AG Jeff Sessions: “‘Looks Like’ is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel”…

Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) frustratingly questions his good friend Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the standard for the DOJ to appoint a special counsel and/or investigate the brutally obvious legal issues/implications surrounding the “Steele Dossier”, the Clinton campaign and the weaponization of the intelligence community (FBI) to undermine political opposition (Trump).

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As you can see above, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reluctant to investigate based on appearances. The end result of Sessions’ position is to extend the investigative responsibility to congress. The end result of congress conducting investigations is the road to nowhere, See: Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, VA Scandal etc….

Sessions is advocating for the familiar; for the swamp retainment system, or as I prefer to call it: Flak and Countermeasures.

Politically speaking, the deployment of countermeasures is a tactic used by professional politicians in Washington DC to counter incoming public inquiry and protect themselves from anger expressed by the electorate.

Weaponized government takes action and creates victims. Previously it was us (IRS etc.), in the latest examples it is Donald Trump.  It doesn’t matter who is the victim, the strategy is the same – the strategy is simple.  Countermeasures are politicians assigned a role to control the incoming righteous inquiry from voters who find out about the weaponized or corrupt governmental action.

1.) The electorate become aware of a political issue or action; often illegal.

2.)  The electorate become angry.

3.) DC needs to protect itself.

4.) Countermeasures are assigned and deployed to delay, obfuscate and create the illusion of investigation of the illegal governmental action.

5.) Electorate watch.

6.) Investigation goes nowhere.

7.) Countermeasure deployment successful.

Repeat.

Recent examples:

The countermeasures are deployed to act as shiny distractions keeping the larger electorate satisfied something is being done.  Countermeasures are designed to create investigations that go nowhere.

The goal is not resolution or justice; the goal is to deflect, create distraction and eventually dilute/diminish the outrage over time.  Keep kicking the can until it rusts and simply falls apart.

Nothing to see here.  Move along, move along now folks… stop looking at that old stuff… that’s past us… it’s new stuff now… etc.

The political system in Washington DC has become so massive it is now capable of protecting itself.  Any attempt to reduce the influence, scope or size of the system is considered a risk.   The system is, in essence, protecting itself.  Deep State is self-aware.

Political countermeasures are now deployed as human articles of self-preservation.

Cue the audio visual demonstration – NOTE 07:43  (just hit play)

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727 Responses to AG Jeff Sessions: “‘Looks Like’ is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel”…

  1. Glenn Stehle says:

    The American people really don’t have anyone but themselves to blame for people like Sessions.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Ken Lawson says:

      The American people really don’t have anyone but themselves to blame for the entire swamp in Washington.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Betty says:

        Ken it is not so much all the American people, but my generation – the baby boomers. Our parents and grandparents worked so hard to make life good for us and we just sat back and took it for granted. My maternal grandparents came from Ireland, where only the rivers ran free and Catholics hid in caves to celebrate mass. My paternal grandparents got cleared off the land in Scotland.

        That is why I fight, this happened on my watch. We trusted because we had been raised by people we knew we could trust. The we didn’t learn or maybe they didn’t teach us that we must always keep an jaundice eye on our government. We let people like the hideous Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn sneak in and corrupt our education system. Ross Perot woke me up and tried to wake up others, remember he said if you sign NAFTA all you will hear is a giant sucking sound as jobs and manufacturing leave this country. They threatened his daughter to back him off.

        Oh, poo I am not writing any more, I am going to fix myself a drink and go to bed.

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        • recoverydotgod says:

          This is inspirational to me. Thank you.

          Liked by 1 person

        • MaineCoon says:

          Yes, it was the baby boomers of which I am one. I never did the crap others did but it’s taken me a lifetime and President Trump is get me on this train to prevent a total wreck.

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        • My parents are not quite young enough to be Boomers, and my husband’s parents were older, Depression babies. We are (I guess) Generation X.

          I could relate to Sundance’s statement about being tired. Working, raising kids, taking care of elderly parents, etc etc. Betty, I know that abundance can lead to complacency and laziness. How to balance so you have some “wants” but not excesses? The biggest area of lack I see now is education, history and plain old memory and brain power. We are bombarded with, as Sundance says, Shiny Things. We forget the bigger picture. But I think the toxins are actually changing our brains. That coupled with the lower education standards and public discourse standards gives us the unreal things we see and read. The screaming at the sky, the daycare kids, now grown up physically, but stunted. I think I need a drink, too. Let’s regroup tomorrow, chock this up to seasonal depression. We need to get healthy together. Tomorrow.

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          • Kent says:

            It wasn’t all just ‘us boomers’…while we were growing into and living our lives someone stole our government from us…an evil slime crept in post-Reagan and stole our jobs and our childrens jobs…and their childrens jobs…..and…..

            I had no control over that and no poster here did either….

            Our industries were shipped overseas enmasse….I lived it…I saw that happen.

            Were we without blame? Certainly not….we smoked weed and drank alchohol and enjoyed our liberal liberties….the seventies were GREAT fun!

            But life caught up with us as life does and we had kids and raised families and bought houses and all the challenges thereof and all the while our foundations were being eroded from beneath our feet while our attentions were turned elsewhere….

            Did we enter careers to emerge multi-millionares twenty years later as members of Congress do? Some did…but most did not….thirty years presented many wealthy boomers due to retirement plans and lucky stock picks…..very few from frugality.

            But our feet were in the sand of the beach and the tides eroded our footing….meanwhile the progressives tainted our education system and overtook our press…the fifth column became a tool of our current oppressors….

            And we are oppressed, or at least under siege by the enemy which wasnt’ so much allowed in as slunk in under cover of inattentiveness…

            And that, inattentiveness, is the blame to be laid at the feet of the boomer generation(s)……

            May our progeny wake up to the dangers we have unwittingly enabled…may they save themselves from our sin.

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        • Martha H says:

          In our watch indeed! Time to fix it.

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        • brh82 says:

          Betty, you just cracked me up!!!!! WOW did I need that. It is not even 8 a.m. and I am going to fix myself a drink! YES!

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    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      And again, President Garfield was right in 1877, when he pointed out the mess in America is our own fault by saying, “Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.”

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  2. Shadrach says:

    I listened to the video, and I’ve read most of the comments on it. My take on it is that Jordan was just setting out the facts for the public in a public forum. This has nothing to do with Sessions, as you don’t need a special counsel if these issues are already being investigated, and if the conditions aren’t there to appoint one. The rules are that they get appointed when there’s an existing conflict of interest that prevents the “usual prosecuting authority” from doing their job. Sessions isn’t going to comment on ongoing investigations, and I don’t see why a “Special Counsel” seems like such an awesome idea to anyone anyway.

    So I’m not seeing anything in here that makes me doubt Sessions. We’d all like to see Hillary, Bill, Holder, Lynch, Comey, Podesta and all the rest in jail yesterday, but that’s not going to happen as quickly as we want, though I fully believe all or most will be wearing orange jumpsuits after the investigations are over.

    I would prefer Sessions to do the job properly and get it done right, rather than act like a Gowdy who talks big and makes us feel better for a little while, but actually does nothing.

    Wouldn’t bother to comment, but it seems a little one-sided in the comments. Maybe that’s because you’re all right and I’m wrong. We will see.

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    • starfcker says:

      What investigations are you referring too? The problem everyone’s griping about is the fact that so far there are no investigations. It’s been a year.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Shadrach says:

        The ones he talks about in the video in the first minute and throughout. “I cannot provide an answer to that” it isn’t because he doesn’t know what he’s being asked. He says he can’t talk about ongoing investigations. If he doesn’t know (for example the leaks at 1:40) he says so. Ergo…..

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        • starfcker says:

          Shadrach, did you watch the video to the end where sessions said he did not think that this whole hairball rose to the level of appointing a special counsel? Trump should fire that piece of crap today

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          • Shadrach says:

            Yes, but since a special counsel is for those unique cases where there’s a conflict of interest (there isn’t one against Clinton) I don’t have a problem with it.

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            • starfcker says:

              Good point

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            • lfhbrave says:

              There are plenty of conflicts of interest presented in any DOJ’s investigation into Clinton foundation/U-1. Even the Fusion GPS-dossier presents plenty of conflicts of interest:
              Mueller’s FBI was involved in the U-1 case (possible cover-up).
              DOJ (Rosenstein) was involved in U-1 case (possible cover-up)
              Comey’s FBI and Lynch’s DOJ were involved in Clinton’s email investigation (the “matter” and the draft memo).
              FBI and DOJ were involved in allegedly paying for and using the dossier.

              Conflict of interest arises not just from some relationship with the target (Clinton), but also from being a potential witness. At the minimum. Rosenstein, Comey, Mueller, et al. are all potential witnesses. Many of the upper management of DOJ and FBI are likely potential witnesses if not directly involved in the alleged cover-up. This could be the most conflicted DOJ in history.

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      • Founding Fathers Fan says:

        Just because you are not privy to the investigations doesn’t mean they aren’t ongoing.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Either Chaffetz lied, or Sessions told Chaffetz that he will not prosecute Clinton.

          That is something we are all privy to.

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          • Regina says:

            Chaffetz lied to his constituents – why would anyone trust him again?

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          • TPW says:

            Sessions CLEARLY stated that he will not investigate and bring charges against opposing party because it LOOKS bad for the party in power to use its power to prosecute its opposition..paraphrasing…..Sessions has got policies differences confused with individuals (not party) who have broken the law. If clinton were investigated no doubt there will be republicans caught up in it. Mr. Sessions needs to resign.

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    • haditwgov says:

      Any investigation would have been leaked. Sessions has been dragged through the mud on these issues, if there was an active investigation it would have leaked quite a while ago. AG Sessions is useless and he is protecting the swamp. He has got to go, period.

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    • How was Mueller appointed when there is no evidence of collusion on the part of Trump?

      Liked by 5 people

      • Lulu says:

        Not to mention, collusion isn’t actually against the law.

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      • Shadrach says:

        Conflict of interest between Sessions and “Russian collusion.” He’d be investigating his boss.

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      • JL says:

        The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI
        Director James 8. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on
        Intelligence on March 20, 2017,
        including:
        (i) any links and/or coordination bet ween the Russian government and individuals
        associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and
        (ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and
        (iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

        The evidence they used to launch the investigation was based on the FBI Director’s testimony to the House. This is in your face evidence as opposed to the tons of hearsay that has surrounded Uranium One so far in public.

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      • TPW says:

        Bottom line there is a reason that Republicans and some democrats shielded Sessions from being fired and replaced……..because they are all such decent human beings right?

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      • Curry Worsham says:

        What if Mueller is investigating The Swamp?

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    • Ddanna says:

      I agree with you, Shadrach! I think we just need to be patient and trust in President trump and his team.

      Liked by 4 people

    • jmclever says:

      True. We all wanted (me included) President Trump to come off the inauguration platform on January 20 with machine guns blazing like John McClane. Instead, he has done most of what he promised us Deplorables by wit and by stealth. True ninja style. I chanted along with the rally goers as I watched via Right Side Broadcasting, “LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!”

      We will have to wait to see how things play out. President Trump has not disappointed us yet, and there is still time to see our Glorious Bastard flip his Zippo and shout, “Yippe Ki Yay”

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    • LBB says:

      Shadrach,
      I guess I am in the minority with you and a few others. I hope SC stays a rarity and the DOJ can do the job . It was never going to be a 6 mo process. We are in territory never traversed before just by PDJT being in office. Things just aren’t going to be as predictable. If Sessions turns out to be the wrong person for the job, it will work itself out.
      I came to CTH (Feb 2016) as a place to observe how God was going insert Trump into office and how good works would play out. God’s way isn’t man’s way.
      Lately I find myself rolling through the bulk of the comments of Sessions & Moore. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t the same people making the same comment to each other day in and day out. Maybe they find it comforting/therapeutic?

      Liked by 4 people

    • budsblog868 says:

      And just what exactly did the Fusian Dossier ‘look like’ that brought about mueller?

      Liked by 1 person

    • hippielouie says:

      thx for this. i agree. we don’t know what’s going on behind scenes as they get the 100xxx ducks in a row. i figure if Pres T didn’t want Sessions he would’ve fired him a long time ago.
      why were so many indictments filed all over US away from DC swamp? hmmmm
      some think that all this is a big ‘sting’ in the works w the help of Mueller.
      I know….many will disagree w me n that’s ok. :))

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      • Whether or not Trump likes Sessions as AG, he is basically stuck with him for now.

        Between the never ending Mueller investigation AND McConnell in charge of confirmation for any potential Trump nominee, The POTUS does not have many cards to play here.
        His only hope is to gather more support (with our help) from fresh faces in Congress via 2018 midterms.

        Personally, I am beyond disappointed in AG Sessions. I think this whole recusal/ SP scenario was in play BEFORE Sessions was confirmed as AG.

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    • cjzak says:

      I was very disappointed in Sessions reaction to what Jordan laid out as basis for a special investigator for Clinton. I sure must have missed something when Mueller got appointed to investigate the Russian issue. How much appropriate evidence was out there about that? More than for an investigation for Hillary and all the evidence accumulated both circumstantial and factual? Wow, I can’t see it at all, but I’m not a lawyer or legal expert. Sessions really sounded off to me in that exchange. Maybe he really is deep state protector in chief. I will admit if I was wrong about him and it is looking like my instincts were mistaken regarding Jeff Sessions being loyal to the American people and to Pres. Trump. I don’t know, but I hope this isn’t really the case.

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    • WSB says:

      I heard something different today.

      Was furiously working on a deadline but had the big screen on all day long listening to the hearing. I heard a good cop bad cop between Sessions and Jordan. My back was turned, so I only heard the audio.

      Afterward, a few pundits were speaking on Fox Business and were exposing the fact that there are a lot of sealed warrants before the D.C. Docket. Like they knew.

      I guess we shall see.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Well put, Shadrach.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. jmclever says:

    I understand that the AG is the head of the FBI, but I am wondering why Jim Jordan was not asking the questions about the FBI to the current head of the FBI? And if there is an ongoing investigation then, of course, AG Sessions would not be at liberty to answer any of those questions. I’m wondering if Bringing in Sessions for questioning was to make certain people feel invincible and embolden them to trip themselves up?

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  4. tommylotto says:

    Sessions is just being a realist. No Democrat could ever be convicted by a DC jury for a “political” offense. That was what Comey was referring to when he said no reasonable prosecutor would bring charges against Clinton — because he knew a DC jury that would convict someone named Scooter (with an R after his name) for merely having a different memory of a conversation than a reporter would never convict a Clinton (with a D after his/her name) for anything.

    Imagine the howls if Sessions empaneled a grand jury in rural Texas to investigate a Dem, but how different is that than bringing a GOPer before a grand jury empaneled in DC. I know, the Texans would be fairer.

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  5. W-D says:

    Sessions is useless, replace him.

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  6. Of all the people in DC and the swamp, the only person I have any faith in is President Trump. As long as he is President, I will trust his timing and judgment. If the AG needs to go he will. If Agent Muller needs to go President Trump can and will fire him. No matter what a few RINO congress critters say they will do. There is nothing they can do. Trump is the President of these United States not the Congress.

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    • They can impeach him, which they keep threatening to do, including the GOP who keep asking me to send the money.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      These two people may need to go, but Trump could still be limited in that exercising his power to fire them could have much worse consequences than not firing them.

      We are after all a Constitutional Republic with divided government. And one of the great things about Trump is that he has moved to try and restore the balance that was lost because of his predecessors abuse of power.

      So yes, trust Trump. Trust him to do what is best under the circumstances.

      But please don’t try to make him out to be like Obama in abuse of power. Besides, there are things Congress can do if it unites against Trump.

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      • The DOJ and everyone in it works at the pleasure of the POTUS. If congress votes to impeach the POTUS without a crime. They will be the ones that are gone. Of course a lot of people like to say we are a democratic government, so what do I know?

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    • theresanne says:

      I trust President Trump too, who mentioned in a tweet that he is being investigated for firing Comey by the very investigator, Rosenstein, who wrote the letter outlining the reasons the President should fire Comey.
      My greatest concern is that AG Sessions stepped away from his position and is letting the Swamp creatures set the perimeters for the ongoing investigation of their greatest enemy, outsider President Trump. No wonder Pres Trump keeps referring to it as a witch hunt.

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  7. rumpole2 says:

    Hillary needs to be in Prison before the mid-terms

    Is that too much to ask? 😎

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  8. Jeff Sessions is a disgrace. He needs to be removed and we need a real AG.

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  9. Oldschool says:

    Very sad day. Seems practically no one in government has any desire to have an honest justice system.

    Hat tip to howie. He had sessions pegged right out of the gate.

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    • One of the most shocking comments by Sessions was his confirming that he believes Roy Moore’s accusers. Coming from a former prosecutor I found that stunning. There are no facts to support this 38 year old claim and Sessions believes her. I suppose he believes Hillary is a saint as well.

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  10. treehouseron says:

    We don’t know what the hell’s going on. The President does. The President has not fired him…. yet.

    IF the President fires him, I too will get out the pitchforks. Until then, I’m keeping the powder dry.

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  11. Steve in Lewes says:

    Well I figured this was going to be a anti-Sessions session, so I thought I would drop this parting comment before I go take my wife out to dinner and have a few beers and put all this in yesterdays memory bank. I expected a lot of Pro-Session bashing and I was not disappointed, you anti-sessions guys delivered in spades; way to go TeamTrump. So, regardless of Sundance’s article, you can still count me as one of those Pro-Session advocates because you see I think Sundance’s speculation and hearsay regarding “The Big Ugly” and ‘Lighting the Zippo’ is as valid and lacks evidence as much as the twitter Svengali’s evidence as described by tazz. So when, or IF “The BIg Ugly” ever occurs wouldn’t one think that would have to encompass Sessions and the DOJ ; or is “The Big Ugly” another Super Santa present advocated by Sundance that is no different than the twitter Svengali’s proclamations! All the same, hope and speculation!

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    • emp1107 says:

      I’m not sure what was worse; the Sessions bashing at the hearing today by the disgusting dem reps, or the vicious attacks on this site. I know I need to take a long break from the CTH…

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  12. daughnworks247 says:

    The American people are never going to believe in government until we have resolution on these big points.
    It’s time.

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  13. rumpole2 says:

    Lawyers in Love

    🎵 Last night I watched the news from Washington, the capitol
    The Russians escaped while we weren’t watching them
    like Russians will
    Now we’ve got all this room, we’ve even got the moon
    And I hear the U.S.S.R. will be open soon
    As vacation land for lawyers in love
    🎵

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  14. TexasRanger says:

    Rep. Gaetz Grills AG Jeff Sessions on Appointing a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Hillary Clinton

    The Stooge – AG Attorney General Jeff Sessions is Not Running the DOJ – The DOJ is Running Jeff Sessions.!

    What a Poor Excuse Sessions is For a Trump Supporter and So Called Patriot of Justice .!

    True History Will Not Be Kind To AG Jeff Sessions.!

    I’ve Lost All Hope and Respect For Him As A Leader and Patriot – He’s A Complete Loser.! We Might As Well Have Another Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch As Our Attorney General.! Yes – Sessions is That Bad.!

    Video 05:32 Minutes Nov-14-2017;

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    • Esperanza says:

      I see a young dog here all enthusiastic and who has no idea what’s really going on, which is serious serious Republic rocking business.

      I see the old dog playing two games here, being respectful and helping the young dog without comprising the important stuff. That’s why he takes time to respond, he wants to get it exactly calibrated.

      I believe Sessions is doing his job which is the drugs, gangs, paedo rings etc. That was his brief. He could never do the swamp stuff. If you think about it, while the pressure is on Sessions for doing nothing, it’s OFF the others who ARE investigating and inditing.

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      • Harleyd says:

        I hope you’re right.

        There is no middle ground here.

        Either Sessions is fully on board and leading a massive set of investigations with huge consequences, or

        He is a cork bobbing in the ocean with no hope of landfall.

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  15. frank field says:

    I am convinced Sessions is going to come through for us. He is quiet, thorough, calculating, lethal. Just watch and pray.

    DRAIN IT

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  16. Texian says:

    Ok.. Sundance has reiterated the problem..

    “..The political system in Washington DC has become so massive it is now capable of protecting itself..”

    This is a very big and dangerous problem..

    Now team.. I want to hear some solutions..

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    • starfcker says:

      OK. Fire Sessions. Hire a competent individual to take over the position of Attorney General

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      • Old Lady says:

        You people are amazing. You don’t know the law, don’t understand the law as evidenced by the constant hammering on Sessions and particularly recusal.
        What you are demanding of him is exactly why the DOJ is in the crappy mess its in. Sessions is following the law.
        I know its foreign to most of you here, but just because prior AG’s did not follow the law does not exempt an honorable man like Sessions from taking seriously his oath to uphold the law.

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    • Betty says:

      And we have to think outside the box. Like finding a way to make sure everyone who votes in the 2018 elections has a valid picture id and votes from any polling place that does not enforce that will not be counted. So it will not be us who disenfranchise voters by demanding a voter id, but their polling place that disenfranchises them by not abiding by the law or executive order or what ever we come up with.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Trump. It’s all up to him to blow it up.

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    • chbailey says:

      There is plenty of brainstorming to be done by people who know how to shrink DC and break up DC, the two biggies along with draining the swamp. I’d like a summary of what POTUS has initiated already (like cutting off funding) and an analysis of progress so far.
      Shrink DC – eliminate thousands of positions. Break up DC (I like the line of thought that advocated moving various departments out of DC to less attractive areas, plain and simple areas in various states). Allocate buildings for other uses. Establish rules for “elected officials” to spend a large percentage of time in their home state. Make lobbying illegal. Make a quota on the number of lawyers in DC at any given time. Establish new boundaries for DC, like give away a bunch of historic sites and assign caretaking to the favor of the original 13 colonies. Treepers have suggested many ideas on this topic and, yes, we need to be involved.

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  17. Harleyd says:

    To this amateur observer, this boils down to two possibilities:

    1. Sessions is fulfilling PDJT’s vision of restoring the RULE OF LAW. He and Wray are working behind the scenes with Mueller and extremely competent investigators and prosecutors on the myriad of Obama/Clinton era crimes we all can name. The Russian collusion investigation is over and will go nowhere. It is now just the cover for the real work. Sessions is protecting the investigations underway by “bobbing and weaving” to avoid compromising them – in effect holding his tongue. He will reveal his results when the cases are iron clad. Hopefully soon. This is my hope and may be the reason a lot of the swamp creatures from the Obama era have gone silent and are invisible.

    2. Sessions is swamp and Trump’s worst choice. (Tom Price is in the running). PDJT knows he has a problem and will have to deal with it. But he is waiting until the Mueller probe clears him personally of any Russia related wrong doing. Once that happens, probably at the end of his first year and well before the 2018 election flurry, he will rearrange the Cabinet deck chairs and get a powerful, action oriented AG with no swamp ties. Then the investigations will begin in earnest, feasting on the wealth of facts already uncovered.

    I’m hoping for Option 1 but, after 8 years of Obama, 8 years of Bush II, 8 years of Clinton and 4 years of Bush I, I’m not optimistic.

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    • mormoninsider says:

      I, too hope for option 1. So many are upset about Sessions and his answer about special prosecutors. Why do these investigations need a “special” prosecutor if they are already being investigated by a regular prosecutor? If the investigation is already in full swing, the facts would not require a “special” anything.

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    • hippielouie says:

      #111111111111111111111111

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Positive thinking is great. But wishful thinking can be very damaging.

      Case in point. Sessions is recused. He should not, and because he is honorable, he will not work with Mueller. That part of option 1, is not happening. And it never will. But blind wishful thinking has him breaking the law to achieve enforcement of the law.

      Option 2 also has wishful thinking within it. As much as I want the law enforced against all these democrat criminals, that also may not happen. Trump may have to weigh the cost of a complete term of not being able to get good things done against having the law enforced against the swamp.

      And, the Mueller probe could drag on for a very long time. Other such probes have done so. They even breathed new life into false accusations just to interfere with the targets’ reelection.

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  18. albrevin says:

    We are witnessing the unraveling of the moral authority of Washington DC to govern. There will be no war, just a slithering away of the guilty who can’t bear to have the light shone in their direction.

    “This is how the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.”

    TS Eliot

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  19. Irons says:

    Ask yourself :
    “How long does Donald Trump, as a civilian businessman or as President Trump keep people around who are not doing their jobs?”
    Until AG Sessions is fired I have to assume he is doing his job.

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  20. SPMI says:

    Dammit to hell anyway! When are we going to have justice and truth and criminal punishment and theconservativetreehouse rule of law.
    Somebody anybody get Sessions the hell out of there.

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  21. Sonya Choate says:

    Sundance, you are so right. I’m wondering what percentage of DC are wolves. 65%-99%

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  22. SPMI says:

    I did not write the words “the conservativectreehouse”
    Who in blazes put that in my comment?!

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    • iswhatitis says:

      SPMI says: “I did not write the words “the conservativectreehouse”
      Who in blazes put that in my comment?!”

      Looks plausible that your auto-correct and/or “word suggestions” settings are culpable.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Some times my auto-correct does more than suggest, it puts in words I did not intend to write. I am still trying to peace together cause and effect.

        Also, the complaint had a c instead of a space. Do that a lot too. Any letter above the space. Clumsy fingers. Note that c is the most economical motion for one hand(finger) to go from e to space to t. Two hand typing would use the right hand thumb and might give an n or m instead of a c when the space bar is pressed.

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  23. trumpfan1 says:

    america, a country of kangaroo judges, courts and DOJ

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  24. Molly says:

    I trusted President Trump in his appointment of Sessions from the beginning. I now trust President Trump to know exactly what is going on in EVERY branch. With his limited legal expertise, I trust that he has the best advisors and attorneys assisting him with this situation and the future of AG, whether it be Sessions or someone else.

    With THAT said, I’m tired of the false hope of Jeff Sessions as AG. I would like to see something, anything BIG happen and be wrong. But today was most disappointing I don’t care how you spin it.

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  25. squid2112 says:

    ‘Looks Like’ is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel…

    Ummm, actually it is !!

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    • erinsmemole says:

      Look, Congress is playing a game. The GAO comes under Congress. They check to see how the money is being spent. They absolutely love to find corruption, theft, fraud, and misuse of funds.. They can find out if FBI paid for dossier, DOJ hijinks, and loads of other things. Purchase orders, credit card statements, travel orders and lines of appropriation tell you everything you want to know. As always, follow the money.

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  26. 2old2worry says:

    But guys and gals, it has always been this way. I have been watching politics since Kennedy was killed and it hasn’t changed. In fact, it has gotten worse. A swamp that has taken decades to create, will not be drained quickly. Be patient. It is our only choice, really. Voting is non-violent civil war. Change the system through the vote.

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    • In Az says:

      When people try to change the system through the vote, the cretins in DC vow to expel whomever gets voted in if it is not the person the cretins wanted…….Alabama being the prime example.

      The Alabama state RepukeCon’s are also in on the tyranny with the DC azz wipes.

      So what good does it do to vote? They are openly tyrannical.

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  27. NJF says:

    It’s really hard to get a handle on this.

    We’ll know for sure when Mueller is done. POTUS can’t fire Sessions now, so the fact that he’s still standing is not an indicator for me.

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  28. rumpole2 says:

    Essentially… Sessions is saying that he needs to take advice on whether or not a “Special Counsel” is needed to investigate Hillary and related matters.

    Sessions would maybe have a point IF… at least SOME of these matters were already under investigation!!!! I might agree that there is no need for “Special Counsels” for every “matter” that arises. I would be MORE THAN HAPPY if ….U1, Clinton emails2, Clinton foundation, pay for play, Dossier, leaks, Comey corruption etc etc etc were already under investigation by DOF/FBI….. BUT THEY ARE NOT!!!
    The Point of demanding that Sessions appoints a Special Counsel at this stage is…. after a year these matters are NOT being investigated at all (Likely)… and adding salt to the wound is that fact that the silly “Muh Russians” has been investigated (to death) for OVER A YEAR.. including a Special Prosecutor appointed for apparently trivial reasons.

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  29. 2old2worry says:

    But guys and gals, it has always been this way. I have been watching politics since Kennedy was killed and it hasn’t changed. In fact, it has gotten worse. A swamp that has taken decades to create, will not be drained quickly. Be patient. It is our only choice, really. Voting is non-violent civil war. Change the system through the vote.

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  30. MaineCoon says:

    I’ve been reading the comments and an analogy came to mind. Watch this short video. Contemplate the message. To me it represents Sessions.

    If Sessions swings so far in the opposite direction of Zero’s DoJ/FBI targeting innocent Republicans, Sessions will be equally unjust if he fails to target criminals who are Democrats.

    Aren’t these swings of the pendulum equally unjust?

    No.

    Sessions injustice would be worse, because we know the crimes Dems committed. Obama only targeted Reps for political reasons. The targets weren’t criminals; only the harassers.

    If Sessions’ DoJ never investigates and brings the Dems to justice, his actions will be far worse that Obama’s DoJ/FBI. He will never ever regain his reputation and he will sink DoJ/FBI to lower levels than Obama’s people did.

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  31. citizen817 says:

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  32. pancho says:

    This is a very tense poker game. Personally, I lump Jim Jordan into the same stinky bunch with Trey Gowdy and other so called conservatives. While I agree that Sessions acts like he is either as dumb as a box of rocks or as corrupt as the rest of the snakes, there is still the possibility that he can’t comment because he knows that sh#t will eventually hit the fan. Ask yourself this question–do you really trust Jim Jordan’s motives in this clip or any others that you have seen, his interviews on Lou Dobbs, for instance? Perhaps Jordan is trying to flush out Sessions in order to get him to reveal what’s happening because he is working for the Swamp, not against it. My BS meter starts humming every time I watch Jordan or Gowdy, and I must say that meter has not been wrong yet.

    I know that most of us (all of us?) expected Trump to bring General Patton into the AG office and blow the whole place to smithereens, but he seems to have chosen the mild mannered wimp named Clark Kent instead. Do not be discouraged. Do you really think that Trump was fooled by Jeff Sessions? After all these years of watching D.C. our President knew EXACTLY what he was doing. All the Breitbart histrionics is not what Trump wanted, and we don’t know why…yet. Buck up, hang tough because the fat lady ain’t nowhere near singin’ yet!

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  33. Brant says:

    I’m curious what is going to drop the tuesday or Wednesday before thanksgiving.

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  34. John Huxley says:

    I have to go where the evidence leads me.
    I’d like to believe Sessions is good and maybe there is a hidden plan with Trump, but until there is evidence of this i have to conclude that Session’s is not interested in tackling criminality above the generic low-level thief or killer.

    It’s sad to say, but at this point its clear Trump is better served by hiring people based on skill and not necessarily if they’re some icon of conservatism.

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  35. guitar107 says:

    I knew since he got appointed: a spineless Uniparty swamp critter, doing what he does best: deflect and call for Kabuki theater.
    Oy ve!
    We need an AG with cojones.

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  36. Irons says:

    Farther along we’ll know all about it
    Farther along we’ll understand why
    Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine
    We’ll understand it all by and by

    PS. I have faith in President Trump.

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  37. TexasRanger says:

    How The DOJ Has Been Run….

    and Apparently Still Is Being Run By AG Jeff Sessions.

    J. Christian Adams Former DOJ Official Tells Judge Jeanine Pirro How to get rid of Obama administration holdovers.

    The DOJ Deep Swamp – Deep State Department Of Justice

    Example – DOJ’s Election Crimes Branch Director, Richard Pilger and Voter Fraud Cases.

    Fox News Video 04:24 Minutes Nov-12-2017;

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      This was really worth watching. It answered a question I have wondered about. I know that the top levels of the executive agencies are political appointees and of course I know that the non managerial staff are covered by their union/collective bargaining units.

      What I have wondered is what about the managers? These are the ones who have to make things happen. Is there a mechanism to purge them? Well, per J. Christian Adams, yeah there is sorta…..

      The managers are part of something called SMS, Senior Management Service or something like that. If I get the picture, they are interchangeable parts. If there are Trump appointees in place at an agency, they can reassign the SMS staff from the DOJ in Wash DC to Fargo, ND to inspect pipelines or something. And if the staff don’t want to be transferred, well, they can quit.

      PDJT needs to appoint a czar for reorganizing the agency staff and have them get to work. I’d volunteer J. Christian Adams for the job…..

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  38. William Martin says:

    It’s possible that President Trump and AG Sessions have a trick up their sleeves. They may be allaying the fears of the deep state.
    As one commenter indicated, they may be giving the wrong doers enough rope to hang themselves.
    Billionaires may have access to information of which common folks have no clue.

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  39. Kent says:

    Don’t count jeffy out yet…yeah things ain’t lookin’ so good on his part right now…takes a man to ride those things out…

    I admit to doubts….

    But I still cling? to the belief that he will

    do the right thing……

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  40. um says:

    what does the folk here think of https://twitter.com/Imperator_Rex3 – pretty smart comments also and if true 🙂

    saying a sweet sting is afoot and Sessions reticence is for show; he’s on it

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    • Kent says:

      The enemies of America have built their fortress well….they have had a long time to reinforce and buttress it against attack…they are well entrenched and then some.

      One intending to breach their walls would be wise to plan accordingly

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  41. EV22 says:

    Having defended Sessions in the past – as well as greatly admired his writings – I can now unequivocally say the guy is tone deaf and should resign. Allowing this country to be dragged down by false narratives, corrupt Special Prosecutors, knowing full well how corrupt the last two AGs were and never once coming out and saying – Hey! The DOJ has got your back America! – takes a special kind of stupid. Such a disappointment.

    Our AG doesn’t need to be coy or leave the public guessing about matters like Uranium One or the Awan brothers. He should be out there announcing to everyone that this is a matter of public urgency and the DOJ is on it. He should get with the program or get out.

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  42. DEGinTN says:

    Sundance, has your perspective on Sessions changed ?

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  43. recoverydotgod says:

    Sessions wouldn’t articulate why we have a special prosecutor (Mueller).

    The reason there is a special prosecutor (Mueller) is because the guy who decided we didn’t need regular reasonable prosecutors (Comey – July 2016) decided to put his finger on the scale (leak to the New York Times – May 2017) to get a special prosecutor.

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  44. El Torito says:

    I try to be optimistic about Sessions. But really I’m not. He recused himself over Hillary and it’s been a colossal blunder. He never even notified DJT that he was going to do it. I can’t resolve this to “everyone is going down, he’ll tell us later…”

    Put your wishes in one hand and spit in the other – see which one fills up first.

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  45. Sylvia Avery says:

    I watched Greg Jarrett on Lou Dobbs tonight. They discussed Sessions testimony today, and Sessions performance overall. Greg has been saying for a couple months now he’s given up on Sessions and thinks he should resign.

    Lou asked Greg, well, then what? Given the good ol’ Senate and how they won’t confirm a new AG for the President or so they say. Greg said PDJT has statutory authority to move Sessions out and put in someone else who has already gone through the Senate confirmation process. Greg Jarrett said PDJT could put Labor Secretary Acosta in that spot. He’s Senate confirmed. He’s an attorney. He worked for the DOJ. He clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas. Put him in there with a mission to investigate all this stuff.

    I was fascinated by this. Having thought about it for a few minutes I realized that if I now know that PDJT has a pretty good option for how to resolve the Sessions situation, if Greg Jarrett knows it, we can be CERTAIN President Trump knows it.

    Now the question becomes, if PDJT actually as a good option for replacing Sessions, why is he not doing it? I don’t think it is because PDJT is stupid, poorly informed, is being played by the Deep State, or is blindly loyal to Jeff Sessions. So what, oh what, could the answer be?

    I don’t know, I guess we’ll find out in due course. But it is a deliberate choice on PDJT’s part to leave Sessions in place.

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    • mimbler says:

      My thought is: They have framed removing Sessions as obstruction of justice. Remember when they were squawking obstruction of justice because Trump had one or two private meetings with Sessions?

      I think he could do it and survive, but he has to weigh the political and mental capital spent dealing with the fallout of firing Sessions. Firing Comey got him an SC. Firing Sessions might well get him another.

      The MSM already has their “Saturday night massacre” articles written save for filling in the date.

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  46. Jenny R. says:

    Whatever may come of this, there seem to be a lot of people in DC who desperately want Sessions to talk about something. Whatever for I wonder?

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  47. bkrg2 says:

    For all the Treepers and Trolls whining about Sessions today, I have a suggestion:
    Move to California and succeed from USA. Then vote Crooked and Obozo as your leader.
    OR
    Take a deep breath and relax. Team Trump will prevail.

    Signing off for tonight – way to much negativity in the Treehouse today…

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