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Jeff Sessions

  1. attorney general
    Bush AG William Barr, a Law-and-Order Conservative, Favorite to Succeed SessionsBarr seems to share a number of Trump perspectives related to the Mueller investigation, but he’s best known as a big fan of mass incarceration.
  2. criminal justice reform
    Trump Finally Supports Kushner’s Compromise Criminal-Justice Reform BillIt’s not a done deal just yet, but Jared Kushner did get his father-in-law across the line after more than two years of delays.
  3. last night on late night
    SNL’s Jeff Sessions Gets a Fitting Farewell Gift From the PresidentBecause it’s gross.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Is Trapped, and Trying to Protect Himself at All CostsHolding him accountable serves not only Democrats’ self-interest but the rule of law. That process begins now.
  5. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: America’s Fever Is Still RisingTrump exits the midterms normalized and strengthened for 2020.
  6. department of justice
    Sessions Was Loyal to Trumpism, But Not Trump, and That Was His UndoingWith a Democratic House and the Mueller investigation both looming, copacetic ideology wasn’t enough to satisfy Trump anymore.
  7. the national interest
    Trump Has Found His Roy Cohn in Matt Whitaker. The Rule of Law Is Under Attack.Trump and Whitaker are completely transparent about their plan to corrupt the Department of Justice.
  8. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  9. feuds
    The Complete History of President Trump’s Feud With Jeff SessionsThe pair went from donning MAGA hats together to publicly sniping at each other — culminating in a dizzying post-midterms resignation.
  10. jeff sessions
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at Trump’s RequestHis interim replacement, Matthew Whitaker, once mused that a new attorney general could foil the Mueller probe by defunding it.
  11. select all
    Justice Department Sues California Over Net-Neutrality LawJeff Sessions was ready and waiting.
  12. russia investigation
    Sessions Was ‘Enthusiastic’ About Trump-Putin Meeting, Says PapadopoulosPapadopoulos’s account indicates the attorney general may have perjured himself when he said he “pushed back” on the meeting pitch.
  13. Trump’s War on Democracy Will Be Held in the Department of JusticeThe generalized debate about Trump’s authoritarianism has settled on a specific question.
  14. Trump: DOJ Shouldn’t Have Indicted Republicans So Close to an ElectionIf you’re looking for some blatant corruption in your presidential tweets, this will do nicely.
  15. 2018 midterms
    If Democrats Win Midterms, Trump Could Be Planning a November SurpriseTrump could use a lame-duck session to conduct a Saturday Night Massacre, or take other extreme steps to abuse his power.
  16. Alabama Republicans Forsake Sessions for Trump, Who Looks Down on ThemNow Jeff Sessions’s old friends are abandoning him at the behest of a president who reportedly can’t stand southern accents or non-Ivy educations.
  17. Trump Is a Snob Who Secretly Despises His Own SupportersTrump mocks Jeff Sessions for his southern accent and lack of an Ivy League degree.
  18. trump white house
    Trump, Angered by Growing Legal Troubles, Finds Ways to Make Them Even WorseWith allies worried that he’s ill-equipped to handle new subpoenas, or even impeachment, Trump pushed out McGahn and resumed efforts to fire Sessions.
  19. Trump Would Still Like to Fire Sessions, Can’t Find the Right TimeTrump has been advised not to fire Sessions before the midterms … or if Democrats win the House … or if Mueller hasn’t wrapped up his investigation.
  20. Jerry Falwell Jr. Urges Trump to Fire SessionsJeff Sessions was a long-time Christian-right stalwart and an early Trump endorser. But he’s violating a new litmus test: Don’t cross the boss.
  21. Andrew Sullivan: Here’s Where Things Get Dangerous With TrumpHis new legal troubles are the beginning, not the end. He will defend himself, like every other mafia boss, to the bitter end.
  22. Trump Overrules Kushner, Puts Hold on Criminal-Justice Reform BillIn the end, Trump listened to crime demagogues like Tom Cotton instead of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley — or his own son-in-law.
  23. criminal justice reform
    Criminal-Justice-Reform Deal Facing Opposition From Left and RightTrump’s support is crucial to a deal that would add sentencing reforms to a House-passed prison-reform bill. But Cotton and Booker aren’t on board.
  24. Donald Trump Hires the Worst People, According to Trump“Disgraceful,” “drugged-up loser,” “low-life” and other Trump descriptions of the people Trump hires.
  25. food politics
    Texas Restaurant Forced to Apologize After Posting Photo of Jeff SessionsOwners of Houston restaurant El Tiempo caught heat for sharing a post-meal photo of the attorney general on their Facebook page.
  26. sessions in conempt
    Federal Judge Orders Plane Carrying Deported Mom and Child to Be Turned AroundThe judge suggested that Jeff Sessions could be held in contempt of court for the deportation, which he called “unacceptable.”
  27. immigration
    Trump Admin Illegally Deporting Women Who Fled Unimaginable Violence, ACLU SaysThe ACLU is suing the government on behalf of asylum-seekers who were told they did not have “credible fear” of returning home.
  28. ACLU Sues Sessions Over Ending Asylum for Victims of Domestic and Gang ViolenceAfter a previous suit resulted in an order to reunite migrant families, the ACLU is taking aim at the Trump administration’s new limits on asylum.
  29. Can Jared Kushner Talk Trump Into a Sentencing Reform Push?The prospects for a bipartisan sentencing reform bill are looking up now that the president seems supportive and Sessions has been sidelined.
  30. Trumpists Seem Ready to Erase Jeff Sessions From Movement HistoryThe cold war between the president and the attorney general is now extending to denials that Session ever contributed anything.
  31. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Effort to Deny Grants to Sanctuary CitiesThe administration defended its proposed ban on grants to states and localities that don’t cooperate with ICE by arguing it was mere rhetoric.
  32. bonding with teens
    Jeff Sessions Joyously Joins in With Teens Chanting ‘Lock Her Up’He paused his speech at a high school leadership summit to join in.
  33. Trump Administration Calls On Colleges to End Affirmative ActionThe Justice Department has revoked an Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools and universities to take race into account in admissions.
  34. Border Officials to Stop Handing Over All Migrants for ProsecutionAfter the end of family separation, President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy is on hold.
  35. Trump Ends Family Separations by Ordering Family DetentionsThe obvious thing for Trump to do was to reverse Jeff Sessions’s “zero tolerance” policy. But he went in the opposite direction.
  36. Is Trump Actually Going to Do Anything About Family Separation?Fear of looking “weak” has apparently paralyzed POTUS on what is becoming a true political crisis for him.
  37. Sessions Defends Family Separation With False Claim About Nazis’ Plan for JewsThe attorney general said the Nazis “were keeping the Jews from leaving the country” — but initially they wanted to deport them.
  38. Trump Border Policies Uniting the Faithful — Against HimFrom religious progressives to Trump’s conservative Evangelical friends, the “zero tolerance” policy is under heavy theological attack.
  39. Stephen Colbert Schools Jeff Sessions on the Bible: ‘Don’t Bring God Into This’Don’t throw Bible quotes out there unless you’re ready for Colbert to throw them back at you.
  40. No, Jeff Sessions, Separating Kids From Their Parents Isn’t ‘Biblical’Sessions uses a much-abused Bible quotation to justify his immigration policies against religious critics. He should not go there.
  41. family separation policy
    Migrant Mom Says Federal Agents Ripped Away Her Baby While She Was BreastfeedingThe woman was detained under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.
  42. immigration
    Overnight, Thousands of Domestic-Violence Victims May Have Lost Hope for AsylumIn a “cruel and heartless” decision, Jeff Sessions severely restricted who can be granted asylum in the U.S.
  43. What 22 Trump Staffers Looked Like in High SchoolWho would have thought they’d one day work for the 45th president of the United States?
  44. Sessions: No More Asylum for Victims of Gangs and Domestic ViolenceIn an especially cold decision, the attorney general says “the rule of law” demands abandoning tens of thousands of victims to their fate.
  45. How Trump Could Get Scott Pruitt to Fire Robert MuellerDeep in a New York Times story on palace intrigue lies a key revelation of a potential republic-shaking plot.
  46. Honduran Man Killed Himself After Being Separated From Family at BorderThe Department of Homeland Security didn’t publicize the case.
  47. On Obamacare, Jeff Sessions Is Standing Against the Rule of LawThe attorney general has made a strange and shocking choice: not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court.
  48. Trump’s Advisers Floated a Fox News Pundit’s Name for Supreme Court JusticeApparently, the TV judge’s name has come up for Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and yes, the Supreme Court.
  49. Report: Trump and Sessions Can’t Bring Themselves to Utter the Other’s NameThe president and his attorney general are not dealing with tension over the Russia investigation like adults.
  50. Trump Again Blames Democrats for His Own Inhumane Immigration PolicyUp is down, black is white, and liberals are the ones separating children from their parents.
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