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Sessions at bat. Two strikes against him.

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Prolix Raconteur --- 8 days ago -

He got frustrated, no doubt. Anyone would being asked the same question a hundred times by an endless gauntlet of basically adversaries looking for a gotcha moment.

As far as his wilting on the hot seat, there's an offset article for every one of those saying he eviscerated the senate intelligence committee. Just depends on where you go looking for a take away. Pretty much impossible to do so without a partisan inflection. 

AMDG --- 8 days ago -

Just IMO -

Comey's main agenda at the meeting was to answer the questions. He did a very good job of it. His answers were clear, concise and spoke to the question asked.

Sessions main agenda was to clearly state his position that he did not cooperate with the Russians - to separate the Russian investigation from the comey firing and to not say anything that could hurt his boss.

Also IMO he was often asked the same question because he didn't answer it the first, second or third time.

Even direct questions not about private conversations that have an answer.

He was asked at least 3 times basically is there a written policy at the DOJ about not discussing conversations with the president.

This is a yes or no answer - there is or their isn't or you dont know. If you are going to invoke it - "i dont know is not an acceptable answer"

Each time he rambled on about tradition - long established yata yata - but never directly answered the question - and i have no idea why.

If there is one - say yes. If there is not one - say no, but this is what we ........" 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 8 days ago -

Comey's main agenda at the meeting was to answer the questions.

I don't believe for a minute that was his main agenda. His main agenda was himself and his legacy as FBI director. 

Challenger --- 8 days ago -

He was asked at least 3 times basically is there a written policy at the DOJ about not discussing conversations with the president.

The way I understand it , he has to ask the POTUS if he wants that convo released because POTUS has the right to claim executive privilege on all of his personal conversations. 

AMDG --- 8 days ago -

The way I understand it , he has to ask the POTUS if he wants that convo released because POTUS has the right to claim executive privilege on all of his personal conversations.

that was not my question or point. The question he was asked in my example was "does a written policy exist" One either does or does not - those are the only options. The only real answer to that specific question is yes or no. 

AMDG --- 8 days ago -

I don't believe for a minute that was his main agenda. His main agenda was himself and his legacy as FBI director.

A tad semantic, but I agree that was his main reason for being there. Once there, I still say his main purpose was to answer the questions asked - from both sides of the aisle and he did that very well. 

Tryingto --- 8 days ago -

It is in the best interest of all the voters if the elected officials act transparently and communicate directly. Sessions was cagey, which in turn fuels a sense that there is something going on. 

Tryingto --- 8 days ago -

Sorry double post. 

wayward1 --- 8 days ago -

I don't think Sessions "can recall" what his agenda was yesterday. 

Tryingto --- 8 days ago -

The way I understand it , he has to ask the POTUS if he wants that convo released because POTUS has the right to claim executive privilege on all of his personal conversations.


If the president didn't assert executive privilege, Sessions should have answered the questions. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 8 days ago -

If the president didn't assert executive privilege, Sessions should have answered the questions.

Actually he doesn't have to. 

JustWatching --- 8 days ago -

If the president didn't assert executive privilege, Sessions should have answered the questions.?

I disagree. He needed to get permission from POTUS to answer questions about his private conversations with POTUS. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 8 days ago -

Didn't he state early on that he would not divulge the content of any direct conversations he had with POTUS? 

wayward1 --- 8 days ago -

Why would Sessions not answer questions to Republican Senators if this whole thing was a made up hoax by desperate democrats who lost an election they should have one?

If this is a non issue and all made up, why on earth is it so difficult to get answers out of the White House? Save us all the misery of this and just prove nothing happened. 

AMDG --- 8 days ago -

If the president didn't assert executive privilege, Sessions should have answered the questions.

have no clue what the law is on this - but I can see that not all conversations between the AG and the POTUS should be available to the public. If both had to watch everything they said to each other just in case they were asked later would be counterproductive to either of them doing their job.

However, I do think on material points about specific decisions made. Without executive privilege - some should be answered.

In this case - a question like " after all your discussions, what are the main reasons the president told you he was firing director comey for"

I think he could give a summation of an event that was in the public realm. 

JustWatching --- 8 days ago -

Quite frankly, POTUS can fire the FBI director for any reason he wants or no reason at all. If you look at all the scandals that occurred in the previous administration, not one was resolved. I would say that's a poor work record. 

wayward1 --- 8 days ago -

POTUS can fire the FBI director for any reason he wants or no reason at all.

Or to relieve "great pressure." 

JustWatching --- 8 days ago -

wayward1 --- 2 min ago - quote - hide comments
POTUS can fire the FBI director for any reason he wants or no reason at all.

Or to relieve "great pressure."?



Please tell what pressure you are talking about. So far all the intelligence committees and agencies have found no evidence of collusion. So, please inform us all what pressure you are talking about or insinuating about.

Quite frankly it's insinuations like this that AG Sessions was talking about. Baseless and groundless ones that are not based on anything but designed to stir up trouble. 

AMDG --- 8 days ago -

Quite frankly, POTUS can fire the FBI director for any reason he wants or no reason at all. If you look at all the scandals that occurred in the previous administration, not one was resolved. I would say that's a poor work record.

thanks - but that's not the point of the inquiry the democrats on the committee was trying to make.

There point was, that comey was fired because of the Russian investigation. They think that because the president said so. If sessions was recluse from the Russian investigation - and that was the cause - shouldn't he have recluse himself from that decision.

now to the IMO stuff.

I think at the time of the firing the WH didn't want to link it to the Russian investigation. Trump, sessions and the AG agreed to link it to the hillary decision - and then the memos were written.

Then Trump - being Trump - threw them all under the bus by not sticking to the story and linking it to the Russian investigation. 

wayward1 --- 8 days ago -

Please tell what pressure you are talking about.

Those were Trump's words when he was talking to the Russian officials after firing the FBI director. 

JustWatching --- 8 days ago -

Yep...POTUS trolled all you democrats. He has you wasting your time looking for something that didn't happen. He will probably use it against you in the 2018 elections. 

wayward1 --- 8 days ago -

Yep...POTUS trolled all you democrats. He has you wasting your time looking for something that didn't happen.

Yep, and the dems are having the Senate Republicans do their dirty work for them. They've been cuckold. 

UnbeatableSoup --- 8 days ago -

Judas using the same crystal ball that predicted a Hillary landslide 

jackass --- 8 days ago -

LOL 

Tryingto --- 8 days ago -

Yep...POTUS trolled all you democrats. He has you wasting your time looking for something that didn't happen.


When did being a troll become a virtue? It's a person who intentionally creates discord. The president represents everyone. This "I win" "Your wrong" language doesn't create a good environment.

No one wins when we live in a hate filled country. And to get bills passed they usually end in compromise. If you check out what Obama promised and what was delivered most of of them ended compromise.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/

Lets create an atmosphere of compromise instead of competition. 

jackass --- 8 days ago -

That won't register with anyone here... 

UnbeatableSoup --- 8 days ago -

When did being a troll become a virtue? It's a person who intentionally creates discord. T

It's a badge of honor on KU 

JustWatching --- 8 days ago -

True! 

sdanielmcev --- 7 days ago -

believe it is correct to address him as "general" - could be wrong?

Wrong. Not a hanging offense, though. 

RayofHope --- 7 days ago -

Sessions did a great job. He is a man of character.

The liberals picked a strong man to slander. 

JustWatching --- 6 days ago -


There point was, that comey was fired because of the Russian investigation.


You mean the head of the FBI, who actually wasn't doing any investigation himself but was only getting the results of the investigation (which so far has been nothing). Please tell me how that would slow down, stop or impede an investigation. Please explain that to me. 

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