That Time Jeff Sessions Asked Sally Yates If She Would Follow An Unlawful Order And She Was Like 'Nah'
Jeff Sessions, he's this guy. Total racist. Southern dick. Calls grown black lawyer-men "boy" and such (allegedly). Thinks laws banning Asian people and Jews were awesome. Much missed at the Keebler elf tree for his skill with the chocolate striping. About to gut the Civil Rights division and every other good thing from the Justice Department, at the behest of his lord and seigneur Donald Trump. Probably gonna let him grab his wife's pussy too. After all, it's the polite thing to do. What's a little sexual assault among friends?
Well, here's a fun little GOTCHA that boomeranged into a GOTCHEE! When Sally Yates, whom "President" Donald Trump fired last night as acting Attorney General -- not for "insubordination," because that is a big grownup word, but for "betraying" the administration by telling him (paraphrase) "actually, the Muslim Ban is not lawful on its face, you three-year-old with very normal sized hands (for a three-year-old)" -- was first being confirmed for her big Justice Department job under Loretta Lynch, Jeff Sessions had some questions for her.
He seemed pretty convinced that Barack Obama was a big tyrant doing big tyrant things, like -- are you old enough to remember this too? -- signing an executive order saying kids who grew up in the US weren't a priority for deportation. Man, what an unlawful order THAT was, can you even IMAGINE? Anyway, Sessions:
"You have to watch out because people will be asking you to do things and you need to say no. You think the Attorney General has the responsibility to say no to the President if he asks for something that's improper? A lot of people have defended the Lynch nomination, for example by saying 'well, he appoints somebody who's going to execute his views, what's wrong with that?' But if the views the President wants to execute are unlawful, should the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General say no?"
Oh man, what a gotcha, because obviously, Sally Yates will be like "no, I have no independent judgment as a professional and human being, I am just a total apparatchik. You're probably looking for Dana Boente, that dude is conscientious and independent AS FUCK."
Oh, did she not say that? She said this instead?
"Senator, I believe the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General has an obligation to follow the law and the Constitution and to give their independent legal advice to the President."
Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.