Head of the only Department of Justice we have, by the “grace” of the GOP and its figurehead thug now squatting in the Oval Office. This things are handled so much more discretely in Putin’s Russia, he thinks. Buried in a Washington Post story, “Sessions tells lawmakers he will not discuss his conversations with Trump on Comey firing”:
… At one point, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked Sessions if he could commit to not putting reporters in jail for doing their jobs, a reference to the president’s attacks against the media and the many leak investigations the Justice Department is conducting.
“I don’t know that I can make a blanket commitment to that effect, but I would say this: We have not taken any aggressive action against the media at this point,” Sessions said. He added: “We always try to find an alternative way, as you probably know, Senator Klobuchar, to directly confronting a media person, but that’s not a total blanket protection.”…
Of his personal confidence in Mueller, Sessions said: “I think he will produce the work in a way he thinks is correct, and history will judge.” He said he was not involved in the case even before his recusal and that he did not know if it would be “appropriate” for Trump to pardon people who were under investigation by Mueller. But he added that the “pardon power is quite broad.”…
Nice democracy ya got here — shame if anything were to happen to it…
Sessions just redefined "I did not have contact with Russians" to "I did not have a continuing exchange of information" with the Russians.
— Julian Borger (@julianborger) October 18, 2017
seemingly proving Franken's point about changing the goal posts! https://t.co/Zl3I9okqIu
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) October 18, 2017
Based on what Sessions answered and what he dodged, sounds like he hasn’t yet been interviewed by Mueller, but Mueller has asked.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) October 18, 2017
I truly hope Mr. Mueller will not allow himself to be intimidated by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.