SNL Cold Open: Ousted Jeff Sessions Serenades MIA President Trump

With Alec Baldwin presumably still indisposed — how do you not riff on the Trump/Jim Acosta press conference kerfuffle? — NBC’s Saturday Night Live this weekend instead opened with ousted/forcibly-resigned Attorney General Jeff Sessions bidding adieu to his friends from the White House. Discovered by Sarah Huckabee Sanders hiding under his desk (waiting to give […]

While he was Jeff Sessions’ top aide, Matthew Whitaker reportedly advised Trump on how he could force the DOJ to cave to his demands

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker reportedly counseled top DOJ officials on how to counter President Donald Trump’s demands for investigations into his political adversaries, while at the same time advising the White House on how it could force the DOJ to investigate those same claims. In conversations with Trump, Whitaker is said […]

Democrats are sounding every alarm now that Trump has forced Jeff Sessions to resign

Reuters/Joshua Roberts Democrats are sounding the alarm in the wake of President Trump’s booted Jeff Sessions as Attorney General on Wednesday.  Top Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, have raised fears that firing Sessions could hint that Trump […]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns from DOJ on Trump’s request

US President Donald Trump has requested – and received – the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice will be led by his chief of staff Matthew Whitaker until a permanent replacement is nominated. “We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well!” Trump said on Twitter Wednesday […]

Pennsylvania attorney asks Sessions to approve death penalty for synagogue shooter

A Pennsylvania prosecutor has said he would ask US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to greenlight his request to pursue capital punishment for Robert Bowers, who gunned down worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Read more Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady, said that he had launched a necessary legal procedure so the prosecutors […]

Jeff Sessions named these 5 groups as the top transnational organized-crime threats to the US

Jeff Sessions named these 5 groups as the top transnational organized-crime threats to the US NOW WATCH: These ex-gang members have priceless reactions to seeing themselves without tattoos See Also: Your opinion matters. Become a BI Insider today! A hidden threat that’s been haunting the market for years is flaring up — and it could […]

Jeff Sessions just announced a massive shift in asylum protections for victims of gang and domestic violence

Joshua Roberts/Reuters Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced broad new restrictions on who can qualify asylum in the United States that effectively blocks most victims of gang or domestic violence.  “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions said in his […]

Trump said he’s likely to sign a bill protecting states with legalized marijuana, directly opposing Jeff Sessions

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Sen. Cory Gardner and Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced bipartisan legislation to protect state-legalized marijuana. Trump on Friday said he would likely support the bill. The move would protect legally-operating marijuana business from federal interference. President Donald Trump said Friday that he will likely support a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would […]

Jeff Sessions takes aim at first-time border crossers and calls for ramping up criminal prosecutions

Alex Wong/Getty Images Attorney General Jeff Sessions ramped up calls to criminally prosecute immigrants who cross illegally into the US. Sessions said he was ordering U.S. attorneys offices near the Southwest border to prioritize bringing cases against first-time offenders. On Friday, Trump signed a memorandum ordering the end of the policy known as “catch and […]

Sessions in the limelight, Trump’s legal troubles, and a Russian oligarch in New Jersey — what you may have missed in the Mueller probe this week

Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s legal woes continued this week as a handful of prominent attorneys rejected offers to represent him amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Ted Olson, who served as President George W. Bush’s solicitor general, explained his reasoning for declining Trump’s offer during an interview Monday on MSNBC.See the rest […]