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#1 Norman

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:45 AM

Still winning....

 

A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in place

 

By Sari Horwitz April 18 at 10:49 PM 
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers.
 
But the attorney general does not have a single U.S. attorney in place to lead his tough-on-crime efforts across the country. Last month, Sessions abruptly told the dozens of remaining Obama administration U.S. attorneys to submit their resignations immediately — and none of them, or the 47 who had already left, have been replaced.
 
“We really need to work hard at that,” Sessions said when asked Tuesday about the vacancies as he opened a meeting with federal law enforcement officials. The 93 unfilled U.S. attorney positions are among the hundreds of critical Trump administration jobs that remain open.  Sessions is also without the heads of his top units, including the civil rights, criminal and national security divisions, as he tries to reshape the Justice Department.

 

https://www.washingt...m=.1a42c1462486

 

 



#2 hst2

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:05 AM

What do you except? Not many of the Klan go to law school.


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#3 michiganjoe

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:06 AM

The incompetence is stunning.



#4 ODENTON

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:23 AM

donalds bozo administration........gotta work on that golf game though.



#5 Marshan Man

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

Slide some oil to me...
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#6 ncbirdfan

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:35 AM

 

Still winning....

 

A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in place

 

 

This really begs the question: Why were the justices fired abruptly in the first place if no alternatives were readily available?


Edited by ncbirdfan, 19 April 2017 - 10:35 AM.


#7 Marshan Man

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:48 AM

Interesting. No Trumppets willing to tell us how this is somehow a good thing?? Talking points haven't come out yet I suppose...
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#8 ivanbalt

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

Interesting. No Trumppets willing to tell us how this is somehow a good thing?? Talking points haven't come out yet I suppose...

 

Surprising there hasn't been the stock response, "get used to it because Trump won" that they bust out constantly when they aren't smart enough to defend Trump.



#9 zenwalk

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

This really begs the question: Why were the justices fired abruptly in the first place if no alternatives were readily available?

They are usually filled one at a time when replacements are ready, just as reason suggests they would.. This wholesale purge has never been done before. It's strange because at this level of DoJ there is usually bipartisanship as crime (usually) doesn't have a party affiliation.  

People don't believe the republicans when they promised to make government so small they could drown it in a bathtub. Guess what? It's drowning as the Emperor plays another round of golf at MarALago on your dime. 


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#10 ODENTON

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:54 PM

Interesting. No Trumppets willing to tell us how this is somehow a good thing?? Talking points haven't come out yet I suppose...

Bam!
 



#11 FatBoy

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

I can't help but think some criminal is going to get off because of the delays in on-going cases. 

Maybe that's part of the strategery. 


Edited by FatBoy, 19 April 2017 - 03:23 PM.

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#12 ODENTON

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:13 PM

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#13 ivanbalt

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:11 AM

I can't help but think some criminal is going to get off because of the delays in on-going cases. 

Maybe that's part of the strategery. 

 

I'm guessing white collar criminal based on the oligarchs running the show.



#14 ms maggie

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:57 AM

This really begs the question: Why were the justices fired abruptly in the first place if no alternatives were readily available?

Because firing is easy. Like ineffective EOs. Or fruitless meetings with foreign leaders. Or dropping bombs.

All high profile. All easy.

Edited by ms maggie, 20 April 2017 - 08:59 AM.


#15 ncbirdfan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

Because firing is easy. Like ineffective EOs. Or fruitless meetings with foreign leaders. Or dropping bombs.

All high profile. All easy.

Oh I believe it's much more sinister than that. If no one is watching the store...



#16 Norman

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:09 AM

Because firing is easy. Like ineffective EOs. Or fruitless meetings with foreign leaders. Or dropping bombs.

All high profile. All easy.

Why not keep the existing attorneys until replacements can be put in place?



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:33 AM

This really begs the question: Why were the justices fired abruptly in the first place if no alternatives were readily available?

 

Why not keep the existing attorneys until replacements can be put in place?

 

I was watching a Talking head show about this which also covered the lack of progress filling positions (real work postions) in many many departments. And a stunning theory/hypothesis as to why came out. And it is very sinister.

 

The idea is NOT that the Trump Admin is inept. But rather very clever. And is attempting gutting the government as we know it, by;

  1. Appointing like minded sleazy characters to the highest positions. And most importantly have chowder for brains as to how government is supposed to work. This way there are no 'raised eyebrows' when Bannon says 'do this'.
  2. Remove all that might conflict with point 1's policies regardless of the positions being political appointees or professional. IOWs fire everyone...and fast.
  3. This creates a vacuum or gap between 1 and where the work is really done.
  4. With 3 in place it is very difficult to swim up steam to question or try and clarify policy from point 1.
  5. Point 1 can do crazy shxt and because of 4 nothing can really get done to counter act it.
  6. Also because all the above points point 1 is beholden to no one but the Prez.
  7. Create so many balls in the air and moving parts with no one that can be  clearly pinpointed and held responsible.
  8. Create alternate facts to distract from the real facts. Repeat alt facts over and over again till they seem real. Or at the very least keep the media so busy checking on the validity of the alt facts that they can't drill down on the real issues.
  9. Fire ANYONE on any commission that is sniffing around and getting to close to the truth about the Admin.

Voila, the government as we know it has been gutted and so slowly no one of importance or power to counteract notices till it is too late. A coup has happened and not a single shot fired.


Edited by Guido2, 21 April 2017 - 08:44 AM.


#18 ms maggie

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Why not keep the existing attorneys until replacements can be put in place?


I have no clue. Clearly to play to the base and of course, it's activity. (You ever work with anyone like that? Always busy, always making a fuss about how hard they're working, but in the final analysis, never accomplish anything? This is apparently now the modus operandi of the executive branch. Swell, huh?)




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