Attorney General Sessions speaks out against marijuana legalization

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has spoken out against the legalization of marijuana saying, “I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful,” To read more on this article in the Independent… Continue reading Attorney General Sessions speaks out against marijuana legalization

New York attorney general says Rex Tillerson used e-mail alias at Exxon to discuss climate change

Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters According to the attorney general of New York State Eric Schneiderman, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used the e-mail alias “Wayne Tracker” to send and receive information on climate change while he was at Exxon Oil. To read more on this story in the Reuters article click here.

Jeff Sessions not sure if America will be a better, healthier nation if marijuana was sold at every corner store.

Photo by Trevor Hughes for the USA Today. At the National Meeting of Attorneys General, Jeff Sessions stated, “I’m not sure we would be a better, healthier nation if we have marijuana being sold at every corner grocery store.” This and other comments from the White House have thrown the country’s marijuana industry into a… Continue reading Jeff Sessions not sure if America will be a better, healthier nation if marijuana was sold at every corner store.

DeVos resisted rescinding protections because of potential harm to transgender students.

Photo by Doug Mills for the New York Times President Donald Trump has rescinded the federal rules on school bathrooms for transgendered students. This despite resistance from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos because of the potential harm that rescinding the protections could cause transgender students. However Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who has opposed expanding transgender… Continue reading DeVos resisted rescinding protections because of potential harm to transgender students.

Sally Yates believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials

Then acting attorney general Sally Yates had warned the Trump White House that Michael Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail because he misled senior White House officials, including vice-president Mike Pence, about the nature of his phone calls to the Russian ambassador. To read the Washington Post article click here.

Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren

Republican senators voted on Tuesday to formally silence a Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren for impugning a peer, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, by protesting his nomination for attorney general while reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. To read the New York Times article click here. Watch the… Continue reading Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Over Ban

President Donald Trump has fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates  for her defiance of the President’s travel ban for people arriving in the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Yates had wrote a letter stating that she was not convinced that the executive order was lawful and stated that the Department of Justice had… Continue reading Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Over Ban