Donald Trump Considering Firing Jeff Sessions

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been an stout opponent of liberty through bringing back minimum sentencing, wanting to revoke states legislation for medical marijuana, and restarting the police’s powers of civil asset forfeiture, may soon be out of a job due to his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

President Trump has become increasingly critical of Sessions calling him “beleaguered” in a tweet for not opening an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

According to the Hill, Senator Ted Cruz and Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani, are being considered as replacements for the current Attorney General. Both politicians have stated that they are not interested in the position.

Ted Cruz stated that “The stories being reported in the media tonight are false. My focus is and will remain fighting every day to defend the 28 million Texans in the U.S. Senate.”

With Jeff Sessions authoritarian nature, it would be a victory for liberty (if his replacement is better that is) to have him removed from Trump’s cabinet.

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Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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  1. Given the history of attorney generals since Ronald Reagan, I do not have any hope for an attorney general who will be favorable for our liberties, whether or not Sessions is replaced. If his office is abolished, I have hope.

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