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Serious question: AG Sessions has done absolutely everything that the president wanted done in the justice department.... except firing Mueller.

How does firing Sessions not require an inquiry by the new democratic House oversight committee?
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How does firing Sessions not require an inquiry by the new democratic House oversight committee?

It doesn't.

What it does do is stop the inquiry for two months. By then the new Congress can use its subpoena power! Yea! But wait, now Trump can ignore or dispute Congress' right to demand ____ (you fill in the blank). The claim goes to court, ultimately the Supreme Court. Guess what? With Kavanaugh, et al, Trump wins again.

Pete
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Trump is not worried about an inquiry; he's worried about Mueller. With a new AG he can release Rosenstein of his oversight duties and give it to the AG.

Peter
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"How does firing Sessions not require an inquiry by the new democratic House oversight committee? "

Why does a boss need permission to fire an underling?
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"he's worried about Mueller."

You mean the best investigator with the best team in the history of the world who after two years of investigating has zero evidence regarding Trump? He's worried about that Mueller?

lol...

When are you guys going to learn this is a witch hunt?
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It's pushed the midterm results to the bottom half of the page. And he's got you talking about him again. Simple as that.
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>>A Justice Department official said Whitaker would assume authority over the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — though his role could be reviewed by ethics officials. Because Sessions was recused, the special counsel probe had been overseen by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who also has had strained relations with Trump, but is considered safe in his position for the moment. Rosenstein was headed to the White House Wednesday afternoon for what an official said was a pre-scheduled meeting.<<

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/attor...
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MataroPete: What it does do is stop the inquiry for two months.

Under normal circumstances, chief of staff Matthew Whitaker would be required to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation because of his past public statements (with respect to investigating Trump Organization finances, “This would raise serious concerns that the special counsel’s investigation was a mere witch hunt.”) but these are not normal circumstances.

Perhaps the better question is this: what can Mueller do going forward without clearing it first with Whitaker?

By the timing alone, this sure seems like possible obstruction of justice by the president.
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"By the timing alone, this sure seems like possible obstruction of justice by the president. "

Everyone knew this was coming after the election, don't act surprised.
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Everyone knew this was coming after the election, don't act surprised.

Of course we all knew it was coming. But that doesn't negate the bald-faced corruption of a White House intent upon stopping an investigation of itself.
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Yes, the Democrats should investigate the firing of a guy who they all clamored to have fired.

Just as one minute Trump follows Rosenstein's recommendation about firing Comey and the next minute Rosenstein appoints a Special Counsel to investigate Comey's firing.
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”Serious question: AG Sessions has done absolutely everything that the president wanted done in the justice department.... except firing Mueller.

How does firing Sessions not require an inquiry by the new democratic House oversight committee?”


I didn’t see the part in the constitution where the President has to provide a reason for firing one of his employees. Can you point that out genius?

Cheers,

Vile
NEVER SAY DIE!!!
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Yes, the Democrats should investigate the firing of a guy who they all clamored to have fired.

The white lying Trump party loved Sessions when he was just another white racist appointment by Trump But they are happy to throw him under the bus if it helps cover up the crimes of their corrupt lying Russian-colluding leader.
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”Of course we all knew it was coming. But that doesn't negate the bald-faced corruption of a White House intent upon stopping an investigation of itself.”

You claim to be able to divine WHite House intent now? What power is this you have that is able to penetrate your tinfoil hat ‘padre’?

Cheers,

Vile
NEVER SAY DIE!!!
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Set aside Mueller.

Sessions was doing some good things and some not so great things. Under his leadership, DOJ *routinely* stalled Congress on document requests and dodged subpoenas. That's completely unacceptable.
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Lets see how the Justice Dept reacts to Democratic requests for docs
Dope.. you are on record of saying that delays are unacceptable.. Thats enough for a yellow sticky note on my calendar
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You claim to be able to divine WHite House intent now? What power is this you have that is able to penetrate your tinfoil hat ‘padre’?

When the White House fires an AG and then replaces them with a TV pundit (who may not be legally allowed to hold the post) who has predetermined a case he has been put in charge of (in the president’s favor) then it really doesn’t take much “power” to divine their intention, does it?

Unless you’re a Trump sycophant, of course.

AW
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2 major issue on which Sessions was fighting the President - liberalizing marijuana laws when Sessions wants to crack down, and prison reform. A President is entitled to Cabinet officers who support his positions.
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