Sessions resigns

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He might actually be good at this.
At least he hasn't made a name for himself by bad mouthing the Mueller/FBI special prosecutor and suggesting ways to bring it to a halt. Nor has he parroted the Potus with witch hunt claims. Mathew Whitaker's appointment sure is suspicious and may just be the opening salvos in obstruction of justice. Nothing to see here, move along. All hail Trump! MAGA
 
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DNC CHAIR TOM PEREZ DOES COMPLETE 180 ON SESSIONS: FIRING HIM IS ‘WORSE THAN WATERGATE’
12:07 PM 11/08/2018 | POLITICS
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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez claimed that firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “worse than Watergate,” saying, “This doesn’t pass the smell test.”





Responding to the news that President Donald Trump had asked for Sessions’ resignationon Wednesday, Perez stated, “Well, there’s a law and there’s a test that apply to what he just did. The law is the Vacancies Reform Act. You can argue that it’s ambiguous whether he could do what he just did. There’s a test that is very unambiguous. It’s called the smell test. This doesn’t pass the smell test, Ali.”

Democratic National Commitee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez reacts to the results of the U.S. midterm elections as he speaks at a Democratic party election night rally in Washington, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
But Perez continued, arguing that his experience in the Justice Department dictated a different procedure and invoking Nixon.
The common practice, the custom, and it was well-informed, was when an Attorney General left, you had a Senate-confirmed person in the seat. So that you couldn’t have something happen like this. On a certain level, this is worse than Watergate because the Saturday Night Massacre, he kept firing Senate-confirmed people until he found Bork, who was a Senate-confirmed person to do this.​
This was a marked departure from Perez’s response to Sessions’ appointment and subsequent confirmation, when he repeatedly called for the former Alabama Senator to resign.

Tom Perez

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No spin from Trump admin can hide the fact that Sessions lied under oath and committed perjury about Russian ties. Sessions must resign.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrive at a summit on crime reduction and public safety in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S., June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas


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These actions put Americans in danger. We need the truth now on how this White House is working hand in hand with Vladimir Putin.​



Perez concluded by suggesting that President Trump may have gone with a temporary replacement in order to stall the appointment of a permanent replacement until he had a greater majority of Republicans in the Senate in January. “And the other thing about the privilege I had of working at the Department of Justice is we had a duty not only to seek justice but to ensure the appearance of justice,” He said. “And this so violates that.”
 

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It's always humorous to me to see how long it takes to see any current thing anti-Republican posted in the OP, and equally amazing how quickly posts are abandoned that occasionally do. Firing Sessions was not that surprising, but stepping over Rosenstein and putting in toady Mathew Whitaker is.
 
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It's always humorous to me to see how long it takes to see any current thing anti-Republican posted in the OP, and equally amazing how quickly posts are abandoned that occasionally do. Firing Sessions was not that surprising, but stepping over Rosenstein and putting in toady Mathew Whitaker is.
Rosenstein is a punk ass thug that should be in prison.
 

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Rosenstein is a punk ass thug that should be in prison.
Do you hear what utter bull you're spewing. Anyone you perceive saying or doing anything counter to your Dear Leader should be in prison without charge or trial. What a pawn of a wannabe dictator. Do you have your goose step down pat yet?
 
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Do you hear what utter bull you're spewing. Anyone you perceive saying or doing anything counter to your Dear Leader should be in prison without charge or trial. What a pawn of a wannabe dictator. Do you have your goose step down pat yet?
Rosenstein colluded with Brennan and Barry to throw the election to Hillary and you know it. Now, they're trying to overthrow a duly elected president. They should all be in prison.
 

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Rosenstein colluded with Brennan and Barry to throw the election to Hillary and you know it. Now, they're trying to overthrow a duly elected president. They should all be in prison.
Proof? Of course not, just the twisted desires of a gullible partisan tool.
 
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Proof? Of course not, just the twisted desires of a gullible partisan tool.
Of course there's proof. Only a fool would look at all that's happened and the info that has been provided and would think otherwise. Any logical person would look at the FISA abuses and misuse of contrived data to spy on our own citizens and shudder at what our government was doing. It makes Watergate look like the child's play it actually was. Of course, if your party is all that you care about, then I understand if you don't give shit.
 

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Of course there's proof. Only a fool would look at all that's happened and the info that has been provided and would think otherwise. Any logical person would look at the FISA abuses and misuse of contrived data to spy on our own citizens and shudder at what our government was doing. It makes Watergate look like the child's play it actually was. Of course, if your party is all that you care about, then I understand if you don't give shit.
In your mind! Where are the indictments and convictions? Oh, of course there are none. Do you ever venture out of your dream world?
 
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In your mind! Where are the indictments and convictions? Oh, of course there are none. Do you ever venture out of your dream world?
Your dumbass dream world thinks that if there are no indictments or convictions, nothing happened. Gullible and naïve all in one.
 

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We are either a country of laws of which no one including the President is above, or some are allowing the opening moves toward despotism. Whitaker cannot be AG without Senate approval. Currently in spite of what we're hearing, Rosenstein should be the acting AG. Every criminal in this country should be allowed to pick their own judge and jury if this stands. This is just wrong, I hope the lawsuits progress. This sure smells of obstruction of justice. Republicans response: nothing to see hear move along. This needs to be addressed now not post January.
 

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He can serve 210 days without confirmation. There is clear evidence that he should recuse himself like Sessions. The Maryland lawsuit has merit. If this begins a "Saturday night massacre " then we can rightly assume this is the end of justice in this country and the beginning of despotism. May God help us survive this crisis, because the Republicans won't.
 

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Thank you @Binman4OSU for bringing this topic back up. Sadly, the most important issues are shoved to the back, whilst trivial pursuits rules the day. This is absolutely serious and should not be ignored.
 

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Fox News Napolitono said Whitaker appointment is unconstitutional. Federalist Society members are showing concern.
Jeff Flake refuses to vote on judges unless legislation to protect Mueller is brought to a vote.

This is a huge deal, not just a libtard dim lie. Why are more of you not screaming at this violation of the Constitution? Only our country is at sake.