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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:09 AM

Sessions telling allies he hopes recent moves will get him back in Trump's good graces: report

Source: The Hill




BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE - 01/11/18 08:54 AM EST

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly said to his allies that he hopes recent Justice Department moves covered by the media will satisfy President Trump.

According to The Washington Post, the attorney general has requested that White House officials ensure Trump is aware of Sessions’ moves.

“He’s one of the most active Cabinet secretaries there is,” an administration official told the Post. “He’s done a fine job. Does it wash away the sin of recusal? I don’t think so.” Trump’s relationship with Sessions has reportedly been strained, as the president was angered by Sessions’ decision last year to recuse himself from the Russia probe.

The Post said that White House officials like former chief strategist Stephen Bannon and counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway have urged Trump to provide Sessions another shot.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368464-sessions-telling-allies-he-hopes-recent-moves-will-get-him-back-in

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DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
tanyev Jan 2018 #1
Roy Rolling Jan 2018 #2
groundloop Jan 2018 #3
Eugene Jan 2018 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:11 AM

1. Hey, is there a new SNL this week?

That sounds like a good topic for a cold open.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:12 AM

2. As Long As Trump's Happy

Perfectly craven. He forgets he works to please the American people--we don't change. Pleasing an unhinged boss is a moving target and often at odds with what's good for the American people.

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:23 AM

3. ALWAYS at odds with what's good for the American people.

This is like a damned reality show, 45* is the spoiled brat star of the show and all his minions are running around doing whatever it takes (lying, stabbing each other in the back, screwing over the American people) to get a pat on the head.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 08:36 PM

4. Sessions tries to impress Trump with moves at Justice. It hasn't worked.

Source: Washington Post

Sessions tries to impress Trump with moves at Justice. It hasn’t worked.

By Josh Dawsey and Matt Zapotosky January 11 at 6:00 AM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to find his way back into President Trump’s good graces.

For months, Sessions has asked senior White House aides to make sure the president knows what he is doing at the Justice Department, two White House advisers said, and has told allies he hopes policy decisions that garner news coverage will please Trump. ­Sessions’s team at Justice has crafted a public campaign to highlight the work it is doing to advance the president’s agenda. The department has also begun looking into matters that Trump has publicly complained are not being pursued.

Top Trump advisers, including White House counsel Donald McGahn and counselor Kellyanne Conway and former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former strategist Stephen K. Bannon, have at times joined the effort and pressed Trump to give his attorney general a second chance. They note that his department has helped reduce illegal border crossings and carried out a number of the president’s initiatives, such as cracking down on leaks and targeting the MS-13 street gang.

But Sessions, who was one of Trump’s earliest backers and gave up a safe Senate seat to join the administration, has, by all accounts, been unable to repair his relationship with the president. Trump has dismissed praise of Sessions, according to four White House officials and advisers, as he continues to rage about the Russia investigation and Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the probe into Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election and whether there was any coordination with the Trump campaign.

“He’s one of the most active Cabinet secretaries there is,” one White House official said. “He’s done a fine job. Does it wash away the sin of recusal? I don’t think so.”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sessions-tries-to-impress-trump-with-moves-at-justice-it-hasnt-worked/2018/01/10/e2053d84-f478-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html

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