What the hell is it with Jefferson Beauregard Sessions anyway? Politically, this guy seems to have more lives than nine cats. He seems to have done nothing but piss off his Dork in Chief since he was confirmed as Attorney General, and yet he continues to sit there in the corner, like a cowed puppy, Trump continues to dump shit over his head in public. Doesn't the guy have any self respect?
While Sessions is due back in front of the Senate Judiciary committee again this week, once again to try to find another way to lie, misdirect, and obfuscate his way out of his Russian contacts, and knowledge of others with the same, the prevailing opinion is that the committee will not come out and demand his resignation, they'll just take a whack at cuffing him around publicly since Hair Furor is out of town, and can't do it in more than 140 characters himself.
The reasoning for the leniency at having yet another lying piece of shit at the top of the governmental food chaiin is that by his simply proclaiming his absence from something, he has made himself indispensable. The logic goes that Trump wants to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, but he can't order Jeff Sessions to do it, since Sessionshad to recuse himself from any matters dealing with the Russia investigation. The reasoning goes that if the Democrats demand that Sessions resign, andhe does, this will mean that Trump will be able to appoint a new Attorney General, who is not recused from the investigation, and he or she can fire Mueller upon orders from The Orange Julius.
I am a firm believer in the Jon Stewart principle; "If you smell bullshit, call bullshit." So, I'm calling bullshit. And so is US Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), although being a US congressman, and much better educated than I, he makes it sound more like "bovine excrement." His arguments are much the same as mine. First of all, Sessions is a serial liar, especially to the US Senate Judiciary committee, which isn't just a lie, since it was under oath it is perjury, and is a criminal offense. He has done it twice now, and mark my words, he'll goddamn well do it again this week. Second, there is nothing Sessions can do, like any cabinet member, he serves at the pleasure of the President, who can fire him any time he likes. Trump has already done it with almost 40 US Attorney's, Sally Yates,the assistant Attorney General, Tom Price from Health and Human Services, and James Comey, his FBI director, which started this whole Mueller meshuggah in the first place. Let him fire Sessions.
There are several reasons to demand Sessions immediate ouster. First of all, it's bad enough having one arrogant, condescending, pompous asshole verbally flipping us the bird every time he opens his pie hole, we don't need another. Second, while The Orange Tufted Poodle lying to the people who pay him, and provide his room and board and travel expenses, it isn't a crime. Lying to congress is a federal crime, perjury, and it's about time a line was drawn in the sand, and an example made that it will not be tolerated. Third, Sessions is a blatantly racist fuck, and he is a true believer in the Trump agenda. He is doing incredible damage to immigration rights, voting rights, and civil rights. I find it highly unlikely that any replacement Trump could pick would be as harmful and corrosive to the social fabric of this country, more likely he'd be just another incompetent slob, like his overlord. And fourth, Trump almost certainly can't actually do it.
There are more reasons for ththat last reason I listed than I can shake a stick at, but here's a few. Trump doesn't actually need to have Sessions fire Comey, he can order the Assistant Attorney, Rod Rosenstein to do it. But to fire a special prosecutor, you need to show just cause. And the last time he asked Rod Rosenstein to provide just cause, for Comey, he threw Rosenstein under the bus and blamed him for the resulting political chaos. Rosenstein would likely tell him to shove it up his ass, which would require Trump, with his filo dough thin skin to fire Rosenstein. Can anybody say "Saturday night massacre?" Here's another one, Trump already tried to ditch Sessions, and couldn't get away with it. In a Trumper Tantrum earlier this summer, His Lowness demanded Sessions resignation, which Sessions tendered in writing. But Trump couldn't pull the trigger and accept the resignation, because his staff told him what a political nightmare the fallout would bring. And last but by no means least, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley has already tweeted out in response to Trump's earlier threat that the committee would not consider a replacement in hearing for the rest of this year. Firing Sessions would leave Rosenstein in charge, and there is no way he would execute on Trump's outrageous plans.
So, there is
no logical reason for the Senate to demand Sessions resignation or
termination. It is the honorable, ethical, and just thing to do. If
Trump uses the demand as an excuse to shitcan Sessions, so be it,
and good riddance to bad garbage. And if he digs his heels in and
stonewalls, if for no better reason than to spite Democrats, then
he saddles himself with an appointee he'd desperatey love to rid
himself of, and his refusal gives every non Trumpaholic voter in
the country another reason to hate him. Maybe it's just me, but I
don't see a downside here, eitherfor Democrats, or for the