Commentary: Senate Republicans Just Handed Matches to Arsonists

One of the most fateful decisions of Donald Trump’s presidency happened just weeks after Inauguration Day.

In March 2017, Republican lawmakers joined Democrats to demand Jeff Sessions, a former Senate colleague and Trump’s new attorney general, recuse himself from anything related to the investigation into alleged Russian election collusion. Sessions’ two brief meetings in 2016 with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak—a figure who appeared often in collusion-related drama—amounted to evidence of collusion, collusion perps insisted.

Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) were just a few top Republicans who asked Sessions to step aside—so he did.

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Tuberville Defeats Sessions, Wins Alabama Senate GOP Primary

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump.

Tuberville, 65, beat Sessions in Tuesday’s Republican runoff as Sessions fell short in his attempted comeback for a seat he held for two decades before resigning to become Trump’s attorney general in 2017.

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St. Paul City Council Wants to Formally Condemn Trump for Treatment of Asylum Seekers

The St. Paul City Council wants to formally condemn President Donald Trump’s administration for its treatment of asylum seekers, particularly those who are survivors of domestic violence.

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Minnesota Attorney General Asks Whitaker to Recuse Himself from Russia Probe

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson joined several of her colleagues across the country in urging Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Whitaker was tapped to fill in after the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but his temporary appointment to…

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Democrats Escalate Push for Matt Whitaker’s Recusal from Mueller Probe

by Chuck Ross   Top Democrats in the House and Senate continued Sunday to press for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s recusal from the Mueller investigation over his remarks criticizing the probe. In a letter sent to the Department of Justice’s top ethics official, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, New York Sen.…

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Trump Forces Out Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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by Maswood Farivar   President Donald Trump forced his controversial Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potential showdown with newly energized Congressional Democrats over the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions, in a letter to Trump, wrote that he…

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Polls Continue to Show Minnesotans Agree With Jeff Johnson on Immigration Policy

Minnesota gubernatorial candidates Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson have very different visions on immigration policy for the state, but poll after poll shows that Minnesotans tend to agree with the Republican on the issue. Walz, on the one hand, supports sanctuary-state policies and wants to limit local authorities from cooperating…

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