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Jeff Sessions’ Bum Rap

Rumors of Jeff Sessions’ supposedly imminent firing have been floating through media and political circles for months. But it now really does seem like President Trump’s beleaguered attorney general could see himself booted after the midterm elections.

Sessions has been the president’s favorite punching bag since the former Alabama senator — and Trump’s earliest and most fervent congressional supporter — recused himself from the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russian interference in America’s 2016 election, paving the way for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation. Trump has clearly never forgiven Sessions for this. Nor has Trump’s base, which has made the attorney general a prime target of their fury.

This anger towards Sessions is utterly unwarranted. He should not be held directly responsible for the Mueller investigation. It would have been politically untenable for him to do anything other than what he did.

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