Sessions’ firing triggers flash protests and Hollywood meltdown
Sessions resigned on Wednesday, at Trump’s request, a move that came after months of speculation. Trump had publicly said several times that he was unhappy with Sessions’ performance, and accused the former AG of failing to “take control” of the Justice Department.
The left’s response was immediate. By Wednesday night, protests had been planned in 900 cities for the following day. MoveOn.org, a Democrat organization originally formed to oppose the impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998, released a statement saying “Trump putting himself above the law is a threat to our democracy, and we’ve got to get Congress to stop him.”
But why does the left care so much about the firing of staunch conservatives like Sessions? Why, ‘Russiagate’ of course.
Sessions recused himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation, allowing what Trump and his supporters call a “witch hunt” to proceed unimpeded under deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.
Sessions’ replacement, Matthew Whittaker, might not be so complacent. Whittaker has described the investigation in the same language as Trump, and suggested last year that a new, interim Attorney General could seal records and reduce Mueller’s budget to “so low that his investigation just grinds to a halt.”
Needless to say, the left isn’t going to let this happen without a fight, or at least a massive temper tantrum. Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore was among the first celebrity to respond, sounding the alarm that the #resistance dream of impeachment might be slipping away.
Trump fires his attorney general. We all know where this is heading. Trump will fire the Special Prosecutor & have all his evidence & files either locked up or shredded. Lame-duck House Repubs will destroy anything that could lead to Trumps impeachment. DEMS! GET READY TO FIGHT!— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 7, 2018
Characteristically crass, ‘comedian’ Kathy Griffin lamented the departure of Sessions, who she called a “little elf.”
Fuck. I need that little elf to stay on longer until Mueller is done. https://t.co/sTz6sEQ5Vh— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 7, 2018
Woke celebrities across the US pumped themselves up for another fight with Trump. Actor John Cusack was apocalyptic, warning that with Sessions gone, “the final purge begins.”
Sessions gone - the final purge begins - trumps play is Lindsay graham will be his pet and try to kill bury mueller - don’t believe it will work - but I believe that’s the plan -— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 7, 2018
Here we go. Trump reeks of desperation. He knows exactly what he’s facing. He’s gonna try to get rid of Mueller before he has to face it. Can’t let that happen. Buckle up. Big fight ahead.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 7, 2018
Trump has not said whether he will push to shut down the Mueller investigation or not, but called the investigation a “disgrace” at a press conference on Wednesday.
“I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it,” the president said. “It's a disgrace. It should have never been started because there was no crime.”
While Mueller’s investigation has secured convictions against several of Trump’s former campaign staff, none of these convictions were for collusion with Russia - the crime Mueller was tasked with finding in the first place.
Mueller’s team issued indictments against 12 ‘Russian hackers’ in July, for conspiring to interfere in the 2016 election. These indictments were symbolic, however, and the indicted hackers are highly unlikely to ever answer to their charges in a US court.
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