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Questions for Jeff Sessions
Washington Post, by Radley Balko

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Posted By:zoidberg, 1/10/2017 1:48:01 PM

In November, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be the next attorney general. Sessions’s nomination hearing is underway. Here are some questions he ought to be asked: In 1997, you said that the very phrase prosecutorial misconduct “offends” you, and you accused defense attorneys of abusing prosecutors. Since then, we’ve seen a wide range of reports and judicial opinions demonstrating that prosecutor misconduct is indeed a real problem in the United States. A 2014 investigation by the Justice Department itself found 650 incidents where federal prosecutors and other Justice Department employees “violated rules, laws, or ethical standards

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I hope that at least some of these questions get asked during his confirmation hearings.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2017 2:00:54 PM     (No. 11102878)

The hearings are on now. On C-Span 3 or CNN. Or online there are links at Conservative Treehouse to live streaming.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2017 2:02:24 PM     (No. 11102882)

Ted Cruz’s questioning just began.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: starboard, 1/10/2017 2:06:53 PM     (No. 11102883)

Go Ted. He´s taking not prisoners with Democrats and Obama.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/10/2017 2:29:12 PM     (No. 11102896)

I have zero interest in any of WaPo´s questions.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2017 3:11:14 PM     (No. 11102952)

Durbin is being as disgusting as one would expect. Al Franken made an a** of himself.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/10/2017 3:34:56 PM     (No. 11102970)

So WP is still cheating trying to pump up their team of lying idiots.

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