Attorney General Jeff Sessions Discusses Sanctuary Cities…

Appearing in Miami-Dade, earlier today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks about sanctuary cities and the Department of Justice intentions to hold them to account for violations of immigration law.

[Transcript] Thank you Tom, for that introduction. I have great respect for the work you are doing. We have many members of your team here and I want to thank each and every one of you. Thank you. And thank you to all the law enforcement personnel I see out here.

Mayor Carlos Giménez, thank you for your tremendous hospitality and thank you for your commitment to the rule of law and tireless work to keep the people of Miami-Dade safe.

I also want to recognize our acting United States Attorney Ben Greenberg. Your team here has done a fabulous job.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernadez Rundle is here. You have been a great partner in combatting violent crime and I am so pleased to see you.

I’m honored to be in Miami-Dade with all of you today. I’m always so impressed when I visit: the city keeps getting bigger, business is booming, and I recently read that Miami-Dade is one of the safest major jurisdictions in the country.

As you know, this was not always the case. In the 1980s, Miami-Dade was plagued by drugs. Violent crime followed. Police regularly recorded upwards of 500 murders a year. The city seemed to be crumbling.

But the people of Miami-Dade refused to tolerate this level of violence. And last year, Miami-Dade’s homicide count was barely a third of what it was in the 1980s.

How many hundreds of lives were saved in this city because of the proactive, community policing from your police force. It wasn’t easy, but this place has truly earned its nickname today “The Magic City”.

Your success is even more remarkable since violent crime is surging in most places across the country – including a historic rise in the nation’s murder rate of nearly 11 percent.

Miami-Dade is an example of what is possible through hard work, professional policing, and a rededication to the rule of law.

It is proof that the entire nation can do better.

During the last administration, the Inspector General sent 10 letters to jurisdictions that they had reason to believe were not complying with federal immigration law. Last week, we sent a letter to your mayor and today I’m here to announce that Miami-Dade is now in full compliance and eligible for federal law enforcement grant dollars.

This is wonderful news for law enforcement and the citizens of Miami-Dade. It means more money for crime fighting. And it means we are partners in keeping everyone here safe.

Unfortunately, some cities – like Chicago – refuse to follow your example.

In Chicago – a city with almost exactly the same 2.7 million person population as Miami-Dade – more than 433 people have been murdered since the beginning of the year. More than three times as many as Miami-Dade.

Last year, Chicago’s 2.7 million residents experienced more murders than the 12.5 million people who live in New York and Los Angeles – combined. The Chicago Police Department also reported more than 4,300 shooting victims. In the first half of last year, violent crime across the nation increased 5 percent, but in Chicago it surged 24 percent.

The most fundamental duty of government is to ensure the safety and liberty of its people.

Respect for the rule of law has broken down. In Chicago, their so-called “sanctuary” policies are just one sad example.

Every year too many Americans lives are victimized as a result of sanctuary city policies whether it be theft, robbery, drugs, assault, battery, and even murder.

Here’s how it works right now. After the police arrest an illegal alien and charge him with a crime, they fingerprint and book him into their jail.

When federal immigration authorities learn that this criminal alien is in Chicago’s custody, they can issue an arrest warrant and ask the city to either notify them before the criminal is released or to transfer him to federal custody.

But Chicago’s leaders have made this a political issue and direct their police to refuse both requests.

Instead, the police are forced to release the criminal alien back into the community without regard to the seriousness of the crime or how long the rap sheet.

This is a serious problem for the people of Chicago. A few years ago, an alien was arrested and had his license revoked for driving under the influence. Shortly after, he was arrested again for driving with a suspended license.

After Cook County ignored ICE’s detainer request, the alien drove under the influence once again just a few months later and this time struck and killed a skateboarder. Another senseless death caused by a dangerous policy.

Tragically, in another case, an illegal alien was convicted of aggravated domestic battery. ICE lodged an immigration detainer, but again, the county did not honor it.

After his release, that same alien murdered a 15-year-old girl and shot her mother. She was only 15 and she could be alive today if Chicago’s leadership had prioritized her safety over politics.

Sadly, we know Chicago isn’t alone. Just three weeks ago, Sergio Jose Martinez was arrested in Portland, Oregon. Martinez is an illegal alien who has been deported at least 20 times, and police reports show that he was arrested at least 10 times just this year– accused of everything from possessing drugs to stealing a car.

Federal immigration authorities properly lodged a detainer against Martinez just a few months before, asking to be notified when he was set to be released. But authorities in Oregon refused.

According to allegations, Martinez then broke into the home of a 65-year-old Portland woman by crawling through her bedroom window. Once inside, he reportedly forced this woman to the ground, used scarves and socks to blindfold, bind, and gag her, and then raped her and slammed her head into the wooden floor.

How can these politicians hear this story and do nothing?

How can they look her in the eye and tell her they did nothing to stop this from happening? This is not an aberration. It’s too common.

These policies of sanctuary cities do far broader damage to the country than many understand. At its root, it is a rejection of our immigration laws and a declaration of open borders.

It says if you enter the country last week with a criminal record and get to Chicago, we will not even support deporting you even after you commit a serious crime against one of our citizens. This is lawlessness.

And these lawless policies do more than shield individual criminal aliens – they also shelter and protect lethal gangs and transnational criminal organizations like Latin Kings and MS-13.

These predators thrive when crime is not met with consequences. This state of lawlessness allows gangs to smuggle guns, drugs, and even humans, across borders and around cities and communities. Sanctuary jurisdictions provide safe harbor for some of the most dangerous criminals in our country.

That makes a sanctuary city a trafficker, smuggler, or predator’s best friend.

Now, I want to be clear about something: local police are not the problem. They risk their lives each day in service of the law and the people they protect.

The problem is these sanctuary jurisdictions tie our police officers’ hands and endanger federal immigration officers as well when they are forced to pursue these criminal aliens outside of the jails and prisons.

Yet, these sanctuary jurisdictions have the gall to feign outrage when their police departments lose federal funds as a direct result of their malfeasance.

We want to do everything we can to help state and local law enforcement, which is why we have federal grants to cities designed to aid in crime reduction.

But we cannot continue giving federal taxpayer money to cities that actively undermine the safety and efficacy of federal law enforcement and actively frustrate efforts to reduce crime in their cities.

So if voters in Chicago are concerned about losing federal grant money: call your mayor.

The city’s leaders have even gone so far as to claim that these “sanctuary” policies help reduce crime by encouraging illegal aliens to report it when it happens. But no evidence supports this claim.

To the contrary, Chicago has consistently had one of the lowest murder investigation clearance rates in the country.

Only in one out of every four murders is a suspect even identified.

Far from making Chicago safer, these policies likely make cooperation with law enforcement more difficult: if there are no real consequences for the criminal, no witness will risk their life to report the crime. That means criminals walk free and victims suffer in silence.

And what does it say to the most vulnerable communities when even the police are unable to help keep repeat violent offenders off their streets?

Rather than acknowledge soaring murder counts or the heartbreaking stories told by victims’ families, Chicago’s mayor has chosen to sue the federal government.

He complains that our focus on enforcing the law would require a “reordering of law enforcement practice in [the city].”

But that’s exactly the point! For the sake of their city, Chicago’s leaders need to recommit to policies that punish criminals instead of protecting them. They need to protect their citizens and not the criminals.

Americans – all Americans – have a right to full and equal protection under law.

No one understands this better than the Cuban-Americans here in Miami-Dade.

When they came to America, they saw firsthand that only the rule of law and the equal application of that law can preserve our God-given rights.

They understand that no single person – whether a dictator or a mayor – should determine whose rights are protected and whose are not.

The people of Miami-Dade know that the rule of law guarantees equality and opportunity.

Protecting this guarantee is why the government of Miami-Dade made its decision to work with federal law enforcement, not against us.

And that is critical because it shows that this jurisdiction is serious about protecting its citizens from danger and its law enforcement officers from unnecessary risk.

In fact, the majority of the country believes that all cities should do the same. According to one poll, 80 percent of Americans believe that cities should turn over criminal illegal aliens to immigration officials.

Leaders in jurisdictions like Miami-Dade, Lansing, and Westchester County, New York, believe it too, which is why they have stood up for the people they serve by choosing the rule of law.

So to all “sanctuary” jurisdictions across the country, I say this: Miami-Dade is doing it, and so can you. Work with us to enforce a lawful immigration system that keeps us safe and serves our national interest.

The Department of Justice will not concede a single block or street corner in the United States to lawlessness or crime.

Nor will we tolerate the loss of innocent life because a handful of jurisdictions believe that they are above the law.

I know that Miami-Dade will be an example of the good that comes from following the law.

We have already seen that: the same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides, Miami-Dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths – zero.

I hope more jurisdictions follow Miami-Dade’s leadership by choosing to follow the law, because we all want to do the same thing: protect our families and defend our country.

So thank you, Miami-Dade.

And to all the law enforcement here—state, local, and federal—I look forward to working with you to do just that. This Department of Justice has your back and you have our thanks.

Thank you, and God bless you.  (transcript link)

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167 Responses to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Discusses Sanctuary Cities…

  1. Excellent speech. Rahm takes one between the eyes.

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    • Brian L says:

      This is the Sessions that I like and respect. Not his time wasting war on weed crap.

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      • average Joe says:

        When Trump comes out in 2020 ,for legalization, he’ll gain another 5 million votes.

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        • M. Mueller says:

          No he won’t. I, for one, am totally against it.

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          • Running Fast says:

            Agreed

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          • Doug says:

            well 4,999,999 then

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          • iswhatitis says:

            I hope he does; and am 100% for it.

            Whether he does or not, however; I support President Trump 200%. This issue has no “make or break” value to me, in terms of supporting and voting again for President Trump.

            But.. I hope he does…

            MAGA

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            • georgiafl says:

              America doesn’t need to legalize weed. It is a psychotropic drug and causes permanent changes to the brain. Kids who start young have less future success. The effects of legalization in the states that have done so have been very negative. The synthetic pot is even worse.

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            • ilcon says:

              Legalization of any drug is a wet dream for communists, drug addiction leads to gov. dependence (gov. control). It also creates a black market, which leads to rampant crime and political graft. Chiraq is a prime example of what drugs do to city officials and the population.

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              • Tom says:

                Making drugs illegal is what creates a black market, not legalization. Additionally, marijuana is a plant with known and studied medical value. It would go far to replace opioid drugs. which are among the worst drugs and they’re legal. It is well known to help those in the end stages of cancer and other illnesses. Are you against all pain-relieving drugs ?

                And frankly, I’m going to call all of you prohibitionists out as hypocrites. Alcohol changes your brain, and is addictive, but it’s legal.Why do you not campaign against alcohol like you do marijuana ? Or Ritalin/Adderal/Welbutrin/etc – they are all legal drugs that change brains permanently and which are handed out like candy to kids as young as 2 ! Why do you not have a problem with them ?

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          • The Defiant One says:

            I’m totally against it as well, but in this battle for the SOUL OF AMERICA… which would you rather have– Slackers high on Reefer… or stopping Illegal Aliens and defeating the Globalists who have TRILLIONS on the line?

            It’s pick the battles we can win, because we have no shortage of enemies coming for us!

            We’ve already seen what the President is up against, and his enemies are ours who don’t want to ever see America great again!

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          • kp3ace says:

            I am for the saving of all children. Especially those with seizures that the opioids don’t seem to fix. Thanks to CBD I’ve watched children with seizures have normal lives again.

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        • JCL says:

          I’m indifferent to the issue (perhaps I shouldn’t be). Considering how Trump feels about drinking due to his brother’s addiction (and early death), he might take a more parental or protective approach, rather than a live and let live.

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        • Arjun says:

          Medical, yes. Recreational, no. Hope it goes that way.

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        • Ned says:

          Trump knows better than that. Weed literally dumbs you down.
          It is a fact. Those on it, don’t see it because it is happening to them.
          Others see it. Employers don’t want you., Neither does the military.
          It;s another reason why people on social benefits need to be tested.
          On drugs – NO MONEY.

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        • scott467 says:

          “When Trump comes out in 2020, for legalization, he’ll gain another 5 million votes.”

          _________________

          Legalization of recreational drugs cannot work. The reason is very simple, and I don’t think it is credibly disputable.

          But of course I invite you to try, what fun would it be, otherwise? 🙂

          The entire argument is really based on fundamental Rights, the grounds upon which Libertarians and other proponents of legalization commonly think is their strongest point. I don’t believe that is actually so.

          Everyone has Rights. But no one has the Right to violate anyone else’s Rights.

          When you impair your own judgment with intoxicants, when you purposely and willfully render yourself INCAPABLE of sound judgment, you no longer possess the mental capacity for responsible conduct.

          What about alcohol, you might ask? I will address that at the end.

          Those who argue for the legalization of recreational drugs are arguing that a person should have the Right (which does not exist) to endanger others and destroy someone else’s life… to make that ‘choice’ for others.

          If you get high and accidentally kill someone, the deceased man or woman didn’t make that choice for themselves, YOU made that choice for them. And that is NOT your right to do.

          The practical, real-life effect to the legalization of recreational drugs is that a person has a perfect right to ingest bath salts, at a children’s daycare center, and if two dozen toddlers are killed and partially eaten in the crazed stupor of the idiot who made that ‘choice’ to ingest bath salts, that’s just the cost of ‘freedom’ in the radical Libertarian’s world.

          Radical Libertarians are apparently okay with that, because they will claim the person who ate the bath salts had a Right to make that choice, regardless of the consequences to anyone else’s Rights.

          THAT is the Libertarian position, that is what proponents of ‘legalization’ are defending. I used an extreme example (i.e., ingesting bath salts in a daycare center) to illustrate the point, but the point remains the same.

          I am not saying that government should make everyone’s choices for them. If there was a way that people could responsibly intoxicate themselves with recreational drugs, so that in their diminished mental capacity, no one besides themselves was subject to harm, that would be a much better argument.

          Government is only intended to do a few basic things, including defend and protect the national borders, defend and protect the Constitution, and defend and protect the individual Rights of the American People.

          Including the right to NOT be victimized by other people’s reckless, dangerous and irresponsible actions.

          When you intoxicate yourself, your judgment is necessarily impaired, making
          you a danger not only to yourself (which is your Right to do), but making you a
          danger to others (which is not your right to do).

          As Abraham Lincoln said, “There is no right to do wrong“, certainly not when that ‘wrong’ violates the Rights others.

          No one has the Right to endanger others.

          Never have, never will.

          I believe that position is unassailable.

          And that is why radical Libertarians cannot win this argument on the merits.

          .
          .

          What about alcohol?

          In theory, I suppose it is possible for a 200 Lb. man to consume a bottle of beer over the course of an hour, and due to his size and other biological factors, process or metabolize the alcohol in that beer with no appreciable impact on his mental capacity. In reality, people generally drink faster than their body can metabolize the alcohol, causing intoxication.

          But if you want to outlaw alcohol in order to be consistent, I’m fine with that. Prohibition was a long time ago, the world was a very different place, and the reasons that it did not work then don’t necessarily apply now.

          However, unlike alcohol, the de facto purpose of ingesting recreational drugs is to become intoxicated. Almost instantaneously.

          Public intoxication (drunk & disorderly) used to be against the law just about everywhere. Many jurisdictions today require some offense in addition to ‘drunk and disorderly’ before a crime is charged, but that is due to liberal social policy, not any prohibition of Law:

          ………………………………
          Powell v. Texas, Supreme Court of the United States, 1968
          “In 1968, in the case of Powell v. Texas, the Texas law against public intoxication was challenged in the Supreme Court of the United States for alleged violation of Eighth Amendment, which forbids cruel and unusual punishment. The court upheld the law, ruling that making a crime of public intoxication was neither cruel nor unusual.”
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_intoxication#United_States
          ……………………………….

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          • ilcon says:

            I agree with your description of loony Libs. However, I can’t agree with your reasoning of prohibition, different circumstances, the world is just as full of criminal gangs now as it was then.

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          • kp3ace says:

            Scott467, I suppose only oxycodone should be legal. Is that why so many states are now suing those pharmaceutical companies? I’m watching a veteran slowly die because of attitudes like yours. Do the damn research before you start touting your claims. I’ve watched children saved because of cannabis. Just do the research first. THC, THCA, CBD, CBG, etc. Terpines, trichomes, etc.
            Give me a break!

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          • Tom says:

            Amazing that people still feel they should tell you how to live your life. Ever hear of consequences ? Yes, your argument completely falls apart because you can apply the same reasoning to everything and in the end, we are all reduced to children waiting for the gov permission to breathe.

            NO ONE should have the right to dictate to you how to live your life, UNLESS you cause harm to others. That’s the purpose of laws and consequences like jail time or execution for murder. You don’t treat 100% of the population like children just because 3% are causing problems.

            I am not fine with living in a police state, which is obviously what scott467 thinks we should do.

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          • das411 says:

            “The practical, real-life effect to the legalization of recreational drugs is that a person has a perfect right to ingest bath salts, at a children’s daycare center, and if two dozen toddlers are killed and partially eaten in the crazed stupor of the idiot who made that ‘choice’ to ingest bath salts, that’s just the cost of ‘freedom’ in the radical Libertarian’s world.”

            …wouldn’t everyone else at the daycare be armed and thus able to take down the bath salts cannibal?

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      • Cee says:

        Sessions takes down multitudes of law offenders but no one close to the White House.

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      • Pot will be rescheduled out of Sched 1, then the States will rush to cash in.

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      • Ned says:

        I want marijuana consistently ILLEGAL in all states as before but we have more pressing priorities right now. Weed is a pet peeve of Sessions. He forgot TRUMP’S priorities.

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      • Warrior1 says:

        Wonder when the AG will actually DO something to these illegal obstructors. After all it is a 5 year federal offense to obstruct immigration law. Enough talk, sessions.

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        • Prisoner says:

          Big deal Sessions will spend many months and millions fighting in court to deny localities a few million in law enforcement funds. What an incredibly weak and low energy person he is. He won’t take the tough and required legal action against individuals.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      I absolutely agree with you! The fact that the two cities are similar in size made the analogy perfect. I love when our AG said, “We have already seen that: the same Independence Day weekend when Chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides, Miami-Dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths – zero.”

      He also killed all Sanctuary Cities with data! He said, “According to one poll, 80 percent of Americans believe that cities should turn over criminal illegal aliens to immigration officials.”

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      “Rahm takes one between the eyes.”….repeatedly. Session’s hammered him (Chicago) relentlessly.

      There is no sane excuse to allow ILLEGAL immigrants to first break the Law, then murder US citizens. This is straight up FELONY MURDER. I do not mean the criminal ( different issue ) I mean the the Mayors/Governors should be charged with Felony Murder if they claim to be a Sanctuary city or state and a US citizen is slaughter as a direct result of their unlawful policies.

      The mandatory sentence is life in Prison or The Death penalty.

      I have said this a million times UNTIL PEOPLE START GOING TO FLIPPING JAIL THIS CRAP WILL CONTINUE.

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  2. Tonawanda says:

    TY AG Sessions – the implications of the speech are very consistent with what the President has promised.

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  3. mimbler says:

    Good speech. I noticed the statistic of over 11 people shot in Chicago daily or over 300 a month. They like to give the gun fatalities instead of the number shot because with modern trauma centers most shooting victims can be saved. But that doesn’t mean they heal with no lifetime disabilities.
    Truly disgraceful in a city in America.

    And the libs don’t care unless a cop happens to be the shooter,
    Mike

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  4. Sylvia Avery says:

    The Sanctuary City issue is an important one and needs to be handled firmly. Good speech. Glad AG doesn’t back away from calling an illegal alien an illegal alien. Enjoyed him taking it to Rahm Emmanuel. That creep is past his sell by date and needs to go.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, it’s incredible that with all the problems in Chicago, he is focussed on protecting and subsidizing illegals!

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    • Oh hey! Did you see that the U.N. is demanding trump release “illegal aliens” that are considered “unlawfully detained”? Can you believe that? They FINALLY called them what they really are – LOL!!

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        I was talking to my sister about this….I am near Camp Pendleton…. in the last 3 months there have been 4 murders with in 5 blocks of my home. I have never seen this in 10 years ! My sisters comment was …”do you think Brown’s releasing criminals back into society is the reason for this ?”

        My blood literally ran cold…..

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        • Sounds EXACTLY like the person I was talking to. You think we might be related, or is the mental disease just spread that much? 🙂

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          • Sayit2016 says:

            I honestly don’t know — but the difference is startling— is seems like it actually came on in the last 3 months or so….neighbors are noticing…and voicing it… ” what is WRONG with people’ ” What is going on” etc…..I walk on the strand at late night when I can’t sleep and I am having to rethink that—- Bree-bree is a great protector but she is tiny only 18 lbs…..ugh…..

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    • Warrior1 says:

      AG Sessions is all talk, no action.

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  5. wyntre says:

    I heard Sessions on with Hannity earlier.

    What I don’t get is why there is seldom a word of support for POTUS from the AG.

    He didn’t even mention POTUS, nor throw him a bone over Charlottesville.

    Honestly, I don’t get it.

    Sessions was supposed to be a loyalist, a true believer. President Trump could use some back-up right now and it’s not coming from any quarter.

    It makes me really sad.

    Even COS Kelly is no where to be seen except skulking behind POTUS at the vicious presser, not confronting the press, arms folded, staring down at his shoes.

    I am disappointed in just about all of President Trump’s staff except for Sarah, Scavino . . .and Hicks,. Conway is ok.

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    • Homesteader says:

      Wow. Talk about eye of the beholder. Dang, wyntre!

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      • wyntre says:

        Yeah, sorry. I should have posted that on the open thread.

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        • Brant says:

          Remember he is kinda the media’s pet for a bit after POTUS comments. But if he does the POTUSs promises, isn’t that the same thing as backing him, just a little slyly?

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          • wyntre says:

            Of course, but I just see President Trump standing alone, undefended, pummeled 24/7 with no one coming to his aid.

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            • woohoowee says:

              All of us always come to Trump45’s aid! We count 🙂

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            • yucki says:

              You’re a dear, Wyntre.
              Keeping an eye out for our Prez, our #1-Guy is never off topic, IMO.

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            • JCL says:

              I just walked away from a Bond movie in the living room – told my husband, this is boring. Our President is a true rockstar, and this guy is just an actor with CGI effects. This is coming from someone who was behind Cruz, really disliked Trump’s style, then when he was on the ticket, thought he’d lose to Hillary, but voted Trump. I realized what a snob I was in the beginning .. read Art of the Deal, and that helped me better understand. Now it’s clearer than day. He’s quite amazing. I don’t how he does it. Tough man – tough family. Evil, toxic environment. I so despise the establishment Republican. I will never forgive them for what they’re doing.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          I understand your frustration, but Sessions’ focus is now on his duties as Attorney General rather than on politics. Thus far, I am generally pleased with the job he has done, even though there is not much focus on it in the MSM. Certainly, illegal aliens and human traffickers notice the difference.

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    • mimbler says:

      Lou Dobbs blasted Kelly tonight for his behavior at the presser. Said he should have stepped up and controlled the press.

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    • Sedanka says:

      There are maybe a few good people who were already in politics that Trump has appointed, but they’re ultimately all swamp creatures who have little to no real world experience and they’re not going to be very supportive no matter how they do their jobs. The ones he’s brought in from the business world are great and what I wish our entire govt will one day consist of such people, as our founders envisioned.

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    • tonyE says:

      Perhaps Sessions didn’t bring in POTUS and Charllottesville because they were out of context.

      Everytime I’ve heard Sessions lately he’s statying right on point, doing his job, and not getting involved in fake news. You got to admit that -outside of his fixation with pot- Sessions is really following Trump’s agenda.

      This is what we expect from the Cabinet, the DOJ, the FBI…. they do their work with Kelly and let Trump carpetbomb the Fake News.

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    • deqwik2 says:

      “We stand united behind the President in condemning the violence in Charlottesville and any message of hate and intolerance,” Sessions said in a statement.

      http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/346330-sessions-statement-separate-session-violence-can-never-be-tolerated

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    • Think back to BEFORE the election and how THEY PAINTED then Senator Jeff Sessions.
      That should give you your answer.

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    • alligatriot says:

      I didn’t see Hannity.

      Regarding today’s meeting in Miami.
      This was a meeting about sanctuary cities.
      The subject of Charlottesville is the only thing being discussed by media. Thankfully the Attorney General remained on point for this briefing.

      Every day since Saturday, Attorney General Sessions has had a comment about the incident. Every day he has indicated his support for President Trump’s statements.

      Examples:
      — Sessions said on “GMA” that the president “explicitly condemned the kind of ideology behind these movements of Nazism, white supremacy, the KKK. That is his unequivocal position, he totally opposes those kind of values.”

      — (From the Washington Post) The attorney general added, “The president, I suspect, will be talking to the country again soon and the FBI today will be meeting with him to brief him on this case. He takes this exceedingly seriously.”

      There is more available on the internet.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Standing with you, wyntre. What AG Sessions is doing is nice, really nice.
      AG Sessions should remember that AG Sessions would not be AG Sessions and doing any of this without Donald J. Trump as Our President.

      Gee thanks, Mr. Sessions. Nice job, really nice. When are you going to DRAIN THE SWAMP?

      Guess what, Mr. Sessions. If THE SWAMP manages to remove Our President, we lose, and so do you – you will be FIRED, Mr. Sessions.
      Do Your Job.

      Well, I won’t back down
      Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around
      And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
      Gonna stand my ground and I won’t back down
      Tom Petty

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    • Dakotacav says:

      As you object to the perceived level of “support” for POTUS voiced by Sessions, remember his job. He is separately charged with being the chief law enforcement officers of the United States. There is much work to be done. He has already done a lot. He went after pedophile rings early on. He indicted many in the dark web of trafficking – more pedophiles. He has been running out MS-13. He indicted 450 health care fraud offenders. I believe that the DOJ will soon be announcing charges against McAuliffe and the MAyor of Charloteesville for federal civil rights violations.

      So relax and stop with the Sessions isn’t doing enough stuff. Tired of hearing it. Plus it isn’t true. Indictments of members of Congress, reporters, media figures, etc. take boatloads of time. Even then, it would be difficult, given jury bias and jury pool poisoning by the media. Also, it is NOT Sessions’ job to be cheerleading for Trump. Trump’s presidency is basically a covert operation in any case.

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      • rashamon says:

        Great points, Dakota. The DOJ is worse than a swamp filled with hundred of lawless people who never should have qualified for their jobs. Too many years of pay-to-play under four administrations (and more) that were and are power hungry. Give our DOJ a chance to reorganize and prioritize before we criticize. We have NO idea what he and his people face daily.

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    • zenmasta88 says:

      I agree on AG Sessions, he’s turned out to be very weak. There are so many things he can be doing and I really see very little action. Maybe he’s getting a lot done behind the scenes I don’t know. I think President Trump wishes he would have filled that position with his old partner Rudy Giuliani.

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  6. SteveC says:

    Talking the talk.
    We need to start prosecuting. We already have laws on the books that allow us to prosecute those who harbor criminal illegals.
    Let’s put them on defense for a change.

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    • mimbler says:

      Prosecuting employers of illegals would be a good start

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      • SteveC says:

        Agreed.
        But the mayors and city officials that harbor illegals are already in violation of Clinton’s 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, and the penalties when a death is involved get severe – as they should.
        Go after Frisco where Kate Steinle was allowed to be sacrificed.

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  7. Lumina says:

    AG Sessions was on Hannity the last 1/2 hour of the program today. At the very end of the interview Hannity asked about Charlottesville and I think Hillary. My live stream froze just as the AG started answering about Charlottesville. Does anyone know if he said anything of substance?

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  8. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    Those illegal alien invaders are, simply, trying to have a better life. Anyone who supports sanctuary status needs to post their address so it would be easier for those invaders to sneak into their houses and start living a better life.

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  9. Kerry Gimbel says:

    It is a real problem that Dems dominate the major cities as mayors. If we had more Republicans mayors this would be a much lesser problem

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  10. Maquis says:

    Well done. Thanks Sundance for keeping Treepers High-Information Patriots!

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  11. Yes growltigger it is.

    And I can see where Miami-Dad is doing so much better than Chicago.

    But it has a way to go to being a safe place for it’s citizens.

    We just got back from visiting my son and his family who live there.

    An absolutely beautiful place.

    But my son must live in a gated community with it’s own security people.

    We were warned several times not to leave anything in the car ,when we were not at home, like a phone or a tablet because thieve’s roamed paring lots and broke into cars to take things when they saw them in sight.

    So I am really glad to hear that murders are way down in Miami-Dad but the place has a long, long way to go before it is anywhere near safe for its citizens.

    Safe to me means not being robbed, raped, beaten as well as murdered.

    I am not nitpicking AG Sessions, just pointing out a slight reality difference.

    Good work on the murders Miami-Dade.

    My daughter in law is joking of course but she says if they deport all the illegals in Florida, Miami will disappear.

    Please cut her some slack she must live there with her family.

    Many of the families in her gated community are legal Cuban American’s.

    Some are here legally from Brazil and Peru.

    I loved it there, it is an amazing place with a lot of different cultures that get along.

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  12. SR says:

    From 20-30 years our mind is trained by fake msm, university, rats , Hollywood and RINO that if you are white then feel ashamed. You can not proud white man or woman. If you are asking hard question to Obama or any black you are racist. If you did not vote Obama or Hillary you are racist. If you talk about economic nationalism the racist. Everyone is racist at some level once in lifetime. Why there is no term black supremacy. Btw I am tax payer legal Asian and support what PTrump said yesterday .

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    • Maquis says:

      No term for Black Supremecy?

      Hmmm, Crips, Bloods, Nation of Islam, CAIR, NAALCP, Hip-Hop, Rap, BET, Academia, Jerimiah Wright, Michelle “Lunch-Nazi” Obama…

      Seriously though, I have discovered, in my experience, and very much to my detriment and sorrow, that a huge portion of Blacks are very much Supremely Superior in their own minds, yet Eternally Victims as well. Never stopping to consider the dichotomy of being, supposedly, “Superior Victims.”

      This explains much of their antipathy towards other minority groups. Victim is a coveted title, and some Victims are Superior Victims, resenting others that might threaten their status as Most Entitled Victim Class.

      Especially when that other minority seeks only personal excellence and succeeds by being productive and successful, instead of indolent and poor. Hence the bizarre hatred of Asians, Koreans especially in some areas, as they are one of the few entrepreneurs that risk, and succeed in, creating businesses in Black neighborhoods known to have substantial WildFire risks.

      Sad.

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  13. 4sure says:

    “The Department of Justice will not concede a single block or street corner in the United States to lawlessness or crime.”

    Uh, I think you have ceded a whole damn city to lawlessness. That swamp full of criminals in DC has been ceded.

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  14. TheWanderingStar says:

    By allowing a liberal Mayor, a city bureaucrat and a leftist continue to make decisions that perpetuates the killing and maiming of American citizens that should constitute a violation of the law abiding citizens. If this city bureaucrat continues to flout our laws and ignore the plight of citizens he should be removed from office and then jailed.

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  15. TheWanderingStar says:

    Sorry for the re-post. Foiled again by cut and paste!

    By allowing a liberal Mayor, a city bureaucrat and a leftist to continue to make decisions that perpetuates the killing and maiming of American citizens, those continued decisions should constitute a violation of the civil rights of law abiding citizens. If this city bureaucrat continues to flout our laws and ignore the plight of citizens he should be removed from office and then jailed.

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  16. fedback says:

    Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will be in bad standing with the press after this speech, having enjoyed a short spell of being the good guy for standing up to/being bullied by Trump…

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  17. John says:

    Wake me when this sorry excuse, up untill now, of an AG arrests a big fish. Until then it means nothing.

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  18. alliwantissometruth says:

    Nothing will stop Rahm & the democrat machine in Chicago until Rahm himself & other “leaders” are removed from office in handcuffs

    The people of Chicago won’t do a thing to stop the lawlessness. They’re the ones who keep voting this trash into office

    The rule of law has to be applied in a big way. It’s the only way to stop it. These politicians & government officials need to be arrested & put in jail. Real consequences, not empty threats & slaps on the wirst

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  19. Howie says:

    A real Barn Burner.

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  20. peace says:

    Please start letting the public know how much money leaders like Rahm are making by promoting sanctuary cities. The people in Chicago are not angry enough about the situation and overall believe that Rahm is protecting these illegal aliens because he has love in his heart.

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    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      More than 1/3 of eligible voters are not registered in Chicago. Only about 22% of registered voters actually vote in Chicago. People who do not vote have no say in what happens.

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  21. Oldschool says:

    Is charlottsville a sanctuary city? Seems lots of criminal activity there without any LE. Maybe AG could give us some stats on this past weekend.

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    • 4sure says:

      This crap by the Mayor to blame Trump has been planned for months.

      From the daily caller.
      “Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer declared the city the “capital of the resistance” at a rally held in January following the election of President Donald Trump.

      Signer organized the rally to announce his plans to “resist” the Trump administration by providing legal assistance to immigrants and directing the Charlottesville’s Human Rights Commission to address reports of xenophobia or racism. Signer also said he was considering violating federal law by making Charlottesville a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants.

      The rally was reportedly attended by hundreds of citizens as well Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American soldier died in combat in Iraq, who chastised Trump for his proposed Muslim immigration ban in a speech at the Democratic National Convention.”

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  22. First Last says:

    I wish he would discuss getting off his a** and doing his job. WTF do we have to do to get a competent AG? For cryin’ out loud!!!!!

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  23. treehouseron says:

    If you think the liberals are freaking out now… wait until next week when President Trump publicly pardons Sheriff Joe AT A POLITICAL RALLY in Arizona.

    We live in the best time line, folks.

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  24. I heard lots of platitudes and statistics. Did anyone hear anything about what he was actually going to do? As AG, he should be the one who is the “doer”.

    Does anyone know what he is going to do? I didn’t hear anything. Unlike war, this is something in which he doesn’t have to do with secrecy and surprise. What is he going to do about it, other than object?

    More action action, less pencil sharpening, and a bit more doing Jeff.

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  25. james23 says:

    Meh
    Call me when there are Indictments

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    • Dakotacav says:

      On sanctuary cities, there won’t be indictments, but there will be lots of crying and snivelling by politicians when the federal money is cut off. Soon thereafter, we will see cities fall in line. Grandstanding doesn’t pay bills.

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    “We stand united behind the President in condemning the violence in Charlottesville and any message of hate and intolerance,”

    Those wanting to protest the downing of Confederate statues in their state got funneled in towards waiting antifa crowds bussed in. The violence was not initiated by the rally goers. Trump supporters have been serially attacked by antifa for months now. How is it that Beauregard now makes this statement as if there was no violence until Confederate statue supporters threw a local party and was crashed by violent visitors, then set up to be attacked by the planners and police? Where was AG when antifa started months ago?

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  28. scott467 says:

    Pretty good speech, nice carrots, but lacking any stick.

    “So to all “sanctuary” jurisdictions across the country, I say this: Miami-Dade is doing it, and so can you. Work with us to enforce a lawful immigration system that keeps us safe and serves our national interest.”

    ___________________

    Or else WHAT?

    There has to be a credible ‘or else‘, or you’re just begging.

    .
    .

    “The Department of Justice will not concede a single block or street corner in the United States to lawlessness or crime. Nor will we tolerate the loss of innocent life because a handful of jurisdictions believe that they are above the law.”

    ____________________

    What they ‘believe’ is not even relevant, lol!

    They can believe that pigs fly if they want to, but that don’t make it so.

    Either they are above the law, or they aren’t.

    If they are violating the Law, and they are NOT above the Law, then why have they not been arrested, perp-walked, and made a national example of?

    And if they are above the Law, then how do I get in on that action?

    Because I think we’d all like to be on the same playing field. So either we are ALL accountable to the Law, or NONE of us are.

    Which is it, A.G.?

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  29. Bob Thoms says:

    Still waiting for the perp walks of Washington Swamp elites………

    I can’t watch, did he say “no one is above the law”, or has the AG backed away from that guiding principle?

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  30. Bob Thoms says:

    Sessions Grade:

    An A+ on immigration and an F- on Washington corruption. Overall grade = C-.

    Not Winning !

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  31. bkrg2 says:

    Thank you Sessions! I give him an A+++ infinity for specifically calling out Chicago and Obozo’s twin brother from of Satan
    I also didn’t know all the great work going on in Miami – always thought it was another lawless town – good to see a return to law and order. Congrats to the LEOs there!

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