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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Why Trump is unhappy with Sessions

Andrew Napolitano explains that the former Senator is essentially too much of a pussy senatorially collegial to take on the swamp:
During the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has made no secret of his unhappiness at the management of the Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Actually, Trump seems most agitated at the growing parts of the DOJ that are not under Sessions’ management.

He is also angry that the trail of the well-known evidence of the crimes of his former opponent Hillary Clinton seems to have been vacated by the DOJ.

How is it that parts of the DOJ cannot be controlled by the attorney general, whom Trump appointed to run the DOJ? And with a mountain of evidence of Clinton’s espionage — her failure to safeguard state secrets, crimes far more treacherous than those alleged against Trump’s campaign — why has she not been prosecuted?
It doesn't help that Sessions is also wandering around looking like a senile old dinosaur babbling about the drug war when literally no one gives a damn about outlawing drugs anymore, in part because pot is increasingly legal and half the millennials have been on speed or psychotropics all their lives.

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Blogger Salt July 27, 2017 8:10 AM  

Swamp gas. Don't know why, but few seem immune to it.

Blogger Orville July 27, 2017 8:11 AM  

Trump should recess appoint Kris Kobach for AG and let Kris flush the DOJ.

Blogger JACIII July 27, 2017 8:14 AM  

Old school republicrat. He has to go. The recusal was an act of cowardice or collusion with the deep state. No other way to characterize it.

Blogger Mr. Excitement July 27, 2017 8:14 AM  

Not only is Sessions a p****y, but he's been in the Senate for 20 years. Before that, he was a government employee since the mid 1970s.

This man has been a government employee or politician his entire adult life.

A lifelong swamp creature will never drain the swamp.

Anonymous CarpeOro July 27, 2017 8:24 AM  

Had some hopes. Didn't know he was stuck in Drug War mode. After the last 28 years (post Reagan) of appointed bureaucrats I'm sure there is a ton of dead wood that needs to be purged. Even if they don't stay on, the people they promote while there put a stamp on the corporate culture that will take a long time to remove.

Blogger Johnny July 27, 2017 8:28 AM  

Bet ya the inside of the beltway crowd think that Trump is transitory, and they don't want to risk screwing up their careers by being too supportive. Plus a bunch of them don't support his agenda anyway. They put their personal handouts and careers ahead of the country, and morally rationalize it by painting the outside the beltway crowd as evil; racist, sexist or whatever. Thus they drag their feet on any implementation.

There is an element of realism in some of the cop movies when the cop who wants to get the job done is at odds with the cop boss who wants tenure and security and no hassles arising from aggressive enforcement. Same thing with Trump. What the establishment wants is go along, get along.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore July 27, 2017 8:28 AM  

Gibson Guitars, Little Sisters of the Poor, COINTELPRO, using "civil rights violations" as a means of violating the double jeopardy clause are all but a few of the many abuses of the DOJ. And that's just one exec. branch department.

Anonymous Regor July 27, 2017 8:28 AM  

Either Trump has been playing some 16D chess by doing the opposite of what common sense requires on how you treat your allies, especially when faced by vicious enemies, because it's all part of a master genius plan or he can be just a dumb and imprudent as most people can be when under tremendous pressure.

I'm hoping for the former but if it proves to be the latter, no amount of incompetence on the part of a friend justifies shooting him in front of enemies.

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 27, 2017 8:29 AM  

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Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 8:30 AM  

I dunno, this feels like one of those times when things are coming out that don't add up, and then later it turns out to have been misdirection or misreported. Public sniping at an employee of his own choosing isn't really Trump's style. I guess we'll find out if he fires Sessions. But if the DoJ isn't following up on Clinton crimes, why was Awan nabbed at the airport yesterday? Why haven't they made the DC cops give DWS's laptop back? Why did the House just pass a bill demanding answers from Comey, Lynch, and others? Why are they trying to ram through a sanctions bill to provoke Russia? And who's been sending out the info that's produced unprecedented numbers of pedophile arrests in the US and Europe?

The swamp creatures seem awfully spooked right now, which doesn't make sense if Sessions has become a harmless old fogey who watched Reefer Madness too many times.

One way or another, it looks to be an interesting few days.

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 27, 2017 8:30 AM  

The "Democrats"/media really need something to take their minds off their Russia mania.

A leaky Obama/Clinton investigation would be perfect.

Blogger dc.sunsets July 27, 2017 8:31 AM  

The drug war matters mostly because of massive infiltration of Mestizos (the bloody cartels' backbone) into the USA.

Unless I'm mistaken, the main US drug under cultivation is pot, which is well on its way to being legit.

This informs me that Drug Warriors & Open Borders / Pro-Amnesty zealots have much in common.

Firemen depend on fires.

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Penguins Fan July 27, 2017 8:35 AM  

The biggest mistake of the Trump administration has been, by far and away... drum roll please...

Jeff Sessions.

Sessions is already the worst Attorney General in the history of the United States. And that's saying something.

I knew right away when he brought the corrupt and illegal private prison system back to life that he was a mega-swamp creature. Trump had better dispatch him, and dispatch him NOW, before he back-stabs the presidency and gives the enemy some juicy impeachment material that they are looking for... as the dems are convinced that they will control the House by the end of 2018.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 8:37 AM  

Didn't know he was stuck in Drug War mode.

It's probably safe to assume any Republican over the age of 60 is a drug warrior. But being a prohibitionist is one thing; making that a priority and yakking about it, annoying many of your boss's supporters even though it's nowhere near the top of his agenda, is another thing. That's one of the false notes right now. At face value, it means Sessions is too obsessed with drugs (and seizing property) to stay on topic, and kinda dumb.

Blogger Glaivester July 27, 2017 8:37 AM  

Could this all be reverse psychology? Dems who were demanding Sessions resign back when he was confirmed are now demanding that he stay.

Mission accomplished?

Anonymous Anonymous July 27, 2017 8:39 AM  

Replacing America's greatest immigration patriot, Jeff Sessions, with Trump appointee Rosenstein would be an absolute catastrophe for the interests of Americans.

Also, Trump said right after the election that he wouldn't go after Hillary. Now he suddenly attacks Sessions for following the policy he set?

This looks like Kushner trying to push out Sessions, just like he previously marginalized Bannon. Kushner has never been a fan of the America First platform, other than as a tool to get Trump elected.

Harkening to Kushner, Trump is throwing his best men to the sharks to curry favor with the establishment. Very weak.

Also, opioids are a very real problem that need to be addressed. They destroyed China in the 19th/early 20th century. Mao laid the groundwork for Chinese resurgence when he killed all the dealers and users. I don't want *that* solution in America, but I also don't want to do nothing just because some high IQ hipsters who dabble in mushrooms don't think DEA is cool.

Blogger JACIII July 27, 2017 8:40 AM  

The swamp sees the Russia stuff as a way to throttle Trump back while outwardly appearing too support him.
The setting up of an indenpent counsel was crucial to this endeavor. And Sessions played along.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 8:40 AM  

I see the shills are showing up right on schedule to run with this as hard as they can. That fits.

Could they be right this time, for the first time? Maybe, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Anonymous Jack July 27, 2017 8:42 AM  

@10 I had a similar feeling. It's only a hunch that could well be wrong, but it would make sense for Trump to feign a dispute with Sessions. Trump's enemies instinctively rally behind anyone that he dislikes or has a disagreement with. Trump has certainly learned that by now, if he hasn't known it all along.

Blogger Sillon Bono July 27, 2017 8:43 AM  

With what we know:

Sessions is a either a coward or his family has been threatened, the Clinton body trail is long and wide.

Anonymous Rocklea July 27, 2017 8:43 AM  

If your enemy will not allow private criticism (constant leaking), do it publicly. That way you frame the narrative, your enemy has no currency and your target will improve or be replaced. Others will also pay close attention to their KPIs.

Anonymous p-dawg July 27, 2017 8:45 AM  

Sessions' obsession with stealing property (aka "asset forfeiture") means he's the wrong guy for the job. How can one lead the Department of Justice when one has no respect for property rights, from which Justice flows?

Blogger Bob Ramar July 27, 2017 8:45 AM  

Understanding Sessions is relatively simple. There is an unwritten rule of Senate collegiality. You don't insult another senator; you don't attack (personally or professionally) another senator. Both Sessions and Hilary Clinton were senators; ipso facto Sessions will do nothing himself to violate the collegiality rule. Trump should have known or somebody gave him bad advice about Sessions and his character and his inclination to actually 'do something' about Hilary's alleged crimes.

What is going to be really interesting is what happens to Wasserman's IT guy. Given that he was still (!?!!!) on her payroll up to the day after he was arrested, he is obviously being protected. I hope that whoever is holding him has an attitude and is squeezing him for information. I also hope they are isolated in some way and can remain hidden from the 'powers that be'. First guess; Awan is a PAK intelligence agent (or one of his brothers, who are no longer in country are). I will leave the rest of the guesses to the ilk.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 8:48 AM  

Way too much senatorially collegial stuff going on with Sessions. It goes beyond lack of brass. How many pedos rounded up are above small fry? The property seizing of pot people has become draconian and leads to greater corruption.

Will it turn out that Sessions' loyalties are more with his fellow DC sewer rats, and to a less degree with the American people? Stay tuned.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 8:49 AM  

Glaivester wrote:Could this all be reverse psychology? Dems who were demanding Sessions resign back when he was confirmed are now demanding that he stay.

Mission accomplished?


If Sessions gets Senate support for Trump's mission, missin accomplished. If Sessions gets the boot, and Trump appoints someone who is not a swamp-pussy, mission accomplished.

If Sessions bitterly clings to his drug wars and civil forfeiture, wrong mission.

Anonymous wrote:Harkening to Kushner, Trump is throwing his best men to the sharks to curry favor with the establishment. Very weak.

Is a swamp-pussy really Trump's best man? Sad. He could do so much better. If that swamp-pussy is really the best Trump could do, we could do so much better.

Blogger Aeoli Pera July 27, 2017 8:52 AM  

The drug war would not be a bad cover for immigration restriction. There is more for them to agree on than not. So it's gotta be a "people people" kind of thing, i.e. some of my best friends are the swamp.

Blogger Jack Ward July 27, 2017 8:56 AM  

I, from Alabama, think well of Jeff. Not so much Shelby, the other senator.
I would like to think this is deep chess on the part of Trump and Sessions [maybe Bannon as well]. I would not be too happy with Sessions fired. But, I would reserve judgement on the President until and if everything goes off the rails.
For now, I think the best strategy is to hit the entrenched Rinos in the primaries. All of them, starting with McCain if he lives that long.
It really is amazing just how screwed up things are in this country.

Anonymous unadorned July 27, 2017 8:57 AM  

Jeff Sessions has been the most fearless, outspoken critic of illegal and legal immigration of any Senator in Congress, ever. He has always said that immigration, birth-right citizenship, open borders, etc., etc. was harmful to the American worker. He has written articles and made speeches on the floor of the Senate.
That is the main reason the Democrats tried to stop his appointment as AG. It is claimed that it was Session's anti-immigration platform that Trump adopted. Sessions was the first Senator to endorse Trump.

According to Vdare and Tucker Carlton Sessions is doing a great job on immigration, deporting MS-13 gangs, etc. It seems to me that Sessions is the only one doing his job. Where is Trump on e-verify? on DACA? on birth-right citizenship? English as official language?
Sessions recused himself because he thought it was the right thing to do. Perhaps he was wrong. But then we're all geniuses in hindsight.

Blogger William Meisheid July 27, 2017 9:04 AM  

There is a rumor going around (/pol/) that the Sessions thing is a diversion while the real game begins. Supposedly Mueller, who was neck deep in Clinton shenanigans, but often against his will, has a Trump pardon in hand (along with some others working with him) and is going to take the whole Clinton cabal down beginning next week. The ultimate get even plot. The arrest of the Pakistani IT guy at the airport was the prequel, though side event.

Supposedly Bannon was the background orchestrator of all this and the feciated matter is about to hit the fan.

Would be nice, if true. This time next week we should know if it is.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 9:05 AM  

unadorned wrote:Jeff Sessions has been the most fearless, outspoken critic of illegal and legal immigration of any Senator in Congress, ever. He has always said that immigration, birth-right citizenship, open borders, etc., etc. was harmful to the American worker. He has written articles and made speeches on the floor of the Senate.

I'm not against Sessions. I'm against swamp-pussies. I'd like to see more fight in that dog, if we're going to see that dog in the fight.

He's Trump's appointee. It's up to Trump. I think that Trump has found a win-win strategy for him and us. Whether this is kayfaybe or not, Sessions will either fight for us, or be replaced by someone who will.

Blogger Orville July 27, 2017 9:09 AM  

To use a sports analogy, Sessions was the best defensive end in the draft, but once he gets on the team he is found to be hopelessly one-sided (immigration).

The swamp is a criminal enterprise. It's why we have an immigration problem in the first place. Draining the swamp is going to take an Elliot Ness kicking doors down and dragging out any senator or congressman found colluding. One-note swamp pussies need not apply.

Anonymous Sensei July 27, 2017 9:11 AM  

Sessions is an Alabama conservative and a good man. He recused himself because respectability means doing the tactically stupid thing to retain your honor. It's the whole frustrating dilemma with the trad right in a nutshell.

Blogger Shimshon July 27, 2017 9:14 AM  

Sessions' recusal likely infuriated Trump. It looks like he did it because the Fake News was saying mean things about him. And it made a Special Prosecutor almost inevitable.

If he were meeting expectations in every other way, it would make sense to let it go. But even though some things are definitely improved, the continued nonsense with the Clintons plus a weird fixation on the Drug War (as if he's in the Senate still posturing for effect) must be trying Trump's patience. Plus, the fact that a recess appointment has been (officially?) denied leads me to believe it's a real possibility.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 9:15 AM  

According to Vdare and Tucker Carlton Sessions is doing a great job on immigration, deporting MS-13 gangs, etc.

Exactly. He was against immigration long before it was cool, when it kept him locked out of Republican debates. Now he's finally in position to do something about it, and he's just getting started, and he's going to throw that away by getting fired for trying to restart the Drug War?

It doesn't fit. Sure, you can dream up explanations for it: blackmail, senility, whatever. But diversion fits too. And it doesn't even have to be 4D chess; regular 2D chess is enough: distract your opponent with a feint on one side of the board when you're really attacking on the other.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 9:16 AM  

Sessions has done more than anyone else in the administration to make progress on trump's agenda. Especially on immigration.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 9:19 AM  

Now he's finally in position to do something about it, and he's just getting started, and he's going to throw that away by getting fired for trying to restart the Drug War?

How did you come to the conclusion that trump is mad at sessions about the war on drugs?

Anonymous c matt July 27, 2017 9:19 AM  

He's a mixed bag. Still favors forfeiture laws which are about as criminal as it gets.

OpenID ar10308 July 27, 2017 9:23 AM  

Sessions is a Southron Gentleman. And that's the problem with Southron Gentility. It paralyzes those who adhere to it with politeness and manners over results and getting shit done. It can be very cucky.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 9:24 AM  

How did you come to the conclusion that trump is mad at sessions about the war on drugs?

I don't think he is. But that's the way it's being presented: Sessions is getting distracted by the drug war and annoying parts of the base with civil fortfeiture, and Trump is mad about that. I'm saying I don't buy it.

Anonymous Jeff July 27, 2017 9:25 AM  

There is a theory out there that Trump and Sessions are still tight and are simply playing a game of rope-a-dope with the Dems.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 9:27 AM  

But that's the way it's being presented:

By whom?

It's obvious that trump is mad about sessions over the Russia recusal. Trump himself said that last week. I don't think trump gives a shit about the drug war or civil forfeiture.

Anonymous c matt July 27, 2017 9:29 AM  

Also, Trump said right after the election that he wouldn't go after Hillary.

True. But the other half of that deal was the Demediacrats wouldn't go after him over the election. Deal's off.

Blogger Shimshon July 27, 2017 9:29 AM  

Cail, a bluff makes sense too. There's nothing saying Trump couldn't have had a one on one with Sessions, telling him "Trust me, I got your back, but I need to tweak the Fake News as a distraction." The kind of things he's saying publicly Sessions (that I've read) are odd.

Anonymous Bobby Farr July 27, 2017 9:30 AM  

Immigration is the top priority and Sessions was probably the most senior Federal politician who could be trusted to be on the right side of the issue. And it seems that drugs are being used as the justification for the early arrests and deportations. There will be time for principles later.

If in 2020 the US population has gone from 325M to 320M and from 63% white to 64% white, Trump wins in a landslide even if no one is willing to characterize this as a positive change.

Blogger Shimshon July 27, 2017 9:31 AM  

Despite the amoral cynicism that pervades the swamp, there does seem to be a bit more credulity than you'd expect. I think they really do believe the Fake News to a degree. And if Trump himself is reported to say it, all the better.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer July 27, 2017 9:32 AM  

This. It Is f@#$ing called stealing and often it is some stupid schlub that gets his stuff stolen.

Blogger seeingsights July 27, 2017 9:34 AM  

In the Senate he was very good on the immigration issue--the Gang of Eight amnesty failed in part due to him, and he has criticized the HB-1 visa program. As attorney general the good things are crackdown on illegal immigrants and crackdown on pedophiles. The bad things are support for civil asset forfeiture and support for war on drugs. Not only are these last two very bad policies, but it will also cost votes. For example, I don't expect Trump to win Colorado in 2020. Sessions has the law-and-order attitude. But sometimes that is not correct attitude.

Blogger Ransom Smith July 27, 2017 9:35 AM  

I'm too skeptical to cast judgement yet.
We'll have to wait and see how this all plays out. But frankly I've always thought the drug nonsense was actually a ploy. To push the laws back to the States and away from the feds.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer July 27, 2017 9:36 AM  

Again (And again) our host is right. The God Emporer (Please Jesus, look out for him) will fire anyone who will not do his bidding. I'm guessing GE has a short time frame for Sessions to pull his head out but won't for reasons cited above.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 9:37 AM  

Here's the transcript from the interview where Trump said he was dropping the Clinton investigation:

MAGGIE HABERMAN, political reporter: I’ll start, thank you, Dean. Mr. President, I’d like to thank you for being here. This morning, Kellyanne Conway talked about not prosecuting Hillary Clinton. We were hoping you could talk about exactly what that means — does that mean just the emails, or the emails and the foundation, and how you came to that decision.

TRUMP: Well, there was a report that somebody said that I’m not enthused about it. Look, I want to move forward, I don’t want to move back. And I don’t want to hurt the Clintons. I really don’t.

She went through a lot. And suffered greatly in many different ways. And I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious. They say it was the most vicious primary and the most vicious campaign. I guess, added together, it was definitely the most vicious; probably, I assume you sold a lot of newspapers.

[laughter]

I would imagine. I would imagine. I’m just telling you, Maggie, I’m not looking to hurt them. I think they’ve been through a lot. They’ve gone through a lot.

I’m really looking … I think we have to get the focus of the country into looking forward.

SULZBERGER: If I could interject, we had a good conversation there, you and I, and it was off the record, but there was nothing secret, just wanted to make sure. The idea of looking forward was one of the themes that you were saying. That we need to now get past the election, right?

MATTHEW PURDY, deputy managing editor: So you’re definitively taking that off the table? The investigation?

TRUMP: No, but the question was asked.

PURDY: About the emails and the foundation?

TRUMP: No, no, but it’s just not something that I feel very strongly about. I feel very strongly about health care. I feel very strongly about an immigration bill that I think even the people in this room can be happy. You know, you’ve been talking about immigration bills for 50 years and nothing’s ever happened.


I feel very strongly about an immigration bill that’s fair and just and a lot of other things. There are a lot of things I feel strongly about. I’m not looking to look back and go through this. This was a very painful period. This was a very painful election with all of the email things and all of the foundation things and all of the everything that they went through and the whole country went through. This was a very painful period of time. I read recently where it was, it was, they’re saying, they used to say it was Lincoln against whoever and none of us were there to see it. And there aren’t a lot of recordings of that, right?

[laughter]

But the fact is that there were some pretty vicious elections; they say this was, this was the most.

They say it was definitely the most vicious primary. And I think it’s very important to look forward.

CAROLYN RYAN, senior editor for politics: Do you think it would disappoint your supporters who seemed very animated by the idea of accountability in the Clintons? What would you say to them?

TRUMP: I don’t think they will be disappointed. I think I will explain it, that we have to, in many ways save our country.

Because our country’s really in bad, big trouble. We have a lot of trouble. A lot of problems. And one of the big problems, I talk about, divisiveness. I think that a lot of people will appreciate … I’m not doing it for that reason. I’m doing it because it’s time to go in a different direction. There was a lot of pain, and I think that the people that supported me with such enthusiasm, where they will show up at 1 in the morning to hear a speech.

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Blogger Troy Lee Messer July 27, 2017 9:40 AM  

While it is true that since Nixon, the AG' s #1 job is to watch the resident's back, the God Emporer is not satisfied with good enough.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 9:42 AM  

'm certain PDJT has had private sit down meetings with Sessions several times, so is this 4D chess,if not has Sessions got in line with his BOSS? We will likely know much more soon.

My money says that Sessions' loyalties go strongly to his Senate and Congresspeople friends, and only secondary to his boss, and America's people.

This is WAR, and I have severe doubts that Sessions is all in as a War Time Consigliere.

Blogger ZhukovG July 27, 2017 9:43 AM  

It has appeared that President Trump uses 'tweeting', among other things, as Maskirovka to distract his enemies from his real objectives.

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 27, 2017 9:43 AM  

You told us here, long ago, that Trump has a history of:

- give them the job
- let them get on with it
- fire them if they screw it up
- get someone else
- repeat

Accurate so far.

Blogger Johnny July 27, 2017 9:44 AM  

Why they cling to the Russia thing I don't know, but one way or another they are going to get something on Trump and hammer away on it. To maintain popularity and therefor get things done, Trump has to have something on them, and if that happens it will come from the DOJ. That is why Sessions position is crucial. Trump needs some important criminal prosecutions underway.

Could be the public criticism of Sessions is an effort to give him cover, show he is being pressured, but I favor simple over complex and simple is Sessions just not wanting the hassle.

Despite being into big city politics, I think Trump underestimated just how nasty the Washington machine is. What he needs are aggressive butt kickers like the Mooch Scaramucci. The big obstacle is getting the public to figure out that is what is necessary.

As for Trump's ability, unless you are in the arena swinging away with a battle ax, don't flatter yourself with comparison. Conceptualization is way easier than implementation. Trump is the best we are going to get.

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 27, 2017 9:45 AM  

My private view of Sessions, from afar and based on what he's said and done in the job, is that he's loyal to the machinery of government and not the administration or the people who voted for it.

If I was his boss, I'd fire him for those reasons, too.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 27, 2017 9:48 AM  

I'll give Trump the benefit of the doubt, he is a predator, he busts up a flock or a herd this creates chaos and then creates a target, he kills that target and then the flock or herd gets together again and congratulates itself for surviving.

Blogger Lazarus July 27, 2017 9:50 AM  

At the recent Ohio rally, people started their "build the wall, build the wall" chant. Before, when this happened, Trump would assure the wall would be built. This time all he did was praise ICE.

When it happened again, he again praised the work ICE was doing to get those nasty gang-bangers out of sanctuary cities.

No assurance of a wall.

Something, or nothing?

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 9:50 AM  

Here's the transcript from the interview where Trump said he was dropping the Clinton investigation:

Are you sure that's what he said?

MATTHEW PURDY, deputy managing editor: So you’re definitively taking that off the table? The investigation?

TRUMP: No, but the question was asked.

Anonymous FP July 27, 2017 9:58 AM  

I say its a distraction for what is coming down the road over Sessions not doing his job. To quote Trump, "Complicated business folks". The rumors for the past few weeks have been to wait for the 7/27. Maybe thats the Wasserman-Schultz thing or something else.

We'll see how keen Sessions really is to fight the failed drug war and civil asset forfeiture (outright highway robbery) but that can be the press trying to drum up the public's ire against Trump.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:00 AM  

Are you sure that's what he said?

This morning, Kellyanne Conway talked about not prosecuting Hillary Clinton. We were hoping you could talk about exactly what that means — does that mean just the emails, or the emails and the foundation, and how you came to that decision.

TRUMP: Well, there was a report that somebody said that I’m not enthused about it. Look, I want to move forward, I don’t want to move back. And I don’t want to hurt the Clintons. I really don’t.


Dropping the investigation in Nov 2016 doesn't mean you can't pick it back up in Aug 2017. That's the point of his leaving it on the table comment.

Blogger Johnny July 27, 2017 10:01 AM  

Cail Corishev wrote:Here's the transcript from the interview where Trump said he was dropping the Clinton investigation:

I took it as a given that not prosecuting Clinton was a negotiating position. That is, not an absolute guarantee but a conditional. If the Clinton's would go away and leave him alone he would leave them alone. And the same thing with the Washington establishment. If he gets some cooperation he will not hammer them.

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 27, 2017 10:02 AM  

"I don't want to hurt you!" is a warning that I can, and I will if you give me enough reason.

It's not a guarantee that I won't nor an admission that I can't.

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:04 AM  

"It doesn't help that Sessions is also wandering around looking like a senile old dinosaur babbling about the drug war when literally no one gives a damn about outlawing drugs anymore, in part because pot is increasingly legal and half the millennials have been on speed or psychotropics all their lives."

/facepalm

Vox... c'mon man. This is a good reason for you and I and everyone else to be irritated at Sessions. But this is one of the things Trump and Sessions see completely eye-to-eye on. Trump is all-in on the War on Drugs and always has been.

Also... Sessions has been cracking down on Sanctuary Cities big time in the last month and no one, including Trump, has seemed to notice.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:05 AM  

And given that Trump is the president, he could order Sessions or the fbi to investigate Clinton or anyone else.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:06 AM  

Trump is all-in on the War on Drugs and always has been.

Exhibit A, the phone call with Duerte back in the spring.

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Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:14 AM  

"Exhibit A, the phone call with Duerte back in the spring. "

and about 25 giant speeches saying it over and over and over again.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 10:16 AM  

Nate wrote:Trump is all-in on the War on Drugs and always has been.

Drugs are destroying our nation. The only thing worse for our nation than the drugs has been the war on drugs.

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:18 AM  

Its simply silly to be frustrated at either Sessions for this when you knew damn well this was his position way back when you started singing Trump's praises for picking him. When you hoped like hell Trump would pick him over Rudy.

Trump was never a perfect candidate. He was the best option. Sessions was never the perfect choice for AG. He's just the only one that will do a damn thing about illegal immigration.

in the past month he's announced two big new crack downs on Sanctuary Cities that should have had everyone cheering. But instead we're all bitching about some crap that doesn't really even matter.

prosecuting Clinton sounds great but it doesn't mean crap if the invasion continues apace.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:18 AM  

PARTICIPANT: Mr. President, on asset forfeiture, we got a state senator in Texas who was talking about introducing legislation to require conviction before we can receive their forfeiture.

THE PRESIDENT: Can you believe that?

PARTICIPANT: And I told him that the cartel would build a monument to him in Mexico if he could get that legislation.

THE PRESIDENT: Who is the state senator? Want to give his name? We'll destroy his career. (Laughter.) Okay, thank you.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/07/remarks-president-trump-roundtable-county-sheriffs

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:18 AM  

"The only thing worse for our nation than the drugs has been the war on drugs."

really?

Not the invasion of 100 million foreigners?

Anonymous johnc July 27, 2017 10:19 AM  

The idea that there is friction between Trump and Sessions is fake news psyops. I'm not the biggest guy on finding 4D chess everywhere, but even this one is too transparent.

But now we have all the idiots running around criticizing Sessions because "muh weed dude lol". As if Sessions is cracking down on random weed smokers rather than criminal gangs. And besides, "muh weed" is not the most importantest issue ever so these people have no perspective.

Blogger Salt July 27, 2017 10:19 AM  

Johnny wrote:Trump is the best we are going to get.

No, he's not. He's the primer, setting the stage for what shall surely come. An Ultra. As reported by Democrat mouthpiece CNN, the Democrats are ready for a culture war.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 10:20 AM  

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Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:21 AM  

Fascinating how quickly the Alt-Right turns to Libertarian Sperging.

Anonymous TS July 27, 2017 10:23 AM  

"Sessions is an Alabama conservative and a good man. He recused himself because respectability means doing the tactically stupid thing to retain your honor. It's the whole frustrating dilemma with the trad right in a nutshell."

He doesn't come across as a law and order type man. You are going to have to get dirty cleaning up a swamp, no way around it.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:26 AM  

He doesn't come across as a law and order type man.

Sessions? Are you high?

Anonymous BBGKB July 27, 2017 10:28 AM  

Sessions might have been tough as a senator but that's like being the toughest guy on Broadway.

The recusal was an act of cowardice or collusion with the deep state.

The left never recuses itself. Look at the gay marriage vote that had 3 justices who performed them prior not recusing.

Mao laid the groundwork for Chinese resurgence when he killed all the dealers and users. I don't want *that* solution in America,

We could just kill the dealers, but disparate impact!!!

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:28 AM  

" He recused himself because respectability means doing the tactically stupid thing to retain your honor."

as another pointed out to me yesterday... the tactically stupid thing is sometimes the strategically smart thing.

For example by recusing himself and taking heat from the president... Sessions appears to be playing it straight. So when the time comes... if and when he drops the hammer on someone. Say this idiot DNC chick from Florida... he has built up credibility.

Blogger Michael Neal July 27, 2017 10:31 AM  

alas, the true reason Democrats hate Russia

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/07/27/report-atheism-in-russia-falls-by-50-percent-in-three-years/

Anonymous TS July 27, 2017 10:33 AM  

"Sessions? Are you high?"

He's no Dirty Harry and that's what's needed.

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:35 AM  

The other day I heard a dude that is a huge alt-righter list his priorities...

he said:

1) dismantle the clinton machine

2) end all illegal immigration

That was extremely telling to me that the Alt-Right has now pushed taking out the "Clinton Machine"... which is so weak it couldn't even get Hillary elected... over Immigration.

That is... in a word... Stupid.

Draining the Swamp starts at the border people. You're wanting to prosecute the arsonists while the damn house is still on fire. Lets focus on putting out the fire. Its a lot easier to prosecute people for trying to destroy our nation when we still actually have a nation.

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:36 AM  

"He's no Dirty Harry and that's what's needed."

he's Dirty Harry on immigration. you just don't know that because you aren't paying attention to what he's been doing.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:38 AM  

Sessions said that he recused himself because of this DOJ regulation.

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

“That regulation states, in effect, that department employees should not participate in investigations of a campaign if they have served as a campaign advisor,” said Sessions.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 10:39 AM  

Sessions won't do what is necessary to drain the swamp. This is why Trump is upset. Trump would absolutely accept Sessions' resignation if offered but Sessions won't offer it because he enjoys being AG and will force Trump to fire him. I don't give a shit what Trump said about Hillary during the transition when Trump had no power yet and his people weren't in place. And even if he did mean it, he doesn't mean it now and Sessions won't act. Sessions said during his confirmation that he would recuse from everything Russia, campaign, Clinton related (ie. anything swamp related). He should have told Trump he was wrong for the position at the beginning. And Trump should have known too of course.

Anonymous TS July 27, 2017 10:41 AM  

"You just don't know that because you aren't paying attention to what he's been doing."

Pedestrian. What's he's not doing says a lot more.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:41 AM  

I guess sessions could have asked either trump or DOJ to change the DOJ regulations. Not sure if it would have required congressional approval.

Blogger James July 27, 2017 10:41 AM  

The "Drug War" has never been about anything other than money and power. Since the Opium Wars, the powers that be recognize that "souls" matter less than money and power. You can only tax so much to skim wealth. The British were more open about it and actually had the money from the drug trade overseen by the Exchequer. You can look at the income and amount sold even into the 20th century. They probably still do it, they just have a second set of books so the public won't get all indignant about it.

"Drug Wars" have additional advantages. They force the taxpayers to borrow money into existence to pay for the "war", the individuals that actually handle the drugs and sales can skim millions for their own private empires, and laws can be enacted to take more rights from citizens. Plus, there is the "martial law" aspect about declaring anything a "war".

So, Sessions is just an old-school senator that sees the advantage to the government and himself by amping up the "Drug War". But, those who say he is to "collegial" or too much of a "southern gentleman" to really crack down on the swamp monsters are reducing politics to bullshit. Which it is, of course. Given what is wrong in our countries today, anyone that puts saving face above actually accomplishing something that needs to be done is part of the problem. That should never be used as an excuse for such behavior. Frankly, I think Sessions and Trump are pragmatists and will act one way for the media and another when actually "making sausage".

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:41 AM  

Pedestrian. What's he's not doing says a lot more.

What is he not doing that he should be doing?

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 27, 2017 10:42 AM  

What Josh and Nate said. Trump is 70. And doesn't drink. I find myself unsurprised that he is down with the war on drugs. And since civil forfiture is sold as a vital tool in fighting teh drugs that means he is going to be all for that.

I think the war on drugs has pretty much been a disaster for civil liberties, leading to abomonations such as civil forfiture, but I gambled that Trump would actually enforce the immigration laws and appoint non-insane judges whose rulings would be related to the actual law and not the feelz. If that happened then the drug war stuff could be borne as a temporary tradeoff.

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 27, 2017 10:43 AM  

Nate,

one guy (no matter how huge) is not the alt-Right.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:44 AM  


What Josh and Nate said. Trump is 70. And doesn't drink. I find myself unsurprised that he is down with the war on drugs. And since civil forfiture is sold as a vital tool in fighting teh drugs that means he is going to be all for that.


People should read the whole damn transcript of the white house sheriff's roundtable

Blogger Salt July 27, 2017 10:47 AM  

Nate wrote:ou're wanting to prosecute the arsonists while the damn house is still on fire.

DOJ's mandate is not that of ICE or the Border Patrol. Both can be done simultaneously. It's not like we done't have plenty of nukes to use on the swamp.

Blogger Nate July 27, 2017 10:48 AM  

"one guy (no matter how huge) is not the alt-Right."

I agree.

And yet here we are.... and the majority of the commenters are pissed at Sessions when he is killing it cracking down on Sanctuary Cities.. because.. MUH CLINTON INVESTIGATION

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 10:52 AM  

because.. MUH CLINTON INVESTIGATION

Which we're still not sure if trump told doj to restart or not

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 10:55 AM  

Fascinating how quickly the Alt-Right turns to Libertarian Sperging.

Hear hear. We knew Trump and Sessions were law-and-order guys. As long as they're aiming that attitude primarily at the border, that's what matters, so I can't get too worked up about it.

And by the way, human trafficking networks tend to rely on the sanctuary cities, because they have A) fewer cops poking around, and B) more people who can disappear without anyone asking questions. So that's another reason to be happy about Sessions cracking down on sanctuary cities, if we needed one.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 10:58 AM  

Trump knows unless he drains the swamp any progress he makes on immigration or any other front will reverse once he leaves office.

Blogger Dangeresque July 27, 2017 11:03 AM  

Time for a new Grand Inquisitor.

Anonymous Esmar Tuek July 27, 2017 11:09 AM  

I finally got around to reading "The Art of The Deal" yesterday. Well worth it. Keep as many balls in the air as possible, think massive, keep all possible options open...

Anonymous SnowKang July 27, 2017 11:11 AM  

Vox, O/T, but right up your alley as far as righteous criticism:

http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/hookers-lies-and-fraud-snopes-in-danger-of-closing-doors/

One.By.One, the Left and their base and narrative are falling apart. I pray that every single day there are left White people supporting Leftist causes (since we know Blacks and Latinos GZF about them, like animal rights, the environment, etc).

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 27, 2017 11:12 AM  

"1) dismantle the clinton machine

2) end all illegal immigration"

I've seen this too among some AltRight, and it is funny.

Don't they understand that the Machine runs on pure unleaded foreign invasion?

Reverse immigration, and you cripple the Machine. Hell, panicked Democrats will probably gang rape the Clintons to death and livestream it if immigration reversed.

Because love Trumps hate...

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 11:14 AM  

Trump knows unless he drains the swamp any progress he makes on immigration or any other front will reverse once he leaves office.

Yes, he has to do both, and he's promised to do both. One way to advance on both -- when both are absolute anathema to the globalist swamp -- is to use them as distractions for the other. Right now, everyone's looking at the swamp (and tranny soldiers), while Sessions is proceeding nicely against illegals.

This seems like a good thing.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 11:16 AM  

@Anonymous

"Also, opioids are a very real problem that need to be addressed. They destroyed China in the 19th/early 20th century."

That they did. Strangely enough, the Sassoons (who controlled the "British" opium trade with China) have something in common with the Sacklers (owners of Purdue Pharma, the privately-held corporation that makes Oxycontin). Something to do with... ethnicity, I understand.

Anonymous BBGKB July 27, 2017 11:16 AM  

one guy (no matter how huge) is not the alt-Right.

Even Mike Moore is not the ctrl-left

OT:Global Worming- the sky is falling NYC will be underwater by 2015

Reality- The sea is falling

https://www.lewrockwell.com/political-theatre/nasa-confirms-falling-sea-levels/

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 27, 2017 11:18 AM  

Reverse immigration, and you cripple the Machine.

Exactly. That's why they are freaking out about the election integrity commission. They really weren't kidding about replacing whites with more amenable voters.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 11:19 AM  

@Jack

"...it would make sense for Trump to feign a dispute with Sessions. Trump's enemies instinctively rally behind anyone that he dislikes or has a disagreement with. Trump has certainly learned that by now, if he hasn't known it all along."

Kinda funny, if true. Playing them like a violin.

Blogger Solaire Of Astora July 27, 2017 11:22 AM  

Sessions can do more than one thing. It's great he is cracking down on sanctuary cities. So can a replacement. I remember Trump being supportive of medical marijuana during the election, but he probably also wants laws enforced if they're on the books. Jeff Sessions saying good people don't smoke marijuana shows he has an altogether different motivation.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 11:23 AM  

@unadorned

"Jeff Sessions has been the most fearless, outspoken critic of illegal and legal immigration of any Senator in Congress, ever."

Absolutely true, and potentially makes up for a lot of flaws. It's still not really clear where Trump is going with this, though.

Anonymous TS July 27, 2017 11:25 AM  

"Draining the Swamp starts at the border people. You're wanting to prosecute the arsonists while the damn house is still on fire. Lets focus on putting out the fire. Its a lot easier to prosecute people for trying to destroy our nation when we still actually have a nation."

Good point Nate. Do you start draining from the deep end (center) of the swamp or from the shore?

Blogger Natalie July 27, 2017 11:29 AM  

I think Trump isn't the only chess player. Certain posts seem to chum the waters.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 11:30 AM  

Nate wrote:"The only thing worse for our nation than the drugs has been the war on drugs."

really?

Not the invasion of 100 million foreigners?



Well, there is that. What I probably should have said was something like ``The drugs are destroying our nation. The war on drugs has done more damage than the drugs.''

We probably wouldn't have the drug epidemic if we didn't have 100+ million foreigners destroying our society and taking our jobs. The war on drugs exacerbates the damage the drugs and foreigners are doing.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 27, 2017 11:36 AM  

Those two priorities I like in any order. I wouldn't put the Clinton Machine dismantling above immigration, but at the same time. I've spent a lot of time at the border, and I've helped start one border watch group. I'm ESTJ, so immigration eats at my soul as much as rampant criminality.

So I'd take those two priorities in any order. I was responding to some stupid immigration lawyer on Twitter yesterday because she was crying about her people being deported. The head of ICE said any illegal aliens in the US should be looking over their shoulders at all times.

Blogger Ransom Smith July 27, 2017 11:38 AM  

The Clinton machine can be killed at literally any time.

Immigration doesn't have time to be ignored. We either plug the hole and man the buckets or risk the ship sinking.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 11:38 AM  

Don't they understand that the Machine runs on pure unleaded foreign invasion?

Swamp feeds off of unchecked, unpunished, unexposed dark motivations of the elite and their bureaucratic mandrinate. Immivasion is one symptom of the problem.

It's fine to say Sessions can and is doing good things viz a viz immigration. But don't pretend this is 4D chess or that Trump isn't actually upset with his AG.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 11:39 AM  

If I could edit @113 I would add that drugs destroy individuals, but the War on Drugs has destroyed our institutions. The WoD has corrupted our officials and our institutions and it has worsened the damage the drugs do to the individuals.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 11:40 AM  

@Nate
"Fascinating how quickly the Alt-Right turns to Libertarian Sperging"

Yeah. Asset forfeiture is certainly an issue, but the "dude weed" crap gets old fast.

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 27, 2017 11:43 AM  

The war on drugs starts with the pharmaceutical companies. Have Sessions start asset forfeiture with them if they sell a single opioid. I dare them.

Anonymous johnc July 27, 2017 11:43 AM  

Why do people think the DOJ and the FBI aren't hard at work? Do they assume that Jeff Sessions is going to go out there and tell everyone about all the people that are under investigation? Why would he do that?

Recall that Yvette Felarca was arrested last week for a crime she committed over a year ago. Does anybody really think it took Sacramento PD over a year to put Felarca in handcuffs? Of course that call came from above, and we never heard anything about it until after it happened.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 11:43 AM  

it would make sense for Trump to feign a dispute with Sessions.

Remember when Bannon and Kushner said some not-nice things about each other, and Trump said they'd better work it out or he would, and the media tried to build a narrative of "Bannon Is Out!" because there was no way Trump would keep someone around who attacked his son-in-law?

And then it just went away, and Bannon is still right there. Maybe they worked it out, or maybe there wasn't that much to work out. I wonder what potentially controversial things the president signed that week while everyone was talking about that.

It's still not really clear where Trump is going with this, though.

That's true, but if he is running a game, it kinda has to be that way. If it's clear to us, it'll be clear to his enemies too. I'm leaning toward /pol/ is always right, but I'm far from certain.

Oh by the way, the FBI just indicted two Democrat mayors in Pennsylvania yesterday for conspiracy and taking bribes. The Swamp is much larger than the Clintons.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 11:44 AM  

@Nate
"That is... in a word... Stupid.

Draining the Swamp starts at the border people. You're wanting to prosecute the arsonists while the damn house is still on fire. Lets focus on putting out the fire."

Exactly. Politics may be downstream from culture, but culture is downstream from demographics. Priorities.

Anonymous Bellator Mortalis July 27, 2017 11:47 AM  

It is kayfabe.

The word kayfabe means portraying events or activities as if they are "real", specifically: "...the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between participants as being genuine and not of a staged or predetermined nature..." The term comes from professional wrestling, and remember that Trump was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment hall of fame in 2013.

In the WWE you have "faces" (the good guys) and "heels" (the bad guys). It is all staged. They build up the faces and the heels and they play their roles. Once you realize how steeped Trump is in wrestling culture, you will immediately see what he is doing.

Go back 3 months ago and the MSM and the Left was all crying about how Sessions was a big, evil, corrupt, racist Southerner. The worst guy in the Trump administration (other than Trump). Now Sessions recused himself from the "Russia investigation" because he knows and Trump knows that there is no there, there. It is just nothing. So by recusing himself he can do real work.

But the MSM and the Left are screaming for his head, so finally Trump decides to use kayfabe for Sessions. He starts tweeting how Sessions shouldn't have recused himself, and maybe Trump will fire him, etc.

Result? Suddenly all of the MSM, and the NeverTrumpers, and the GOPe are shouting that Sessions is a great guy, and the big bad Trump needs to leave him alone. See -- Trump has turned Sessions into a "face".

Meanwhile Sessions is going full bore against the pedophile rings. There have been 4,000 pedophile arrests in the first 6 months of 2017. That is almost a full order of magnitude greater than 2014, and the year is only 1/2 over. Realize that pedophiles, of all criminals, are the easiest to "turn" and get them to squeal on other criminals. And of course some of those other criminals are in the deep state.

You can see why the deep state is so terrified of Trump -- and Sessions.

Anonymous BBGKB July 27, 2017 11:48 AM  

Immigration doesn't have time to be ignored. We either plug the hole and man the buckets or risk the ship sinking.

Breivik understood you plug those drilling holes in the boat before you plug the holes.

Why do people think the DOJ and the FBI aren't hard at work?

They are government workers.

Anonymous TS July 27, 2017 11:49 AM  

Draining the swamp is a long game that's for sure doesn't quite have the flourish of guillotines and lampposts.

Blogger Elwin Ransom July 27, 2017 11:53 AM  

Whew, part of the problem with conspiracy minded folks is that the obvious is never the answer, 12d chess, bullshit.

The swamp has decided they are going to fire Trump, Mueller and Co are now simply figuring out why Trump is fired. It’s like when a company decides you need to be fired and starts digging in your emails, phone, texts, and online activity, you’re already fired, they are just figuring out why.

Trump needed Sessions to protect him, Sessions took a pass, Trump realizes that nothing else matters, it doesn’t matter how good Sessions is on anything else.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 11:54 AM  

@Ron Winkleheimer

"They really weren't kidding about replacing whites with more amenable voters."

Not to mention that, as more of a near term tactic, the combination of driver's licenses for illegal aliens with "motor voter" laws and electronic voting machines is a perfect setup for mass voter fraud. Not that they would ever do such a thing.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 11:54 AM  

You can see why the deep state is so terrified of Trump -- and Sessions.

They're certainly not afraid of Sessions. He's recused himself from all swamp scandals. And yes, the deep state will tie everything swamp related back to the campaign so that Trump's AG can't have his back.

Blogger OneWingedShark July 27, 2017 11:55 AM  

Nate wrote:"The only thing worse for our nation than the drugs has been the war on drugs."

really?

Not the invasion of 100 million foreigners?

Yes, actually -- no single thing has been as destructive of "the rights of Englishmen" we inherited and grew as the War on Drugs. (The WoD has eroded at least 90% of the Bill of Rights, the exception being the Third Amendment. [Quartering of Soldiers])

This in turn has done much to eradicate the civil commonality of Americans (ie patriotism and culture) because the inherent injustice, overreach, and contra-constitutional action of the WoD undermines the promotion of justice (one of the most basic functions of government).

Regor wrote:No amount of incompetence on the part of a friend justifies shooting him in front of enemies.
You're assuming Sessions is a friend; it is likely he is not, for he certainly is a Traitor. (He voted for the Iran Deal.)

Nate wrote:"one guy (no matter how huge) is not the alt-Right."

I agree.

And yet here we are.... and the majority of the commenters are pissed at Sessions when he is killing it cracking down on Sanctuary Cities.. because.. MUH CLINTON INVESTIGATION


Oh please -- Sessions is doing shit-all with actually cracking down on sanctuary cities. He could simply acknowledge the state of invasion and that these "sanctuary cities" are giving invaders aid and comfort... then bust them for Treason.

These "angry letters" and threats of cutting off funding are slaps on the wrist.

Blogger Sam Lively July 27, 2017 11:57 AM  

I think Sessions recusing himself is a wedge somebody in Trump's inner circle used to put an ideological enemy on the outs with the big man.

Vox and Cerno are just giving Trump the benefit of the doubt because he's earned it.

Blogger modsquad July 27, 2017 12:02 PM  

Look at what they do, not what they say.

Sessions is talking about the drug war and civil asset seizures. Trump is talking about Sessions not going after the DNC. That's the left hand of the magician snapping its fingers so you'll look at the left hand. What's the other hand actually doing?

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 12:03 PM  

What's the other hand actually doing?

Umm, let me guess...playing 12D chess?

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 12:04 PM  

59. Lazarus

"At the recent Ohio rally, people started their "build the wall, build the wall" chant. Before, when this happened, Trump would assure the wall would be built. This time all he did was praise ICE.

When it happened again, he again praised the work ICE was doing to get those nasty gang-bangers out of sanctuary cities."

Are you purposefully lying? At 5:16 or so in the Right Side Broadcasting video of the full event PDJT CLEARLY said, "Don't even think about it, We.Will.Build.The.Wall." using strong emphasis, and a minute later he clearly repeated himself about building the wall. Twice yet. Could not be missed. I just reviewed it again.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 12:05 PM  

Why do people think the DOJ and the FBI aren't hard at work?

I think it's because Sessions is out there talking, so people take what he's saying as what he's focused on. If he stayed in his office and refused interviews, there would be less worrying. And Trump's reacting to those things he says, instead of publicly congratulating him for things like the Sanctuary City progress.

What all that means is left open to interpretation.

Oh, and a California deputy AG (apparently the son of G. Gordon Liddy) was arrested Tuesday for possession of child porn. Moar Swamp Drainage, despite (because of?) all the distractions.

Blogger mgh July 27, 2017 12:05 PM  

I'm not so sure we should be hysterical about Sessions and drugs. I tried to find out exactly what he is doing that is so bad and it basically looks like he is returning to enforcing the law as is, no exceptions without approval from above. And he is making asset seizures more difficult for amounts under $10,000, so that sounds like a tweak to targeting the big guys. Sessions is a law and order man. He isn't the type to do selective enforcement. If you don't like the law he is enforcing, you will have to get Congress to change the law.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 12:07 PM  

Nate, perhaps Sessions will be the true Ultra to help the South rise again...forget about Hitler, as he was 65 to 70 years too late.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 12:10 PM  

Bellator Mortalis wrote:It is kayfabe.

Cool. Let's play along by calling for Sessions to nut up or bugger off.

Elwin Ransom wrote:Trump needed Sessions to protect him, Sessions took a pass, Trump realizes that nothing else matters, it doesn’t matter how good Sessions is on anything else.

Cool. Let's play along by calling for Sessions to nut up or bugger off.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 27, 2017 12:11 PM  

Cail,

That is so disappointing to hear that one of G. Gordon's sons was arrested for this, if true. His other son was the focus of his book, "Will" and his epic toughness and discipline in the face of horrific burn injuries.

Why would a federal prosecutor just sit down and spill the beans right there in his house with no lawyer present?

Anonymous Random #57 July 27, 2017 12:11 PM  

"(The WoD has eroded at least 90% of the Bill of Rights, the exception being the Third Amendment. [Quartering of Soldiers])"

The pervasive surveillance state is a modern form of quartering soldiers, the Brits did that so they could keep a close eye on what that household was doing. Intel from that is being used through parallel construction for drug busts.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 12:14 PM  

Whew, part of the problem with conspiracy minded folks is that the obvious is never the answer, 12d chess, bullshit.

If simple misdirection is 12d chess to you, you should probably take up a simpler game, like 1-by-1 tic-tac-toe.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 12:17 PM  

OneWingedShark wrote:Yes, actually -- no single thing has been as destructive of "the rights of Englishmen" we inherited and grew as the War on Drugs. (The WoD has eroded at least 90% of the Bill of Rights, the exception being the Third Amendment. [Quartering of Soldiers])

Certainly the WoD has been the excuse for most of the pre-War on Terror incursions on our ancient liberties.

I think we're arguing over which sucking chest wound is going to kill us. We need to stop the immi-vasion, which is being forced and funded by the federal government. We need to stop the assaults on our ancient liberties, which are being forced and funded by the federal government. Stopping only one isn't going to save us.

Fortunately, bringing the federal government back under the control of the states stops both.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 12:22 PM  

@Arthur Isaac
"The war on drugs starts with the pharmaceutical companies. Have Sessions start asset forfeiture with them if they sell a single opioid."

Good point. Prescription vs. Illegal opioids, like legal vs. illegal immigration, is something of a false dichotomy. The death toll resulting from the organized campaign to liberalize the use of prescription opioids in the late 90s/ early 00s is now well into 6 figures. OD deaths from prescription opioids have leveled off, but heroin OD deaths are climbing steeply.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates

Prescription opioids are now the most common gateway drug to heroin. Now that the pendulum is finally swinging back the other way on the "undertreating pain" meme, more are shifting to street opioids. Opioid addiction is an incurable disease (leaving aside the Duterte method). But it can be prevented.

Anonymous Bellator Mortalis July 27, 2017 12:25 PM  

Andrew E. wrote:You can see why the deep state is so terrified of Trump -- and Sessions.

They're certainly not afraid of Sessions. He's recused himself from all swamp scandals...


Wrong. They are terrified they are going to be uncovered for their pedophile activities. Or for those who are not pedophiles, that those who are pedophiles and busted will rat them out for their other crimes to get a reduced sentence.

4,000+ pedophile arrests in the first 6 months of this year. Both "Elysium" (90K users) and "Playpen" (150K users) have been shut down this year.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 12:26 PM  

That is so disappointing to hear that one of G. Gordon's sons was arrested for this, if true.

It is. And he deserves his day in court, of course. But I long ago steeled myself to the fact that, if they really go after corruption, especially the pedo angle, it's going to expose people I didn't expect, even people I respected.

What it tells me is they're out there digging, and pedophile arrests are at almost 20 times the normal rate, as @123 mentioned. They aren't talking about it, but something has to be driving that. Local cops in various parts of the US and Europe didn't just spontaneously decide to get tough on pedos.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 12:32 PM  

144. Cail Corishev

Cail, what you say here, gives me some hope, yet no high level arrests so far to my knowledge, once they bust all of the UK elite, and half the USA elite, I will take heart.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 12:33 PM  

Wrong. They are terrified they are going to be uncovered for their pedophile activities. Or for those who are not pedophiles, that those who are pedophiles and busted will rat them out for their other crimes to get a reduced sentence.

4,000+ pedophile arrests in the first 6 months of this year. Both "Elysium" (90K users) and "Playpen" (150K users) have been shut down this year.


I hope you're right. I'm just saying we do Trump no favors pretending his tweets don't mean what they clearly mean. Trump is telling us to our faces that his AG isn't doing his job and he needs his base and supporters to believe him and amplify him.

Blogger Elwin Ransom July 27, 2017 12:36 PM  

I never thought it was 12D chess, that should have been obvious, I think it is exactly what it appears, Trump is well on his way to getting hid of Sessions, because Sessions can’t protect Trump’s flank, so he is useless.

Sessions won’t last the year.

The only misdirection going on is the Clinton thing, I don’t think Trump has any intent to go after Clinton Inc.

Blogger Matthew July 27, 2017 12:37 PM  

I'm not tired of winning. I am tired of the goons who can't recognize winning when it happens.

Blogger Matthew July 27, 2017 12:38 PM  

The 12 Chess meme is an attempt to disqualify those who regard Trump as having any intelligence, or even cunning. It's dopey, dishonest, and so is everyone who uses it.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 12:39 PM  

148. Maythew

"I'm not tired of winning. I am tired of the goons who can't recognize winning when it happens."

^^^THIS^^^

Blogger VD July 27, 2017 12:51 PM  

Vox... c'mon man. This is a good reason for you and I and everyone else to be irritated at Sessions.

I like Sessions. I recognize that he's very good on immigration and I'm inclined to cut him some slack. But FFS, he's got to get his head in the game and stop thinking like a senator. Both the recusal and the drug war nonsense were amateurish, unserious moves.

Anonymous johnc July 27, 2017 12:56 PM  

Does anybody know whose idea it was to appoint Rod Rosenstein as Deputy AG?

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 12:59 PM  

151. VD

Yeah, a bit of a Tom Hagan, in "The Godfather," not a War Time AG.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 1:05 PM  

Perhaps we should send Sessions copies of Sun Tsu and Machiavelli, naw too little, too late.

Blogger Desdichado July 27, 2017 1:20 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Fortunately, bringing the federal government back under the control of the states stops both.
You have a lot more confidence in the state governments than I do. Anymore, I don't trust a homeowner's association or local public library board not to be completely corrupted and converged.

Anonymous James July 27, 2017 1:21 PM  

"I like Sessions. I recognize that he's very good on immigration and I'm inclined to cut him some slack. But FFS, he's got to get his head in the game and stop thinking like a senator. Both the recusal and the drug war nonsense were amateurish, unserious moves."

Sessions signed on the the AG, not white house counsel or the presidents personal lawyer. His loyalty needs to be to the Constitution, the rule of law and fairness. The best thing Sessions can do is keep the President from doing something stupid by NOT stepping down --- Trump is getting really bad advice in thinking that Sessions will resign and he can appoint another AG from an already confirmed candidate and/or recess appointment of another who will then fire Mueller -- that will be the trigger for impeachment - it is by definition obstruction of justice. Trump will have turned something that wasn't a crime into a crime... the Federal prosecutors convict on this all the time, every day -- its never the crime that gets the politician, its always the coverup.

If you are listing Mr Trump -- use the power of the pardon under the excuse that this is preventing the government from functioning property. Pardon everyone involved and then just take your lumps -- your core 35% will stay with you. Using a power of the president is by definition not grounds for obstruction of justice -- but you have to make the public claim credible and NO tweeting afterward.

And all of you forget about Hillary Clinton -- red meat for the core is not worth the cost. We (the US) do not go after the losing candidate in a political attack -- not even to use as a smoke screen to get people to stop looking at Russia collusion. Going after her would clearly be political based on the worlds of Trump and it would rally the other side.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 1:28 PM  

And all of you forget about Hillary Clinton -- red meat for the core is not worth the cost. We (the US) do not go after the losing candidate in a political attack -- not even to use as a smoke screen to get people to stop looking at Russia collusion. Going after her would clearly be political based on the worlds of Trump and it would rally the other side.

Trump could order the investigation and then declassify it all and lay it all out for everyone to see and let the public convict her like OJ.

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 1:33 PM  

156. James

MOAR loser muh Constituttion, muh Principles, Law and Order nonsense. This is War, and the Globalist Left cannot win, and
conservatives and libertarians are always the Washington Generals.

Blogger Old Ez July 27, 2017 1:48 PM  

>half the millennials have been on speed or psychotropics all their lives

Literally this^. I have brother who I believe had his life ruined by his school putting him on amphetamines when he was 11. When he went off them at 18 his life spiraled into a nightmare of drug use and alcoholism over the course of 2 years. Nothing like it in our family before. He's fine now. He got clean and has turned himself into a talented wood-worker.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 27, 2017 1:49 PM  

Sessions won’t last the year.

If you think Trump waits five months to fire someone, you really don't know the first thing about the man. If he's not gone by the end of the week, he's not going, at least not for this.

The only misdirection going on is the Clinton thing, I don’t think Trump has any intent to go after Clinton Inc.

Well, of course you don't.

If anyone wants a chuckle, watch this bit from the House Judiciary Committee last night. (Start at about 6:59:00, if the timed link doesn't work.) Republicans just yanked out an amendment the Democrats had added demanding something or other, and replaced it with their own amendment asking the president and AG to appoint a special counsel to investigate Lynch, Comey, et al. It's pretty funny, because some Democrat starts whining about how it's his turn, trying to stall.

I don't think Republicans have suddenly become alt-right shitlords or anything. But I do wonder if some of them are starting to realize that winning is more fun than respectable losing. Happening status: hopeful.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 2:00 PM  

Desdichado wrote:You have a lot more confidence in the state governments than I do. Anymore, I don't trust a homeowner's association or local public library board not to be completely corrupted and converged.

If you want to make America America again, take back your state government, and local public library board. If you can't even get a decent man into your state house, how are you going to clean up DC?

Blogger tublecane July 27, 2017 2:02 PM  

@16-"Also, Trump said right after the election that he wouldn't go after Hillary"

At one of the debates Trump virtually threatened to throw her in jail. Which time was he telling the truth?

Maybe both were misdirection. I don't know.

Blogger Alec Rawls July 27, 2017 2:04 PM  

Sessions is one of those people, so easily manipulated by the left, who is afraid to take his own side in a fight. It raises concern in his mind about possible appearance of conflict of interest. After all, he is Republican and Hillary is Democratic, so if he investigates her crimes someone could say he is doing it for partisan reasons. Republicans he can go after with abandon because no one can accuse him of taking his own side but democrats are off limits.

That's ehy he recused himself: possible apoearance of conflict kf interest, despite no actual conflict. He let this tertiary concern override his fundamental duty to represent the people of the United States by representing the president who had appointed him. He was the ONLY Trump person at Justice when he recused himself on the one issue where Trump was under immediate attack, leaving Trump at the mercy of his enemies. A lawyer in private practice who left a client in the lurch that way would be disbarred.

That can't-take-his-own-side thinking is probably why he won't remove the Clintonista McCabe as acting head of the FBI. This is the man who personally blocked the Clinton email investigation while receiving massive Clinton cash for his wife, and Sessions does nothing. It doesn't dawn on him that this virtue signaling is selfish and perverse and makes him a tool of his enemies.

Sessions is stuck in the leftist politically-correct mindset where to be above reproach you you must act counter to your own interests. Whites must be anti-white. Men must be anti-man. Only then can a person be proofed against accusations that he is acting selfishly. But in reality there is nothing more selfish than putting this virtue-signaling self-protection above the actual substance of the issues at hand and fighting for the right side no matter how anyone tries to spin it into accusations of self-dealing.

I like Sessions and wish he could learn how to fight the left but it's not something he can learn on the job. If only Trump had picked a savvy political fighter from the beginning like Giuliani, who in addition to not recusing himself would have made a priority of fulfilling Trump's promise to blacks: that he would get rid of the criminals and make their neighborhoods safe. That one step would change the political landscape forever. Instead we get a guy who refuses to take his own side in a fight. Sigh.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 27, 2017 2:16 PM  

...who in addition to not recusing himself would have made a priority of fulfilling Trump's promise to blacks:

wut?? You had me until you said the priority for Trump should have been keeping his promise to a group that voted 9:1 for the other candidate.

Blogger tublecane July 27, 2017 2:17 PM  

"literally no one gives a damn about outlawing drugs anymore, in part because pot is increasingly legal and half the millennials have been on speed or psychotropics all their lives."

This is misleading, considering we're in the midst of the White Death, for which opioids are proximally to blame. It's worse than heroin or crack in previous decades. Granted, not many people know about it, because it's been ignored/suppressed.

The solution isn't to extend the War on Drugs, but to bring back jobs, rebuild communities, get rid of diversity, resolve the Battle of the sexes, put women back in their place, and generally give people something to live for. But that's a lot of work.

In the meantime, there will continue to be Drug Warriors advocating Drug War solutions.

Anonymous Tipsy July 27, 2017 2:19 PM  

PolNewsForever reported an anonymous leak that suggests that a lot of the Sessions kerfluffle is merely a smokescreen to take eyes of Mueller who is going after deep state with a vengence. Why? Because Mueller was compromised by the deep state early on and has been blackmailed into submission against his will, and therefore hates the deep state. Bannon knew this, steered him to Trump who pardoned him to give him a free hand to crush the deep state (read HillBama) as an independent council.

Sounds too fantastic (in the sense of both good and fictional) to be true, but the leak asserted that the ax will drop sometime between today and next Wednesday. So, if it's true, we'll know soon.

Blogger tublecane July 27, 2017 2:24 PM  

@80-"The left never recuses itself. Look at the gay marriage vote..."

Or Obamacare. Kagan was Solicitor General prior to being a Supreme Court justice and actually worked on the administration's defense of the "Affordable" Blah Blah. But that didn't affect her judgement, or anything. She could be perfectly impartial, because...leftism.

Anonymous GrayMan July 27, 2017 2:27 PM  

@165 Tipsy

The core problem is lack of a moral foundation. Removing drugs from an amoral society does nothing as they will simply find a replacement drug. In a moral society drug have an inherently limited impact. What the US needs is NOT a "war on drugs" but a rebirth of Christianity.

Blogger JaimeInTexas July 27, 2017 2:27 PM  

Civil Asset Forfeiture is tyranny codified. It is a child of the drug war. Sessions ought to be fired just on that issue.

Blogger tublecane July 27, 2017 2:28 PM  

@166-Is the idea that Mueller was blackmailed by the threat of jailtime alone? Because a pardon can't save him from public humiliation and/or ruining his career and life.

Also, this is the Deep State we're talking. Is Trump going to pardon him and put him in witness protection? Which would ruin his life and career anyway.

It's unlikely they'd want to assassinate a very public special prosecutor. But important people die all the time. Right, Justice Scalia?

Blogger SouthRon July 27, 2017 2:30 PM  

tuberman wrote:156. James

MOAR loser muh Constituttion, muh Principles, Law and Order nonsense. This is War, and the Globalist Left cannot win, and

conservatives and libertarians are always the Washington Generals.


Yup. The tell in the James' post was "Mr. Trump".

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2017 2:36 PM  

"If you are listing Mr Trump -- use the power of the pardon...
Pardon everyone involved and then just take your lumps"

Why would he pardon Lynch, Rice, Comey, the Clintons, and the other criminals? Doesn't seem like something that would help him much.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 27, 2017 2:38 PM  

Alec Rawls wrote:... who in addition to not recusing himself would have made a priority of fulfilling Trump's promise to blacks: that he would get rid of the criminals and make their neighborhoods safe.

The awkward thing here is that the criminals in Black neighborhoods are Black. Dealing with Black criminals is going to put a lot of Blacks in jail.

Dat Be Rayciss!!!!!!!!111

There is no good solution. Keeping that promise isn't going to make Blacks happy. Not keeping the promise isn't going to make them any madder. Best just to leave well enough alone, and let general improvements in the economy and society trickle down.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab July 27, 2017 2:44 PM  

If I were Sessions, I would go after 'drugs'. Every single illegal alien in a gang sells, possesses, manufactures, or mules drugs. So weekly I'd have a DoJ flack announcing the latest and greatest in the 'drug' war. 30 MS-13 members arrested in NY and jailed, families deported, 50 Guatemalan gang members with ties to 'death squads' arrested jailed here with extradition as soon as their sentences are served, 10 coyotes in Texas etc.

Every single week keep hammering. Use asset forfeiture against illegals. Show them they get nothing but pain and jail for being here.

But they won't.

Blogger Elwin Ransom July 27, 2017 2:50 PM  

Cail,
Sheez, put down the pom-poms, it took a good long while for Spicer to go. My general theory is the Republicans want Trump gone almost as badly as the Dems do. You need to separate what you want to happen from what is really happening. Your viewpoint on this is childlike wishful thinking.

Think back to Obama and what his AGs did and how they behaved and then compare that to Sessions…no wonder Trump is pissed. Here comes Sessions bringing his handlebar mustache and Marquess of Queensberry rules to a knife fight, but by God Sessions is going to lose fair and honorably.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 27, 2017 2:55 PM  

My general theory is the Republicans want Trump gone almost as badly as the Dems do.

I think they want him gone more than the Dems do. He threatens to disposses the PTB in the GOP.

Blogger tublecane July 27, 2017 3:00 PM  

@42-"Opioid addiction is an incurable disease."

Addiction is not a disease. No disease allows you relieve your symptoms by simply choosing not to have them.

Anonymous RA July 27, 2017 3:07 PM  

If civil asset forfeiture without a criminal conviction was only practiced on illegal immigrants, I suppose I could get behind that. Another way to get them to leave. Otherwise, hell no, get that crap out of here. I'm white and even I have been pulled over and searched twice by cops looking for cash.

Along those lines, civil asset forfeiture with or without convictions has become a major source of cash for law enforcement agencies across the country. They almost never have to share it with the general treasury of the local jurisdiction they're in. This is the big reason why it won't be let go easily. The state laws regulating the practice came in on the volume of complaints received from the victims and went against virtually every law enforcement agency in their respective states. That right there ought to tell you how prevalent this is, that so much grass roots opposition could rise up and actually make their legislatures listen to them.

Blogger Lazarus July 27, 2017 3:08 PM  

tuberman wrote:Are you purposefully lying?

No, Just must have missed it. I was watching the c-span replay and there was some disturbance by a demonstrator that I tried to go around. so I did not catch the whole thing.

Thanks, I am again at peace. May the great wall of Trump be visible from space.

Blogger Eyeball 2 July 27, 2017 3:25 PM  

Could it be that Trump is forcing Sessions to do his job so dimocrap criticism doesnt fall on Jeff, as it should, of course? Is he so week he needs cover?

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 27, 2017 3:33 PM  

If only Trump had picked a savvy political fighter from the beginning like Giuliani, who in addition to not recusing himself would have made a priority of fulfilling Trump's promise to blacks: that he would get rid of the criminals and make their neighborhoods safe. That one step would change the political landscape forever.

Giuliani made NYC a sanctuary city. Why would you let him near the doj?

Blogger Alec Rawls July 27, 2017 3:37 PM  

Just look at it as putting all the black criminals in jail (along with all the other criminals). Good in itself and it will empower and prove right the black 10% that voted Trump, turning the black vote to 50/50. What? You think Trump is a dummy?

Anonymous AB.Prosper July 27, 2017 3:42 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Nate wrote:"The only thing worse for our nation than the drugs has been the war on drugs."

really?

Not the invasion of 100 million foreigners?



Well, there is that. What I probably should have said was something like ``The drugs are destroying our nation. The war on drugs has done more damage than the drugs.''

We probably wouldn't have the drug epidemic if we didn't have 100+ million foreigners destroying our society and taking our jobs. The war on drugs exacerbates the damage the drugs and foreigners are doing.


people were guzzling drugs in the 20th century and were taking three martini lunches and smoking back when America was fertile and homogeneous and damaged lives from alcohol and early deaths from tobacco were hardly rare.

Modern life is inherently inhuman and enervating for most people and in every society people like getting high and freaks like me and Trump who are basically abstemious are just that freaks

Instead of fighting "drugs" we need to find a way to keep the damage low and let people enjoy them.

Blogger Dedd Sirius July 27, 2017 3:43 PM  

Sessions appears to have an aura of the old-school, failed personal style of "whitey-too-politey". Politeness has failed. He needs to sack up and get some cojones because despite the rightness of some of his actions, he comes off frail and wispy.

Anonymous Anonymous July 27, 2017 3:45 PM  

People who say Sessions is weak or cowardly haven't been paying attention.

He blocked amnesty in 2007, and he blocked it again in 2013. He was never intimidated, he never backed down, he never compromised. He went way out on a limb and started supporting Trump in August 2015, long before any other Republicans would. Now he is standing his ground against the attempted Jarvanka coup d'etat.

The real problem is all of you. Sessions mannerisms are the mannerisms of an American. Trump, despite being half German Catholic and half Highland Scot, has the mannerisms of a boorish NYC Jew. You've internalized your own defeat to such a degree, that you despise Sessions for his American mannerisms, despite his accomplishments and strength of character, and you admire Trump for his obnoxious Jewish mannerisms, despite his lack of accomplishments and weak character.

You've accepted the legitimacy of your enemy's weaponized anti-morality to such a degree, that "you're not a wartime consigliere" seems like a compelling argument for who should, and who should not, be Attorney General of the United States.

Perhaps Trump can still be redeemed. Sessions is the Cordelia of Trump's entourage, refusing to flatter on demand, and wary of the designs of Goneril and Regan.

Blogger Alec Rawls July 27, 2017 3:56 PM  

Because he fights, the one thing most necessary and the hardest to find. He knows the difference between being a chief executive (as he was as mayor and Trump is as president) and being a subordinate.

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:09 PM  

@16 "Replacing America's greatest immigration patriot, Jeff Sessions, with Trump appointee Rosenstein would be an absolute catastrophe for the interests of Americans."

Then WHY did Sessions recuse himself!? Cause THAT put (((Rosenstein))) in the catbird's seat! Frustrating!

Blogger SirHamster July 27, 2017 4:13 PM  

tublecane wrote:Addiction is not a disease. No disease allows you relieve your symptoms by simply choosing not to have them.

Withdrawal doesn't count?

Blogger tuberman July 27, 2017 4:15 PM  

179. Lazarus

Okay,thanks, I've always liked your posts.

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:16 PM  

@43 "Trump couldn't have had a one on one with Sessions, telling him "Trust me, I got your back, but I need to tweak the Fake News as a distraction."

Except: Mike Flynn.

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:21 PM  

@56 'Why they cling to the Russia thing I don't know,"

I wish Trump would say, VERY much out in public, that Muller has 30 days to wrap this damned Russia thing up. They've been spinning it out and getting nowhere -- cause there is nowhere to get! The God Emperor does NOT need to let this drag on and on, wasting time, money, and the hopes of Trump's supporters!

If they have not found ANYthing yet, except Demonrat misbehavior -- it's done. Stop wasting daylight!

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:23 PM  

@59 "No assurance of a wall.
Something, or nothing?"

Isn't it $1.6 billion in HIS budget (not the obamination's) FOR the wall? Coming up in October.

Anonymous Lars Porsena July 27, 2017 4:29 PM  

About the drug war and the opium crisis, I will say I see hardly anyone besides me draw the question but I find it very curious to note that since apx. 95% of all the opium in the world is grown in Afghanistan, what has been going on in Afghanistan for the last 10-15 years that has made the heroin problems in the US so much worse?

It makes me suspicious. I guess the counterpoint is that most of the heroin in the US now supposedly is actually Chinese synthetic fentanyl.

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:31 PM  

@63 "If the Clinton's would go away and leave him alone he would leave them alone. ...If he gets some cooperation he will not hammer them."

No no no no!!!! Those lying murderous vicious ANIMALS, ordering the careless, purposeless, useless killing of young Americans all over the damned world NEED TO BE JAILED!! (I'd rather see Death Grandma strung up! Life in prison would do, though!)

If President Trump does NOT go after such unbelievable horrific destructive criminality -- so many "careless" (HA!) *intentional* violations (over and over!) of an oath all of us military swore -- that she and her henchmen swore -- that our God Emperor swore -- that young American soldiers have been jailed for MINOR violations of -- then he WILL lose a lot of support from a lot of military!

If there is to be no honor, no decency -- and no enforcement of the LAW -- then it's over. He IS just another swamp creature! (And I don't believe that of him. I'm wildly frustrated at his (I hope?) careful slow progression to make sure he gets what he wants and needs... but the Clintons (and the obamas!) MUST be punished for their crimes!

Anonymous johnc July 27, 2017 4:34 PM  

@187 Then WHY did Sessions recuse himself!? Cause THAT put (((Rosenstein))) in the catbird's seat! Frustrating!

I think he was required to by law since he was a member of the campaign.

He recused himself before Rosenstein was appointed. Why did Trump put that snake into the Deputy AG's position to begin with? He wasn't in there any more than two weeks until he announced a special counsel.

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:37 PM  

@71 "prosecuting Clinton sounds great but it doesn't mean crap if the invasion continues apace."

And poor Sessions is allll alone, has no one he can DELEGATE TO!?! He only has so many hours in the day? He can only do one thing at a time?! (IS he a dinosaur then?)

I'm still willing, if twitching (a lot!), to wait them out, to SEE if something strongly active is going to occur (soon, please, God SOON!). WHY is Trump waiting for the TX et al. lawsuit, instead of just closing out the DACA? WHY are they *still* handing out work permits?

I'm over the moon that they closed the door on 'refugees.' I PRAY they will keep it closed! Not enough. Not quick enough, not forceful enough, not enough!

Blogger Avalanche July 27, 2017 4:40 PM  

@84 "You're wanting to prosecute the arsonists while the damn house is still on fire. Lets focus on putting out the fire."

FIREFIGHTERS put out the fire, what are the cops doing, drinking coffee and watching?!?!

Anonymous Gen. Kong July 27, 2017 5:02 PM  

Nate wrote:
Fascinating how quickly the Alt-Right turns to Libertarian Sperging.

Fair point. It seems lost on some folks that asset foreiture could also be employed against others involved in various racketeering operations, the Churchian cucks who are busy importing rapefugees into small Idaho towns, for example. The ADL, $PLC and AIPAC, for example. The NGOs run by (((Soros))), for another. The entire swamp of Pedos running the District of Corruption. Some also seem to lose sight of the fact that Kushner - with his (((Soros))) connections - is about as Swampy as it gets. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if it's all just more kayfabe or not.

Blogger tublecane July 27, 2017 5:02 PM  

@188-No. Withdrawal is not a symptom of addiction.

Physical dependence I suppose you could call a disease, but that wasn't the subject under discussion. The above poster said opioid addiction has no cure. You can successfully withdraw from chemical dependence, in which case you are cured.

Anonymous BBGKB July 27, 2017 5:14 PM  

FIREFIGHTERS put out the fire, what are the cops doing, drinking coffee and watching?!?!

That's what they did for 3 hours at PULSE. There was a doughnut shop right next door.

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