Thursday, July 20, 2017

One of his first and staunchest supporters gets thrown under the bus

The New York Times has the audio of its interview with Trump, in which he discusses the current state of his relations with Jeff Sessions as well as how the Russia investigation is encroaching on his family.

Why anybody would clamor to be in this guys' inner circle is beyond me. He talks a great deal about loyalty, but he's pretty bad about reciprocating it.

Plus, as Jay Caruso at Red State points out, recusal is not something that would have come out in the pre-nomination conversations between Trump and Sessions:

Sessions recused himself nearly a month after his confirmation. It’s a sure thing Sessions didn’t think he’d have to recuse himself when he first accepted Trump’s offer.
Notice too, the language Trump uses. Once again, the supposedly tough guy alpha-male complained twice in a minute about Sessions’ decision to recuse himself as “very unfair.”
Well, hey, the guy says that whining is an important arrow in his quiver.

Memo to the slavish devotees: Can you finally smell it?


  1. Couldn't have happened to a nicer a-hole.

  2. I'm sure Sessions has thrown many many people under the bus in his career as a prosecutorial a-hole.

  3. And he was fixin' to throw a whole lot more under the bus. I hope this renders him INEFFECTIVE! And he says bye bye....

  4. Generally, when someone holds a public figure in such negative regard, he offers some substantiation for his position. What is your problem specifically with Jeff Sessions?

  5. Can any staunch supporter of Trump from the getup be all that great? I've written about why I personally don't like Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (or is it II or IV?) in other threads. Plus, can't go there here, remember? Another superficial reason is that he talks like a hilljack.

  6. I'll grant you I was sorely disappointed in Sessions for getting behind T while the race was still wide open.

    And per this post, it now makes him look perhaps a tad foolish. In that regard, he has lots of company

  7. And this civil asset forfeiture business concerns me a great deal.

  8. Of course! I've been complaining about that since Smiln' Ronnie hardened these laws 3 decades ago, often in this blog and the one preceding it. Good to see you're coming to your senses about real individual freedom.

  9. The Comprehensive Crime Control Act — was passed by Congress in 1984 after being co-sponsored by prominent conservative senators at the time, such as Strom Thurmond and Orrin Hatch. Also, it should not be overlooked that it was signed into law by then-President Ronald Reagan.

    read more just about anywhere you want to google it, bippy

  10. Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone argued this week that Trump has been disappointed in Sessions.

    “The president initially bonded with Sessions because he saw him as a tough guy,” he said in an interview with The New York Times.

    “Now he’s saying: 'Where’s my tough guy? Why doesn’t he have my back?’ There’s a lack of aggressiveness with Sessions, unless it involves chasing people for smoking pot.”

    In an interview with The Hill, Booker called Sessions “one of the greatest threats to the safety of our local communities in America.”

    “If you try to start prosecuting marijuana … you create more violence and more danger as well as greater government cost,” he said. “These policies that he’s doing ultimately go to the core of the safety of our communities.”

    Though Sessions appears to be an obstacle for lawmakers and advocates who want sentencing reform, Booker said he’s not “insurmountable.”