When President Trump entered office, plenty changed. That’s obvious. But one of the biggest changes took place in the Department of Justice.
Under Obama, our DOJ was a joke. Instead of prosecuting crimes, the department attacked corporations. Obama used the DOJ to create slush funds for liberal parties. Meanwhile, the neglected the true purpose of pursuing justice.
All that changed when Trump appointed Jeff Session as Attorney General. Sessions is a tough prosecutor. He intends to go after criminals with intensity. During his time as AG, he’s overturned numerous Obama-era rules that put a blind eye to crime.
But in one especially controversial issue, the president might be turning against his AG.
From The Right Scoop:
President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.
Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution.
One of the lead sponsors is Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is aligned with Trump on several issues but recently has tangled with the administration over the Justice Department’s threatened crackdowns on marijuana.
Like so many other stories, the media is misrepresenting this issue. Trump isn’t trying to legalize marijuana nationwide. He is simply considering a change that will prevent the federal government from fighting states that have.
That flies in the face of Sessions’ recent agenda. The AG openly opposed states that legalized marijuana. He promised swift retribution by the federal government. That means more resources and manpower by the DOJ to attack states over a sticky issue. Rather than using those same resources to combat violent criminal or illegal immigration.
It’s very likely that’s why Trump is in favor of the change. There are pressing issues at stake in our country. Perhaps Trump doesn’t want the DOJ chasing their tails over pot. Instead, he wants the DOJ to prosecute series violations—like the Spygate mess of the previous administration.
This might not sit well with Sessions. But many have speculated that Trump isn’t all too happy with the AG right not, as well. Sessions seems unwilling, from what we’ve publicly seen, to go after Democrats who violated the law. Numerous liberals abused their power to spy on Trump’s campaign; we’ve yet to see prosecutions.
So, I’m thinking Trump isn’t too concerned over Sessions’ feelings right now.
Source: The Right Scoop