interviewed Jay Sekulow
— attorney for President Donald Trump
— on Wednesday night, in a 27-minute marathon segment during which they tried to verbally outmuscle each other on everything from Jeff Sessions
to the Russia investigations.
The conversation started with Sekulow fending questions about how the Senate Judiciary Committee will move forward in light of the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
. The embattled Supreme Court nominee became an afterthought, however, once Cuomo brought up Trump’s recurring feud with Sessions — which was restarted last night when the president said “I have no attorney general
Since Trump’s frustration with Sessions boils down to the latter’s recusal on Russia, Cuomo grilled Sekulow about how the president could really have been surprised with the AG’s decision. The conversation continued to escalate as they grappled over Rod Rosenstein
and the timing of Trump’s choice to fire James Comey Continue reading "WATCH: Jay Sekulow Claims NBC Deceptively Edited Trump’s Comey Interview in Tense CNN Showdown"
gave an interview on Tuesday where he ended up going on a full-throttle tear against Jeff Sessions
, declaring “I don’t have an Attorney General.”
Trump’s displeasure with Sessions over the latter’s recusal from the Russia election-meddling investigations has been a well-established fact for some time, though he seemed to up the intensity during a chat with Hill.TV
. Trump expressed regret for making Sessions the head of the Justice Department while repeatedly bashing the AG over how he performed during his nomination hearings.
“And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him. Continue reading "Trump Absolutely Ruins ‘Confused’ Jeff Sessions in Interview: ‘I Have No Attorney General’"
Jeff Flake once again took to the Senate floor to speak out against the words of President Donald Trump, this time concerning his recent “Twitter outbursts” against the DOJ and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
He was referring in particular to Trump decrying the investigations into two Republican congressmen who happen to be supporters of his:
does not have kind words when it comes to “Keebler elf” Attorney General Jeff Sessions
In fact, he thinks President Donald Trump
should fire the “insubordinate hillbilly” from Alabama.
Stone made the remarks during a far-right gathering in Washington dubbed the “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) on Saturday, according to HuffPo.
it is unclear how many people from the south or otherwise unappreciative of the hillbilly crack were in the audience at the time but his remarks did not get a hugely enthusiastic response.
It is also not the only time Stone has attacked Sessions.
Back in January, Stone told TMZ Trump should fire Sessions because he was “f*cking up”
by cracking down on marijuana.
Watch above, via CNN
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President Donald Trump
told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions
to investigate who wrote the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times
The only public information about the author is that he or she is a “senior official” in the White House.
“We’re going to take a look at what he had, what he gave, what he’s talking about also where he is right now,” Trump cryptically explained to reporters.
“I don’t want him in those meetings,” Trump added in regards to if the author has high-level security clearance.
Trump also said he was considering taking legal action against the Times for an endangerment of “national security,” calling publishing the op-ed a “disgrace.” He also said that The New York Times
‘ stock dipped slightly after Trump spoke out against the article’s publication.
Trump said as much Wednesday as Continue reading "Trump Calls on Jeff Sessions to Investigate Anonymous Op-Ed Author"
Sometimes it appears as if the President and the Vice President don’t speak.
Vice President Mike Pence
told CNN Wednesday that he holds Attorney General Jeff Sessions
in “the highest regard.”
Pence’s comment runs completely counter to President Donald Trump
‘s repeated criticisms of Sessions, telling him to shut down the Mueller probe and calling it a “rigged witch hunt.” Sessions, for his part, recused himself from the investigation due to his part as an ally to President Trump during the 2016 election and his communication with the Russians.
But the comment is more directly related to new reporting from veteran journalist Bob Woodward
which claims that Trump called Sessions “ Continue reading "Mike Pence Breaks From Trump On Jeff Sessions: ‘I Hold Him in the Highest Regard’"
The Department of Justice has released a statement from Jeff Sessions
, saying he’s going to call on state attorneys general from around the country this month to hold a meeting with him about the impact of social media.
The Sessions announcement appears to be a response to the Senate Intel Committee’s hearing today with officials from Twitter and Facebook. Much of the conversation gravitated around foreign disinformation campaigns across social media, as well as big tech’s alleged bias against right-wing viewpoints.
From the DOJ’s memo:
“The Attorney General has convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys general this month to discuss a growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition & intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms.”