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Did I say carrot? I meant dangling a cake.
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Post by Danraft » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm

So, to shift the focus for a moment.
As AG Sessions had wide powers beyond potential control over the Mueller investigation.
He constructed the Immigrant Ban for instance. Voting rights, civil rights, etc are all under control. This could be lawsuits or investigations already in progress, and future actions that Trump has considered but Sessions was against.
There must be hundreds of immigration cases alone of "Abcdefr V. Sessions".
For instance,I believe this coming migrant caravan is getting a different treatment of "Asylum" application status with field classification.
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TollandRCR wrote:
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Sissipnd expirired by any better by batter successors. Who?
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Danraft wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm
So, to shift the focus for a moment.
As AG Sessions had wide powers beyond potential control over the Mueller investigation.
He constructed the Immigrant Ban for instance. Voting rights, civil rights, etc are all under control. This could be lawsuits or investigations already in progress, and future actions that Trump has considered but Sessions was against.
There must be hundreds of immigration cases alone of "Abcdefr V. Sessions".
For instance,I believe this coming migrant caravan is getting a different treatment of "Asylum" application status with field classification.
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Department of Justice
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 8, 2018

DOJ and DHS Issue New Asylum Rule

Applies President’s authority to suspend entry to asylum

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum.

The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement:

“Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today's rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it. Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”

Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that “[w]henever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

Further, Section 215(a) of the INA states that it is “unlawful…for any alien to depart from or enter or attempt to depart from or enter the United States except under such reasonable rules, regulations, and orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may prescribe.”

In Section 208(d)(5)(B) of the INA, Congress specified that the Attorney General “may provide by regulation for any other conditions or limitations on the consideration of an application for asylum.”

Today’s new rule applies to prospective presidential proclamations, and is not retroactive.

Asylum is a discretionary form of relief granted by the Executive Branch on a discretionary basis to those fleeing persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. The rule does not render such aliens ineligible for withholding of removal under the INA or protection from removal under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.



The Interim Final Rule can be found here.

Topic(s): Immigration
Component(s): Office of the Attorney General
Press Release Number: 18 - 1474
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Post by kate520 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:51 am

Wouldn't be the first time he's dangled a carrot in front of Christie.
That’s no carrot, that’s a 🏈. It will be withdrawn a nanosecond after the failing NYT reports his appointment and Christie will fall flat on his ample ass once again.
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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:36 am

I bet Jared will be complaining over even considering the beach blob again :lol:

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It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

https://www.thedailybeast.com/doj-finds ... ry-clinton
After it claimed no such document existed, the Justice Department just unearthed a letter Matt Whitaker delivered to the Utah U.S. attorney directing a review of how the department handled the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One issues.

Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 13 of that year.

The existence of a letter documenting Sessions’ directive that the DOJ revisit probes of Trump’s top political foe is a surprise because a department lawyer said in court last year that senior officials insisted it didn’t exist. The liberal nonprofit American Oversight obtained the letter through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request they filed on Nov. 22, 2017––the same day Whitaker emailed Sessions’ letter to Huber.

The request asked for documentation of the directions Sessions gave Huber about the review of the Clinton investigations. After DOJ failed to produce any written directions, American Oversight sued.
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Post by MN-Skeptic » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:21 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:12 pm
It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

https://www.thedailybeast.com/doj-finds ... ry-clinton
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The request asked for documentation of the directions Sessions gave Huber about the review of the Clinton investigations. After DOJ failed to produce any written directions, American Oversight sued.
Wow. :shock:
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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:51 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:12 pm
It Exists: DOJ Finds Letter Ordering Scrutiny of Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

https://www.thedailybeast.com/doj-finds ... ry-clinton
After it claimed no such document existed, the Justice Department just unearthed a letter Matt Whitaker delivered to the Utah U.S. attorney directing a review of how the department handled the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One issues.

Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 13 of that year.

The existence of a letter documenting Sessions’ directive that the DOJ revisit probes of Trump’s top political foe is a surprise because a department lawyer said in court last year that senior officials insisted it didn’t exist. The liberal nonprofit American Oversight obtained the letter through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request they filed on Nov. 22, 2017––the same day Whitaker emailed Sessions’ letter to Huber.

The request asked for documentation of the directions Sessions gave Huber about the review of the Clinton investigations. After DOJ failed to produce any written directions, American Oversight sued.
An outsiders opinion in favour of the DOJ: it's very well possible looking at the timeline that the document was not yet properly filed to be found for the initial FOIA request reply.

But, yes, :explode:

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The elf is coming to town!
AMHERST — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — an early supporter of Donald Trump who later drew the president’s ire — is scheduled to speak Wednesday night at Amherst College.

The event is open only to faculty, staff and students of the college.

The organizers, the Amherst College Republicans and the Young Americas Foundation, tout Sessions’ visit to the school as “a conversation” with him. The event listing says Sessions will discuss what moved voters to support Trump in 2016 and what issues will play a role in the next election.
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Post by Dr. Kenneth Noisewater » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:16 am

If he allows questions the students should pound him with questions over obstruction and the mueller report.

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Post by pipistrelle » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:37 am

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater wrote:
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If he allows questions the students should pound him with questions over obstruction and the mueller report.
Young Republicans?

After all that’s happened, it’s scary there is such a thing.

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Post by Turtle » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:20 am

Without Jeff Sessions, there would be no Stephen Miller.

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tek wrote:
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The elf is coming to town!
AMHERST — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions — an early supporter of Donald Trump who later drew the president’s ire — is scheduled to speak Wednesday night at Amherst College.

The event is open only to faculty, staff and students of the college.

The organizers, the Amherst College Republicans and the Young Americas Foundation, tout Sessions’ visit to the school as “a conversation” with him. The event listing says Sessions will discuss what moved voters to support Trump in 2016 and what issues will play a role in the next election.
Sessions is going to talk about racism to his fellow Republicans? That will be rich.

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AMHERST – While former Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about the importance of freedom of speech on college campuses, more than 100 students, staff and others gathered outside choosing to exercise their constitutional rights instead of going inside to listen to him.

The speech was free but open only to staff, students and faculty. The hall was not filled and as many, if not more, people protested outside in an alternative event organized by the Direct Action Coordinating Committee.
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Cross-posting

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AM Teaser: Seth Abramson says "Big story re: Jeff Sessions coming later this morning"

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Addie wrote:
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Cross-posting

No idea what this is about - picked up on DU
AM Teaser: Seth Abramson says "Big story re: Jeff Sessions coming later this morning"
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Post by pipistrelle » Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 am

If I recall right, Abrahamson is an unreliable sensationalist.

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pipistrelle wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 am
If I recall right, Abrahamson is an unreliable sensationalist.
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Jeff Sessions’s Grave Conflict of Interest

Last year, in March 2018, then Attorney General Jeff Sessions enlisted his subordinates to lie on his behalf that he did not know he was under federal investigation when he fired then Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe—an investigation initiated by McCabe and overseen by him until it was taken over by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

By doing so, Sessions and his allies succeeded in shutting down a major controversy. If it had been made public that the attorney general had knowingly fired the deputy FBI director (and later, acting director) who’d opened and supervised that criminal investigation, the resulting scandal would have engulfed Sessions and would likely have even more seriously threatened his already tumultuous tenure as attorney general. Besides the scrutiny of the media and Congress, Sessions might have faced an inquiry by one of the Justice Department’s internal watchdog agencies, the Department’s Inspector General or Office of Professional Responsibility, as well as incurring the wrath of an already embittered president.

A government official with first-hand knowledge of the matter told me that the attorney general therefore instructed aides to make false statements in briefings to the press. The official’s account of what was at stake for Sessions is corroborated in part by a mass of evidence in the Mueller Report detailing the special counsel’s investigation of the former attorney general.

In addition to firing McCabe, Sessions, while under investigation, played a leading role in more broadly carrying out President Trump’s relentless campaign to undermine and discredit the FBI. Several leading experts on legal ethics have told me that Sessions’s simultaneous and dual roles almost certainly violated the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and federal government conflict of interest regulations. That demonstrates both the utility of Sessions’ misstatements, and the gravity of the situation he faced.

In early 2017, Sessions had been investigated for perjury and lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be attorney general about his contacts with a Russian diplomat during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions’s testimony was demonstrably misleading, but as the Mueller Report, released April 18, noted of its investigation of the matter: “evidence was insufficient to… obtain or sustain a conviction for perjury or false statements.”

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Post by Orlylicious » Wed May 15, 2019 1:38 pm

It's sure been nice the little creep has been shut up, almost had forgotten about the little racist.


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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:07 pm

Awww poor Jeff Sessions :(

Trump’s Freeze-Out of Sessions Extends to 2020 (5:30 a.m.)

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who earned President Donald Trump’s ire during the Russia investigation, shouldn’t be surprised that the president doesn’t want him by his side for his re-election.

The Trump 2020 campaign announced its honorary state chairs for Alabama on Monday, and Sessions’ name is conspicuously absent from the list, even though he was Trump’s first Senate endorsement from 2016.

The list includes other notable elected officials from the state, including Governor Kay Ivey and Senator Richard Shelby. (Sessions’ old seat is now filled by Democrat Doug Jones, who is up for re-election in 2020 as well.)

Although Sessions was a key early backer, endorsing Trump just before Super Tuesday in 2016, he fell out with the president after recusing himself from oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry.

That’s not to say that Sessions is not still supportive. At a state Republican dinner earlier this year, he argued that Trump has been a “good strong leader” and should be re-elected. -- Ryan Teague Beckwith
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Notice another name not included on this list? 8-)

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Trump campaign selects 15 prominent Alabama Republicans as honorary state chairs
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. and the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Monday announced the members of the Alabama Trump Victory leadership team.

This esteemed group of Republican elected officials in the state will help deliver Alabama for Trump and fellow conservatives throughout the ballot in 2020.

A regional political director will also be a member of the Alabama team.

In a joint statement, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said, “In 2016, President Trump won Alabama by nearly 30 percentage points, and we are confident that the President, along with Republicans up and down the ballot, will have another strong victory in 2020.”

Trump campaign honorary Alabama state chairs as follows:

Senator Richard Shelby
Governor Kay Ivey
Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth
Congressman Robert Aderholt
Congressman Mo Brooks
Congressman Gary Palmer
Congressman Mike Rogers
PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
Attorney General Steve Marshall
Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Rick Pate
Treasurer John McMillan
PSC Commissioner Jeremy Oden
PSC Commissioner Chip Beeker
State Rep. Jim Carns
State Rep. Tim Wadsworth
It should be noted that no 2020 federal candidates or potential federal candidates, like Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Secretary of State John Merrill and State Auditor Jim Zeigler, were included on the list, besides incumbent congressional members running for their current office.

Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-02) was also not named as an honorary state chair. She is not seeking reelection in 2020.

“Our Alabama Victory leadership team is prepared to share the historic successes of President Trump and Republican allies across the state,” Parscale and McDaniel concluded. “The facts show that President Trump has delivered on his promises, and we are confident that the great men and women of Alabama have taken notice.”

Alabama has added 82,200 jobs since Trump was elected in 2016. The state’s unemployment rate has fallen a full 2.5% in the same time period — from 5.8% to 3.3% last month.
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Post by Grumpy Old Guy » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:38 pm

Notice another name not included on this list?
Note to Orlyicious: I presume you mean Roy Moore.

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