Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Republicans are doing little to nothing about the substance of the hearing except to provide an election ad.

Nothing is going to be resolved today. Sessions has already recused himself from the investigation. That is an obvious conflict of interest. He won't be answering any questions with substance.

This is a waste of time. Records have to be subpoenaed.

There you go. Sessions is as scared of perjury as any other charges that are possible. 

Oh, well, the Soviet Union collapsed and it is unfortunate we cannot communicate better than we do with Russia.

Ukraine is nothing to this man. THERE WAS A TREATY BROKEN BY RUSSIA, but, we should be on better terms than every with them. Amazing.

Why would Sessions take on Trumps diatribe about Russia? Loyalty? He is worried about perjury based on what loyalty to Trump?

I don't recall Sessions oath of office included loyalty to Trump. I think it was loyalty to the country and defense of the US Constitution.

The Hatch Act, (click here) a federal law passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded programs. ​The law’s purposes are to ensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace, and to ensure that federal employees are advanced based on merit and not based on political affiliation.​​​​ ​​

This policy statement is dated March 9, 2012. It was then Attorney General Eric Holder that issued this department policy. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had nothing to do with issuing this policy. It was her responsibility to enforce it. Given the fact Former Director Comey clearly violated this department policy it also makes Loretta Lynch appear to be inept.