Trump is having a meltdown. He is legitimately frustrated with Washington and its failure to get things done. Having a public temper tantrum and going after people like Sessions make things worse.
Sessions is not the enemy. He is trying to drain the swamp.
Here are what some of the enemies of Jeff Sessions are saying (go to the articles for the specific accomplishments):
US attorney general Jeff Sessions may not be part of the biggest investigation in the Department of Justice, but as he reaches 100 days in office, theres little doubt that hes had an important impact on the American criminal-justice systempotentially for years to come.
Despite the political turmoil of the Trump administration, Sessions has moved to reverse a tide of progressive reform and to fulfill his bosss law-and-order agenda, a collection of concepts loosely articulated during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions biggest actions, from undermining federal oversight of police departments to cracking down on undocumented immigrants, have worried a wide array of lawmakers, law-enforcement leaders, advocates and scientists.
Of all the cabinet members, maybe even the president, he has to this point had the most significant impact as to policy changes, said Jesselyn McCurdy, the deputy director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Washington Legislative Office told Quartz.
Unlike his boss, Sessions is delivering on what he has promisedsometimes on causes he has championed for decades.
Theres been a great bipartisan movement by organizations on the ground and members of Congress to reform the federal criminal-justice system, based on successes that have happened in the states, but the leader of opposition to that reform was Jeff Sessions, as a senator from Alabama, McCurdy said. These are all things that [Sessions], as a criminal justice reform opponent, had on his radar already.
McCurdy said Sessions was definitely living up to the ACLUs concerns, and in some areas, fulfilling the worst-case scenarios.
In just over two months, Sessions has proved to be a central figure in effectuating Trump's vision for America in tangible ways on immigration, crime, police reform and civil rights.
And while the White House searches for new messaging to frame what Trump has accomplished in the first 100 days in office, Sessions has single-handedly managed to make several significant domestic policy changes -- from pressing pause on implementing police reforms to withdrawing Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools.
His radical transformation of the Justice Department's role is no accident.
Many of the changes Sessions has made thus far track a familiar principle of federalism: the notion that the federal government's powers are limited and it can't coerce states into action. In other words, the federal government should get out of the states' way.
Sessions' critics worry that he is well on his way to undoing many of the major progressive achievements of his predecessors, often by withdrawing from court cases or previous directives that fail to align with his views. Yet Trump supporters cheered Sessions on during the presidential campaign when he said, "the American people are not happy with their government."
Now that Sessions is the nation's top law enforcement officer, his defenders and critics universally agree: he's been busy fulfilling the President's campaign promises and he's just getting started.
But in the end it will be about as effective as the claims that Sessions is a bigot; and I also have my doubts that Trump sincerely sees Sessions as a scapegoat for the systematic rot that underlies both the bogus Russia investigation, and allowing the Clinton Crime Family to get off.
That’s a huge load of hogwash. Any other appointee would have those same credits to his name WITHOUT the massive and steadily growing negatives Sessions carries about.
Sessions isn’t even a good person; he’s a straight-up thief, as evidenced by his passion for “forfeiture”.
Time to wrap your head around the increasingly-indisputable reality that Sessions is part of the swamp too.
“Giuliani said he would have recused himself as well under the circumstances. “
How do you know that?
“Sessions was and is Trump’s best appointment. Trump is making him into a scapegoat. Sessions recused himself based on a recommendation from the DOJ ethics office.”
Yeah, right - a “recommendation” given from a DOJ “ethics” office chock full of OBAMA holdovers! Puleeeze!
So Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing? Really?
The mess Sessions has set off with his recusal is hamstringing this administration. The DOJ has become an enemy of this administration while ignoring the real criminal actions of Clinton, Obama and co-conspirators.
A real gentlemen wouldn’t have gone behind the President’s back by recusing as he did. Instead he should have had Trump’s back by informing Trump of his intentions first. Trump should have been his first priority. But Sessions is running his own game. Not loyal.
Giuliani can probably do this too and probably do it better. Giuliani will also go after Comey, Lynch, Clinton, and the rest of them, which Sessions appears to be refusing to do because of "DOJ Ethics."