Trump Is Getting Called Out for Claiming He's Our 'Chief Law Enforcement Officer' the Same Day He Let Criminals Off the Hook
On Tuesday during a press gaggle, President Donald Trump responded to comments made by his Attorney General William Barr.
Barr told ABC News that Trump's incessant tweeting made his job harder.
Congressional subpoenas are a vital investigative and legal tool compelling witnesses to provide information, allowing Congress to fulfill its constitutional duties of oversight.
Yet under President Donald Trump's administration, subpoenas have been rendered all but decorative. Most recently, the White House instructed staff not to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking information in the impeachment inquiry against the President.
Fox News' Chris Wallace Just Called Out Donald Trump's New Attorney General for Exactly the Reason You Think
The position of United States Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 to serve as head of the Department of Justice (DoJ). As with all government positions and agencies created by the Constitution or by law, the role of the DoJ is well defined.
The official mission statement of the DoJ states their role is:
After Trump Fires Jeff Sessions, Video of Lindsey Graham Explaining What Would Happen Sessions Is Fired Re-Emerges Online, and Hoo Boy
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is one of President Donald Trump's most tenacious allies. He starkly defended the president's Supreme Court nominee (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh during Kavanaugh's nomination hearings, calling them a "sham" in a nearly five minute diatribe. Most recently, he supported the President's move of eliminating birth right citizenship, calling it an "absurd policy," and vowing to introduce legislation against it.
But it wasn't always this way, and now that's coming back to haunt Graham.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire early Friday after a dismissive remark toward the state of Hawaii during an interview on “The Mark Levin Show,” a conservative talk radio program.
His remarks were aimed at a Federal District Court ruling last month blocking the Trump administration’s travel ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The court had issued its ruling after the District Court in Seattle halted President Trump’s initial travel ban, which was wider in scope.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions used funds from his Senate reelection campaign to cover travel expenses at last year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he met with Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. This directly contradicts recent White House statement that Sessions was not acting on behalf of the campaign at the time.
“He was literally conducting himself as a United States senator,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had said on Thursday. Spicer further claimed Sessions didn’t discuss matters related to Mr. Trump’s campaign.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) violated Senate Rule 19 in her statement opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and his nomination for Attorney General. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had rebuked Warren, saying she ran afoul of rules which prohibits senators from impugning their colleagues. (Rule 19 states that Senators may not “directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator.”)
Warren's alleged impunity: Reading a letter Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote to Congress in 1986, urging the body to reject the nomination of Jeff Sessions to the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, and saying that allowing him on the federal bench would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.”