Letter to Congress asking for leave to go after medical marijuana.

“I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions,” Sessions wrote, “particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The Department must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives.”

The letter—dated May 1, 2017, and addressed to Sens. Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer and Reps. Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi—was obtained by Massroots.com’s Tom Angell. It specifically asks that Congress not renew the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, passed in 2014. Barack Obama’s Justice Department challenged the amendment last year, and it lost in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That means if Sessions wants to go after medical marijuana, he’ll need Congress to remove Rohrabacher-Farr from the next appropriations bill.

 

As for his testimony,  Sessions says that he only recused himself solely because of his role as advisor to the Trump campaign, but it happened on the day after his meetings with Ambassador Kislyak were first reported. That’s quite a coincidence!

And he’s still whining about Franken’s question in January, which by the way was not the question he answered.

“Certainly, I can assure you, nothing improper, if I’d had a conversation with him, and it’s conceivable that occurred. I just don’t remember,” Sessions said. “I guess I could say that I possibly had a meeting, but I still do not recall it, and I did not in any way fail to record something in my testimony or in my subsequent letter intentionally false.”

So he f—ing shows up for this testimony without his appointment calendar?

Apparently he had denied such a meeting in opening statement, which I missed.

And of course, any question of substance – “executive privilege.”

This is a joke.

“The Republican National Committee tweeted that “Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak met with Obama staffers 22 times between 2009-2016.” As former Obama staffer Tommy Vietor noted, that’s different — Obama was president at the time.””

Ya think?

It looks like Democratic Party senators are pressing him on his refusal to answer questions – seems like he’s claiming executive privilege on the hard questions while waiving it on the softball questions from Republicans.

And Burr cut off Sen. Harris – again!  Sessions was definitely afraid of Harris, who has a prosecution background.

She asked about his calendar!  Lol!

Well, anyway, there it is.

You can read the Huffpo live updates here.

 

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