Has Jeff Sessions Harmed America Irreparably?

17 09 2018

 By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

The United States is being ripped apart today because of one man: former U.S. Senator from Alabama and now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.[2]

He seemed to be a harmless, “go-along, get-along” senator from the South; a “good ol’ boy,” whom many of us have seen over and over again on Capitol Hill.  He appeared loyal to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and was an early supporter; and he was rewarded with the coveted cabinet position.

Among his first acts on the job was to recuse himself from what has become the “Russian Hoax” investigation[3], and to turn over his duties to the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  Now we know that Rosenstein was knee-deep in the Barack Obama-blessed or initiated “Deep State” efforts to destroy the candidacy of Trump; and failing that, to destroy the presidency of Trump.[4]

The chain of events set into motion by Sessions are almost unprecedented in this great nation’s history, except for the efforts to remove former President Richard Nixon from office, “not two years after he won the greatest landslide in U.S. history.”[5]  Referred to as “Watergate,” some of us lived through that wrenching experience, and never want to see anything like it repeated again.

There is no question that former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson committed much greater crimes than Nixon ever did—even accepting the very worst that Nixon was accused of doing.[6]  And former President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have committed almost every crime known to mankind, yet they have not been imprisoned or driven from their offices thus far.[7]

 

Jeff Sessions

 

© 2018, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see www.naegele.com and Timothy D. Naegele Resume). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service). Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Sessions (“Jeff Sessions”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/it-is-time-for-trump-supporters-to-fight-back/#comment-14689 (“Trump Slams Sessions, Says AG Is Hurting GOP In Midterms”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/#comment-14331 (“Jeff Sessions Defends Rosenstein, And Must Be Removed As Attorney General“) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/it-is-time-for-trump-supporters-to-fight-back/#comment-14809 (“Trump’s Dilemma: Leave Justice Department Control To Sessions, Rosenstein, Wray And The Deep State?”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/the-united-states-department-of-injustice/ (“The United States Department of Injustice”)

[3]  See https://www.amazon.com/Russia-Hoax-Illicit-Hillary-Clinton/dp/0062872745/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529019893&sr=8-1&keywords=Gregg+Jarrett (Gregg Jarrett: “The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump”)

[4]  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Rosenstein (“Rod Rosenstein”); see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/robert-mueller-should-be-executed-for-treason/#comment-14336 (“DEMAND IMPEACHMENT OF ROD ROSENSTEIN!“) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/the-department-of-injustices-inspector-general-is-complicit-in-the-deep-state-cover-up/#comment-14180 (“DOJ’s Rod Rosenstein Is A Traitor“) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/15/the-department-of-injustices-inspector-general-is-complicit-in-the-deep-state-cover-up/ (“The Department Of Injustice’s Inspector General Is Complicit In The Deep-State Cover-Up!”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/should-barack-obama-be-executed-for-treason/ (“Should Barack Obama Be Executed For Treason?”)

[5]  See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/americas-newest-civil-war-2017-and-beyond/#comment-14737 (“Vicious Un-American Efforts To Bring About Regime Change In The United States, And A Civil War”)

[6]  See id.; see also https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/john-f-kennedy-the-most-despicable-president-in-american-history/ (“John F. Kennedy: The Most Despicable President In American History“) (see also the extensive comments beneath the article)

In the case of Johnson, at the very least he was responsible for the senseless Vietnam War:

More than 58,000 Americans died for nothing, including friends of mine. More than 300,000 were wounded, not including the “walking wounded,” many of whom live in the United States today. Both the human and financial costs remain unfathomable: more than 2 million Vietnamese died, and many more were wounded and/or tortured.

See https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/what-atrocities-did-robert-mueller-commit-in-vietnam/ (“What Atrocities Did Robert Mueller Commit In Vietnam?”)

[7]  See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/the-real-russian-conspiracy-barack-obama-the-clintons-and-the-sale-of-americas-uranium-to-russias-killer-putin/ (“The Real Russian Conspiracy: Barack Obama, The Clintons, And The Sale Of America’s Uranium To Russia’s Killer Putin”) and https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/washington-is-sick-and-the-american-people-know-it/#comment-7185 (“Clinton Fatigue”)


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17 09 2018
richard

Why hasn’t he been fired? What do they have on him that turned Trump’s to be staunchest supporter into a piece of garbage that has allowed this disaster to continue..? What’s your theory Tim?

17 09 2018
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you as always, Rick, for your comments that go right to the nub of the issues facing our country.

My sense is that Donald Trump simply made an honest mistake in choosing Sessions; and Sessions made a mistake in accepting the job, and then recusing himself. Having entered into a “marriage,” the “divorce” becomes messy and not easy to extricate either party, especially in the hyper-charged environment that is Washington today.

Eric Holder was Barack Obama’s “hatchet man” as AG. He had served as Deputy AG in Bill Clinton’s presidency, so he knew fully how rough things could get, and he “rose to the occasion” under Obama. Loretta Lynch did too; for example, with her decision to have a tarmac meeting with Clinton.

Sessions would have been fine in the Trump cabinet at some lesser, non-controversial department such as HUD, but not at the DOJ. To be fair, neither he nor Trump knew that “World War III” would erupt on his watch. The Senate is a collegial body, and this is what Sessions was comfortable with; not “trench warfare.”

Neither Sessions nor Trump knew the depth and dimensions of the “Deep State” conspiracy either, to destroy both the Trump candidacy and presidency. And my guess is that Sessions did not comprehend what his recusal would mean. Both walked into a “trap” set for them by the “Deep State” co-conspirators.

Having said all of this, the question is what to do now? Clearly, Robert Mueller never should have been appointed by Rod Rosenstein, much less given the “blank check” that he has. There are two other issues that are worth mentioning, which might impact the present state of affairs: (1) at least one more potentially-devastating report from the DOJ’s Inspector General; and (2) action by the federal prosecutor in Utah, John W. Huber, targeting the “Deep State” and its players.

While I am not holding my breath waiting for “miracles,” either factor could affect events. Also, Gregg Jarrett, Tom Fitton and Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch, Sara Carter and John Solomon have essentially put together the pieces of the “Deep State” conspiracy; and along with Fox’s Sean Hannity, they believe it may break wide open soon.

None of this answers your question about what to do with Sessions, and inferentially with Rosenstein, Wray, Mueller and the other actors. Again, my guess is that “events” may overtake them.

One more consideration: when I was leaving the Senate and Watergate was just breaking, I predicted—and told others—that Nixon would not survive. In his own way, he was a patriot; and not a “bare knuckles,” New York street-fighter like Trump is. I do not believe Trump will give up or give in like Nixon did; and Nixon did not have the enormous “army” of faithful supporters, loving everything that he said and did, like Trump has.

The Democrats—and I used to be one of them, having grown up in a devoutly-Republican family that revered Dwight Eisenhower and Nixon—are veering farther to the extreme Left. Indeed, Bernie Sanders is considered to the right of them; and Maxine Waters and Cory Booker are their “titular heads.” This is not where most Americans are today, and they may turn away dramatically from the Left.

Lastly, the President has said that exposing—and parenthetically, destroying—the “Deep State” corruption could be a “crowning achievement” of his presidency. I agree with him.

See https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/407335-exclusive-trump-says-exposing-corrupt-fbi-probe-could-be-crowning-achievement (“Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency”); see also https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/407358-hilltv-interview-exclusive-trump-eviscerates-sessions-i-have-no-attorney (“Trump eviscerates Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’”)

Hold on tight. History is unfolding before our eyes, and we have ringside seats. 🙂

. . .

A postscript to my comments involves what our friends and adversaries will do under these circumstances. Will Kim Jong-un back away from the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, at the urging of China? What will China do, given its economic problems and Xi Jinping’s apparent desire to become Mao’s autocratic successor? What about Putin too, who is a loose cannon/troublemaker at best, whose economy would be decimated if the U.S. starts supplying Europe (and even China) with its energy needs?

19 09 2018
Timothy D. Naegele

The Despicable Deep State Must Be Crushed, Eviscerated And Eradicated

DOJ, FBI corruption

Chris Strohm has written for BloombergIQuint:

President Donald Trump has demanded the “immediate declassification” of sensitive materials about the Russia investigation, but the agencies responsible are expected to propose redactions that would keep some information secret, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence are going through a methodical review and can’t offer a timeline for finishing, said the people, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the sensitive matter.

The White House issued a statement on Monday listing material that Trump wants declassified immediately, echoing demands of Republican lawmakers who share his contention that the continuing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was tainted by anti-Trump bias well before Robert Mueller was named special counsel to run it.

Among Trump’s demands was the full public release of all text messages concerning the Russia probe by Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and by several former officials, including two who were fired — former FBI Director James Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe. One person described the order to release text messages as unprecedented, and another said additional talks will probably be held with the White House over the matter.

The Justice Department and FBI are expected to submit their documents and proposed redactions to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which will assemble all the material into a package and hand it over to the White House, according to the people.

While the agencies want to guard against revealing classified sources and methods about the ongoing Russia investigation, doing so could put them in direct conflict with Trump, who as president has the power to override the agencies and declassify material on his own.

It’s too early to say if any officials would resign in protest should Trump do that, one person said. Trump could ask the agencies to go back and scrub the redacted material further.

Critics, including leading congressional Democrats, contend that Trump has crossed a line by ordering release of the documents in order to interfere with and undermine the Russia investigation in which he’s a key figure.

“President Trump, in a clear abuse of power, has decided to intervene in a pending law enforcement investigation by ordering the selective release of materials he believes are helpful to his defense team and thinks will advance a false narrative,” Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement on Monday.

Triggering Review

Trump took the rare step of ordering material released after a group of conservative House Republicans asked him to do so.

“When the president issues such an order, it triggers a declassification review process that is conducted by various agencies within the intelligence community, in conjunction with the White House counsel, to seek to ensure the safety of America’s national security interests,” a Justice Department spokesman said in a statement. “The department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are already working with the Director of National Intelligence to comply with the president’s order.”

Some of what Trump requested was well known to the Justice Department and FBI and was already under review for potential declassification.

They have already been reviewing whether and how to release more of a previously secret warrant application to eavesdrop on Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign who was flagged by intelligence agencies as a target of Russian interest. Page hasn’t been accused of wrongdoing and has said that while he had conversations with Russian officials, he wasn’t an agent of the Russian government.

The agencies also have been reviewing whether and how to release reports of interviews with Ohr on his role in the Russia inquiry.

But another part of the White House statement caused confusion because it asked for “all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

Confidential Informant

The Justice Department is interpreting that request to mean information about the use of a confidential informant during the early parts of the investigation, one person said. The department had previously briefed the “Gang of Eight,” Republican and Democratic congressional leaders and heads of the Intelligence committees, on the informant.

Trump and his supporters have repeatedly attacked the FBI and Justice Department for relying partly on a dossier on Trump compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele in order to get the warrant on Page. They contend that Justice and FBI officials didn’t fully disclose that Steele was paid in part by Trump’s rival in the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton.

Democrats have said information other than the Steele dossier was used to obtain the warrant on Page.

The initial warrant request called Page “an agent of a foreign power” and said “the FBI believes Page has been the subject of targeted recruitment by the Russian government,” according to the document.

See https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/19/fbi-doj-said-to-plan-redactions-despite-trump-s-document-order (“FBI, DOJ Plan Redactions Despite Trump’s Document Order“) (emphasis added); see also https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/407358-hilltv-interview-exclusive-trump-eviscerates-sessions-i-have-no-attorney (“Trump eviscerates Sessions: ‘I don’t have an attorney general’”)

No American should ever trust the DOJ or FBI again. They are corrupt to their very core, and the moral equivalent of Putin’s KGB.

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