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“Sen. Al Franken Nails Jeff Sessions For His Endless Series Of Russia Lies”


POLITICUS USA

In a new letter, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) his position as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions lies about Russia, and demand answers from Sessions about his false statements.

In a letter to Sessions, Franken wrote:

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“Jeff Sessions may be in big trouble after George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea”


SALON

“The credibility of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been called into serious question after the Justice Department unsealed a plea deal taken by a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign.

The documents revealed that former adviser George Papadopoulos attended a “national security meeting in Washington D.C.,” on March 31, 2016, along with Trump, Sessions and others. In that meeting, Papadopoulos “introduced himself,” and explicitly stated “in sum and substance, that he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and [Russian] President Putin.” MORE

“Jeff Sessions just threw every transgender American to the wolves”


SALON

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo this morning declaring that the Department of Justice does not interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as offering protections to transgender individuals in the workplace. This is a sharp reversal from the Obama-era interpretation.

“Although federal law, including Title VII, provides various protections to transgender individuals, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se,” Sessions wrote. “This is a conclusion of law, not policy. As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress.” MORE

“Save Your Prayers, Republicans: It’s Time To Actually Do Something About America’s Gun Problem”


POLITICUS USA

People wait in a medical staging area on October 2, 2017, after a mass shooting during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

“DOJ ends program that oversees local police departments”


SALON

The Justice Department ended a program created to improve relations between the police and communities

““We must call evil by its name”: Republicans criticize Trump, Jeff Sessions for ignoring white supremacists in Charlottesville statements”


SALON

“Donald Trump did not hesitate to compare U.S. intelligence officers to Nazis but after white nationalists waving the Nazi flag erupted in violent clashes throughout downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, the president failed to call out racists and chide white supremacists — even after a car plowed into a group of anti-racists protesters, killing at least one person.

A spokesperson for the University of Virginia Hospital cited one death and at least 35 injured on Saturday afternoon, the violent aftermath of a what appears to be a deliberate attack. White supremacists gathered near the college campus to protest the removal of a Confederate statute. Self-identified “alt-right” protesters —a key constituency of Trump’s base made up mostly of white men— marched through the campus carrying tiki torches Friday night.”  MORE

“Trump — once again — fails to condemn the alt-right, white supremacists”


CNN

Bridgewater, New Jersey (CNN) – President Donald Trump, a man known for his bluntness, was anything but on Saturday, failing to name the white supremacists or alt-right groups at the center of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Instead, the man whose vicious attacks against Hillary Clinton, John McCain, federal judges, fellow Republican leaders and journalists helped define him both in and out of the White House simply blamed “many sides.”  MORE

“The violent policing of Black motherhood: How and why cops target mothers of color”


SALON

“Trump’s Justice Department says gays aren’t eligible for civil rights protections”


SALON

“Under President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice staunchly supported gay rights. Those days are long gone.

The Department of Justice filed an amicus brief on Wednesday, claiming that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not extend to sexual orientation, according to a report by CNN. Title VII of the landmark legislation protects employees from discrimination based on color, national origin, race, religion and sex — but doesn’t actually include sexual orientation.”  MORE