Sessions starts his #FedSoc17 speech: "Is Ambassador Kislyak in the room? Before I get started here. Any Russians? Anybody been to Russia? Have a cousin in Russia?"
— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) November 17, 2017
Perjury is hella-funny in 2017. https://t.co/39LjpsUaTX
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) November 17, 2017
The only truly appropriate punch line to this joke is an orange jumpsuit. https://t.co/F4dO6dTBEY
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) November 17, 2017
I piously hope that Mr. Mueller’s investigators are taking notes at the Federalist Society, because the Malevolent Leprechaun spelled out why he’s going to all that trouble playing Blanche DuBois in front of unsympathetic Democrats…
… Sessions had a bounce in his step Friday as he took aim at “judicial activism” of judges legislating from the bench and took a moment to tick through the changes he’s made to return Justice Department to the “rule of law” in a wide-ranging speech at Federalist Society’s national convention.
“Elections really do have consequences,” Sessions said with a smile…
Despite the fact that four of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees have received a rare “not-qualified” rating by the American Bar Association and come under fire for controversial blog postings, Sessions said Trump has been appointing “extremely well-qualified” lawyers who will be “neutral umpires, calling balls and strikes.”…
“I get frustrated, too,” Sessions said, but vowed his “department will not make decisions based on politics” and will not confirm investigations to get a few “cheap headlines.”…
Per the Washington Post:
… Sessions has been under fire in recent weeks for his shifting account of his and other Trump campaign aides’ dealings with Russia. On Tuesday, he spent more than five hours before the House Judiciary Committee answering questions about the matter.
Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s former ambassador to the United States, is a key figure because Sessions had long ago denied having any communications with Russians, only to have The Washington Post reveal he had twice met with Kislyak during the campaign.