Trump slams Jeff Sessions again: Darcy cartoon

September 21, 2018

Trump slams Jeff Sessions again: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The day before President Trump toured Hurricane Florence damage and showed Trump empathy to its victims, Hurricane Donald struck Attorney General Jeff Sessions again.

Tuesday, Trump stepped hard on Sessions, asserting,“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.” in an interview with HillTV from the Oval Office.

The president explained his dissatisfaction with Sessions isn’t limited to his recusal from the Russia investigation.

“I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this,” Trump said in reference to the recusal.  “I’m so sad over Jeff Session because he came to me, And he wanted to be attorney general, and I didn’t see it.”

The president has an attorney general, of course.  He just doesn’t have an attorney general who will abuse his power as attorney general to help Trump abuse his power as president.

Falling into the category of “numerous things” Trump is upset about, besides Sessions recusal, is the U.S. Justice Department indictments of two other early Trump endorsers, Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

Trump’s latest Sessions’ slam may have been spurred by the president learning Michael Cohen has been spending long hours being interviewed by Robert Mueller’s team.    The investigators questions to Cohen have said to be focused on Russian connections to the Trump organization and campaign.

Cohen likely would not have been talking to Mueller’s team had Trump given Cohen a job in the White House and had Rudy Giuliani  accepted Trump’s offer to become attorney general, before Sessions was given the job.

Giuliani reportedly wasn’t interested in being attorney general, instead wanting to be named Secretary of State.   Had Giuliani been named attorney general, he would not have had to recuse himself, as Sessions did, and their would be no Russian investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Micheal Cohen wanted and expected to have some kind of position on Trump’s White House staff.   Compounding the staff job snub, Trump stopped helping pay Cohen’s mounting legal bills, despite the fact that Cohen was employed by the Trump organization.

Had Giuliani been AG and Cohen been on the White House staff, Trump would be sweating far less than he is now.

Republicans in Congress, like Senator Lindsey Graham, have given Trump the go ahead to fire Sessions after the midterms.  But Trump indicated he’ll be holding off firing Sessions, for now.

“We’ll see what happens” said Trump. “A lot of people have asked me to do that and I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did.”

What Sessions did, and continues to do, is enact Trump’s policies on issues like immigration and criminal law.    In firing Sessions, Trump would be dismissing one of his most effective cabinet members.

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