JEFF SESSIONS PRAISE OF CONSTITUTION CRUSHING PROSECUTOR ALSO HURTS PRESIDENT TRUMP
"Look Sessions gets the job. Right after he gets the job, he recuses himself. Well, Sessions should have never recused himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else....Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself. I then have--which, frankly is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, 'Thanks Jeff, but I can't, you know I'm not going to take you.' It's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the president...."
President Donald Trump's "New York Times" interview published July 19. 2017
"I've got to tell you, its impressive when you have a tough case, a controversial case and you've got the top guy leading the battle, going to court, standing up and defending the office and the principles of the law.....I'm not taking sides or commenting on the case. Just want to say that leadership requires, a lot of times, our people to step up and be accountable."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions July 12, 2017 praising Acting US Attorney in Las Vegas, Steven Myhre, leading the prosecution of 19 men accused in the Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch-April 2014
"I think saying that he commends the prosecution leading these Bundy cases and this atrocity speaks for itself......but I believe him commending the prosecution on holding these guys for this amount of time and all the money that they're spending on this retrial, this double jeopardy speaks for itself. He says he's not taking sides, but obviously he has. So Sessions is not our friend...."
Andrea Parker, wife of Second Bunkerville Trial defendant Eric Parker comments July 12, 2017 immediately following Jeff Sessions comments
Steven Myhre, the main Jeff Sessions was praising, offered up opening arguments in Las Vegas last Monday (July 17th) at the retrial of four men not convicted by the jury in their first trial earlier this year for supporting the Bundy Family at the standoff near Bundy Ranch in April 2014.
Myhre made a motion before the trial to ban the defendants from using the Constitution's First and Second Amendments as a defense and got US District Judge Gloria Navarro to agree to the ban.
One saving grace for President Trump in this matter was the appearance of one of his supporters, Roger Stone, at a rally for the Bunkerville Standoff defendants on Saturday July 15th.
Stone called on the President to pardon the 19 men involved in the case, only three convicted, one sentenced, with the other 18 currently being jailed indefinitely without bail.
Sessions comments on the Bunkerville Standoff prosecutor should just be the last straw.
These comments cause harm to the President among grassroots supporters including the jailed Cliven Bundy, who endorsed Donald Trump in a letter published right before the election last November. Also among the 19 behind bars, Jerry DeLemus, co-chair of Veterans for Trump during the New Hampshire Primary last year.
DeLemus received a seven year plus (87 month) sentence from US District Judge Gloria Navarro, a sentence 15 months harsher than the one requested by the federal prosecutors in the case.