Some thoughts on Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

Wednesday, Breitbart News reported that Jeff Sessions – when meeting with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee — refused to discuss appointing a Special Prosecutor to investigate Fusion GPS or Uranium One.

”He said that anything that had to do with 2016 election, or Russia, or the candidates in the 2016 election, fell under the scope of his recusal, and he left the room,” Gaetz said.

Well as you can imagine a lot of people were disgusted with the news.

Social media exploded with demands that Jeff Sessions be fired.

Who can blame people for being pissed?

It sure seems like we have an Attorney General who effectively recused himself from his entire job.

Even President Trump’s tweets are showing disgust and frustration with the DOJ.

Trump supporters are demanding the President replace Jeff Sessions with an Attorney General who won’t recuse himself from acting as Attorney General while being Attorney General.

Sorry. That was probably hard to follow.

But I think you understand what I’m saying.

Well, I’ve been watching all this, and something about it seems contrived.

And I can’t help but wonder if all this sturm und drang over Jeff Sessions is a great, big misdirect.

After all, what better way to distract the press from what’s actually going on than President Trump sending out a series of tweets?

You know how they are.

The economy can grow by three percent every quarter and the media won’t pay attention to that because they’re too busy focusing on a Trump tweet.

Unemployment can drop to the lowest level in over seventeen years. But the media doesn’t notice because President Trump tweeted something.

Consumer confidence can be at a record high. But we don’t hear about it on the news because Donald Trump sent out a tweet.

ISIS can be destroyed and Raqqa freed. But the media can’t be bothered to report on it because Donald Trump tweeted.

You think President Trump isn’t aware of that?

You think he wouldn’t find a way to use that to his advantage?

The media act like Pavlov’s dogs every time Trump tweets.

And if they’re so busy reacting to a tweet, they’re not paying attention to Jeff Sessions.

Especially if Trump’s tweets imply that he is unhappy with his Attorney General.

And keep in mind the Obama holdovers that skitter through the halls of Justice like vile roaches. What better way to keep them from leaking to the media — or obstructing any investigations — than giving the impression that Jeff Sessions is ineffectual and unable to do his job?

The only way to ensure that an investigation won’t be obstructed or compromised by leaks is to keep everything on the QT.

So if the President can send the press and the leakers chasing off in the wrong direction, guess who’s left alone to do his job.

Of course it helps if Trump supporters are of the opinion that Sessions is a bumbling, defanged yokel with the investigative power of Barney Fife. An opinion the President himself has helped to advance through his very public and critical tweets.

As an added bonus, Trump supporters’ outrage over Sessions further distracts the press.

After all, whatever angers Trump’s base will delight the news media.

So here we are howling for Sessions to be fired. And how do you think the media feels about that?

And if everybody thinks Jeff Sessions is a feckless, useless gomer, then nobody will pay him any mind.

Imagine how much you could accomplish when you’re not hounded by the press. Or when Obama’s holdovers at Justice think the President himself is angry and disgusted with you. And even Trump’s loyal base is calling for your head.

And the Clintons, Obama, Fusion GPS – they all see this sturm und drang and breathe a little easier thinking they’re going to get away with it.

Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions is free to do his job.

I know. It’s only a theory. And I’m certainly not saying I have any proof.

But given what I’ve learned about Donald Trump over the last couple years, my gut is telling me there’s something to this.

What do you think?

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13 thoughts on “Some thoughts on Jeff Sessions

  • November 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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    I have been thinking Sessions was behind closed doors putting together a case against Clinton, obomba, Learner, Rice, Holder, and on and on. But things seem to be changing. (I wish you and I were right) just do not see it. They have either threatened the man, blackmailed him or know something about him. It’s a darn shame. I still believe President Trump has a few plays up his sleeve for them. I remember the debate when he said, “ you’d be in jail”. Hoping he follows thru

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  • November 4, 2017 at 1:44 pm
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    I feel the exact same way.
    I cannot wait for us to be vindicated! 🤗

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  • November 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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    I can hope there’s method to the madness, and that picture of Sessions sure does look like he’s the ‘Elf on the Shelf’.

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  • November 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    so how long should he have to prove that he’s not barney fife in a nice suit? I know there’s a statute of limitations on some of these crimes.

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  • November 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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    “Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions is free to do his job.”…and which job is that? Prosecuting Twinkle or Reality or whatever her name is, is necessary, but given the many larger scandals which the FBI has investigated her prosecution is very low on my priority list.

    Lois Lerner’s IRS targeting scheme (not 2016 election-, the candidates in the 2016 election-, or Russia-related); Eric Holder’s Fast & Furious scheme (not 2016 election-, the candidates in the 2016 election-, or Russia-related); the Solyndra scandal (not 2016 election-, the candidates in the 2016 election-, or Russia-related); the Pigford scandal (not 2016 election-, the candidates in the 2016 election-, or Russia-related); GSA scandal (not 2016 election-, the candidates in the 2016 election-, or Russia-related); VA scandal (not 2016 election-, the candidates in the 2016 election-, or Russia-related) — all have truck loads of FBI evidence and yet no action from the DOJ. Comey confesses under oath at a Senate hearing of intentionally mishandling and distributing classified material (if I had done that while working with secrets, I would be “making little ones out of big ones” at Leavenworth) and he’s still walking around. Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner had beaucoup government documents, some classified, on their personal home computer — Whoa! These are all virtual slam-dunks for prosecution and incarceration, but it’s been 10 months of silence from Sessions’ DOJ.

    And by what measure of patriotism and decency does Sessions cast a blind eye on HRC’s egregious national security violations with her home server? As Secretary of State, she was an originating authority (meaning she created classified material and was not just a recipient, yet no one has commented on how many e-mails she created that contained classified — it’s a two-way street; her outbound is every bit as important as her inbound). She signed her classified information NDA-1 in which she attests to her full understanding of handling classified materials (https://foia.state.gov/searchapp/DOCUMENTS/HRC_NDAS/1/DOC_0C05833708/C05833708.pdf). Yet just using the FBI’s own publicly released report, Clinton’s private server contained:
    2,093 emails State Dept. currently classifies as Confidential or Secret. (State Dept. did not address what their classification was at the time they were sent.)
    193 emails (81 separate email conversations) that were classified at the time they were sent, ranging from “Confidential” to “Top Secret/Special Access Program.”
    68 of the 81 email chains remain classified today.
    8 were Top Secret.
    37 were Secret.
    36 were Confidential.
    7 were Special Access Program.
    3 were Sensitive Compartmentalized Information.
    36 were Not Releasing to Foreign Governments.
    2 were Releasable Only to Five Allied Partners.
    12 of the suspect email chains were not provided by Hillary’s attorneys. The FBI found them other ways.
    The email chains contained classified information from 5 other agencies: CIA, DOD, FBI, NGA and NSA. And of course, there was her e-mail to Sullivan (one of her aides at State) on how to strip classifications off documents so he could send them via unclassified means. It’s irrelevant as to how many e-mail chains she may actually have participated in. What’s important is the fact that these classified documents were on a private server in her home and not on an authorized government server in a SCIF. How does Sessions reconcile his refusal to do his job with the requirements of protecting the nation? And is allowing for the past ten months a continued laissez-faire attitude towards handling classified information really a useful strategy for protecting national security? He’s a complete waste of space and the sooner he leaves the better.

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    • November 4, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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      You are expecting we all be kept informed on every investigation that is being done? If law enforcement is not obligated to notify suspects that they are under investigation, why should they notify us? This idea that we have a right to know everything that is going on is bizarre to me. When subjects of investigations have wealth and a battalion of lawyers, screaming every detail from the rooftops may not be the best course of action. Playing it all out in the court of public opinion just to satisfy the Nosy Parkers who feel they need to be in the loop is something Holder or Lynch would do. But I will put you down as thinking my theory is bullshit.

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  • November 5, 2017 at 12:18 am
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    I never said we have a right to know everything. But to cut to the chase, my point is that Mueller can get an indictment in a matter of months, but the DOJ, with truck loads of evidence acquired over the course of years on a myriad of national criminal activities by highly-placed members of government, has given us NO indictments — zero — zilch!

    Trump wins and appoints Sessions who immediately recuses himself from doing his job…why is he collecting a paycheck? And since he’s abstained, who does that leave in charge at DOJ? Rosenstein? Up to his neck in it. Under Obama, he gets a conviction against Gen Cartwright for mishandling classified, but can’t/won’t go after Clinton, whose intentional mishandling of classified material dwarfs Cartwright, Petraeus, all others in scale; or any of the other crooked government officials. Andrew McCabe, current FBI director, is up to his neck in all of this, too, so what is the likelihood of him doing his job if Rosenstein isn’t supervising him and Sessions has stood down? The DOJ is a nest of “crooks and thieves” and Sessions can’t seem to find the broom.

    I truly hope your theory isn’t B.S., but we’re not getting any younger while we wait for Sessions to register a heart beat.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 6:37 am
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      Mueller moving quickly isn’t a sign of a crack prosecutor; to me it’s a sign that this is about politics, not justice. McCabe should be let go I agree — though he isn’t the current FBI director FYI.

      But my central point is actually solidified by what you’re saying. If Sessions is surrounded by people who would try to undermine any investigation, then misdirect and cover fire might be necessary to keep them at bay. To use a Godfather reference, don’t pull the trigger on your plan until everyone is distracted by the baptism. Then open fire.

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  • November 5, 2017 at 1:55 am
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    I wonder if Trump has ever read “The Art of War ” by Sun Tzu?

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    • November 5, 2017 at 9:06 am
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      Better yet, I hope he’s read “On Protracted War” by Mao Tse-tung…he’s in one with the swamp.

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  • November 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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    Dianny – have you followed Thomas Wictor, Inperator_Rex and drawandstrike on Twitter? They have some amazing threads that tie in with your theory (that I agree with). Trump is a student of Sun Tzu – don’t tell your enemies what you’re doing. Watch for indictments next week and see who’s going down.

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    • November 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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      I don’t follow them, but I have read some of Wictor and drawandstrike’s threads on Twitter.

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  • November 6, 2017 at 8:47 am
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    I hope you are right Dianny but Sessions is not trending in that direction. Dominoes have a way of falling and taking down everyone so for the greater good the corrupt skate.

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