Sessions Will Recuse Himself Of Any Probe Into Hillary Clinton or Her Foundation

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As the Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing continues, Trump’s nominee for attorney general said that he would recuse himself from any potential future investigations or probes involving Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while working as secretary of state, as well as any questions about her family’s philanthropic foundation.

Responding to senator Chuck Grassley if he could approach issues involving Trump’s presidential challenger impartially and objectively, Sessions said “I believe that could place my objectivity in question,” Sessions said. “I believe the proper thing would be for me to recuse myself.” He added the politically charged comments he made about the Clintons during the contentious campaign would give the appearance that he isn’t impartial.

Trump has called into question Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state during the campaign, and questioned whether her family’s solicitation of donations for the foundation could pose a conflict of interest. During the hearing, Grassley noted that Sessions – who supported Trump – had also made comments critical of her handling of sensitive emails and certain actions of the Clinton Foundation.

During the hearing, Sessions also denied accusations or racism. Calling it a “caricature,” Sessions denied the charges brought against him in his hearing for a federal judgeship in 1986 accusing him of being a racist.  “I do not harbor those kinds of animosities and race-based ideas I was accused of,” Sessions said under questioning from Feinstein.

The comment followed his opening remarks, in which Sessions addressed allegations that he is racist and that as a U.S. attorney he wrongly pursued a voting rates case against black civil rights activists. “I was accused, amazingly of harboring sensibilities for the KKK. These are false allegations…I abhor the klan and what it represents and its hateful ideology.”

Sessions defended the case of voter fraud he brought against the black activists, saying the case was proposed by African Americans who said their ballots had been stolen and altered. He also touted a hate crime he prosecuted against a member of the Ku Klux Klan that resulted in an execution.

“I never declared the NAACP un-American or a civil rights attorney a disgrace to his race,” he said. “There is nothing I’m more proud of than my 14 years in the Department of Justice.”

The AG candidate also said he still believes Roe v. Wade is the worst Supreme Court decision of all time but it’s the law of the land and deserves respect.  “It’s the law of the land, established and settled for a long time. It deserves respect and I would respect and follow it.”

Finally, in another highlight of what has transpired so far, Sessions said he does not support President-elect Trump’s campaign proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the country. Instead, he said he supports Trump’s proposed “extreme vetting” of immigrants coming from dangerous regions.

However, Sessions said a person’s religion could be a factor if they’re, for example, an extremist whose religion includes harming Americans.

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  • Tiger

    I am listening to the hearings and key Demonrats are of course doing everything they can to deface this good man. When in fact they have known him for 20 years and they know darned well he is a good choice. He is holding his own and talking back and not letting the bully pulpit pit bulls talk over him and leave a hanging chad. He is doing so with grace, dignity and integrity and even bringing a bit of humor something very foreign to the lying mongrels called Demonrats.

    Looking forward to Booker in the AM who most likely will be well groomed for his barking and growling but he best to walk carefully because he might find he chokes on his own chain.

    This man was writing letters to O and to the congress and he tried to wake them up to do something to stop O and his unconstitutional moves etc. He then started giving his letters to sites on the net so the rest of us could see how he was trying to wake these guys up. He knows who is what and what each of these people are they fear him most likely he is an insider who will be able to open some can of worms. I think he will make it great.

    • Smarty

      Some of this may be true, but he’s also about as anti-marijuana as one can get. Although I personally don’t smoke it, I’d sure like to have it available for medicinal purposes….especially pain.

      • Tiger

        I am an RN for close to 30 years and spent 4 years at Baptist Cancer Institute in Jacksonville, Florida docs nurse, research then worked administering chemotherapy and educating the patients. The docs had pills to help with appetites they wouldn’t use yep pot. So the patients grew their own. They uses to laugh about going to Holland where they could smoke free and clear. Well I went to Holland when in Europe for a few years and not what it is cracked up to be.

        Sessions is a good man and knows the difference. Docs I am sure will put their two cents in on all of it.

      • Uncle Sham

        I do smoke it and I’ll take kicking out illegal aliens over the right to smoke pot, any day of the week

        • Smarty

          I should probably clarify. I’m all FOR weed, smoking for recreation or otherwise. I smoked it when I was younger now and then, but it’s just not my thing these days. I’d rather have some highly infused gummy bears for recreation, and some high octane THC CBD oil for pain. I don’t see things ending well with Sessions in the game…

          • Uncle Sham

            Trump and Sessions have both already stated they plan on leaving it up to the states to decide what to do with it….same as their stance on abortion