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Old 04-09-2018, 08:13 PM
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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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Just a couple of nights ago, I heard some speculation as to why President Trump despises Attorney General Sessions so much (apart from the latter's recusal of himself at a moment that President Trump did not like).

The speculation is that President Trump (1) does not think that Jeff Sessions defends him enough, totally apart from the aforementioned incident; and (2) that the former does not like the latter's Southern accent.

As regarding the latter point: Does President Trump really believe that an Alabamian would (or even should) sound like a Noo Yawka?
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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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Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation because he was caught lying about a trip to Russia.
As a result of that the second in command at the JD called for an Independent Council, so as to remain above board.
Trump has wanted to fire Sessions (or force him to resign) as well as Mueller ever since, but cooler heads in his administration (and more than likely concerned members in congress) have cautioned him that that may be defacto obstruction of justice.
The best thing is for Trump to let things proceed and to keep his trap shut.
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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.
He was reportedly in his car set to leave when an aide (maybe Kelly or someone else ) stopped him and talked him out of it for the sake of the country, because they knew Trump would attempt to fire Mueller therefore creating a constitutional crises.
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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.
Politicians don't resign unless they are trying to avoid criminal charges.
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Politicians don't resign unless they are trying to avoid criminal charges.
You are probably correct.

This is just one more argument, I believe, against the very existence of The Political Class.

I would wish for its total abolition in America.
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The AG is not the Attorney of or for the President. He is the top law enforcement officer in the nation, and as such must enforce a principle of jurisprudence in our country: No person is above the law.

Trump seems to believe he is above the law, and is an example of someone obsessed with the exercise of power, especially in the domination of others.

This, not his recusal on the Russian Inquiry, is the basis for Trump's continuous attack on the AG.
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