February 21, 2018

Could Jeff Sessions be moved to the Department of Homeland Security?

30 July 2017, 07:39 | Christie Tate

Most of all, Sessions has embraced the issue that first brought him and Trump together: the crackdown on immigration. He was with the president when no one else was. Thirty years ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected his nomination by President Ronald Reagan to a United States district court judgeship because of his record as USA attorney in Alabama in prosecuting civil rights lawyers and activists who sought to help African Americans register to vote.

Trump has reacted angrily when certain aides - including Bannon and, briefly, son-in-law Jared Kushner - received outsized media attention. How to work with a president who is key to advancing much of the GOP agenda without endorsing his brazen disregard for institutional and personal norms? He recused himself from the Russia investigation after he discovered that - or after he admitted that he'd had meetings with Russians that would make him seem compromised.

Twelve months later, top USA intelligence officials have said Russian state-backed entities did something similar to what Trump asked for: They hacked and released internal Democratic Party emails to embarrass Clinton and aid Trump. And his lying has become so frequent and insistent that it borders on addiction. He might as well have told the president that, yes, Barack Obama had a bigger inaugural crowd. (Taking Medicaid away from millions and separating families to deport law-abiding immigrants?) The Trump administration is a clown show - but it's the evangelicals who supplied the tent, the red noses and the floppy shoes. Not to be outdone, the president eventually came up with a caustic tit for tat.

Sessions recalled early conversations he had with Trump about the gang. The White House, of course, denies this calling it fake news. It sees Russian Federation as an obstacle that must be removed, especially in the Middle East, where Moscow has frustrated Washington's war for regime-change in Syria, and Eastern Europe, where it is contesting USA domination of Ukraine and the Soviet-era Warsaw Pact nations. That was clear. Jeff Sessions donned a make America great again hat. This, after a week of being berated by Trump in the most public fashion as weak and ineffective. But that legislation is now in such shambles that it stands out as the president's most humiliating failure - at least so far.

All these initiatives are unwise, unjust, and counterproductive, but they nevertheless represent the kind of change that tends to occur when an Administration of one political party takes over from the other.

Trump hits Sessions for not pursuing Hillary Clinton, when the president himself had called for letting the Clinton scandal go.

Cook leads England defence on rain-affected opening day
The chances for Mark Stoneman or possibly Haseeb Hameed to come in in his place for the last Test at Old Trafford would seem high. The move was inspired, as Roland-Jones had Dean Elgar caught behind for eight with his 10 delivery, in the final over before tea.

Many Republicans have expressed strong support for former Mr Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was appointed to investigate allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible links to the Trump campaign. According to various intelligence reports, the major goal of the covert conspiracy was to undermine the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

The bad blood stems from Scaramucci's view that Priebus was insufficiently supportive of Trump at the end of the election campaign and his belief that Priebus persuaded the president to keep him out of the White House in January.

The previous evening, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Iowa Sen.

Mr Blumenthal said that the bill "might be a committee effort" and said it would protect Mr Mueller and other special counsels. So for their sake, I hope Jared and Junior have been have been warned to beware of the perjury trap.

INSKEEP: Help me out here, Carrie Johnson, because you said the Justice Department does not begin an investigation because a politician demands it.

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