Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Donald Trump is now apparently pissed off at his own Attorney General. Probably because he cannot make the Russia investigations go away.

Courtesy of the New York Times: 

Few Republicans were quicker to embrace President Trump’s campaign last year than Jeff Sessions, and his reward was one of the most prestigious jobs in America. But more than four months into his presidency, Mr. Trump has grown sour on Mr. Sessions, now his attorney general, blaming him for various troubles that have plagued the White House. 

The discontent was on display on Monday in a series of stark early-morning postings on Twitter in which the president faulted his own Justice Department for its defense of his travel ban on visitors from certain predominantly Muslim countries. Mr. Trump accused Mr. Sessions’s department of devising a “politically correct” version of the ban — as if the president had nothing to do with it. 

In private, the president’s exasperation has been even sharper. He has intermittently fumed for months over Mr. Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people close to Mr. Trump who insisted on anonymity to describe internal conversations. In Mr. Trump’s view, they said, it was that recusal that eventually led to the appointment of a special counsel who took over the investigation.

Check out Spicey's response when he was asked whether Trump still has confidence in Session courtesy of HuffPo: 

White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer a question on Tuesday about whether President Donald Trump still has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

“I don’t have a comment on that,” Spicer told reporters during his daily briefing, when asked to describe the president’s confidence in Sessions. Pressed further, Spicer said, “I have not had that discussion with [Trump], and if I haven’t had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it.”

Now you would simply expect the spokesperson to say 'Of course he still has confidence in his Attorney General, what a silly question." But since that was not the response that only  lends credibility to the New York Times reporting.

Then late last night the Washington Post reported this:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign at one point in recent months after his relationship with President Trump grew increasingly tense, according to two people close to the White House.

I have to say that I am looking forward to the inevitable deterioration of Trump's Administration as these investigations move forward.

At some point each member of his cabinet is going to have to assess whether it is better for their career to stick it out the bitter end, or jump ship while the jumping is good.

I wonder just how long Sessions will continue to bail water on this president's behalf. 


  1. It's enough to make you nostalgic for John Ashcroft covering up nude breasts on statues and singing "Let Eagles Soar."

    1. Anonymous8:11 AM

      dvlaries: Thanks for the laugh. I had completely forgotten about "Let Eagles Soar."

  2. Anonymous6:39 AM

    "f Putin couldn’t get his preferred choice into the White House, he wanted to discredit Clinton and degrade the authenticity of democracy such that Americans believed their votes didn’t count and the Democrats framed the election,” Watts said. “Then-candidate Trump echoed these allegations repeatedly and so frequently that when he did win in November, his rhetoric in many ways brought doubt to the authenticity of his own victory.”

    “By the Kremlin’s calculations, if Clinton won, Trump’s supporters’ outrage would then undermine Clinton’s mandate to govern, create chaos amongst political partisans and might even mobilize anti-government and alternative right groups that saw Trump as their savior,”

    My Bet -Kink CruZZer ISiS who Pooty planned, for OIL!

  3. Anonymous6:43 AM

    No doubt that the trump administration will continue to deteriorate. The question we have to answer is how fast do we want this to happen, and how soon do we want trump out?

    On the one hand, trump is doing tremendous damage to the U.S. and the world. (But how much better would a President Pence be?) On the other hand, if trump's presidency drags out closer to the 2018 elections, that greatly increases the chances of the democrats taking over the house. Also, congress will have difficulty passing major conservative legislation as long as trump is in power, so maybe he should stay until the dems take over the house and can block conservative legislation, no matter if trump, Pence or Ryan is president.

    1. Anonymous9:04 AM

      Pelosi didn't get her position (set in stone, it seems) by not realizing this -- 6:43.

  4. Anonymous6:56 AM

    OIL>"wasn’t the only such measure. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a senior adviser, reportedly sought in early December to route around U.S. intelligence through a backchannel to the Kremlin, according to intercepted communications from Kislyak. The following month, private military contractor chief Erik Prince, the brother of Trump’s education secretary, met with a Putin confidante in the Seychelles, a backchannel brokered by an Emirati crown prince, Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan,"after Flynn left government, his NSC aides were still interested in lifting OIL sanctions on Russia,"By then, Russia had swallowed up CRIMEa from Ukraine"Beginning in 2015, the annual defense authorization bill, known as the NDAA, contained a provision barring “any bilateral military-to-military cooperation between the Governments of the United States and the Russian Federation” without a waiver from the secretary of defense."
    "Mattis’ opposition, had Flynn remained atop the NSC, it is possible that he would have continued his push."
    “He was gone too fast,” DRAIN THE TAR PIT $WAMP A$AP.

    1. Anonymous8:46 AM

      WAR FOR OIL!

  5. Anonymous7:08 AM

    My theme of this presidency, You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

    Reality is most often stranger than fiction. If you wrote a book with a character like trump, a publisher would throw it in the trash! Too crazy & unbelievable!

  6. The perjurer in chief is not happy with the perjurer AG. Be still my broken heart.

  7. Drumpf's swamp will soon be getting drained-not the way Drumpf envisioned, but Drumpf will claim credit for it anyway. And his core supporters will lap ot up.

  8. Anonymous7:57 AM

    No one should heel any sympathy for Jeff Sessions, because even if he does resign, he can go back to his tree and conti ue to make cookies

    1. Anonymous8:48 AM

      $pecial Cookies?

    2. Anonymous5:50 PM

      Nope. But if he's gone there's less of a chance of him fucking with state legalized marahootchie.

  9. Anonymous8:21 AM

    And so eric the trump says that democrats are not people! Gee that is funny coming from the spawn of the biggest ugliest liar on the entire planet. Those people are completely from the scientology twilight zone. Never have we witnessed such a nasty dirty lying family in our history as the trump family and enablers. It is down right gross to see and hear their absolute nonsense of lies. But! this family will soon be scraping for pennies to pay their debt and attorney fees galore. This mess was created to erase the trump debt from foreign countries of bullies and thugs. And the scam and con FAILED. Trump and stumps must resign today. The entire world dislikes and despises this group of liars and NObody wants to associate with such evil trash. NOBODY.

  10. The idiot in the White House is enraged because he hired Sessions to do his bidding. He was hired specifically to snuff out any accusations against trump. Of course he sees Sessions' recusal as inexplicable and inexcusable.

    He is completely ignorant of how the US government works. He thought he would be CEO in charge of everything and that everyone in government answered only to him.

    Sadly, his bloated ego never allowed him to consider the fact that he knew nothing about government and maybe he should get expert advice.


  11. Anonymous11:29 AM

    I believe Trump isn't protecting Flynn. I think he was trying to stop the investigation because to cover illegal activity of his son-in-law.

    1. Anonymous5:39 AM

      I think he is protecting himself only, he can always get another son-in-law.

  12. Anonymous5:38 AM

    Obviously Jeff and little donnie are not great friends, otherwise Jeff would know that little donnie always blames, smears and throws anyone under the bus to protect himself.


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