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POTUS SLAMS SESSIONS AGAIN: He Endorsed Me Because of Big Crowds, Not Loyalty
Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/25/2017 | Joshua Caplan 

Posted on 07/25/2017 1:38:22 PM PDT by Rusty0604

In a brief interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump ripped into Attorney General Sessions once again. This time, the President cut even deeper, suggesting Sessions endorsed him because of Trump’s success as a candidate, not out of loyalty.

President Donald Trump  expressed his disappointment in Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday and questioned the importance of Mr. Sessions’s early endorsement of Mr. Trump’s candidacy, but the president declined to say whether he planned to fire him.

“It’s not like a great loyal thing about the endorsement,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I’m very disappointed in Jeff Sessions.”

While the President is still mum on his plans concerning Sessions, Scaramucci told NBC News a decision on the AG’s future will be made ‘shortly.’

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: agsessions; doj; sessions; trump; trumpcabinet; trumpdoj; trumpsessions
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To: kabar

So will trump lose you if he fires Sessions?


81 posted on 07/25/2017 2:07:45 PM PDT by RummyChick (can we switch Don,Jr for Prince Kush and his flak jacket. From Yacht Party to Warzone ready to wear.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Some of us are not dismayed at Trump’s comments because we learned long ago not to accept them at face value.

Heck — I haven’t seen any evidence that Jeff Sessions is dismayed at Trump’s comments about Jeff Sessions. LOL.


I have had the same thoughts.


82 posted on 07/25/2017 2:08:14 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: txhurl
What if the contents of Comey's office deeply implicate Jeff in the coup?

That's a very interesting question, and it's so outlandish that there might be some truth to it. If that's the case, then I'd say most of the threads we've seen on FreeRepublic over the last six months are pretty much irrelevant and outdated.

83 posted on 07/25/2017 2:08:17 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." -- President Trump, 6/1/2017)
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To: frnewsjunkie

We know why Trump lost confidence in Sessions. Sessions can’t, or won’t, fight.

We are at war for the survival of this nation as it was founded.

We need people who can fight. Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.

Sessions for God’s sake do the right thing and resign.


84 posted on 07/25/2017 2:08:29 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: newfreep

You’ll find his comments here. A few about Trump and Sessions.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:ls/index?brevity=full;tab=comments


85 posted on 07/25/2017 2:08:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: Skywise

OTOH, Trump could always just fire him privately, without insulting him to the MSM and via Twitter. Is that harsh? Yea. Is that ugly? No. Does it take balls? Yes.


86 posted on 07/25/2017 2:08:41 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Let’s be honest here ... You have no idea what investigations are going on right now.


87 posted on 07/25/2017 2:09:18 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." -- President Trump, 6/1/2017)
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To: Williams

“The war with Sessions is not good and indicates a bigger problem”

Everyone is forming an opinion of what is going on based on level of knowledge. We just don’t know.

Rush Limbaugh said that since the recusal happened six months ago and Trump should be over it. That is a strange way to look at it, considering that the recusal is responsible for all that is going on with no let up in sight and with Hillary’s campaign aides running the hoax investigation and a good part of the Justice Department.

Thank you, Jeff Sessions. If Sessions were as upstanding as claimed, he would have notified Trump before he was chosen.


88 posted on 07/25/2017 2:09:42 PM PDT by odawg
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To: Arthur McGowan

“I think Trump is deliberately setting up Sessions for exposure as a corrupt, Deep State operative.”

Do you really believe JEFF SESSIONS is a member of the Deep State?! Valerie Jarrett et al despise Sessions, and vice versa. This assertion is insane.

I cannot imagine what Trump is doing here. Sessions is an honorable man who backed Trump since Day One. If Trump wants him to resign, all he has to do is tell him so behind closed doors. Why is he humiliating him? I am really concerned and unhappy.


89 posted on 07/25/2017 2:09:49 PM PDT by utahagen (but but)
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To: Alberta's Child

I know, but its been seven months..still waiting for the Clintons to get indicted


90 posted on 07/25/2017 2:10:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: allendale

I agree....something is going on that we don’t know about. This has nothing to do with recussal, that bridge was crossed months ago.

I think DT found out something about Sessions, whether it was something Sessions said or did that put into question Sessions loyalty to Trump.

Trump isn’t stupid, and this isn’t making sense.


91 posted on 07/25/2017 2:10:26 PM PDT by BuckeyeGOP
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To: Rusty0604

This is Romper Room. Geez Mr. President.....grow up. If you don’t like your AG you don’t have to keep him.


92 posted on 07/25/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Rusty0604

Imho, Sessions is short.

5.56mm


93 posted on 07/25/2017 2:10:58 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ifinnegan

That’s one of the sickest and most inaccurate statements I’ve ever seen from a public official.

Sessions endorsed Trump because he agreed with Trump on the issues more than with any other candidate.


94 posted on 07/25/2017 2:11:02 PM PDT by Will88
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To: TTFlyer

Yes, we know... but when going before the public, intending on replacing Sessions, it helps to add the reason.


95 posted on 07/25/2017 2:11:07 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: Alberta's Child

It seems President Trump did not vet him well as he should have...


96 posted on 07/25/2017 2:11:09 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Salvavida

NeverTrumper’s out in force today.


97 posted on 07/25/2017 2:11:32 PM PDT by TTFlyer
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To: Essie

I agree. This is very disturbing public behavior. It seems something is very wrong and it seems ominous to lead to this. At least we have Vice President Pence in reserve. This is not winning. I was not tired of winning.


98 posted on 07/25/2017 2:12:03 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began.)
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To: RummyChick
I will not be as enthusiastic a supporter. Sessions is Trump's best appointment to the cabinet. Getting rid of him will hurt this country. Bad decision:

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):

Jeff Sessions has done more damage in his first 100 days than his boss

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, there’s little doubt that he’s had an important impact on the American criminal-justice system—potentially 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 boss’s 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 promised—sometimes on causes he has championed for decades.

“There’s 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 ACLU’s concerns, and in some areas, fulfilling the worst-case scenarios.

Jeff Sessions ushers in 'Trump era' at the Justice Department

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.

99 posted on 07/25/2017 2:12:20 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TTFlyer
Sessions can’t, or won’t, fight.

What the hell does that mean, in the context of an Attorney General?

The irony here is that if Sessions were to be fired tomorrow, the candidate who I think would be most likely to replace him is ... now get ready for this one, folks ...

Chris Christie

How many Freepers would think THIS is a good idea? LOL.

100 posted on 07/25/2017 2:12:43 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris." -- President Trump, 6/1/2017)
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