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Jeff Sessions followed Trump’s demand for investigations into Hillary Clinton: documents show

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American Oversight used the Freedom of Information Act to secure documents that revealed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed to open an investigation into Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

According to the documents, the Republican-led Judiciary Committee and Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd consulted with Sessions on reviewing accusations against the Clinton. In a Nov. 13, 2017 letter to U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Huber, Sessions “requested that you review the matters referenced in the enclosed.”

“Your recommendations should include whether any matters not currently under investigation warrants the opening of an investigation, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources or further investigation, and whether any matters would merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” the letter said.

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It appears Huber never found anything that warranted an investigation, or presumably, the GOP would have hauled the Clintons back into another hearing.

Trump continues to attack Sessions for recusing himself from any investigations into the Trump campaign and the Clintons. Indeed, Sessions addressed the Clinton emails and “other matters from the Clinton Foundation” during his confirmation hearing before Congress. It’s for this reason Sessions sent the information to someone outside of his office.

“On November 13, 2017, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote to former House Judiciary Committee Chair Robert Goodlatte informing him that Sessions had directed ‘senior federal prosecutors’ to evaluate issues the congressman had raised in previous letters,” wrote American Oversight. “Goodlatte had written to Sessions calling for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate Clinton, the Uranium One sale, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of the inquiry into Clinton’s use of a private email server.”

Trump continues to rant against Clinton, saying that she conspired with Russia, though he hasn’t specifically cited the Uranium One sale. PolitFact rates the conspiracy theory surrounding the issue as “mostly false,” though that hasn’t stopped the president’s allies from pushing the conspiracy.

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“In November 2018, DOJ filed a motion for summary judgment in the ongoing litigation, asserting that no records of any written directives existed,” the site said. “In support of that motion, DOJ submitted a sworn declaration claiming that officials with direct knowledge of the situation — including both Huber and Whitaker — had stated there were no written directives and that all instructions to Huber had been delivered orally in meetings or small discussions.”

The information was an outright lie to the court, that has finally been uncovered, but not because of a ruling. Just two days before acting-Attorney General Matthew Whitaker left and Bill Barr took over, the documents were “found.”

“It strains credulity to believe that the Justice Department didn’t know about this letter when they swore under penalty of perjury that it didn’t exist — you don’t exactly forget about a formal directive to investigate Hillary Clinton signed by Jeff Sessions,” said American Oversight executive director Austin Evers. “The fact that they only ‘found’ it the same week Matthew Whitaker was heading for the exit makes it hard to see DOJ’s previous denial as anything but a deliberate attempt to conceal the extent to which President Trump’s authoritarian demands were being put into action.”

American Oversight was able to obtain the documents by suing the Department of Justice in 2017 and they were finally awarded them this week.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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