pandering for nuclear war appears to be her only consistent objective

The Jews always press incessantly for total world war, as if they thought they wouldn’t also die in it. Their behaviour resembles that of a suicidal passenger who reaches over from behind a driver and seizes his steering wheel, seeking to crash the car they’re in. The poison of the Jews has reached the world’s throat, and it must be vomited out, at once and violently, before it reaches the stomach and brings about the death of humanity – RB

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AG Sessions Unloads on Demagog Russophobia
The_Real_Fly, Zero Hedge, Jun 13 2017

Today’s hearings were illuminating in that they shed some light on the mental ailments affecting the demagog party leadership with regards to fictitious Russian conspiracy theories, attempting to justify how Hillary Clinton lost to a political upstart and his handy-dandy Twitter account. Here are some videos that gracefully encapsulate today’s hearings, all amounting to public shame and humiliation for Demagog leaders. To think, with all of the actual criminals running about the country, such as John Podesta and Hillary Clinton, they felt it was important to drag the acting AG to the Senate to question him in a public setting to prove ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. AG Sessions’ opening statement:

Sen Heinrich accuses AG Sessions of hiding behind DoJ rules:

AG Sessions and Sen Wyden have a heated exchange:

And here in the grande finale, Sen Cotton mocks and ridicules the ongoing Russian hysteria, comparing it to a ‘fantastical’ spy novel. This prompted Sessions to say:

It’s like ‘Through The Looking Glass’! I mean, what is this??

Jeff Sessions Can’t Remember Anything
Matt Schwartz, Ryan Devereaux, Intercept, Jun 14 2017

AG Sessions, one of the first members of the Thug establishment to ally himself with Trump, appeared on Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. In his testimony, Sessions sought to staunch the increasingly rapid flow of embarrassing information from the Trump White House. The attorney general is near the center of multiple controversies dogging Trump. One is the firing of Comey, which Sessions recommended in a memo for reasons that are still unclear. Another is contact between Sessions and Kislyak, whom Sessions has variously claimed he did not meet with during the campaign, met with only twice, and now perhaps met with three times. The third alleged meeting with Kislyak, during a campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, was one of many important (sic! – RB) particulars that Sessions claimed he could not remember. He answered more than 20 questions with some version of “I don’t recall,” “I don’t recollect,” or “I don’t remember.” Combined with last week’s testimony from Comey, today’s hearing crystallized the tenor of Faschingstein under the Trump administration. Much of the government seems bogged down in litigating the Russia controversy and strange happenings in the Oval Office, where the half-life of presidential confidences has never been shorter. Today, Sen Richard Burr insisted that on top of its Russia investigation, his committee was continuing to oversee the intelligence community’s $50b+ budget and considering the renewal of major and controversial legal authorities for government surveillance. In public, however, not much aside from the Russia investigation is getting done. Sessions, a small man whose gray hair cuts against his boyish, almost elfin appearance, arrived nine minutes late, wearing his usual expression of slightly startled amiability. He sipped from two glasses of ice water as he tried to convince the committee of how little he could remember despite a sincere desire to help. The campaign moved so quickly, Sessions said, that he often didn’t keep a diary or contemporaneous notes. He could not say with absolute certainty who he did and did not meet with, what was discussed, or who other members of the Trump campaign might have met with. In response to an aggressive series of questions from Sen Kamala Harris, he said:

If I don’t qualify it, you’ll accuse me of lying. I don’t want to be rushed this fast. It makes me nervous.

Sessions was unequivocal about at least one thing. He said he never sought or received intelligence relating to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. He said:

I know nothing but what I’ve read in the paper.

Sessions’s admittedly poor and incomplete memory sharpened up considerably when the time came to discuss a fateful meeting between Comey and Trump in the Oval Office in February. In his own testimony, Comey said that Trump asked to meet with him alone and that Sessions was the last one out of the room. Then, according to Comey, Trump brought up the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn, who had resigned the previous day, and Comey alleged that Trump said:

I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He’s a good guy.

Today, Sessions corroborated that the meeting between Trump and Comey had taken place, and that Comey approached him the following day with concerns. Sessions said:

I do recall being one of the last ones to leave.

Sen Marco Rubio asked:

Did you decide to be one of the last to leave?

Sessions replied:

I don’t know how that occurred.

He did differ from Comey on two points. In Sessions’s version of events, it was Comey’s job, not Trump’s, to make sure that their conversations did not stray into active investigations. And Sessions denied remaining silent when Comey brought up his concerns about being left alone with the president. Instead, Sessions said, he told Comey that the FBI and DoJ “needed to be careful” about following their own guidelines. Then there were the things that Sessions could perhaps remember but could not discuss: his conversations with Trump. He refused to say whether he had discussed pardons with Trump, or whether they had talked about the Russia investigation, or how Trump had made the decision to fire Comey, a decision that initially rested on a memo Sessions himself had signed, but which Trump later said, in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, came as the president mulled the Russia investigation. Sessions explained his refusal to answer these questions by citing “long-standing department policy,” but ran into some difficulty when asked by Harris exactly what that policy was. He had not read the policy; nor had he asked that the policy be provided to him. He had “talked about it,” he said, although the “it” that was talked about may not have been a policy after all. Instead, Sessions said, it was “the real principle” that the Constitution guarantees what Sessions called the president’s “confidentiality of communications,” terms that appear in certain legal decisions but do not appear in the Constitution. Sessions said:

It would be premature for me to deny the president a full and intelligent choice about executive privilege.

Sen Martin Heinrich took a different view, telling him:

You’re impeding this investigation.

Evidently, Sessions felt that he could not speak about anything that could conceivably fall under executive privilege in the future, whether or not that privilege had actually been invoked. He continued to insist that there was a written rule somewhere, supporting his position. He promised Sen Jack Reed that he would track it down and provide it to the committee in the future. More than an hour after the hearing ended, the DoJ provided reporters with a statement pointing to a 1982 memo justifying an AG’s refusal to answer Congress’s questions. In the run-up to the hearing, Sessions canceled a previously scheduled appearance before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, where he was supposed to discuss the Trump administration’s multibillion-dollar budget request for the DoJ. As a candidate, Trump vowed to be a “law and order” president, one who would lean heavily on his hard-line attorney general to re-make core elements of the country’s criminal justice and immigration systems. Sessions referenced this agenda in his opening statement on Tuesday, saying:

The gangs, the cartels, the fraudsters, and the terrorists — we are coming after you.

But instead of showing up to explain how public money would be spent in the service of that evolution, he sent Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein in his place. Rosenstein took the heat for his boss on matters not only related to the Russia investigation, but also on the critical and wide-ranging work of his department’s new law-and-order agenda. Sen Patrick Leahy, the committee’s ranking member, said in his opening remarks:

I won’t mince words, you’re not the witness we were supposed to hear from today. You’re not the witness who should be behind that table. That responsibility lies with the AG of the Untied Snakes of Amerikkka. AGs of the past did not cower at the request of Congress to oversight responsibility, and they didn’t agree to come and then cancel at the last minute and then send their second-in-command in their stead.

Noting that the administration’s multibillion-dollar budget request includes hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to assistance provided to victims of crimes, as well as support federal law enforcement investigations, Leahy questioned Sessions’s capacity to lead the DoJ, saying:

I want to know how he believes he can credibly lead the DoJ, for which he’s requested $28.3b, amid such distressing questions about his actions and integrity. The workforce deserves a justification for the priorities reflected in the new budget. He owes them that courtesy, because the president’s budget request for the DoJ is abysmal.

Rosenstein was peppered with questions about the Russia investigation. In May, Rosenstein defended a memo he signed laying out his criticisms of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, and in doing so noted that he had discussed with Sessions his negative view of Comey’s behavior last winter. He repeated the claim on Tuesday. Yet while Rosenstein declined to say who directed him to write the document, Sessions testified some hours later that the president requested assessments on Comey’s fitness to lead the FBI from both men. This prompted Sen Angus King to suggest Sessions was selectively choosing which communications with Trump to disclose to the critturs and which to keep secret. Rosenstein declined to describe the scope of Sessions’s recusal Tuesday, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. He said:

In matters in which he’s recused, I’m the AG, and therefore I know what we’re investigating. He does not. He actually does not know what we’re investigating, and I’m not going to be talking about it publicly.

The deputy attorney general also testified that he and the president have not discussed the appointment of former Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russia investigation. He shot down reports of any involvement on his part of reported plans to remove Mueller from his post, saying:

There is no secret plan that involves me.

Sessions said he hadn’t discussed removing Mueller with anyone. He said:

I have known Mr Mueller over the years and he served 12 years as FBI director. I knew him before that. I have confidence in Mr Mueller. I know nothing about the investigation. I fully recuse myself.

Watch an Unhinged Kamala Harris Instructed to Simmer Down Again
The_Real_Fly, Jun 13 2017

Senator Kamala Harris will most likely be the DNC’s next Presidential candidate, since they’re all about identity politics. She’s a pitbull and very effective at rattling cages. A week ago, she was scolded by Senator Burr for attempting to steamroll Rod Rosenstein. Today, she indecorously did the same thing to our acting AG, which drew the ire of Sessions. She asked ridiculous questions like ‘did you meet with any Russian nationals?” Since when is it a crime to meet with people of Russian origin? I thought the left was obsessed with xenophobia? Or does xenophobia only apply to people of color? Harris asked:

Did you have any communication with Russian businessmen or any Russian nationals?

Sessions replied:

I don’t believe I had any conversations with Russian businessmen or Russian nationals.

Harris filibustered, saying:

Are you aware of any communications…

Sessions interrupted:

A lot of people were at the convention, it’s conceivable that somebody came…

Harris filibustered again:

Sir, I have just a few minutes…

Sessions, raising his voice said:

Will you let me qualify? If I don’t qualify, you’ll accuse me of lying, so I need to be correct as best I can. I am not able to be rushed this fast. It makes me nervous.

Later on, she was scolded for interrupting Sessions, and cordially asked to simmer down. Here was the full exchange.

On the issue of executive privilege, George Terwilliger, former Deputy AG under Bush 41, said Sessions was correct:

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