kimmel Live! She was there to promote her new memoir Becoming, which immediately rocketed to No. 1 on the Amazon charts upon its release, and after exchanging some light pleasantries—including discussing her affinity for Stevie Wonder, the thrills of post-White House life, and her husband’s post-presidency habits—Kimmel fired off a burning qu

Trump White House Responds to Judge’s
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/16/2018 12:10:36 PM     Post Reply
Disgraceful.On Friday morning a federal judge ruled that the Trump White House must restore jackass Jim Acosta’s hard press pass.This is unbelievable. (Snip) (Tweet) The Trump White House later released a statement on the court’s ruling. According to the White House: “The court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House.” The judge ruled Acosta has a right to disrupt the press conferences and swipe at young female interns.

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People, by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall & Sam Gillette    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/15/2018 4:38:25 PM     Post Reply
The Obamas’ lives have changed drastically since they left the White House in January 2017, but there is one aspect that has remained stubbornly constant: the lack of anonymity. In a sit-down interview with PEOPLE, former First Lady Michelle Obama discusses her new memoir, Becoming, and what life is now like outside the confines of the 9-bedroom house in Washington, D.C., she shares with her husband, former President Barack Obama, 57, and their younger daughter Sasha, 17. Their eldest daughter Malia, 20, is currently attending Harvard University. “We don’t have the anonymity that allows you to be in the world

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CNBC, by Brian Schwatrz    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 11/15/2018 5:07:56 PM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who was elected to represent Utah in the Senate last week, is already looking to move up the GOP leadership ranks in the chamber, CNBC has learned. According to two people with knowledge of the matter, Romney has told friends that he´s planning to submit requests to join at least three high-profile Senate panels: the Finance Committee, the Commerce Committee, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Abrams concludes bid for Georgia governor:
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Washington Examiner, by Diana Stancy Correll    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/16/2018 7:43:31 PM     Post Reply
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, refused to concede in her race against Republican Brian Kemp, but has said there is no possibility of her defeating Kemp and has concluded her bid for Georgia governor. "I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election," Abrams said Friday. "This speech is not a concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper," Abrams said. "As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that. But, my assessment is the law currently allows no further

Michelle Obama reveals that she and Malia
snuck out of the White House to celebrate
after SCOTUS passed marriage equality-as
her book sells more than 700,000 copies

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Daily Mail (UK), by Carly Stern    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 11/16/2018 4:38:33 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama´s Becoming book tour included a stop on Ellen DeGeneres´ show this week, where the former first lady revealed that she and her daughter Malia tried to sneak out of the White House to celebrate marriage equality with other revelers in 2015.Mrs. Obama, 54, wrote about the historic day in her book — which, according to newly-released sales figures, has sold more than 700,000 copes — and recalled the excitement on Ellen on Thursday.As she told the talk show host, she was watching the celebrations just outside the White House on TV when she realized she was right there,


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