While he was in the White House, Donald Trump was shielded from investigations into his business practices. But now that he is spending his time in Florida, cases are moving full steam ahead in New York and Georgia.
On Monday, Attorney General William Barr announced that he will be stepping down from his position shortly before Christmas. His replacement will be Jeff Rosen, who is currently serving as Barr’s number 2.
William Barr makes a lot of controversial decisions, but he is not frequently challenged on them. The Attorney General, like others in the Trump administration, tends to appear mostly on friendly news channels like Fox News.
Thanks to his Attorney General and a complicit media, last week Donald Trump thought he was winning. It appeared that he was getting away with falsely claiming he had been exonerated by Bob Mueller. Then he started seeking revenge against everyone, and vowed to investigate Democrats, the FBI and anyone else he could think of.
Donald Trump thinks that his Attorney General, William Barr, has cleared him of all charges of collusion from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It doesn’t matter that Barr is serving as Trump’s personal lawyer instead of serving the people of the United States — Trump has claimed victory, and almost immediately started gloating.
Figliuzzi, who worked with Mueller at the FBI, said he believes Mueller is soon going to make public more of his findings from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Sessions was so upset by the lashing Trump gave him that he sent a letter of resignation to the White House and called the Oval Office episode "the most humiliating experience in decades of public life."
"Trump has been talking privately about how he might replace Sessions and possibly sidestep Senate oversight, four people familiar with the issue said."
The MSNBC host warned that Trump could replace Jeff Sessions without needing confirmation if he made the appointment while the Senate is on vacation.
In the past, Cruz said that he didn't think it was necessary to appoint a special counsel to look into Trump's ties to Russia.
On Thursday, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions told Federal Prosecutors he is committed to prosecuting hate crimes. Why don’t I believe him?
During Sessions’ speech he pledged “to protect the civil rights of all Americans — and we will not tolerate the targeting of any community in our country” I feel so much better about the rise in hate crimes since the election. No, I don’t. It’s because the evidence contradicts his words. The context is in reference to a successful prosecution of a hate crime in Mississippi where a transgender woman was murdered.
Jeff Sessions can't stop lying about his contacts with Russian officials during last year's campaign.
Donald Trump knows that the longer this investigation goes on, the more likely it is that he will be forced out of office.
Prosecutors have discretion to low-ball charges as justice requires, and are ethically bound to do so. Sessions says to throw the book at suspects instead. This is bad for decent-minded prosecutors and corrodes public trust in government.
Why is Sessions involved in this decision if he has supposedly recused himself from all things related to Russia?
Jeff Sessions still hasn't filled even one of the 93 vacant U.S. Attorney positions he needs to operate, much less "get tough on crime."
As the Russia scandal continues to blow up, Rand Paul is urging the country to look away and focus on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
A man who communicated with Russia at various points during the presidential campaign – and then lied about having done so – has no business leading these investigations.
It's just the latest move in Donald Trump's quest to turn back the clock on civil rights in America.
"The Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the executive order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so."