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Once again, President Trump has taken a slap against his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. And once again, it was for having recused himself from the Russia hearings, more than 13 months ago.

It seems that this is a serious annoyance to the president, which he just cannot get over.

And this begs the question: Why does he not either (1) fire Jeff Sessions--he has not been timid about firing others--or (2) leave him alone?

Of course, there is another possibility: Jeff Sessions could simply resign; and it would be honorable for him to do so, I think, under the circumstances.
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I think Sessions recusal saves himself from being able to fire Mueller...If Trump dumps him, the next AG would have every right, and would probably do so...

But (I think) Trumps uses Session as a blocker... a buffer, if you will (from The Godfather)...Sessions stops Trump from getting to Mueller, but Mueller knows that Sessions also stops him from getting to Trump...
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I think Sessions recusal saves himself from being able to fire Mueller...If Trump dumps him, the next AG would have every right, and would probably do so...

But (I think) Trumps uses Session as a blocker... a buffer, if you will (from The Godfather)...Sessions stops Trump from getting to Mueller, but Mueller knows that Sessions also stops him from getting to Trump...
If Trump fires Sessions, Rosenstein will become acting AG until a nominee is confirmed. The same alliance of Trump hating Republicans and Democrats that brought us the omnibus spending bill would see to it that no nominee could be confirmed. The acting AG would see to it that no meaningful investigation of the sham Hillary email investigation or FISA abuse was conducted while continuing to spinelessly agree to Mueller's every demand to broaden the scope of his witch hunt.
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I think Sessions recusal saves himself from being able to fire Mueller...If Trump dumps him, the next AG would have every right, and would probably do so...

But (I think) Trumps uses Session as a blocker... a buffer, if you will (from The Godfather)...Sessions stops Trump from getting to Mueller, but Mueller knows that Sessions also stops him from getting to Trump...
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If Trump fires Sessions, Rosenstein will become acting AG until a nominee is confirmed. The same alliance of Trump hating Republicans and Democrats that brought us the omnibus spending bill would see to it that no nominee could be confirmed. The acting AG would see to it that no meaningful investigation of the sham Hillary email investigation or FISA abuse was conducted while continuing to spinelessly agree to Mueller's every demand to broaden the scope of his witch hunt.
Both of these are excellent responses.

But they still do not answer the question: Why does Jeff Sessions not just resign, under the circumstances?

When I was working (which has been just over 13 years), I would simply not have tolerated my being demeaned by a superior. It would either have ceased--immediately, if not sooner!--or I would have walked.

And yes, I am entirely serious.
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