Opinion | President Trump, where is the winning?

February 6, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I have a question.

I’m sitting here admiring my extra $1.50 and my new Costco membership, as the stock market makes that slide-whistle sound effect it used to make when ol’ W was in charge, and I just can’t help but wonder …

The winning, when does it start?

You know what I’m talking about. The winning we were promised. There was not only going to be some winning, there was going to be so much winning we were going to get tired of it.

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Alabama Congressional delegation reacts to release of Nunes memo

February 5, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s Congressional delegation reacted mostly positive towards the decision to release a classified memo dealing with the investigation of a former Trump campaign staffer to the public.

Friday, President Donald Trump approved the request of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to declassify a classified memo provided to the Committee regarding requests by the FBI and the Department of Justice to place surveillance on former members of the Trump presidential campaign. Republicans embraced the conclusions of the Nunes memo; while Democrats denounced it as drawing the wrong conclusions and worried that it jeopardized the sources and methods used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and never should have been made public.

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Opinion | The politics of deflection, distraction

February 2, 2018

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

With everything going on in Washington, D.C., it’s difficult to predict the result of the midterm 2018 elections.

All indications are that Democrats will have a good year, perhaps even taking over the House of Representatives or the Senate or both.

Let’s learn our lesson, though. Predictions during this Donald Trump era are not certain. Few people thought so-called Republican Trump would defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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On Nunes Memo, Rogers says Americans deserve to know the truth

February 1, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Saks, said Thursday that the Nunes memo “must be released to the public” for the American people to see.

“There is nothing more fundamental to our Republic than free elections, equal justice under the law and honest government,” Rep. Rogers wrote in a statement. “Any threat to them can shake the foundations of our Constitution.  Recently, some very disturbing information about the actions of a few high- ranking officials at the FBI and Justice Department has come to light. This information describes an effort to use the most sensitive law enforcement techniques to discredit and potentially nullify the 2016 election.”

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Sessions reportedly pressured FBI director to make personnel changes

January 24, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been pressuring FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to replace the bureau’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, who President Donald Trump has been increasingly critical of.

The Post’s report said that Wray resisted call from Sessions for major personnel changes at the bureau’s senior level.

White House counsel Donald McGahn reportedly has sought to mediate the issue between the two men.  The Post’s anonymous sources claim that McGahn advised Sessions to back off Wray, which he did.

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What can we learn on the Plains of Weehawken?

August 9, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

“If we had an Attorney General, there’d be a Grand Jury,” said a retired judge referring to revelations in APR’s exit interview with Ethics Commissioner, Dr. Stewart Tankersley.

Examples of collusion, questionable opinions, and other suspect activity, he said, “should be before a Grand Jury, and we should ask them: ‘What do you want us to do with this?'”

Speaking truth to power or shining a light on a brood of vipers undoubtedly has consequences both negative and positive. At the moment, Tankersley is feeling the wrath of those he has criticized.

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US Representative Terri Sewell addresses group in Birmingham Town Hall

August 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, US Representative Terri Sewell (R-Selma) addressed a town hall in Birmingham hosted by State Representative Rolanda Hollis (D-Birmingham) about Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010) and other issues facing  the Federal government.  The town hall was held in Birmingham’s Guiding Light Church on John Rogers Drive.  About 70 citizens were on hand to hear Sewell and the other participants on the panel on government. 
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Lindsey Graham threatens “there will be Holy Hell” if Trump fires Sessions

July 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 27, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Associated Press that he will continue to serve as Attorney General as long as President Trump wants him to.

AG Sessions told the AP in El Salvador that Trump has every right to find another Attorney General.  Sessions said, “I serve at the pleasure of the President. I’ve understood that from the day I took the job.”
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Alabama leaders express support for Sessions

July 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald J. Trump (R) is increasingly preoccupied by the many investigations that are now centering around his 2016 election and allegations that the Trump campaign may have colluded with the Russian government to expose former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s secrets and tilt the election in his favor.  Trump’s anger is increasingly focused on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R).  Sessions, a former Alabama Senator, angered his boss by recusing himself from the Trump Russian collusion investigation after it was revealed that Sessions, while a prominent member of the Trump campaign, did have two meetings with the Russian ambassador.  The President disagrees and a growing number of sources believe that the embattled President is considering firing Sessions as AG.
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Sessions says he’ll stay Attorney General as long as it is appropriate

July 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The public rift between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently continues to grow.  At a Department of Justice press conference on Thursday, July 20, 2017, Attorney General Sessions said, “We love this job, we love this department and I plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate.”

Sessions remarks at a Department of Justice press conference followed a Wednesday New York Times interview in which the President was sharply critical of his Attorney General’s decision to recuse himself from the Russian collusion scandal.
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