Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies To Congress – 2:30pm Livestream…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be testifying before congress today and his former democrat colleagues have promised to tear him limb from limb.  Fired FBI Director James Comey previously testi-lied that it was his opinion Jeff Sessions was placed inside the U.S. Attorney Generals office to coordinate with Vladimir Putin.  Gottabe a spy, ohmygosh.

AG Jeff Sessions’ response will take place at approximately 2:30pm EDT today.   Tickets for the circus level fiasco are sold out and media are breathless with anticipation.

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  1. Sandra-VA says:

    Here we go… as predicted:

    “Muh obstruction of muh committee”

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      CBS:

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    • 6x47 says:

      I live in NC, and these two Senators are a disgrace: Burr piling on with the Democrats, and Tillis a La Raza amnesty activist.

      It seems to be a characteristic of NC Republicans in general – they’re a different breed than the Texas GOP, where I’m from.

      NC Republicans are conservative on social issues but wobbly almost everywhere else.

      Texas GOP isn’t especially conservative on social issues but pretty stout on Constitutional rights and law and order.

      I’m told Texas Republicans are referred to as “Tex-ocrats” because we’re not real interested in social conservative issues.

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      • Just remember as I am sure you already know, there is no Repub party there is no Dem party, there is only UniParty/Globalists vs. Trump45 and we Patriots

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      • Kelly says:

        Burr and Tillis are my reps, unfortunately. A few months ago Tillis stated that Congress was not sent a mandate to push DJT’s agenda through. I wrote to him and in his response he stated that the mandate from the American people was to work together in Washington, democrats and republicans. Ticked me off. Will never vote for him again.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        Interesting, I’ve noticed that too. After living in the SE and being in TX now I think you’re spot on. I’d say Texans lean libertarian bc of this.

        Keep in mind NC is being targeted by Soros with his Blueprint for NC. They’re trying to take over the state starting with city councils. Charlotte is a great example of this. Suddenly the trans bathroom laws & riots will make more sense.

        TX will be targeted as well with the turn TX purple movement. Garland & clock boy weren’t anomalies here. The Castros are doing whatever damage they can and Cornyn opposes the border wall.

        What about Mark Meadows? The I’ve heard good things about him.

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        • I’ve lived in NC for 12 years and the politics here is very good old boy from what I can tell. So far, they have produced very mediocre Senators or worse (John Edwards, Kay Hagan, and now Tillis…this is the one term seat; Burr seems to have settled in for life…he is so stupid).

          Mark Meadows is my congressperson and yes he is very good and a Trump supporter! I was thinking about encouraging him to run against Burr in the primary next time that idiot is up for re-election. But, I think it would be very hard for him to run against the incumbent Republican.

          And, yes, the left has targeted NC for takeover. The bathroom law is a prime example. All the locals are aware of this situation. Right now the GOP controls the State Legislature and actually they are pretty good…better than national politicians. Rural NC is conservative, but you have all of the colleges in the Raleigh area, Charlotte, etc….I will be a battle to keep NC from being taken over..all of these people retire here from the North and bring their beliefs with them and feel superior.

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      • G. Combs says:

        6×47
        We here in NC really need to go after these traitors. Burr is a nasty little liar and I only voted for him this time because President Trump asked me to.

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    • cyn3wulf says:

      At the end of the day, that was the purpose of this hearing, to get a few sound bites out that the Left and NeverTrumper Right can repeat endlessly.

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      • harrietht3 says:

        If AG Sessions follows long-understood policy of maintaining as confidential his private conversations with the President, the rats grilling him and their media accomplices will tarnish him with “obstruction of justice.” If AG Sessions bends to their pressure and inadvertently lets slip some private information he’ll be branded as disloyal and not following SOP.
        Either way they intend to crucify him, to dispatch him to the nether regions.

        They think they’re so smart when what they are is abysmally venal and laughably predictable.

        Which is what we should do: laugh at the lot of them!

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        • Chickficshun says:

          i doubt they’ll ask him to come back for awhile if at all. He’ll ask for a public hearing again and he’ll spank them again. I think very soon you’re going to see stuff coming out about leakers. I think the senate is going to be busy dealing with that. Also Nunes is getting aggressive about the unmasking scandal. Enough that pencil neck Schift is hyperventilating over it.

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          • whoseyore says:

            No, I doubt they will be busy with Leakers, they will probably start another investigation to find out how and why our President and his staff discovered the Leakers.

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        • cyn3wulf says:

          Exactly. “Is that policy in writing?”

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    • YEP, I opined just that, on the page before.. All over the #FakeNews as Predicted..
      Session refuses to answer questions..
      AND He is a LIAR! (As predicted)..

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    • Will Janoschka says:

      AG Sessions as Alabama’s prosecuting attorney wrote the book on Attorney Client privilege! Congress need to go somewhere, anywhere and try to buy a clue!

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      I didn’t even watch this yesterday. I signed up for regular notices from Session’ office, and his Opening Statement was sent to me yesterday am. I did listen to the very beginning with Mark Warner, and knew everything I needed to know.

      Even just briefly reading through treeps’ comments, makes me even more disgusted than I was.

      Did anybody think to contact Sessions office? I did after I read his stmt. I should’ve come here and suggested it. Still not too late.

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  2. fangdog says:

    The Senators on both sides of the aisle are getting a chance to prove their true colors for all to see. Naturally. libtards are going to be pleased with their representatives as well as #never Trumpers. It is all a “Dog and Pony Show” until the real hammer starts coming down on some of these people.

    Nothing serious comes out of any of this anyway and it is prosecution which warrants attention. When and how it comes about is what means something and I will be surprised if it is not coming soon. “Soon” to me means “pretty quick”. Lol

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  3. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Just an observation. Sessions was very confident today, and at time, appropriately angry. He knocked it out of the park. From what he says, they have information on the leakers, and he said some will be sorry. I have a feeling something is coming down the pike on this real soon.

    Also, someone posted the Dinesh comment that the Dems and some of the RINOs are no longer smirking when they mention President Trump’s name. I think he is onto something here. That tells me that they were caught off guard today with Session’s testimony. They thought he was going to come out and bow down to them, but he fought back and won. They are worried with Session’s confidence that the Swamp is about to be exposed big time and the dirt is going to be aired.

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    • Ron says:

      Yup, this is important to keep in mind.

      The Media, the Dems, all the worry warts are telling you all this is bad.

      None of this is bad.

      President Trump is doing exactly what he said he was going to do, none of this is stopping a damn thing. The Dems know this. The MSM knows this.

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    • Mary says:

      I have an urge to send AG Sessions wife flowers for having to sit through this and watch her husband being attacked by these creeps

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    • aqua says:

      Great observations….I hope the Swamp-draining is fully exposed SOON.

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      • Mary says:

        If Sundance or anyone on this site can provide me with an address I will send the most beautiful arrangement of exotic flowers and sign the card from all of us here on this blog.

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        • Political Reviewer says:

          How very kind of you. Any way we can help pay?

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        • Jimmy Jack says:

          What a kind gesture.

          You’re right, we need to start thinking outside the box. These people are being viciously attacked.

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          • Mary says:

            Breaks my heart, all his admin just wants to help those of us that have been harmed by previous admins. I’m not going to sit back and watch them be attacked like this.

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        • Alison says:

          Mary – a very sweet idea. I suggest you call the DOJ switchboard 202-514-2000 and ask them if they accept floral arrangements. I think security policies prohibit what you so generously want to do.

          How about floral postcard or notecard in lieu?

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        • Lanna says:

          U.S. Department of Justice
          950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
          Washington, DC 20530-0001
          Department of Justice Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000

          Found the address, and a phone call might get you some more info re a time to have them delivered when AG Sessions will be in the office and you can check on any restrictions on gift giving.

          You’re making a very generous and thoughtful gesture and I’m sure Mrs. Sessions will really appreciate it.

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          • Mary says:

            Thank you for your help.

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            • smartyjones1 says:

              Mary, that noble gesture buoys every reader here. It’s nice to see after so many people were needlessly and IMHO quite foolishly criticizing our AG Jeff Sessions.

              He’s brought respectability and the rule of law, American law back to our land.
              It’s something many should ponder before they flippantly ask what he’s doing.

              It’s not his job to toot his horn. He has serious work to do. I support him 100% and admire him as one great living American. So thank you.

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  4. indiana08 says:

    I’m glad to read all your comments that AG Sessions did well. I’ve been so angry over this farce of a dog and pony show. Between this waste of time and tax payer money and the left’s obsession with trying to provoke some crazy to hurt our President, I’m just consumed with cold anger. I can imagine many others feel this way. Seeing post on the donald in recent weeks of people, some who even voted for Crooked Hillary, be disgusted with the likes of Kathy Griffin and now that ridiculous play in NYC is encouraging. The left has gone too far and they will pay dearly for it.

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  5. Owlen Rose says:

    So the Dems are good for something after all.

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  6. SpanglishKC says:

    WELL…

    Change of plans for tonight…

    Since I was late to this party I will be watching the replay on CTH and readings the comments from the beginning: You people are good, clever and funny…Thank you all.

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  7. Jlwary says:

    The best: calling out leakers–even those among congress that they are going to wish they hadn’t leaked. Bring on the prosecutions.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Exactly. See my post at 5:24 p.m. I need to add that when the sh*t starts to hit the fan with the leakers, these Hearings and Senators start to run for cover. I would wager to bet that they don’t want to have as many of them.

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    • Landslide says:

      I believe they are coming. It may take a while, but I believe.

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    • mccall1981 says:

      What was his actual quote?

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      • Jlwary says:

        I can’t recall verbatim but it was with cotton.

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        • Kathy says:

          “And I fear that some people may find that they wished they hadn’t leaked.” AG Sessions says this toward the end of his 6-minute interaction with Senator Cotton (at about the 4.75-minute mark). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2zSm4G2AKM

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          • G. Combs says:

            Sessions also alluded to the leakers already caught.

            Remember that Reality Winner may be facing a death sentence for her leaking/ espionage.
            At this point Winner faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release for her leaks as a contractor. However Winner also served with the 94th Intelligence Squadron, 707th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing and it is though she was committing espionage at that time.

            From the Dailymail:
            “[…]Prosecutors dismissed suggestions Winner was a naive young girl who meant no harm, telling the court she may have stolen more documents on a flash drive that was allegedly inserted into her Air Force Computer and which has never been found.

            The court was also told that Winner kept notebooks at her Augusta home containing lists of Taliban and al Qaeda leaders, including Osama Bin Laden. […]

            While assigned to the 94th Intelligence Squadron at Fort Meade, Maryland, Winner would visit Middle Eastern rug shops so she could practice her language skills with native speakers.[…]”

            Now add in “Prosecutors said that Winner wrote in her notebook that she planned to burn the White House down and wanted to travel to Afghanistan to pledge her allegiance to the Taliban.” link

            I think in Reality she was doing more than practicing her language skills when visit Middle Eastern rug shops.

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    • Mary says:

      Leaker in chief JAMES COMEY

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  8. MaineCoon says:

    Here’s DoJ’s contact info if you want to congratluate Sessions on his great testimony and say you back him 100%.

    https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice

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  9. Patriot1783 says:

    Is Stone one of the “friends of President” / leakers that is throwing the garbage out there with his epiphanies? Always seems to enjoy the drama about him.

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  10. alliwantissometruth says:

    This is outrageous! An absolutely ridiculous & absurd waste of time!

    They’re acting as if this is some huge earth shaking scandal. The media, of course, is treating it in the same fashion. But how? It’s nothing but lies with zero proof of anything. Just utter nonsense they schemed up long ago

    How f***ing dare they? How dare they waste the administrations time & our time with this total bull****?

    We are being ruled by totally corrupt miscreants doing nothing but playing a game in order to disrupt & demean a sitting President & to hide their own criminal culpability

    This dog & pony show better have some real repercussions for these sleazy bottom feeders. We want our country to get on track & get moving with Trump at the helm. This corrupt idiocy is getting real old

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    • G. Combs says:

      I can not like so….

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    • mimbler says:

      It’s pretty incredible. The entire matter they seem to be investigating is two meetings with a Russian ambassador, and possibly a third where he may have shook his hand in a reception line. And at least one of the meetings was arranged by Obama’s state department, so it was hardly a secret,
      Mike

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      • G. Combs says:

        And the second with a Clinton/democrat sympathetic Russian ambassador asking for a meeting with Sessions in his office. IIRC a while back I read that Sessions was surprised to see the guy appear in his office. Remember it would probably be his staff who sets up his appointments and not Sessions.

        If I was Sessions I would be determining WHO set-up that meeting with the Russian ambassador and what their loyalty actually is.

        Heck Hubby and I have also met with Russians. Hubby has met with at least 2 KGB agents that he knows of when working at MIT Lincoln Labs. That is life not espionage.

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        • mimbler says:

          Yes, I’ve met with dozens of Russians and Chinese coordinating airplane sales. Good thing I wasn’t picked for AG 🙂

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  11. lawton says:

    Judge Nap has acted very strange ever since he got suspended. Those idiot kids got to him. It may be time for him to go if he isn’t strong enough to stand up to them.

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    • mimbler says:

      It would be better for his career if he stood up to them and got fired rather than knuckle under and lose his audience and reputation. I no longer trust a thing he says, so I just mute when he comes on,
      Mike

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    • rolisize says:

      Yeah I noticed… with his Faux concern for Sessions and President Trump.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      He has straddled the fence long before his suspension.

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      • MIKE says:

        Almost. Judge nappy is an ardent nevertrumper. Admitted in an op ed in the Washington Times that he did NOT vote for candidate Trump. I don’t know what some people see in him.

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    • bigsy says:

      Maybe he was looking at some kind of post in the administration and is now in sour grapes mode.

      Sheriff Clarke landed a job during the same time frame (rightfully so, IMO) and I thought that people were discussing Napolitano for a position as well.

      I don’t know if Napolitano needs a job or not, but an alternative to his Fox gig could be enticing after what he went through.

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  12. mariposa232 says:

    The Pedogate guilty are terrified , everything is going to get real quiet real soon when the prosecutions start at the top . Coming soon is what I feel .

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  13. PuzzleMaker says:

    CNN reports that Bob Muller interviewed with trump for FBI director position the day before the special counsel was announced. This is an interesting puzzle because why would trump interview him if he did not hear something good about this guy?

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  14. wolfmoon1776 says:

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  15. vanroth50 says:

    Jeff Sessions fills the next Supreme Court vacancy.

    How sweet that would be, oh so sweet! Rub it in their faces Mr. President.

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  16. NJF says:

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  17. TONYA PARNELL says:

    Enjoyed the hearing. Sessions is good man.

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  18. Don’t complain about wasting two hours. We all knew it was going to be kabuki theater. What is reassuring to know is that AG Sessions is tip of an iceberg, and, though like iceberg, he may be silent and moving slowly (or so it seems), whomever he is gonna hit will be wrecked bigly. Now we can only hope that he hit someone thinking themselves to be Titanic – big and unsinkable.

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  19. Question Everything says:

    We need people out there with fire in their belly. I voted for President Trump because of that fire. I’m sorry but today was more Gentleman Jim politics. Our AG is a good man and I have no doubt he has the best intentions but today IMO was not the homerun I keep reading about.

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    • Deb says:

      “Fire in the belly” is not really a job skill, now is it?

      Sessions is a very skilled attorney, and it showed. I wish he had honed his message a little better for the uninformed viewers, because this was nothing but political theater. But his legal answers were dead on and they didn’t flap him. We knew the media would lie and spin no matter what he said, but they won’t be able to spin this in Comey’s favor.

      It is a win for PDJT.

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    • deqwik2 says:

      In the south we have a different mindset on what tough is.
      We can disarm you with charm – land a blow while smiling & then say Bless Your Heart.

      My grandmother had a saying: “Love your enemies. It will drive them crazy.”
      People who want to fight are disarmed by kindness. Once you disarm them, you have a better chance of getting your point across.

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  20. seabrznsun says:

    I thought AG Sessions did great. I really didn’t expect less. Now it’s time for the MSM to spin their lies about the entire hearing.

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  21. Bull Durham says:

    There were two big names I liked with Trump, the candidate. Flynn and Sessions.
    And with Sessions we got Miller. They were standup stars. (Rudy campaigned great, but I never was as high on him. And it proved so, when he wanted SOS or nothing.)

    So we have Sessions where we need him. He’ll enforce the Rule of Law, and he will fumigate the Lynch-Holden DOJ. Trump is strengthened tonight by Session’s handling the BS. He has a wingman with guns ablazing.

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    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      I agree – Trump has been strengthened today, and the Dems are running scared. It is obvious by their attacks today – they have nothing and they know it. Also, I think Session’s resolve and confidence has them running scared because they know that something is about to hit BIGLY!

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  22. JoD says:

    March 2017
    Brit Hume tweet
    The last time that I was in the Senate Dining Room, Senator Diane Feinstein was having lunch with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. I didn’t think anything of it.
    WELL, maybe he should have!!
    Kislyak at 300+ pounds is obviously the “brush-by” spy from the Jason Bourne and James Bond movies that the Democrats croaked about during the hearings!
    WHO KNOWS what they may have exchanged over lunch!
    Maybe Sergey put some Cyanide in the poached salmon!
    The Senate (lack of) Intelligence Committee should call for an IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION!
    The above makes about as much sense as these hearings!

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  23. BMG says:

    IMO, Mr. Sessions did very well. Stone cold anger, confident, focused, under control, with measured aggression.

    The Gentleman from The South can punch. Home Run, Sir.

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  24. H Hutto says:

    Many prayers started this thread. One of the things I love about the TCTH.
    We thank the LORD for giving AG Sessions, Grace to get through this ordeal and trust in His divine plan to thwart the council of those who desire to destroy this country.
    And with that we should stop and give praise our Great LORD, even if we do not fully see all that was set in motion today.
    I know it starts in Hebrew, but Joshua Aaron repeats in English.

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  25. Bill Wright says:

    It is obvious that none of the Republican Senators read alternative news like this website, Gateway Pundit, Militaryvotescount, FreedomOutpost, Brietbart, Dailycaller, etc. They did not know what questions to ask.

    You are never going to figure out what is going on by reading the New York Times, Washington Post, or The Hill. They are way behind crowdsourced internet news. These senators are stuck in the past. Let me give you an example.

    Attorney Sessions, you used 28 CFR 45.2 to recuse yourself from the Russian collusion investigation, would it not also be applicable to Robert Mueller as he has a relationship with James Comey and top executives of the FBI?

    Here is 28 CFR 45.2:

    28 CFR 45.2 which bars an employee from participating “in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with:

    Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution; or

    Any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.

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  26. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    No one puts Jeff Sessions in the corner.

    Forget that at your own peril, Dems.

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  27. stillers213 says:

    Comey’s firing becomes validated with each hearing. If I were an FBI agent, I would be screaming mad about how Comey disgraced the agency with his treasonous leaks and political maneuvering.

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  28. When Sessions said..
    (I’m paraphrasing here) …
    “Some Leakers are going to be Sorry”..

    Either the Swamp Trap is baited,,,
    Or It has been Sprung..
    thoughts?

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  29. MaineCoon says:

    It ain’t over yet…we’ll just see who has the last laugh.

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  30. SandraOpines says:

    I will just watch this clip over and over and over. I LOVE seeing Sessions FIRED up!!!! BOOM

    Home Run AG Sessions! ❤

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  31. Howie says:

    Clearly the president haz decided this is just all noise. The Swamp is not going to be drained and it does not matter. All Clear.

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  32. Tejas Rob says:

    I say if Arizona votes McCain into office again, we all throw them out of the Union. I was as confused as Sessions.

    What was that about “Russians driving around in Kansas and wandering the desert”? Did McCain watch National Lampoon’s Vacation last night and get confused?

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I have no idea what McCain was referring to…. I don’t think he did either. He needs to retire.

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Just did a quick search via DuckDuckGo and it seems that Russian-Germans emigrated to Kansas in the 1870’s….

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        • Yes, they did because my ancestors established four little towns within the State of Kansas and I am currently within 45 miles of three of those little towns.

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        • Hmmm. Fits the timeline when McCain was wandering around on his horse trying to lure them into investing in S&Ls. Don’t know why he would refer “driving around”. Unless I am wrong, cars were not invented until late 19th century / early 20th century.
          On a serious note, don’t know what is wrong with people of Arizona though.

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    • BobW462 says:

      McCain is not anymore confused than he’s ever been. Perhaps he’s working to develop the “dementia defense” that he’ll use when Sessions finally indicts him for colluding with terrorists and conspiring against PDJT and The USA.

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    • TrueNorthSeeker says:

      That was painful to listen to and watch. Especially the “wandering in the desert”comment. The man is just not well.

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    • E C says:

      The dims want to invoke the 25th amendment on the president. I would like to see that amendment cover every branch of government.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised that Arizona will have to call a special election to replace McCain.

      He won’t finish his term. Need to be thinking of his replacement.

      Trump had him pegged from the beginning. Sessions may have some interesting legal info for ‘Crash’ McCain to account for.

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      • I’m not wishing ill on anyone here but in all seriousness, John McCain did NOT look healthy. He’s lost weight, his voice was weak, his mind is elsewhere. I NEVER liked the man but he needs to step down or be removed.

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  33. srr says:

    Trump, Pence, Tillerson, Sessions … of course The Enemy is Burning, and America is booming, with so many genuinely God fearing men looking after America again 🙂

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  34. I trued to watch today . I even set aside special time, but I fell souund asleep and didn’t wake up until Kamala Harris’s screeching jolted me awake.

    Judging from what I have seen on TV and read elsewhere, I really didn’t miss anything, did I?

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  35. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Anyone still on the “Sessions the traitor/failure” bandwagon after this hearing?

    Let’s hope not.

    Guy is iron. Unshakeable and unbreakable.

    That’s why Trump picked him as a top lieutenant.

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  36. Keln says:

    I kept waiting for Sessions to simply say: “If I were to comment on communications with the President, I would be undermining his Constitutional ability to invoke Executive Privilege, and I do not have that authority”.

    It was obvious to anyone not completely biased why this policy exists, but Sessions never quite put it in those clear terms, so the idiot Democrats kept yammering on about it, pretending they didn’t already know better. Which was all fodder for the public and the press. They all knew very well that Sessions couldn’t, and wouldn’t, answer those questions.

    I was just hoping Sessions might put it clearly enough for the public watching, so that they wouldn’t fall for the Democrats’ games. He explained it numerous times, but not quite clearly enough for the more obtuse people in the audience.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, he fell into the trap of intelligent people thinking something is so obvious you just need to remind them of it.

      He needs to remember the truism: Good communication is not about being capable of being understood, it is about being unable to be misunderstood,
      Mike

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    • jrapdx says:

      I think Sessions said it clearly enough, certainly anyone in the Senate should have understood what he said. No, the dense Senators didn’t want to understand it and deliberately played dumb so they could continue to try to torment Sessions. However Sessions didn’t take the bait, stuck to his guns, and I’m sure no one was in fact surprised by the policy Sessions cited, it’s always been that way.

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      • Sherlock says:

        He made it crystal clear. Is there anyone here who had any difficulty whatsoever understanding it? If so, perhaps the problem is not with Sessions’ explication, but lies elsewhere. It was clear, the dems feigned ignorance on the point.

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    • JMC says:

      I think he did say that more than once, in the context of trying to answer the Dems snide questions. It was clear to me what he was doing, and I’m no lawyer.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Maybe you should watch the tape again?

      He repeatedly made such as statement is plain English – not legaleze. At least three if not more times.

      I don’t think obtuse people are really the audience watching these hearings. They are out protesting.

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      • Sherlock says:

        People here are just nitpicking this stuff. It as a home run, traveled over the upper deck into the street. What more do you want, to catch the ball yourself?

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    • Deb says:

      This was my hope as well.

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    • Keln been doing “alil” research..
      I found “something” that is LOOOG Standing between Sessions & Trump, Re: something like EP..
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      Executive Privilege: Jefferson & Burr
      Some Background
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      Although Presidents have claimed the power to withhold information from the courts and Congress, no clause of the Constitution speaks of such a power, and so, not surprisingly, questions regarding this are contentious and undetermined. The Supreme Court has ruled that presidential communications are protected by a privilege that is “fundamental to the operation of government and inextricably rooted in the separation of powers under the Constitution.” But applying that general principle to specific claims of executive privilege is difficulty.

      The history of executive privilege underscores the untested nature of the doctrine, since Presidents have generally sidestepped open confrontations with Congress and the courts over this issue by first asserting the privilege, then producing some of the documents requested on an voluntary basis.

      Jefferson set the precedent for this in the trial of Aaron Burr for treason in 1807. Burr asked the court to issue a subpoena duces tecum (a subpoena for the production of evidence) to compel Jefferson to provide his private letters concerning Burr. During thetrial, Burr said a letter written to Jefferson by a U.S. general would exonerate him. But Jefferson refused to release it, saying that the separation of powers made it inappropriate for the court to compel the president to do anything. The court said the president was not above the law, Jefferson turned over the letter, and Burr was acquittedChief Justice John Marshall, a strong proponent of the powers of the federal government but also a political opponent of Jefferson, ruled that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, which allows for these sorts of court orders for criminal defendants, did not provide any exception for the president. As for Jefferson’s claim that disclosure of the document would imperil public safety, Marshall held that the court, not the president, would be the judge of that. Jefferson complied with Marshall’s order, but claimed he was doing so voluntarily. President Bill Clinton did the same when agreeing to testify before the grand jury called by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, but only after negotiating the terms under which he would appear.

      The Supreme Court finally addressed executive privilege in United States v. Nixon, the 1974 case involving the demand by Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski that Richard Nixon produce the audiotapes of conversations in the Oval Office of the White House in connection with criminal charges being brought against members of the Nixon Administration.
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      • Then there’s this from.. https://www.britannica.com/topic/executive-privilege
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        Evolution of the principle of executive privilege
        Although the term executive privilege was coined by the administration of Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s, privilege claims in the United States have a long tradition within the executive branch. In 1792 the cabinet of Pres. George Washington debated the U.S. Congress’s request to examine documents related to an ill-fated military expedition led by Gen. Arthur St. Clair against Native American tribes. The cabinet debated whether activities or documents related to administrative activities could be withheld from Congress; notes maintained by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson showed that the cabinet was unanimous in its assertion that the president could do so when the public interest was at stake. The papers in question were eventually transmitted to Congress, but Washington went on to (successfully) assert executive privilege on several other occasions.

        There is no specific provision in the U.S. Constitution that provides for executive privilege. However, successive administrations have claimed that the principle of executive privilege is implied by the Constitution through the structure of the separation of powers. In addition, the courts have consistently recognized the existence of such a privilege in decisions dating back to the early 19th century. In United States v. Burr (1807), for example, in which Aaron Burr was being tried for treason, the U.S. Supreme Court did not require the Jefferson administration to turn over requested documents, though it did maintain that the courts had the right to request such documents from the executive branch. Because executive privilege is entirely a construction of the courts, some constitutional scholars, such as Raoul Berger in Executive Privilege: A Constitutional Myth (1974), have argued that such protection simply does not exist.
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        In common law, executive privilege derives from the concept of “process privilege,” or the protection of administrative officials in the performance of their official responsibilities. The reasoning underlying process privilege is that were administrative officials acting in their official capacities subject to investigation, such a threat would have a chilling effect on the administrative process. As Chief Justice Warren E. Burger wrote in United States v. Nixon (1974), explaining the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in the case involving audiotapes made by the Richard M. Nixon’s White House that were at the centre of the Watergate scandal:

        A President and those who assist him must be free to explore alternatives in the process of shaping policies and making decisions, and to do so in a way many would be unwilling to express except privately. These are the considerations justifying a presumptive privilege for Presidential communications. The privilege is fundamental to the operation of Government, and inextricably rooted in the separation of powers under the Constitution.

        Despite the Supreme Court’s recognition of the principle of executive privilege, it went on to deny Nixon’s privilege claim, holding that to the extent that the tapes involved neither military nor diplomatic secrets, “the President’s generalized assertion of privilege must yield to the demonstrated, specific need for evidence in a pending criminal trial.” The Supreme Court thus ordered that the tapes be turned over to Leon Jaworski, the special prosecutor.
        https://www.britannica.com/topic/executive-privilege
        hopefully this Will Help Sundance in His next Article… On this Subject..

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    • drillerelite says:

      I was listening while drilling today on iheart radio (I’m far from being a lawyer) and what Gen Sessions explained to all those snakes up there was totally clear to me. Of course I’m probably one of the few among the great unwashed who actually did listen and most will probably believe the narrative they’re fed.

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      • Keln says:

        Of course it’s clear to you. It was clear to me as well. I used what he said and put it into a format that is impossible to not understand. That’s my point. I had been hoping he would do that.

        Instead, he left an opening for a circular argument for Senators playing stupid. If he had simply said something along the lines of “I don’t have the authority to usurp the president’s ability to review those communications”, then that’s the end of it. Then the Democrats have to go to the White House to seek information on those exchanges.

        I know that is what Sessions meant, but he didn’t say it point blank, so they played stupid and kept hounding him on it. It’s the difference between showing your gun and aiming it at someone. Yeah, both imply you might get shot if you keep doing what you’re doing, but one is far more powerful a statement than the other.

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  37. roxiellTX says:

    If AG Sessions repeated conversations that he had with President Trump, he would be a leaker, too.

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  38. gary says:

    Sessions didn’t discuss meetings between him and the president , which are privileged, without the presidents approval.

    Comey violated that clause, right? He did discuss what was said between him and the president without the president’s approval. What are the consequences of that act.

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  39. Ron says:

    I’m just watching it, from the beginning.

    Man, Sessions ate Feinstein ALIVEEEE

    She didn’t even understand what he was saying, he made her look like a fool. Then when her feeble brain finally caught it, she said that the others had declined to discuss things too that may have been conversations with the press, when “If the answer was no, it would have been easier to say no” and Sessions replies “And if the answer was yes, it would be easier to say yes. Neither would be appropriate.”

    WEW LAD WE GOT A LIVE ONE

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  40. TrueNorthSeeker says:

    I also liked that AG Sessions got on the record that Comey was personally notified, in writing, as to the date of the AG’s recusal and propper line of communication going forward. Slapped down that Comey lie!

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  41. Howie says:

    When in the Swamp, do as the Swampers do.

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  42. WeThePeople2016 says:

    While all of this Congressional Circus hearings are taking place, President Trump is forging ahead with his Agenda. The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Obamacare soon, believe it or not. Dobbs announced that last night on his show. Floreblog has been posting the articles on this for several weeks now. I think that Trump is allowing the Dems to keep sidetracked in this nonsense Russia collusion story so he can push through the Healthcare reform and tax reform Bills. He knows that the Dems/media would be going nuts 24/7 with their hateful smear tactics while they are trying to get it done. Instead, everyone is paying attention to the shiny object over here (Russia/Comey/Sessions, etc.) while Trump is pulling the rug right out from under them! MAGA!

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  43. Sherlock says:

    Ken Starr on TV now: “The Attorney General was terrific!….Great human being, doing the right thing, justifiably morally indignant, etc. Handled himself beautifully, Comey didn’t handle himself appropriately as FBI Director, Rosenstain memo detailed his policy violations well, etc.

    In other words: Home run, per Ken Starr.

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  44. psadie says:

    Cindi McCain is joining the Trump administration…and Songbird McCain needs to SHUT THE HELL UP. Friggin’ Traitor.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Cindy-McCain-ambassador-human-trafficking-refugees/2017/06/12/id/795643/

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  45. MaineCoon says:

    Snips of hearing as posted on http://www.citizenfreepress.com

    TRANSCRIPT: OPENING STATEMENT FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL…
    SESSIONS COMES OUT SWINGING: ‘Any suggestion that I participated in collusion is an appalling and detestable lie’…
    CLIP: ‘I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations’…
    CLIP: Sessions blasts lies by Al Franken…
    CLIP: Sessions discusses Robert Mueller…
    CLIP: ‘I went to candidate Trump’s speech at the Mayflower Hotel because I wanted to see how he would do in his first big address’…
    CLIP: Risch asks ‘had you known of Russian election meddling, what would you have done?’…
    CLIP: Risch asks ‘can you tell the American people that you did not collude with Russia?’…
    CLIP: SESSIONS GETS HEATED WITH WYDEN…
    CLIP: ‘You can run into an ambassador at a grocery store, doesn’t make it improper’…
    Sessions had concerns about Comey’s performance long before firing: ‘Rod Rosenstein and I agreed it was time for a fresh start at the FBI’…
    CLIP: ‘I did not have any meetings with Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel’…
    CLIP: ‘I have NEVER met with, or had any conversations with any Russians or any other foreign officials about interference in U.S. elections’…
    CLIP: ‘I did not recuse myself because I had done something improper, I felt I was required to recuse by DOJ statute’…
    CLIP: Lil’ Marco asks ‘have any suspicious characters ever approached you on the street’…
    Sessions says he did NOT have third meeting with Russian ambassador…
    CLIP: Funny exchange with Senator Manchin…
    CLIP: Cotton excoriates Democrats for slandering President: ‘None of you are even asking about collusion, because you all know it’s not true’…
    CLIP: Mouthy Kamala rebuked by Cmte Chair for interrupting Sessions…
    PROOF IT’S A WITCH HUNT: Senators say they don’t know where investigation is going now that Russian collusion is dead…
    CLIP: ‘KAMALA INTERRUPTUS’ STRIKES AGAIN: ‘You won’t let me qualify my statement, and later you’ll call me a liar’…
    CLIP: Sessions details all meetings with Russian officials ‘I did absolutely nothing improper’…
    CLIP: SESSIONS FULL STATEMENT ON AL FRANKEN’S REPEATED LYING…

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  46. Ron says:

    “The Soviet Union did in fact collapse; it’s really a tragic strategic event that we’re not able to get along better than we are today.”

    And that, folks, is the type of statement that makes me LOVE me some Jeff Sessions.

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  47. Ron says:

    It was like a WWE Wrestling Match there for a little bit….

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  48. carrie2 says:

    I listened to the whole thing and I can say after years in law that the intelligence committee on the whole are not intelligent themselves. Kamala Harris is one of those attorneys I feel comfortable saying was below the midline for those passing the bar to practice. She is so dumb it always amazes me to hear she can even speak, and rude as hell interrupting AG Sessions, who is far more learned and experienced that she will ever be. We did not want in CA, but the democrats always take care of fellow democrats so we got this piece of brainless in Congress. She thinks she is smart and winds up looking dumber than dirt before in CA and now in DC. As to some, the questions were decent and Session’s answer were clear. The others, mostly democrats and a RINO made questions that were not good or in McCain’s stupidity has no relevance at all to the issues at hand. They think because they are the intelligence committee they should complete access to what an EXECUTIVE CEO PRESIDENT can do and say and it should all be public. Really? Just so they can sell it to the MSM or spread it around like manure? I don’t think so and several of them really do need to read our Constitution and the division of Congress/Executive/Supreme Court. President is boss so get over it you clowns. They treated Sessions with slurs, innuendos, possible lying, and as a vacant minded senior citizen while they were the vacant minded. Yep, we have to start draining the Congress swamp asap. This matter was resolved several months ago and like a dog with his toy, they can’t stop. Best they get back to work and stop blocking everything we want and get the necessary things done. They have worn out this business for months and still won’t come out and say there was no Russian Connection or that the President doesn’t have the right to use his Executive privilege, but nothing about Hillary or Obama.

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