In this episode, we discover we don’t really need Tom to do a show.
Cabinets — how do they work?
AJ and Ruchit renovate their cabinets.
- Sessions was the first Senator to endorse Trump.
- Sessions’ testimony before the Senate.
- Sessions recuses himself.
- Special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
- Donald Trump tweeted Jeff Sessions is beleaguered.
- Trump asks why AG isn’t investigating Hillary Clinton.
- USA Today: Trump wouldn’t have hired sessions if he’d known about Russia recusal
- Salon: Breitbart, conservatives, are ready to go to the mat for Jeff Sessions — and turn on Donald Trump.
- WaPo: President Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and some confidants are floating prospects who could take his place were he to resign or be fired, according to people familiar with the talks. . . . Among the names being floated as possible Sessions replacements are Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, according to people familiar with the conversations.
Jeff Sessions’ Tenure
He’s the attorney general. What’s he been up to?
DOJ memo on Sentencing:
First, it is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense. This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency.
Memo generally rescinds all prior inconsistent guidance and explicitly rescinds two Holder memos (1, 2) urging more nuanced assessment of charging and plea negotiations. The Holder memos emphasized that “prosecutors must individually evaluate the unique facts and circumstances and select charges and seek sentences that are fair and proportional based upon this individualized assessment.” instead of only the maximum provable charge.
Even the Institute for Justice thinks that we need reform here.
- Equitable sharing program
- Since 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration alone has taken more than $3 billion in cash from people not charged with any crime, according to the Justice Department’s Inspector General, according to this WaPo summary
- In 2015, Holder had previously limited federal asset forfeiture policy, but Sessions reverses course. Also an order from AAG for criminal division.
- [Heritage report on asset forfeiture].
Before we jump to the sidebar, we discuss BCRA a little more.
Ruchit: Rick Perry pranked by Russians
- Jerky Boys audio of the Rick Perry call.