The New York Times is Openly Defending Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

In this July 13, 2018, photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks in Portland, Maine.

By Published on September 6, 2018

The New York Times rushed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s defense after a series of critical tweets from President Donald Trump in an editorial Tuesday.

The editorial, “Sorry, Mr. Trump, the Attorney General Is America’s Lawyer,” posits that “with his latest attack on Jeff Sessions, the president shows his real problem isn’t with the Justice Department but with the rule of law.”


“By now, few might lift an eyebrow at President Trump’s crusade to delegitimize his own Justice Department and, specifically, his attorney general, Jeff Sessions,” the paper writes.

The Times’ defense of Sessions is an abrupt change from previous editorials, starting from when he was first nominated in January 2017.

When Trump first nominated Sessions, the Times’ editorial board questioned whether he was even fit to serve as attorney general and called on Democrats to delay his confirmation hearings.

“The attorney general is too important an office, and Mr. Sessions’s views are too extreme — as Republicans themselves saw 30 years ago — to allow his nomination to sail through without a fight,” the editorial read.

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While the paper now believes Sessions rightly serves as “America’s lawyer” — particularly when his Justice Department is prosecuting Republican politicians like Reps. Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins’s financial crimes and corruption — in April 2017, it accused “Sessions and the administration” of “being led by their bleak vision to the dark side of the law.”

The Times might not appreciate how or why Trump is presently attacking his attorney general, but it’s amazing to pretend like members of its editorial board wouldn’t want to see Sessions replaced as well.


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  • SmallBizConservative

    OF COURSE the Fake New York Times is supporting Sessions. It really isn’t hard to figure out that Sessions, with the able assistance of the FNYT, wrote the anonymous op-ed. Sessions has been trying to destroy Trump’s presidency since Day 1.

    Trump would be doing himself AND the US citizens a big favor by canning Sessions, Rosenstain and Mueller immediately. The libs and LSM asre screaming about everything anyway, so nothing will change…

  • qanton91

    ︀T︀h︀a︀nk︀s︀ B︀r︀︀oth︀a︀!! I︀’︀v︀e f︀o︀u︀nd t︀︀h︀e︀r︀e m︀y T︀e︀︀a︀ch︀e︀r N︀a︀k︀ed ! m︀w︀a︀a︀hh︀a︀hh︀

    • masmi07

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  • Up_Words

    Whatever the rhyme, reason (or treason) affecting our formerly stalwart Jeff Sessions while causing him to be AWOL within the culture war now raging for our republic’s struggle to return to a modicum of “truth, justice, and the American way” –an endorsement from Deep State Central (NYT division) is not the way to patch up and make nice with Lady Liberty. Let us continue to pray for Brother Jeff—and our President!

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