Trump Says Sessions Would Not Be AG If He’d Known Of Recusal Plans

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President Donald Trump met with New York Times reporters for an interview which yielded some interesting and surprising comments. The information includes a revelation that President Trump’s first major supporter, then-Senator Jeff Sessions, would not have been his choice for Attorney General, given what he knows now. 

President Trump said, “Sessions, gets the job. Right after he gets the job he recuses himself.” A reporter asks, “Was that a mistake?” Trump replies, “Well, Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.”

Another reporter replies, “He gave you no heads up at all.” Trump confirms, “Zero. So Jeff Sessions takes the job. Gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly, I think is very unfair to the President. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks Jeff, but I can’t, I’m not going to take you.”

Trump continued, “It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the President. So he recuses himself. I then end up with a second man, who’s a deputy.”

President Trump is then asked about the Mueller witch hunt, with the reporter saying, “[if] Mueller was looking at your finances or your family’s finances unrelated to Russia, is that a red line? Another asked if that would breach his actual supposed purpose. Trump replies, “I would say yeah.” He then reaffirms that he doesn’t do business in or with Russia, aside from potential individual condo sales and once with his beauty pageant.

He also attempts to put to rest the hysterical misrepresentations in the media about his supposed second undisclosed meeting with Vladimir Putin. He notes that Melania was seated next to Mr. Putin, and Trump went over to talk to his wife and made some small talk with Putin in the process. It’s hardly the stuff that international espionage is made of, particularly in a room full of other dignitaries and heads of state.


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14 Comments on Trump Says Sessions Would Not Be AG If He’d Known Of Recusal Plans

  1. Quite honestly, I am having a bit of trouble finding anyone in this cabinet who is aggressively working on the campaign agenda. Has the direction changed from the top, or are they riding off on their own? The one guy I thought was OK, Flynn, was gone before he started.

    • Bonnie Martin Norman // July 21, 2017 at 10:07 pm // Reply

      You are correct Ben. What most common lay folk in the USA don’t realize is that there is no left/right (Dems/Repubs) in DC anymore. We have the DC Establishment which is the GLOBALIST ELITE that wants to take down this Constitutional Christian based/founded country to a New World Order governed by the GLOBALIST ELITISTS. They will rule the world, there will be no middle class, just the very rich and the very poor. Once “THEY” have control of every aspect of our lives from our money, education, gov’t, where we can live, what we can do, what we can own, what we eat, drink, whether we live or die (death panels) they will be in control. The two things they lack from having this DOMINATING CONTROL is WE THE PEOPLE STILL HAVE OUR 2nd Amendment Rights thus the reason to destroy the Constitution or try to create a national disaster (manmade or a manmade weather event) or so much chaos & mayhem that there be corrupt Civil Disobedience nationwide in order for them to establish Martial Law which then the 2nd Amendment Rights could be stripped away *As was tried during/after Hurricane Katrina (August 2005). THEN they will pass a single payer health care plan just as Canada, UK (Britain) and most other developed countries have which is just plain & simple GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED HEALTH CARE. They determine what care you get and when, they determine every single aspect of your health care, what Dr’s you see, what they can do, what you can have done and what medications you can take. Big Pharma is all for this as they want to push the mind altering drugs that are already being slipped into our meds, water supplies, food and in some ways the air that we breathe. The Rich get Richer, the poor get poorer and have no ability to think for themselves thus controlled completely by the gov’t. Ever wonder why the DEM’S and RINO’S are pushing to keep OBAMACARE??? Because it was leading to the single payer system of health care…THE GOV’T. ALL PRIVATE PAYER INSURANCE COMPANIES MUST PULL OUT BEFORE THE GOV’T CAN TAKE CONTROL…they are almost there. How many BIG NAME Private Payer Insurance Companies are left that accept ObamaCare now?? Dropping like dead flies every day. There are fewer and fewer GOOD POLITICIANS in DC and State/Local Gov’t’s that are FOR WE THE PEOPLE. Evil, money, greed & POWER have taken over our leaders of this country and I don’t see it turning around. I have two thoughts about our current POTUS. He is either a shoo in by the Globalists to give them more time to get their AGENDA in order and being used to APPEASE “WE THE PEOPLE” or he is a PLANT like the former POTUS getting his Agenda in order and we will see his TRUE COLORS when he is ready to make his move to take over. INFO I’ve found on the POTUS and his son-in-law have me concerned as they have ties and deals/loans with George Soros & son-in-law & daughter having such strong ties in China is a big concern. Regardless of my thoughts on things and what is out there for you to dig up in research is questionable in WHO & WHAT TO BELIEVE, something is not right in our current leadership/Gov’t.

  2. Sessions pulled a copout. He took Trump and the rest of us for a ride. He can be a little sweetie, but he hasn’t got the backbone to be AG. Please, Mr. President, find a way to replace him with someone who can do the job right. (Yeah, wouldn’t mind if Rick ended up on the Senate floor, lol.)

  3. Kelleigh Nelson // July 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm // Reply

    The problem with President Trump’s statements lie in the fact that according to law, which Sessions has quoted, our AG ALLEGEDLY HAD TO RECUSE HIMSELF. Here’s the gist of it:

    Sessions served as the chairman of the Trump campaign’s national security advisory committee. His close affiliation with Trump and the campaign, and the potential conflicts of interest that creates, led members of Congress and the public to call for his recusal.

    The Law of Recusal

    Under 28 U.S.C. § 528, the Attorney General “shall promulgate rules and regulations which require the disqualification of any officer or employee of the Department of Justice . . . from participation in a particular investigation or prosecution if such participation may result in a personal, financial, or political conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof.” So the statute requires recusal where an actual or apparent conflict exists, but leaves it to the Attorney General to promulgate regulations with more detailed criteria for assessing such conflicts. And as with many conflict of interest provisions, the law makes clear that even an appearance of such a conflict is legally problematic.

    The operative DOJ regulation is at 28 C.F.R. § 45.2 (a section titled “Disqualification arising from personal or political relationship”). Under the regulation, “no employee shall participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with” either “any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution” or “any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.”

    The regulation defines “political relationship” as “a close identification with an elected official, a candidate (whether or not successful) for elective, public office, a political party, or a campaign organization, arising from service as a principal adviser thereto or a principal official thereof.” So as a principal adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, Sessions seems to fall squarely into the provision, even if you ignore the very real possibility that Sessions himself might have an interest in the outcome.

    So, was Jeff just following the law and now Trump is making a mistake in attacking him, his top supporter? Or should Jeff have said to those demanding his recusal. “Folks, I’m hired to do a job, and I’ll do that job no matter who is in charge without any prejudicial influence.”

    I think Trump is making a big mistake attacking Jeff, who will tender his resignation because of it.

    • Nice work, Kelleigh. I suspect there’s more to this charade than meets the eye. On the surface, I tend to agree that it is a mistake to attack Sessions. Conversely, Trump uses “attack” as a shiny object sometimes. And, it usually works without alerting anyone to his real objective. I think patience is the word of the day, for now. Stuff doesn’t usually happen as fast as we envision it could.

      Also, I think DOJ probably has a lot more going on than most of us can imagine. And, amongst their activities there is probably a plan to disarm the “Special Counsel” should he stray too far out of line. Again, we should sit quietly and wait for something to fly. IMHO.

      • Kelleigh Nelson // July 21, 2017 at 10:30 am // Reply

        I agree, I’ve talked to several people today, my publisher and my attorney friend, and I said the same thing you did…Trump is no dummy, he’s up to something. However, I want to know who the hell is advising him, is it Pence and priebus? Both are establishment insider globalists. So, who the heck is giving them orders? There’s too many others who are not outsiders…and Trump already lost Flynn. It’s very troubling, and the one thing I would want Trump to do is to go to Rosenstein (who I don’t trust one iota) and tell him to tell Mueller that if he doesn’t keep this so-called b.s. investigation on the Russian election business that he’s fired. And if Rosenstein won’t do it, then he too is fired. That has to happen.

        Sessions has a fabulous reputation for being a law and order guy, and the people of AL love the man, both black and white folks love him. But when I saw him appear with Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe, I wanted to wretch. What the hell was he doing with these two fifth column slime buckets?

  4. I really like the way President Trump speaks to people. No talking points, no tired old political cliches, no coyness or deception – just outright honesty from his mind to his mouth. A very well adjusted man.

    • Just like Rick, don’t you think? 😉

      • you’re too kind, David – and so darn accurate – lol

        • Uh oh… Okay then, i’ll vote for you if you promise to continue writing these articles. Deal? After all, members of congress aren’t permitted by their peers to do much of anything anyway…lol PS: If it’s the Oval Office you want, you’ll have to wait until 2024.

          • I’m doing way more work already than I can keep up with Marlene – got my social security starting soon – plan to make the most of it and slow down a bit – I’m not stopping, though, these crooks keep me too worked up for that! But I haven’t played golf in 8 years – have to fix that – lol

      • Yes. Yes. Yes. Why do you ask? Is rick considering running for office? If so, i’m split on that possibility because on the one hand, he’d be a perfect challenge to what we have in Congress today; BUT I need his fine articles to keep my sanity. Oh well, it’s not what my country can do for me, it’s what I can do for my country. Unquote.

  5. Ann Waters // July 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm // Reply

    Sessions has been a great disappointment on many fronts. Can Trump get rid of him?

    • He’s the mild-mannered clark kent without any of the redeeming Superman qualities – going after small picture of ms-13 and dope smokers instead of fulfilling campaign promises

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