Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Pressuring Sessions

It would appear that Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is giving in to Trump’s attempt to use the Department of Justice to go after his political enemies.

The department, in a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee, said the prosecutors would examine allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation were tied to a 2010 decision by the Obama administration to allow a Russian nuclear agency to buy Uranium One, a company that owned access to uranium in the United States, and other issues.

The letter appeared to be a direct response to Mr. Trump’s statement on Nov. 3, when he said he was disappointed with his beleaguered attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and that longstanding unproven allegations about the Clintons and the Obama administration should be investigated.

It has been demonstrably proven that Uranium One is another of those right-wing conspiracy theories on the level of the pizza parlor pedophile ring, but Sessions is going along either out of an attempt to be a complete toady to Trump or, and this is doubtful, to put to rest the bullshit.  I’d go with the former.