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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America commend Attorney General Jeff Sessions for beefing up the number of immigration judges in an effort to expedite hearings for cases of illegal immigration and improve enforcement of existing immigration laws. They’re also weary of former President Barack Obama lecturing us about the need […]

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AG Jeff Sessions’ Remarks at the Alliance Defending Freedom’s Summit on Religious Liberty

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is speaking tonight at the Alliance Defending Freedom’s annual Summit on Religious Liberty. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery. You can watch his speech via livestream here beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Thank you all for being here. On behalf of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, I want to thank all of you for your work for and commitment to religious freedom at such a time as this. As President Trump said to the National Prayer Breakfast last year, “freedom of religion is a sacred right, but it is also…under threat all around us…I’ve never seen it so openly [threatened].”

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America tackle four big stories today. First, they welcome the resignation of disgraced GOP Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. After another Twitter slam against his attorney general, they wonder why President Trump doesn’t just fire Jeff Sessions if he hates him so much. They also discuss […]

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Trump Should Fire Rosenstein, then Sessions

 
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President Trump should fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, get him replaced with someone trustworthy and competent, and then fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein’s replacement would then be the acting attorney general.

Rosenstein is untrustworthy. In one of his first acts after being confirmed to his position by the Senate, he wrote a memo to Sessions in which he advised that the then-FBI director, James Comey, should be fired. Sessions forwarded the memo to Trump, and Trump followed Rosenstein’s advice and fired Comey. Rosenstein then used Trump’s firing of Comey as the reason to launch a special counsel investigation into Trump. Rosenstein, in appointing Robert Mueller, did not bother to cite any potential crimes to be investigated, which is required by the special-counsel law. This is because no crime is being investigated. “Collusion” is not a crime. What is being investigated is Trump.

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This Fox News story tells that Sessions is still delaying the special prosecutor for the DOJ and FBI and CIA criminal activities. Sessions referenced a November 2017 letter sent by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, first reported by Fox News, directing senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see FBI Director Christopher Wray conclude there was no political agenda at work in the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. They also react to Facebook’s weak explanation for how user data ended up in the hands of Cambridge […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America have whiplash from all the media hyperbole in the wake of Andrew McCabe getting fired, almost all of it from people who have never read the inspector general’s report. They also hammer President Trump for gloating about McCabe’s ouster and McCabe for suggesting his […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a new Axios/Survey Monkey poll showing five incumbent Senate Democrats losing to specific or unnamed Republicans right now and a few others barely ahead. They also rip California for brazenly impeding efforts of federal immigration officials and wonder where all the liberal love […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 10, 2018, number 157, it’s the Let’s Go Get Sessions Stoned edition of the show with your Magical Mystery Tour guides Todd Feinburg and Mike Stopa. This week we explore the non-changes to the federal law prohibiting the sale and use of marijuana and the […]

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I have been reading “Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York.” As I read the chapter on the New York elections of 1895, I am struck with how little politics has changed, and how relevant this chapter is to AG Jeff Sessions desire to reignite the War on Pot. Back […]

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Just How Corrupt Is the FBI?

 

It has come to light that James Comey was already drafting a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton, prior to the conclusion of the FBI investigation and prior to Ms. Clinton and other key witnesses being interviewed. Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz has warned that Mr. Comey may have committed perjury in his testimony before Congress on the Clinton matter investigation. Someone needs to go through Comey’s congressional testimony on this. I’ll alert the media.

Three days ago, the FBI refused to honor a FOIA request on documents pertaining to the Clinton investigation and her misuse of classified information and state secrets, which she and many of her staff engaged in on the quite laughable grounds – wait for it – that there is not enough public interest to warrant the release of the documents.

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John Stossel: Kids Aren’t Learning, So I’ll Teach Them

 

John StosselJohn Stossel joins the Whiskey Politics Podcast just as we were setting up at Freedom Fest (apologies for the few audio glitches). John spoke on regulations, entitlements, the ongoing drug war, the impact of legalization, why he despises Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and how to ensure future generations will be taught about the benefits of free markets. John can now be found on Reason TV and is focusing on teaching students basic economic principals at Stossel In The Classroom where students can get free DVDs.

For decades you have seen John appear on ABC News and Fox Business Channel preaching libertarian political philosophy and views on economics focusing on free markets. John has received 19 Emmy Awards and five National Press Club awards for excellence in consumer reporting. Stossel has written three books recounting how his experiences in journalism shaped his socioeconomic views, Give Me a Break in 2004, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity in 2007, and No They Can’t! Why Government Fails but Individuals Succeed.

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Presidential Chaos

 

The Trump White House is in a perpetual state of dysfunction and chaos. Trump kicked off the past week with a series of attacks on Jeff Sessions, his Attorney General and long-time loyalist, for recusing himself from the ongoing investigation of Russia’s interference with the 2016 election. There are tricky arguments, pro and con, on whether Sessions should have removed himself the investigation. But nothing can excuse Trump’s barrage of immature and abusive tweets against a key member of his own team. The upshot is an impasse in which Sessions cannot resign and Trump dare not fire him.

The President followed his Sessions tirade with an ill-considered tweet haphazardly announcing a ban on transgender people serving in the military, which everyone from a blindsided James Mattis on down regarded as a gratuitous insult to many transgender soldiers who have served with distinction. His tweet of course carries no legal consequence, but it puts everyone in government in limbo until the President either issues that foolish order or is, once again, talked off the ledge by his few remaining sensible advisors.

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Bill is joined by Brian Kennedy, president of the American Strategy Group, and the two discuss the latest news regarding the GOP’s attempt to repeal Obamacare. They also debate whether or not Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign and if Pres. Trump is handling the situation properly. Then Steve Wynn, the Finance Chair of the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Republicans for backing Attorney General Jeff Session even in the midst of President’s Trumps invective against him, including the warning from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley that there is no time left in 2017 to consider another person as attorney general. They express their continuing disgust as […]

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Sessions Should Amend His Recusal

 

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Trump critics are right: The attorney general and deputy attorney general are not the President’s personal lawyers. However, this fact does not relieve them of the duty to comply with federal law. According to Andy McCarthy, there is an off-ramp to the whole Trump-Sessions public humiliation show. It’s pretty simple, Trump can simply instruct the AG to amend his recusal so that it conforms to the letter of the law. According to the Special Counsel law (excerpted below), a special counsel will be appointed if there is a criminal investigation. The current investigation is a counter-intelligence investigation, which, according to McCarthy, by law cannot have a crime as its focus.

The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted and — (a) That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a United States Attorney’s Office or litigating Division of the Department of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances; and (b) That under the circumstances, it would be in the public interest to appoint an outside Special Counsel to assume responsibility for the matter.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome Arizona Sen. John McCain back to Capitol Hill despite the grim diagnosis he received last week, and are happy that Republicans now have a full roster as the health care debate continues. They also bemoan President Trump’s continued use of Twitter to attack Attorney […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start with an appetizer by cheering the U.S. Navy’s use of a new laser weapon meant to target small watercraft and drones. They also praise the Trump administration for its success in halting hundreds of regulations that would stifle job growth and business expansion. They […]

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Rich, Charlie, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss the death of the Senate healthcare bill and Jeff Sessions’s unfortunate penchant for civil asset forfeiture. MoreYou can access the full archive of The Editors at NationalReview.com/podcasts, where you can listen to four episodes per month for free, or get the entire back catalogue with an NR Plus membership. Visit NationalReview.com/subscribe for details.

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