Trump Tells Sessions Not to Politicize DOJ By Asking him to Politicize DOJ
Sometimes the president’s tweets are childish, other times they are confusing, but this morning’s series of tweets by President Trump seem to take the cake for one of the most baffling early morning messages yet.
Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following statement:
“I took control of the Department of Justice the day I was sworn in, which is why we have had unprecedented success at effectuating the president’s agenda—one that protects the safety and security and rights of the American people, reduces violent crime, enforces our immigration laws, promotes economic growth, and advances religious liberty,” Sessions said in a statement.
“While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” the nation’s top law enforcement official continued. “I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action. However, no nation has a more talented, more dedicated group of law enforcement investigators and prosecutors than the United States. I am proud to serve with them and proud of the work we have done in successfully advancing the rule of law.”
The President, this morning, decided to respond to Sessions’ apparent attack on him by encouraging him to continue to make sure that the “Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” but in doing so, he seemingly asks Sessions to go after his political opponents.
“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems – and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!” the President tweeted early this morning.
Literally the sentence after Trump told Sessions not to politicize the DOJ, he clearly asks Sessions to investigate the “other side,” therefore requesting that he politicize the DOJ. Whether Sessions will respond or not, is yet to be seen, but the Attorney General, up until this point, has been rather mum following most of Trump’s statements toward him.