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  • It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

    03/09/2019 7:17:55 PM PST · by Aquamarine · 310 replies
    daily beast ^ | 3/9/2019 | Betsy Woodruff
    After it claimed no such document existed, the Justice Department just unearthed a letter Matt Whitaker delivered to the Utah U.S. attorney directing a review of how the department handled the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One issues. Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary...
  • On Democrats’ request, McCabe investigated not just Trump but Sessions, as well

    03/06/2019 5:01:01 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 41 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/6/19 | Paul Sperry
    Top FBI official Andrew McCabe did not just investigate President Trump. As he notes in a little-publicized part of his new book, McCabe even investigated his department boss — then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions — after Senate Democrats asked McCabe to look into allegations Sessions perjured himself during his confirmation hearings when he denied meeting with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. Sessions had, in fact, met with the Russian ambassador. He later corrected the record and explained he had forgotten speaking with the official and was not trying to mislead Congress. Ordering the Sessions probe was “another unprecedented, partisan action...
  • Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor after quoting Coretta Scott King

    02/08/2017 11:14:36 AM PST · by TBP · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 7, 2017 | 10:53pm | Marisa Schultz
    In a rare move, the Senate voted late Tuesday to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren from speaking out against Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The Republican-led Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a floor ruling that Warren (D-Mass.) violated Senate Rule 19 by “impugning” the character of Sessions during her lengthy speech against his confirmation. A separate vote to allow Warren to continue to speak failed — effectively silencing the outspoken progressive from continuing her anti-Sessions speech. The dust-up on the Senate floor began shortly before 7 p.m. when Warren took the microphone to make a long, impassioned...
  • Jeff Sessions weighs possible bid for old Senate seat in Alabama

    11/09/2018 11:06:56 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Nov 18 | Alex Pappas
    Jeff Sessions, ousted as President Trump’s attorney general this week, is contemplating a run for his old Alabama Senate seat in 2020 against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones -- though those who know Sessions aren't convinced he will ultimately pull the trigger on another campaign. A source close to the former attorney general told Fox News that Sessions is “considering it but his mind isn't made up.” That person added that Sessions, known for his stances on illegal immigration and trade, “was advocating for the Trump agenda back when it was called the Sessions agenda.” Others, though, don’t see Sen. Sessions...
  • Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG

    01/14/2019 9:00:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the justices to send a signal that President Trump’s temporary pick is illegal. Lawyers had asked the justices to remove Mr. Whitaker and substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, arguing that he should be the rightful head of the Justice Department under the law, after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted last year. The request came in a case involving Barry Michaels, who is challenging a law denying him the right to purchase a firearm...
  • House panel demands accounting from Utahn tasked in Clinton, Trump probes

    01/08/2019 10:30:47 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    KSL ^ | Jan 7th, 2019 | Dennis Romboy,
    Two House committees want an accounting from U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber of his investigation into whether the Justice Department and the FBI abused its authority in their probes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump's election campaign. The Republican ranking members of the House Government Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Huber on Monday seeking an update of his work. "Your investigation has been ongoing for over nine months," wrote Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., the top GOP members of the Oversight and Judiciary committees,...
  • Trump: Sessions 'should be ashamed of himself' for allowing Russia probe to proceed

    12/16/2018 1:47:09 PM PST · by Enterprise · 85 replies
    https://thehill.com ^ | 12/16/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    "President Trump said Sunday that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should be ashamed of himself" for allowing the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference to proceed, levying yet another attack on one of his favorite targets for criticism."
  • Huber won’t testify before House panel on Clinton probe

    12/12/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by lodi90 · 158 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/12/2018 | Thomas Burr
    U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber won't testify Thursday before the House Oversight subcommittee as its chairman had announced previously. Huber had been assigned by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate several controversies Republicans have raised about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, many of them stoked by right-wing activists who believe she should be prosecuted. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Oversight’s subcommittee on government operations, had hoped Huber would provide an update on his probe. “Mr. Huber with the Department of Justice and FBI has been having an investigation — at least part of his task was...
  • Trump rolls back wetlands protections. What it means for California farmers, developers

    12/11/2018 1:10:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 11th, 2018 | BY DALE KASLER AND KATE IRBY
    It all started when California farmer John Duarte plowed a wheat field in Tehama County, about two hours north of Sacramento, and wound up paying a $1.1 million fine to the federal government for his efforts. On Tuesday, Duarte, who was embraced by conservatives nationwide as a victim of government over-reach, got vindication of sorts. In a victory for farmers and land developers throughout the West, the Trump administration announced a broad rollback of rules designed to protect wetlands and other small bodies of water. The decision means regulations put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration will fall...
  • Trump Nominates New Attorney General

    12/07/2018 7:15:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/07/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Trump has nominated a "brilliant man" to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the president said outside the White House Friday. He has tapped William Barr, former attorney general for the late President George H. W. Bush, for the position. BREAKING; “I think he will serve with great distinction.” President Trump announces William Barr as new attorney general pic.twitter.com/mKzYDZgNj9— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 7, 2018 Trump said he "did not know" Barr until recently, but found him to be respected by lawmakers from both partIes. He predicted the process will go "very quickly."  However, Democrats have hinted that they will...
  • Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says

    12/06/2018 6:55:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 47 mins agoLast Update 10 mins ago | Samuel Chamberlain, Catherine Herridge
    Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday. Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations. The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case. U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked to investigate the foundation last year by then-Attorney...
  • Sessions: 'Little surprise' Obama quietly signed the TPP

    02/04/2016 11:40:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., charged the Obama administration with quietly signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in New Zealand, and said the White House tried to minimize it because it knows the public isn't pleased with the deal.
  • Exclusive – Rand Paul: Next A.G. Must Defend Individual Liberty from Power-Hungry Deep State

    11/15/2018 11:01:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2018 | Kyle Morris
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered his thoughts on who should replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House. “I think your cabinet needs to have people in it who agree with you,” Paul said when asked if he was happy about Sessions’ departure. “I think for a long time Jeff Sessions hasn’t really been working for what the president would like him to do.” “I also think that there are some big reforms that we need of our justice and our intelligence agencies, and I think justice can be part of...
  • Jury Convicts Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions During Senate Hearing

    05/03/2017 2:32:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 3, 2017 | By Ryan J. Reilly
    A jury convicted a woman on Wednesday who was arrested during a congressional hearing in January after laughing at the claim that now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had a record of treating Americans equally. Desiree Fairooz, an activist associated with the organization Code Pink, was found guilty on two counts: one for engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” with the intent to disrupt congressional proceedings and a separate count for parading, demonstrating or picketing. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, who pretended to be KKK members supporting Sessions and were tried alongside Fairooz, were convicted on two of three charges. The jury...
  • We are former attorneys general. We salute Jeff Sessions.

    11/10/2018 6:43:59 AM PST · by lyby · 187 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2018 | William P. Barr , Edwin Meese III and Michael B. Mukasey
    Sessions set four goals for his tenure: to reduce the rates of murder, violent crime generally, opioid prescription fraud and drug overdose deaths. He achieved all four... just as impressive has been the refocusing of the department’s efforts under Sessions’s leadership to protect the liberties of Americans.
  • Crazed Leftists take to the streets to demand deep state maintain control over Mueller investigation

    11/09/2018 5:14:29 PM PST · by deandg99 · 6 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/09/2018 | Mike Adams
    Leftists worried the FBI’s Russia collusion probe could be halted as a result of Jeff Sessions’ resignation were encouraged to take to the streets on Thursday. Calling it the “Break Glass in Case of Emergency” plan, MSNBC talking head Rachel Maddow on Twitter endorsed calls for leftist mobs to take to the streets on Thursday in protests aimed at saving FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe. “We knew this would happen at some point — the day has arrived,” Maddow wrote Wednesday. Maddow, in other words, has just openly called for mass terrorism and violence across America.
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Writes Scathing Op-Ed Saying Trump’s Interim AG Pick Is ‘Illegal’

    11/08/2018 1:35:44 PM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 144 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Ronn Blitzer
    President Donald Trump‘s pick for interim Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, has been met with harsh opposition in the form of a New York Times op-ed co-authored by none other than George Conway. That’s right, the same Conway who is married to counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and regularly trolls the president on Twitter. “President Trump’s installation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general of the United States after forcing the resignation of Jeff Sessions is unconstitutional,” they wrote. “It’s illegal. And it means that anything Mr. Whitaker does, or tries to do, in that position is invalid.”
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 11/8/2018

    11/08/2018 3:58:28 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning, its Thursday November 8th, 2018 The President says some foreigners are needed in the USA during his long news confernce..... President Donald Trump moved quickly after the election results came in to move forward and change the subject Wednesday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions..... Controversial CNN reporter Jim Acosta had his press credentials taken away..... New during the confrontation at the news conference President Trump said this regarding foreigners entering the United States..... President Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin..... The US representative for Syria, James Jeffrey, says he hopes Russia will again allow Israel to launch air...
  • ‘Two can play that game!’ Trump has answer to Dems investigation threats

    11/07/2018 2:38:08 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    With Democrats retaking the House and Rep. Nancy Pelosi expected to reclaim the speaker’s gavel and launch a two-year inquisition against President Donald Trump, he let it be known Wednesday morning that “two can play that game.” . .If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
  • Trump celebrates GOP gains,threatens House Democrats

    11/07/2018 12:57:22 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    ap ^ | 11/7/2018 | JONATHAN LEMIRE, CATHERINE LUCEY and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington came to grips with its new divided reality, President Donald Trump on Wednesday reveled in his party’s Senate victories, mocked members of his own party who lost after not seeking his support and even suggested he may be able to govern more effectively after losing a chamber of Congress.Trump faces the prospect, starting early next year, of endless investigations after Democrats formally take control of the House, along with stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. Still, he celebrated Republicans’ success in retaining the Senate and seemed to...