Category: Jeff Sessions

Not truthiness, just truth.

Not truthiness, just truth.

It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United…

It is not illegal to seek asylum in the United States. We’re a great nation that people find so great they want to seek refuge in its borders.

We’re treating suffering people with contempt and treating them like animals.

Despite Donald Trump lying and saying this is a law that democrats can change… It’s not a law. It’s a policy Jeff Sessions said he’d enact months ago, and now he is.

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions could stop this now. This moment. But they won’t because they lack the humanity to do so.

Can someone please remind Jeff Sessions that J…

Can someone please remind Jeff Sessions that Jesus was a child refuge brought by his mother to a safer place?

“Certain magoi(“wise men”/astrologers) come from “the East” to Herod, the Roman client king of Judaea, looking to honor a new ruler they have determined by a “star,” and Jesus is identified as the one. All this is bad news to Herod, and Herod acts in a pre-emptive strike against the people of Bethlehem and its environs. He kills all boys under two years of age in an atrocity that is traditionally known as “the massacre of the innocents” (Matthew 2.16–18).

But Joseph has been warned beforehand in a dream of Herod’s intentions to kill little Jesus, and the family flees to Egypt. It is not until Herod is dead that Joseph and Mary dare return, and then they avoid Judaea: Joseph “was afraid to go there” (Matthew 2.22) because Herod’s son is in charge. Instead they find a new place of refuge, in Nazareth of Galilee, far from Bethlehem.

Jesus’ earliest years were then, according to the Gospel of Matthew, spent as a refugee in a foreign land, and then as a displaced person in a village a long way from his family’s original home.”

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/jesus-was-a-refugee/

DACA activists erect, then tear down, confederate statue of Jeff…

DACA activists erect, then tear down, confederate statue of Jeff Sessions

On Wednesday, activists with the Latinx-rights group Mijente marched to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where they first erected, and then tore down a statue of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in confederate garb.“Jeff Sessions is a living monument to the Confederacy,” Mijente director Marisa Franco said in a statement announcing the action.The protest took place in response to the administration’s decision to endthe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program which protected hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people who arrived in the U.S. as children. The president had Sessions make the official announcement on behalf of the Department of Justice. Read more.

micdotcom: White House spokesman tries to clarify Trump’s…

micdotcom:

White House spokesman tries to clarify Trump’s Charlottesville statement, says “of course”it “includes white supremacists”

  • Trump faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for his comments on the white supremacist rally and car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
  • Now, the White House seems to be trying to walk his comments back.
  • The president’s silence on white supremacy drew widespread criticism even by those in his own party, as many other prominent Republicans and Trump allies — including the president’s own daughter — were quick to use the term “white supremacy” in the wake of the attack.
  • An unnamed White House spokesman issued a clarification on the president’s statement Sunday, claiming that Trump’s “very [strong]” statement had included white supremacist groups. Read more (8/13/17)

Update: AG Jeff Sessions says Trump “absolutely” needs to specifically condemn white supremacy

  • At a Monday appearance on Good Morning America, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that Trump needs to condemn white supremacy by name, following the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
  • Norah O’Donnell asked whether Trump needed to “specifically condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists,” Sessions said “Absolutely.” 
  • Sessions also defended Trump saying, “He said it, his spokesman said it yesterday and I’m sure he’ll reiterate that.” Read more (8/14/17 11 AM)

Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields Jr. denied bail in first court appearance

  • Charlottesville suspect James Alex Fields Jr. was denied bail Monday, as the suspected killer made his first court appearance.
  • Fields was arrested Saturday after driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, causing multiple injuries and ultimately killing 32-year-old paralegal Heather Heyer
  • The 20-year-old suspect is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. Read more (8/14/17 11 AM)

Jeff Sessions, threatening leakers, says DOJ is reviewing policy…

Jeff Sessions, threatening leakers, says DOJ is reviewing policy on media subpoenas

  • The Department of Justice is reviewing its policies affecting government prosecutors’ ability to subpoena journalists as part of an effort to crack down on leaks that have become commonplace during the Trump administration, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday.
  • At a press conference, Sessions condemned the “staggering number” of government leaks and threatened government leakers with prosecution. “Don’t do it,” Sessions warned.
  • Sessions said that the Justice Department had tripled the number of active leak investigations, and said that the FBI had created a new counterintelligence unit dedicated to cracking down on leaks. Sessions did not provide details as to what policy changes the department was considering.
  • “One of the things we are doing is reviewing our policies affecting media subpoenas,” Sessions said. “We respect the important role that the press plays, and we’ll give them respect, but it is not unlimited. They cannot place lives at risk with impunity.” Read more. (8/4/2017 12:21 PM)

Some Senate Republicans are speaking out against Trump’s attacks…

Some Senate Republicans are speaking out against Trump’s attacks on Sessions 

micdotcom: Trump turns up his Twitter attack on his own AG, Jeff…

micdotcom:

Trump turns up his Twitter attack on his own AG, Jeff Sessions

  • Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Tuesday morning, sending a series of tweets in which he called Sessions “weak” and suggested Sessions has not been doing his job.
  • Trump has reportedly been mulling whether to fire Sessions. 
  • Such a move would, in part, be an effort to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller, who has expanded his investigation from alleged Russian ties to Trump’s business dealings. Read more (7/25/17 9:30 AM)

Trump is blasting Sessions for following his instructions to not investigate Hillary Clinton

  • Trump on Tuesday bashed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to investigate Hillary Clinton — something he said he no longer wanted to do because his 2016 opponent had already “suffered greatly.”
  • Trump dropped his “lock her up” campaign call after winning the election, telling reporters that he would not recommend going after Clinton because she “suffered greatly in many different ways.”
  • “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,” Trump said. He also said during a rally in March that “we don’t care” about prosecuting Clinton anymore. 
  • Trump’s apparent reversal on investigating Clinton is part of a wave of attacks he’s been waging against Sessions.  Read more (7/25/17 12:15 PM)

Trump turns up his Twitter attack on his own AG, Jeff…

Trump turns up his Twitter attack on his own AG, Jeff Sessions

  • Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Tuesday morning, sending a series of tweets in which he called Sessions “weak” and suggested Sessions has not been doing his job.
  • Trump has reportedly been mulling whether to fire Sessions. 
  • Such a move would, in part, be an effort to get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller, who has expanded his investigation from alleged Russian ties to Trump’s business dealings. Read more (7/25/17 9:30 AM)

In early morning tweet storm, Trump blasts Hilary Clinton, Comey…

In early morning tweet storm, Trump blasts Hilary Clinton, Comey and ‘Amazon Washington Post’

  • President Donald Trump went on quite a tear early Saturday, cranking out a 10-tweet rant against Hillary Clinton, Democrats and the “Amazon Washington Post” — all before most Americans had even finished their morning covfefe.
  • Trump kicked things off around 6:30 a.m. Eastern, blasting the Post — which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — apparently because the paper reported Friday evening that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had apparently discussed campaign issues with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential race. Read more. (7/22/17, 10:52 AM)