Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

Poetic Justice

The Other Discrimination

Awesome are the talents of Jeff B. Sessions,
Who has now turned his fervor to higher education.
He’s not just a racist,
He’s also a linguist
Who can transform “affirmative action” into “discrimination.”

News & Comment

Surprise! Sessions Lied!

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 3.36.55 PMAs children most of us learned that the two hardest things about telling lies is 1) remembering exactly what you told to whom and when, and 2) the potential of someone telling on you. U.S. Attorney general Jeff Sessions is finding out that both pitfalls amount to a “gotcha” following his sworn testimony Tuesday before the Senate.

Sessions rendered the first potential pitfall moot by having a case of amnesia so bad it would embarrass a soap opera star. He also pulled his Southern gentleman and respect for the norms of the Justice Department act (because we’ve seen how the Trump administration and the McConnell Senate uphold longstanding traditions and norms) to stonewall his way through his testimony.

But it appears that Sessions has been tripped up by number two. Or maybe it was a combination of forgetting that he invited Richard Burt, a lobbyist for Russia, to dinner — twice! — and then counting on said lobbyist to keep his mouth shut about it. In Alabama I believe they pronounce it puhjuhray, Mr. AG.

The Guardian has the full story here.

Verbatim

Senators Asked Comey to Investigate Sessions

“We are concerned about Attorney General Sessions’ lack of candor to the committee and his failure thus far to accept responsibility for testimony that could be construed as perjury.”

— From a letter signed by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) asking then-FBI Director James Comey to investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “amid concerns that he may have had an additional meeting with the Russian ambassador the United States, Sergey Kislyak,” CNN reports.

Verbatim

Attorney General Sessions Doesn’t Understand Judicial System

“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power.”

— Attorney General Jeff Sessions, quoted by CNN, criticizing a federal judge in Hawaii that has blocked President Trump’s travel ban.

Enumerati

Majority Think Sessions Lied

52%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds 52% of American voters say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings and 51% think he should resign. In addition, 61% are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about President Trump’s relationship with Russia.

Poetic Justice

Republocracy in Action

The first time Sergey Kislyak met with Jess Sessions
Was on the sidelines of the Republican Convention.
We might question the wisdom
Of inviting the Russian,
But it’s a program to show ambassadors “democracy in action.”

Poetic Justice

Good Nominee Advice

When testifying to Congress, make a good impression,
Answer honestly and fully any member’s questions.
Like when you’ve been meeting with Russian spies,
It’s probably inappropriate to tell lies,
Or you’ll wind up in a pickle, like Jeff Sessions.

News & Comment

Sen. Warren Reads the Letter about Attorney-General Nominee Jeff Sessions That the GOP Doesn’t Want You To Hear

The optics of what happened on the Senate floor last night ought to be horrific. The Republican Senate leader, an elderly white man from a border state, essentially told a woman Democratic senator to shut up and sit down just as she was about to read a letter from an African-American civil rights icon.

Adding to the outrage — the letter was already part of the congressional record, and had been for 31 years.

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