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    People may not understand the urgency, because it's not sunk in yet what happened yesterday. Republicans lost control of the US House of Representatives, that means in less than 2 months, Republicans will no longer have the control in the US House of Representatives to continue their investigations of DOJ, State Department, Intel Agencies and DNC corruption.

    If we'd won, there wouldn't be time constraints, but we lost, so there is. There is not a minute or day to spare. Sessions understands this. DemoQuacks take over everything in the US House of Representatives the first week of January, less than 2 months from now. The House Committees and Acting Attorney General will be working 24/7 from now until then to wrap this up so charges can filed against all these Crooks, Liars, Leakers and Swamp Creatures who tried to rig an election, frame a President, delete emails after a subpoena was issued, and use the Clinton Foundation to profit from selling 20% of our uranium reserves to the Russians.

    Trump knows what he's doing, and he's doing what has to be done.
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    Trump didn't realize Sessions was helping him by recusing. Now he'll pay for that mistake.

    Jonathan Turley, Opinion columnistPublished 9:47 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2018

    Jeff Session's recusal was a great service to Trump, yet Trump never forgave him. Acting Attorney General Whitaker will be tested like Sessions was.




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    In the Shakespearean drama known as the Trump administration, the Jeff Sessions is the ultimate tragic figure undone by doing the right thing. His epitaph could accurately borrow a line from King Lear: “I am a man more sinned against than sinning.”

    Sessions was the first powerful Republican and U.S. Senator to support Donald Trump. However, his greatest service to Trump was the act that Trump never forgave him for: his recusal from the Russian investigation. The fact that Trump still does not seem to appreciate how Sessions helped him is precisely why this resignation is so unnerving. The appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general only magnifies those concerns.

    When Sessions was nominated, some of us immediately said that he should recuse himself since he played a key role in the campaign. Sessions did not immediately do so but rather waited for a full review of career ethics experts at the Justice Department. That review came to the same conclusion that a recusal was needed to protect the integrity of his department and the investigation.

    Trump began crisis by firing Comey

    The recusal snowballed in significance after Trump unwisely fired then FBI Director James Comey. I was highly skeptical of the need for a special counsel until Trump fired Comey. Trump insiders have stated that only Jared Kushner supported firing Comey, but Trump still gave the order. Had he stayed quiet and allowed the FBI to complete its investigation, he would have been likely cleared in short order. However, that firing left little question that a special counsel was needed. That had nothing to do with Sessions.

    Even then, Trump should have seen the benefit of the recusal. There is still no direct criminal evidence against Trump of obstruction or collusion. By recusing himself, Sessions guaranteed that such a conclusion would be untainted by questions of improper influence. Instead, Trump began his campaign of self-defeating attacks on Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    Trump clearly wanted Sessions to bring the investigation to a rapid close and to refuse to appoint a special counsel. That would have required Sessions to shut down an investigation that was already pursuing possible criminal charges. That could well have cascaded from a threat of weak prosecution into a strong impeachment.

    Despite Trump’s continual abuse of Sessions, the attorney general continued to advance his agenda in every other way. Indeed, Sessions has been one of the most aggressive cabinet members in reshaping the policies of his department to push through Trump’s policies on immigration, criminal justice and a host of other areas.

    The lesson not learned from Sessions could still prove lethal for this president. The appointment of Whitaker may well indicate a worrisome failure of comprehension. Whitaker has previously suggested that an acting attorney general could kill Mueller’s investigation without actually firing him. He has also been critical of the investigation.

    Whitaker's appointment could still snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. Mueller is clearly winding down his investigation. While there are some possible subjects (like Donald Trump Jr. and Trump confidante Roger Stone) who may be facing serious threats, Trump is unlikely to be indicted or even implicated in collusion or obstruction. If Whitaker acts to limit Mueller at this point, it could raise new concerns for obstruction.

    Moreover, Whitaker could well receive Mueller’s report and refuse to send the report to Congress or approve new charges. Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, Whittaker can serve without Senate confirmation for 210 days. That would mean serving until June 2019 – well beyond the expected date for the submission of the report. Finally, Whitaker could mirror a hardline approach with the new White House counsel in refusing investigatory demands from the new Democratic-controlled House.

    The longer Whitaker serves, the more suspicious


    Whitaker could use the next seven months to move the Justice Department into a fully bunkered position with regard to the Special Counsel and congressional investigations. He could then hand over the department to a nominee to become the permanent Attorney General. The longer he serves in this position, the more likely he will be viewed as a cynical choice. There is no reason why a new attorney general nominee could not be selected in January and, with a strong Republican majority in the Senate, such a nomination could move swiftly to confirmation. Continuing with an acting attorney general for an artificially long period would add suspicions that Whitaker was selected as a type of one-trick pony.

    None of this means that Trump is about to repeat his mistakes from the start of his administration. In his press conference, Trump said that he does not intend to cut short the investigation despite his contempt for it. Moreover, while Rosenstein would have been the natural choice as acting attorney general, Rosenstein’s own serious conflicts of interest (and baffling failure to recuse himself as a witness in the investigation) makes his selection problematic. Finally, Whitaker is likely to allow Mueller to continue and could well defer to him on criminal charges in conformity with prior Department special investigations.

    This brings us back to lesson of Sessions. For the president, the lesson was appointing someone who put the ethics rules of justice over the interests of the president. If Whitaker is viewed as the anti-Sessions, that could put him in a very difficult position within weeks. The greatest test for Whitaker could come if Mueller proposes an indictment of someone like Trump Jr. or a report with damaging evidence against President Trump. At such a moment, the problem may not be Whitaker’s inclinations but Trump’s expectations.

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    Ann Coulter: ‘Obviously No One’ Left to Enforce Immigration Law with Jeff Sessions Go

    Ann Coulter: ‘Obviously No One’ Left to Enforce Immigration Law with Jeff Sessions Gone

    Nov. 7, 2018
    John Binder

    As Attorney General Jeff Sessions departs President Trump’s administration, New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says there is “obviously no one” left to enforce immigration law in the president’s cabinet.

    In exclusive comments to Breitbart News, Coulter said Sessions’ departure leaves a gap for who will be the chief enforcer of Trump’s pro-American immigration reforms, which the Attorney General had taken the lead on since his confirmation to the post.

    “Obviously no one,” Coulter says of who is left to champion Trump’s immigration agenda. “Is Stephen Miller a potted plant? Was Trump patting him on the head every time he’d insult and humiliate Miller’s former boss?”

    Coulter told Breitbart News that out-going Kansas Secretary of States Kris Kobach ought to replace Sessions as attorney general, saying Kobach would “fulfill Trump’s immigration promises.”

    As for Sessions’ tenure at DOJ, Coulter says she gives Sessions an A+ grade while giving every other member of Trump’s administration a “D to F” grade, except for trade advisers Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross, both of whom she gives an A grade.

    As Breitbart News has chronicled, Sessions has been at the forefront of enacting Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda. Session ended the DACA amnesty program, enacted major asylum reforms to curb illegal immigration, and remained steadfast in fining businesses that hired foreign workers over American citizens.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...sessions-gone/
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    She's mistaken, the new Acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, will enforce DOJ's role in immigration issues, the same or maybe even better. I don't see a Midwesterner from Iowa wanting to pen up pregnant UAC's in detention facilities through DHHS and force or maneuver them into delivering anchor babies on US soil against their will. I sure hope this is at least one change the new AAG will resolve and resolve quickly when it comes to immigration.

    I wonder how many votes Ann Coulter cost Republicans in the US House of Representatives? Does she think her articles criticizing Trump and the Administration helps elect Republicans? They don't. They and all other negative writings about a Republican Administration costs Republican votes which elects DemoQuacks who support open borders. I have never understood Republicans who do this, it's as if they don't know how to win their own objectives, at least the ones they claim to hold.
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    All UAC's age 18 and under need to be processed and immediately deported into the care and custody of their President. Pregnant or not!

    They are minor's, they are foreign citizens...they are NOT our responsibility to keep or release on our soil.

    DEPORT THEM WITHIN 24 HOURS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Ann Coulter: ‘Obviously No One’ Left to Enforce Immigration Law with Jeff Sessions Gone

    Nov. 7, 2018
    John Binder

    As Attorney General Jeff Sessions departs President Trump’s administration, New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says there is “obviously no one” left to enforce immigration law in the president’s cabinet.

    In exclusive comments to Breitbart News, Coulter said Sessions’ departure leaves a gap for who will be the chief enforcer of Trump’s pro-American immigration reforms, which the Attorney General had taken the lead on since his confirmation to the post.

    “Obviously no one,” Coulter says of who is left to champion Trump’s immigration agenda. “Is Stephen Miller a potted plant? Was Trump patting him on the head every time he’d insult and humiliate Miller’s former boss?”

    Coulter told Breitbart News that out-going Kansas Secretary of States Kris Kobach ought to replace Sessions as attorney general, saying Kobach would “fulfill Trump’s immigration promises.”

    As for Sessions’ tenure at DOJ, Coulter says she gives Sessions an A+ grade while giving every other member of Trump’s administration a “D to F” grade, except for trade advisers Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross, both of whom she gives an A grade.

    As Breitbart News has chronicled, Sessions has been at the forefront of enacting Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda. Session ended the DACA amnesty program, enacted major asylum reforms to curb illegal immigration, and remained steadfast in fining businesses that hired foreign workers over American citizens.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...sessions-gone/
    Ann Coulter is right on the money. Losing Jeff Sessions as the nations Attorney General was a huge hit to our cause and we'll possibly even see many of his policies that were designed to greatly reduce asylum claims and illegal immigration evaporate into thin air since he's no longer there to force their enforcement. There has been absolutely nothing to indicate that his replacement shares his commitment to reversing illegal immigration and asylum approvals.

    Ann's also right that it was primarily Jeff Sessions that ended the DACA amnesty program. His refusal to defend DACA in the courts removed Trump's option of keeping the program alive as a future bargaining chip or because of his big "heart." However, to Sessions dismay the courts have left the program gasping for breath but still alive for now. Hopefully the U.S. Supreme Court will take care of that before Trump makes an amnesty deal with the Democrats as is already being rumored.

    Trump was a fool for throwing Sessions to the curb like week old garbage over the Russian collusion probe. IMO, it will end up biting him and us in the arse when all is said and done.

    This all has to make one wonder what Trump is hiding or afraid will be revealed by the investigation. There is a reason he is doing all he can to end or gain control over the investigation. The innocent aren't normally so afraid and this investigation absolutely has Trump shaking in his leather loafers.

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