By Dr. Ray Kessler, who is, incidentally, a retired Prof. of Criminal Justice, former defense attorney and prosecutor is your host. I am also a part-time instructor in Criminal Justice at Richland College, an outstanding, 2-year institution in Dallas, TX.
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hard to see that Trump is intent on getting A.G. Sessions to resign.Firing him would bring back memories of
Watergate. Trump is desperate to get rid of the Special Prosecutor who is
investigating Trump for obstruction of justice and some of his family,
associates and former staff for a variety of crimes.No one, not even the President, not even
Donald Trump is above the law.This is a
basic tenet of the rule of law which is fundamental our Constitution and
freedom.Here we have a President who
wants to avoid the rule of law by trying to quash and investigation of himself
and others in his circle.This is
country is not some country run by tin-horn dictator.It is a constitutional system attempting to
secure rights and democracy for all.
spectacle of President Trump’s efforts to humiliate the attorney general into
resigning has transfixed the country. But while we are busy staring at the
wreckage of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ relationship with the man he
supported for the presidency, there is something more insidious happening. . .
The president is attempting to dismantle
the rule of law, destroy the time-honored independence of the Justice
Department, and undermine the career men and women who are devoted to seeking
justice day in and day out, regardless of which political party is in power.” .
claims that it is very “unfair” that Mr. Sessions recused himself from the
Russia investigation, a recusal indisputably necessary given Mr. Sessions’ role
in the campaign that is now under investigation. At its core, the president’s
complaint is that he doesn’t have a political ally at the Justice Department to
protect him from the Russia investigation. And he is apparently trying to bully
Mr. Sessions into resigning so that he can put someone in place who will. . . .
hasn’t stopped there. He has also tried to goad Mr. Sessions into re-initiating
a closed investigation of the president’s former political rival. And all of
this takes place in the wake of the president’s attempts to persuade the former
F.B.I. director James Comey to back off the Michael Flynn investigation, and
then firing Mr. Comey when he didn’t. .
Trump’s actions appear aimed at destroying the fundamental independence of the
Justice Department. All the while, he’s ripping the blindfold off Lady Justice
and attempting to turn the department
into a sword to seek vengeance against his perceived enemies and a shield to
protect himself and his allies.”