Tag Archives: Jeff Sessions

Sessions blasts Chicago for federalist policies, touts Miami-Dade's Good Germanry

Source: Fox News

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised Miami-Dade on Wednesday for shedding its 'sanctuary' status, while using a visit to the Florida county to draw a sharp contrast with Chicago — painting the city as a crime-ridden cautionary tale for its refusal to cooperate with the administration's illegal [sic] immigrant crackdown. … Sessions and others in the administration have repeatedly tried to link violent crime to illegal [sic] immigration — though mayors of sanctuary cities across the country have pushed back. There are an estimated 200 to 608 local and state governments with some sort of sanctuary policy in place — however, their degree of cooperation varies. Some work with federal authorities on felony convictions while others only comply in civil investigations. There are a few places that refuse to cooperate altogether." (08/16/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/16/sessions-blasts-chicago-over-sanctuary-policies-touts-miami-dade-reversal.html

Is Jeff Sessions still Attorney General?

Source: Independent Institute
by Randall Holcombe

"A few weeks ago I was hopeful that Jeff Sessions was on his way out as Attorney General, because President Trump didn't like his recusing himself on the Russia investigation or the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. But that has nothing to do with my hopes for a short tenure for the attorney general. The two big issues I have with Sessions is his intention to escalate the so-called war on drugs, and his support for civil asset forfeiture." (08/09/17)

http://blog.independent.org/2017/08/09/is-jeff-sessions-still-attorney-general/

Sessions stays off the grass

Source: Reason
by Jacob Sullum

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions has moved swiftly to encourage the use of mandatory minimum sentences and civil asset forfeiture, two major weapons of a war on drugs he seems bent on escalating. But six months after taking office, Sessions, despite his well-known anti-pot prejudices, has not challenged the legalization of marijuana in any serious way, and it is starting to look like he may never do so. Last week the Associated Press reported that an advisory panel Sessions charged with studying the issue 'has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general's aggressively anti-marijuana views.' While that may seem surprising, there are sound practical and political reasons for Sessions to think twice before trying to shut down the state-licensed marijuana businesses that blatantly violate federal law every day." (08/09/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/08/09/sessions-stays-off-the-grass

Drugs are the health of the state

Source: The Libertarian Enterprise
by L Neil Smith

"If you’ve been listening to the soon-to-be former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ blather for any length of time at all, then you know that he believes that an increasing number of states like Colorado and Washington must be brought firmly to heel for having legalized marijuana over the past several years without federal government permission. It doesn’t matter to him that the states created that federal government in the first place, or how the people of those states, more than weary of the War On (Some) Drugs have voted. He says it’s a matter of federal law and of various treaties that the government has signed (without our permission, by the way) with other governments. Any way you slice it, then it’s all about the law, right? Well, not exactly." (07/30/17)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2017/tle933-20170730-02.html

Jeff Sessions lets cops be robbers

Source: Reason
by Jacob Sullum

"Donald Trump made two things abundantly clear during a meeting with county sheriffs last February: He did not know what civil asset forfeiture was, and he wanted to see more of it. The president will get his wish thanks to a directive issued last week by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has a clearer idea of what civil forfeiture entails but is only slightly more sensitive to its potential for abuse. That potential is built into the very concept of civil forfeiture, which allows police to take property allegedly tied to crime without charging the owner. Worse, law enforcement agencies get to keep revenue generated by forfeitures they initiate, which gives them a financial incentive to target people based on the assets they own rather than the threat they pose." (07/26/17)

http://reason.com/archives/2017/07/26/jeff-sessions-lets-cops-be-robbers

Trump taking aim at Sessions for "weak" position on Clinton, reportedly discussing firing

Source: Fox News

"President Trump took his criticism of Jeff Sessions to a new level Tuesday morning, describing his stance on Hillary Clinton's alleged misdeeds as 'VERY weak' — amid reports the president has spoken with advisers about the possibility of firing the attorney general. The president unleashed a battery of tweets berating Sessions for the absence of an investigation into Clinton’s connections to Ukraine and Russia. … The Associated Press, citing three people who have recently spoken to the president, reported that Trump continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation — and has talked to aides about the possibility of firing him." (07/25/17)

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/25/trump-reportedly-spoke-to-advisers-about-firing-sessions.html

Policing for profit: Jeff Sessions and Co.'s thinly veiled plot to rob us blind

Source: LewRockwell.com
by John W Whitehead

"Let’s not mince words. Jeff Sessions, the nation’s top law enforcement official, would not recognize the Constitution if he ran right smack into it. Whether the head of the Trump Administration’s Justice Department enjoys being the architect of a police state or is just painfully, criminally clueless, Sessions has done a great job thus far of sidestepping the Constitution at every turn. Most recently, under the guise of 'fighting crime,' Sessions gave police the green light to rob, pilfer, steal, thieve, swipe, purloin, filch and liberate American taxpayers of even more of their hard-earned valuables (especially if it happens to be significant amounts of cash) using any means, fair or foul." (07/25/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/07/john-w-whitehead/jeff-sessions-co-s-plot/

The police state is in Sessions

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatens to make himself one of the biggest threats to your liberty. President Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General just promised to encourage police departments to seize the personal property (cars, houses, cash) of criminal suspects. The practice is called asset forfeiture." (07/18/17)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2017/07/18/the-police-state-is-in-sessions/

Sessions to law enforcement: Steal everything that isn't nailed down

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

"The Justice Department will soon make it easier for local law enforcement to seize cash and property from crime suspects and reap the proceeds, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday. Sessions said a shift will be announced this week that will increase the use of asset forfeiture, especially for drug suspects. The practice has been criticized because it allows law enforcement to take possessions — such as cars and money — without indictments or evidence a crime has been committed." (07/17/17)

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/justice-dept-signals-more-police-property-seizures-coming/article_0b68e5cb-a631-5798-8f6c-cde17bcbb290.html

US DoJ defies court deadline to release Sessions's contacts with Russians

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

"In defiance of a court order, the Justice Department is refusing to release part of a security form dealing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' contacts with the Russian government. On June 12, a judge had ordered the agency to provide the information within 30 days, a deadline which passed on Wednesday." [editor's note: So throw Sessions in the clink for contempt until it gets done, just like most judges would do with any mere mortal – TLK] (07/13/17)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/13/536982193/justice-department-defies-court-deadline-to-release-sessions-contacts-with-russi