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https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/29/trump-sessions-firing-senators-white-house-803922

 

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The willingness of Republican senators to turn on Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the result of a furious lobbying campaign from President Donald Trump, who for the past 10 days has been venting his anger at Sessions to “any senator who will listen,” as one GOP Senate aide put it.

 

The president, who has spent a year and a half fulminating against his attorney general in public, finally got traction on Capitol Hill thanks to the growing frustration of a handful of GOP senators with their former colleague – most importantly, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, who have been irritated by Sessions’ opposition to a criminal justice reform bill they support, according to interviews with more than a half-dozen congressional GOP aides, Trump advisers, and Republicans close to the White House.

Trump raised the prospect of firing Sessions last week in a phone conversation with Graham, according to two Capitol Hill aides, who said that Graham pressed the president to hold off until after the midterm elections. The president has also complained loudly about Sessions to several Republican senators, according to a GOP chief staff.

 

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The president, who has spent a year and a half fulminating against his attorney general in public, finally got traction on Capitol Hill thanks to the growing frustration of a handful of GOP senators with their former colleague – most importantly, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, who have been irritated by Sessions’ opposition to a criminal justice reform bill they support

 

There are some details of that bill in this article.

 

Personally, I'm totally cool with tossing the Grand KKKeebler Elf to get these reforms into law.

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10 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

The president, who has spent a year and a half fulminating against his attorney general in public, finally got traction on Capitol Hill thanks to the growing frustration of a handful of GOP senators with their former colleague – most importantly, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, who have been irritated by Sessions’ opposition to a criminal justice reform bill they support

 

There are some details of that bill in this article.

 

Personally, I'm totally cool with tossing the Grand KKKeebler Elf to get these reforms into law.

 

I would be as well if it weren't a rather large possibility that he would be replaced with somebody just as bad or worse. 

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54 minutes ago, SFLUFAN said:

The president, who has spent a year and a half fulminating against his attorney general in public, finally got traction on Capitol Hill thanks to the growing frustration of a handful of GOP senators with their former colleague – most importantly, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, who have been irritated by Sessions’ opposition to a criminal justice reform bill they support

 

There are some details of that bill in this article.

 

Personally, I'm totally cool with tossing the Grand KKKeebler Elf to get these reforms into law.

does the bill not go hard enough on the blacks or something?

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1 hour ago, MarSolo said:

Supposedly another thing he’s complaining about is Sessions’ accent. He sounds like he has marbles in his mouth.

 

Trump is a quintessential New Yorker in the worst way... it must make his skin crawl to have to deal with all this hicks that I'm sure he despises on a personal level. He really is a real life Selina Meyer but somehow worse.

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