Tag: Jeff Sessions

Zero Tolerance Suspended as Border Officials Run Out of Room to Jail Kids

The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration is still in place. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not have enough detention space for…

Jeff Sessions’ Church Files Charges Over Family Separations

More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his “zero tolerance” policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.  The complaint charges Sessions with violating the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, its code of…

Trump Has Young Children Locked Up in “Tender Age Shelters” in S. Texas

Trump admin officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas with another one planned in Houston. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children. Due to the…

Yes, Trump and Sessions Are Putting Immigrant Kids in Tents in West Texas

The U.S. government will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas. There is no more room in the existing facilities for children.  This is the direct result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants and the resulting separation of families. A spokesman for Health and Human Services said…

Trump Attacks Jeff Sessions on Twitter (Again!)

Trump says he wishes he hadn’t picked Jeff Sessions as attorney general and is still mad about the Russia investigation recusal. Trump regrets his decision to pick Jeff Sessions as attorney general, the latest sign of his growing anger over the Russia investigation. Citing Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who said earlier on CBS that Trump…

Trump Family Separations Will Put Immigrant Children on Military Bases

The Trump administration is moving forward with plans to split up families who cross the border illegally.  The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will make site visits to four military installations in Texas and Arkansas during the next two weeks to evaluate their suitability for minors under age 18 who arrive at the border…

Sessions: Undocumented Families to be Separated, Parents Jailed

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would refer all arrests for illegal entry to federal prosecutors. A conviction for illegal entry carries a maximum penalty of six months in custody for first-time border-crossers. Nearly one of every four Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border from October through…

Sessions Dines With Rosenstein Hours After Trump Called Him ‘Disgraceful’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was photographed dining with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday night after President Donald Trump called the AG “disgraceful” on Twitter. Axios reported the meeting, calling it a “show of solidarity” between the beleaguered heads of the Justice Department, both of whom have drawn ire from the president and at times…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Was Interviewed By Robert Mueller Last Week

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “questioned for several hours last week” by special counsel Robert Mueller, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. This marks the first time Mueller has interviewed someone from Trump’s Cabinet. Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigations into the Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia during 2016 presidential election…

Trump Asked WH Council to Try and Stop Jeff Sessions Recusal [VIDEO]

 Special counsel Robert Mueller is aware of an unsuccessful attempt by President Donald Trump to lobby Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia probe, The New York Times reported. The Times, citing two people with knowledge of the episode, said Trump had ordered White House counsel Don McGahn…

Jeff Sessions Aide Sought Dirt on James Comey Before His Firing

An aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked a Capitol Hill staffer if they had any damaging information about former FBI Director James Comey just days before his firing, according to a new report. The New York Times reports that in the days following Comey’s May testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, an aide to…

Jeff Sessions Testifies On Comey, Russia Investigation At Senate Hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday refused to discuss with the Senate judiciary committee his “confidential conversations with the President,” saying it remains up to the President to claim or waive executive privilege. “I can neither assert executive privilege neither can I disclose today the contents of my confidential conversations with the President,” Sessions said.…

Trump Reportedly Called Sessions ‘Idiot’ & Told Him Resign

After finding out that the deputy attorney general had appointed a special counsel to take over the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Trump went off on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, blaming Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation and demanding his resignation, several current and former administration officials…

Sessions Announces DACA Program Is ‘Being Rescinded’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “is being rescinded.” Sessions said the program, which protects individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, had been “implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern” under former President Barack Obama and had “denied jobs to…

Trump Asked AG Jeff Sessions To Drop Joe Arpaio Case

President Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions this spring about dropping the federal case against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio but was “advised that would be inappropriate,” The Washington Post reported Saturday. Trump then decided to let the case, on charges of contempt of court for refusing to stop his crackdown on illegal immigrants,…

DOJ Reportedly To Take On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

The NYT has obtained an internal announcement from the Justice Department that shows the Trump administration wants the civil rights division to start investigating university affirmative action admission policies and sue those schools they decide discriminate against white applicants. The DOJ is looking for lawyers who want to work on “investigations and possible litigation related…

Trump Blasts Sessions For Not Firing Acting FBI Director

President Trump on Wednesday continued to publicly bash Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this time questioning why acting FBI chief Andrew McCabe hasn’t been fired for his ties to Hillary Clinton. “Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got big dollars ($700,000)…

Trump Takes Aim At Jeff Sessions For Being ‘Weak’ On Hillary Clinton

President Trump has been publicly criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter, calling him “beleaguered” on Monday and accusing him early Tuesday of having “taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes.” Privately, Trump has been talking with advisers about possibly replacing Sessions, people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post. They are…

Trump Reportedly Considering Rudy Giuliani For Attorney General

President Donald Trump is considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with former campaign adviser Rudy Giuliani, according to a new report from Mike Allen at Axios. The president has publicly voiced his displeasure with Sessions, and Axios described Trump’s “fury” directed at the attorney general after he recused himself from the Russia investigation. Trump bashed…

Trump Blasts ‘Beleaguered’ Sessions for Not Looking Into Hillary Emails

President Trump kicked off his week by tweeting about Russia. On Monday morning, Trump took a quote from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticizing Hillary Clinton for blaming her loss on outside factors as a suggestion that it’s time to move on from the Russia investigation since “after one year of investigation” there’s been…

Jeff Sessions Vows To Stay On As Attorney General After Trump Criticism

In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, President Trump said that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions had told him he would recuse himself from leading the investigation into Russian election meddling, Trump never would have appointed him. “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think…

Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions Citing Recusal [LISTEN]

President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.” In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump…

Trump Confirms He’s Under Investigation, Blames Rosenstein

President Donald Trump on Friday morning blamed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for firing FBI Director James Comey, which Trump said he is under investigation for doing. Trump, however, told NBC News after the firing that he already decided to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the Hillary…

Sessions Dodges Questions On Kislyak Meeting, Trump Talks In Senate Hearing

While testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday about the ongoing Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced repeated questions about his role in President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions said that his decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe was “not because of an asserted wrongdoing,” and insisted…

AG Jeff Sessions to Testify Before Congress Tuesday [LIVE]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday WATCH HERE LIVE STREAM Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement. This will be the first time Sessions has testified in Congress since he recused himself from the Justice Department’s…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reportedly Offered To Resign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions offered to resign after tensions rose up between him and President Trump, people with knowledge of the situation told ABC News Tuesday. An early supporter of Trump’s, Sessions upset Trump in March when he recused himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election without giving Trump advance…

Congress Uncovered Another Possible Sessions-Kislyak Meeting

Congressional investigators are looking into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had yet another undisclosed meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign, Democratic and Republican aides and intelligence officials told CNN Wednesday. They are specifically trying to determine if a private meeting took place between Sessions and Kislyak on April 26, 2016,…

Attorney General Sessions Issues Tougher Drug Sentencing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent harsher charging instructions to federal prosecutors, asking them to clamp down on drug offenders. President Obama’s administration sought to avoid doling out long, mandatory-minimum sentences to less-serious, nonviolent drug offenders, but Sessions has opted to revive the “war on drugs” in an effort to dissuade offenders—and swelling prisons as…