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So in France!
They can maybe go on he was senile during this period being in his mid 80s during the appointment. So level of his involvement in the Administration has been question. Honestly if you where French during this time period it would hard to swallow the Lion of Verdun would give the country up so early.


Holy crap Trump just fired Jeff Sessions.

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Wow. He moves fast. The ultimate dead cat strategy.


Not surprising, Trump always wanted to had him removed for not doing his duties, which including a scandal of his own with the Russians.


Wow. He moves fast. Legit the second the votes were counted. He fired him.


I never got that. I mean, as an outsider looking in, Sessions always seemed to be the most effective implementer of Trump agenda. Was it purely his recusal from the Russian stuff that made Trump hate him?


Probably. Trump will want an AG willing to sabotage/scuttle the Mueller Investigation, now that the Democrats have control of the house.


Yep, Trump demanded absolut loyality, from both Sessions and Comey, regarding the Russia collusion.


Partially, he hated him not just because he didn’t just stop the Russian scandal, but also he hated him (from what most of the media I know) is that he failed his duty of his office to defend his best interest as president.


Sessions did his duty thats why Trump fired him


Surely the House would vote to impeach if he tries? I can’t imagine he’d be able to get away with it. Though, perhaps that doesn’t matter if the Senate would never convict him.


The Democrats don’t have a large enough majority to get any impeachment measure through, so unless he does something beyond the pale even by his standards, he’ll be safe from removal.


Ahhh, thanks. Didn’t realise that.


The Republicans have a 54 majority in the senate all of whom who just were elected are all Trumpsters, so impeachment is highly unlikly at the moment.



Trump wants an Attorney General who will protect him the same way he believes Lynch (Obama’s AG) protected Hillary Clinton.

Impeachment is a two step process, with impeachment being only the first step. A trial in the US Senate follows impeachment by the House. The Senate is still controlled by Trump’s party and without a conviction in the Senate he can’t be removed. This is what happened to Bill Clinton. Afterward there was a public backlash against the Republicans after their failed attempt to remove him. I think many Democrats fear a similar backlash should they similarly fail.


Not that impeachment of Trump would improve things by much as then you’ve only ended up handing the presidency to Pence.