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AG Jeff Sessions: Judges shouldn't 'psychoanalyze' Trump to see if executive orders are lawful

Original story at CNN• 71 mentions • 6 months ago

CNN 6 months ago

 
"The judges don't get to psychoanalyze the President to see if the order he issues is lawful," Sessions said. "I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and Constitutional power," he added. (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week that judges shouldn't "psychoanalyze" President Donald Trump when determining whether his executive orders are lawful. Sessions made the comments on "The Mark Levin Show" Wednesday evening when he was asked about potential judges Trump would ...
 
 
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01 May
#DemForce Debrianna @DMansini
RT @JMLudes: 35/ and his attorney general https://t.co/m9T3q5VUWk
24 Apr
Maggie Poltergeist @maggiepriceless
RT @dscc: Jeff Sessions doesn’t seem to remember voting to confirm that federal judge https://t.co/aN2ceH9ohS
24 Apr
Senate Democrats @dscc
Jeff Sessions doesn’t seem to remember voting to confirm that federal judge https://t.co/aN2ceH9ohS
21 Apr
News UCanUse @zapher134
RT @dwaynecobb: Backlash over GOP(R)Trump's AG GOP(R)Sessions' Hawaii remarks -- @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/rPN9NUfFck
21 Apr
Merton Gaudette @Merton_G3
#AG #Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block #Trump's #immigration order https://t.co/r3sYkr1nYY
21 Apr
Lionel @LionelMedia
You're losing me, Beauregard. https://t.co/X6vy0fYPb4
21 Apr
Melissa Allen Heath @melisheath
Even ignoring his disrespect for Hawaii, an AG who doesn't respect Constitutional balance of powers is problematic. https://t.co/xvJcs4ayPi
21 Apr
Jim Clancy @ClancyReports
RT @MorningExp: AG Jeff Sessions under fire for comments he made about Hawaii https://t.co/trPUQm15uz
21 Apr
Kendall Thiessen @ideasurge
Bigoted prick/ #Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block immigration ban https://t.co/ykHxbJmMH2
21 Apr
#TakeAKnee @3rdWorldSun
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
21 Apr
ALI DZA @DZA13
Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order @CNNPolitics https://t.co/UKqgQ2pNcB
21 Apr
Elizabeth l Maness @ElizbethLManess
RT @TalKopan: DOJ statement on Sessions Hawaii comments https://t.co/ptCSwsa8X2 https://t.co/MUPjcH33Gu
21 Apr
P. F. Anderson @pfanderson
AG Sessions says he's 'amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order https://t.co/euQkSCbHli
21 Apr
Carla Marinucci @cmarinucci
RT @grantmeaccess: Sessions unaware Hawaii an actual state https://t.co/UOwdF3y2wB
21 Apr
seth levine @sether
hey @jeffsessions. judges are part of one of the coequal branches of govt. that island in the pacific is a US state. https://t.co/XNTaL1v5fN
21 Apr
Greta Christina @GretaChristina
So the attorney general doesn't recognize Hawaii as a state, & doesn't think federal judges there can make rulings? https://t.co/4oywJxfnJI
21 Apr
Grant J Smith @grantmeaccess
Sessions unaware Hawaii an actual state https://t.co/UOwdF3y2wB
21 Apr
Dylan A. Marcheschi @thomasmonopoly
Jeff Sessions says he's 'amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump immigration order https://t.co/gBLGjHsmGQ
21 Apr
jonathan vanasco @2xlp
Why did Jeff Sessions disrespect Hawaii's statehood? I'm starting to question his status as a "Civil Rights Leader" https://t.co/yIbsdO98hT
21 Apr
Alex Leo @AlexMLeo
Every time I think @jeffsessions can't get any crazier/more racist he says "OH YEAH?" https://t.co/D6heEbL3rV https://t.co/rPdzK3LU4F
21 Apr
Frank Florianz @frank754
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
davidcowan @davidcowan
The US attorney general is "amazed" that federal courts can check executive power. Um, shouldn't he know that stuff? https://t.co/ghy4GSsli8
20 Apr
Serpentine202 @Serpentine202
RT @myesoteric: AMAZING!! AG and former Senator doesn't know Hawaii is part of the US WOW!! https://t.co/VFMYTLJxOR @Serpentine202 @banneri…
20 Apr
Wise_Diva @wise_diva
RT @TalKopan: DOJ statement on Sessions Hawaii comments https://t.co/ptCSwsa8X2 https://t.co/MUPjcH33Gu
20 Apr
Carl Quintanilla @carlquintanilla
RT @TalKopan: DOJ statement on Sessions Hawaii comments https://t.co/ptCSwsa8X2 https://t.co/MUPjcH33Gu
20 Apr
S.E.B. MD @ircrc
RT @BroderickGreer: When colonialism bites back https://t.co/fIo0BiCtmh (h/t @BraddJaffy) https://t.co/nZQui0tqBq
20 Apr
Kat @SageMD1908
AG Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order ... https://t.co/63Ezm3Y3Vj
20 Apr
🗽Jeffrey Levin 🗽 @jilevin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is frustrated by a federal judge in Hawaii https://t.co/EWCsLbXv2B
20 Apr
#TheResistance @eqracer
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
Eric Goldstein @egoldstein
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
Dr. Patricia Farrell @drpatfarrell
Sessions says he's 'amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order - https://t.co/bz22c2YyFW
20 Apr
(((Kevin Kalmes))) @kkalmes2
RT @GlennKesslerWP: Who knew? Apparently Hawaii is not a state, just "an island" https://t.co/g4M4CsdVSd
20 Apr
Brian C @bphoon
Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order @CNNPolitics https://t.co/hyPjblF8Ny
20 Apr
Old_ResistFascists @WhizChem
RT @HawaiiDelilah: Jeff "states rights" Sessions thinks the state of Hawaii is just an island in the Pacific. https://t.co/JEceSXKRD0
20 Apr
Bob Foss @Ancientbob
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
karl knox @knoxkp
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
نشرة القاهرة‎ @cairowire
RT @natemcdermott: AG Jeff Sessions: Judges shouldn't 'psychoanalyze' Trump to see if executive orders are lawful https://t.co/yNIr8SrXvU b…
20 Apr
(((Naomi Bloom))) @InFullBloomUS
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
Progressive Push @progressivepush
Sessions' Insult, 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' , HI can block Trump's immigration order https://t.co/WeLusGRlLM
20 Apr
Justin Thorp @thorpus
🙄😡 --> AG Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order https://t.co/vj9Val2OXl
20 Apr
Juliet Schor @JulietSchor
RT @sivavaid: Somebody please give this man a map and a copy of the Constitution. https://t.co/cevqJvp5EK
20 Apr
Lauren Gambino @laurenegambino
RT @ericbradner: Hi Hawaii, AG Jeff Sessions doesn't think much of you. via @KFILE https://t.co/9N3jOJELYG https://t.co/JIMfm2zED6
20 Apr
Goldie Blumenstyk @GoldieStandard
AG Sessions says he's 'amazed' a judge 'on an island in the Pacific' can block Trump's immigration order via CNN https://t.co/qre7fJK3cK
20 Apr
SivaVaidhyanathan🗽 @sivavaid
Somebody please give this man a map and a copy of the Constitution. https://t.co/cevqJvp5EK
20 Apr
FWDCROCBLU @fwdcrocblu
RT @SamWada: Basically, the US Attorney General just admitted that he doesn't understand how the court system works. https://t.co/w2FJiHarJd
20 Apr
David Boo Teicher @Aerocles
RT @mirandacgreen: Where the Attorney General appears confused how federal judges can impact national orders https://t.co/uqZwPt5Ih2 https:…
20 Apr
Gary Tuchman @GaryTuchmanCNN
A reminder to not just Americans but others throughout the world; Hawaii is one of our 50 states. https://t.co/3rvFU1ZF4q
20 Apr
Victor Huckabee @popesaintvictor
And I'm amazed that a bigot from the 1930's can become attorney general in 2017. https://t.co/enJC7sqAGZ
20 Apr
Jamil Smith @JamilSmith
“A judge sitting on an island in the Pacific.” Did everyone hear that dog whistle from Jeff Sessions? Good. https://t.co/Lv8w5cmW2K
20 Apr
Gary Wright II @garywright2
RT @OccupyWallStNYC: Jeff Sessions is awful, and doesn't seem to understand that Hawaii is a part of the USA https://t.co/qs0JJDhDRl https:…
20 Apr
Occupy Wall Street @OccupyWallStNYC
Jeff Sessions is awful, and doesn't seem to understand that Hawaii is a part of the USA https://t.co/qs0JJDhDRl https://t.co/HaLgFpBlFb
20 Apr
oufenix (D) @oufenix
RT @Amy_Siskind: Good gawd this regime are a bunch of ignorant bigots. Sickening. https://t.co/AZEVKNCJnA
20 Apr
Garry Hayes @geotripper
RT @HawaiiDelilah: Jeff "states rights" Sessions thinks the state of Hawaii is just an island in the Pacific. https://t.co/JEceSXKRD0
20 Apr
nancyrubin @nancyrubin
RT @KFILE: Jeff Sessions shits on Hawaii. Kinda weird. https://t.co/c2Nd4ymvo5 https://t.co/qntzJ2Pigf
20 Apr
Nancie McDermott @nanciemac
RT @HawaiiDelilah: Jeff "states rights" Sessions thinks the state of Hawaii is just an island in the Pacific. https://t.co/JEceSXKRD0
20 Apr
Dr. Time @tcarmody
Here too, hey, if you want to pull US gov't out & give Hawaii back to the native peoples there, who am I to stop you https://t.co/klwWQkickQ
20 Apr
James G. Cobb @NYCjamescobb
RT @ericbradner: Hi Hawaii, AG Jeff Sessions doesn't think much of you. via @KFILE https://t.co/9N3jOJELYG https://t.co/JIMfm2zED6
20 Apr
Liberalibrarian @Liberalibrarian
RT @HawaiiDelilah: Jeff "states rights" Sessions thinks the state of Hawaii is just an island in the Pacific. https://t.co/JEceSXKRD0
20 Apr
Washington DC News @washdcnews
AG Jeff Sessions: Judges shouldn't 'psychoanalyze' Trump to see if executive orders are lawful https://t.co/SMry5eAG1i
20 Apr
Sabrina Siddiqui @SabrinaSiddiqui
RT @ericbradner: Hi Hawaii, AG Jeff Sessions doesn't think much of you. via @KFILE https://t.co/9N3jOJELYG https://t.co/JIMfm2zED6
20 Apr
Sputnik Witch Hunter @subverzo
RT @KFILE: Jeff Sessions shits on Hawaii. Kinda weird. https://t.co/c2Nd4ymvo5 https://t.co/qntzJ2Pigf
20 Apr
Allahpundit @allahpundit
RT @KFILE: Jeff Sessions shits on Hawaii. Kinda weird. https://t.co/c2Nd4ymvo5 https://t.co/qntzJ2Pigf
20 Apr
Jillian @JillianPHL
RT @allisonkilkenny: Does...does Jeff Sessions not know that Hawaii is a state https://t.co/WZbInD4z2g https://t.co/5KXUFRF8QT
20 Apr
Peter Gleick @PeterGleick
"An island in the Pacific" Sessions criticizes federal judges doing their job. https://t.co/d5Mymg8ZO7 https://t.co/yPIyNyOviz
20 Apr
potsherds @potsherds
RT @igorbobic: States rights advocate Jeff Sessions dismisses Hawaii as "an island in the Pacific" https://t.co/2wvUScW1wc
20 Apr
Steve Rhodes @tigerbeat
RT @KFILE: AG Jeff Sessions: Judges shouldn't 'psychoanalyze' Trump to see if executive orders are lawful https://t.co/0Hx8F3s3K4
20 Apr
Eric Bradner @ericbradner
Hi Hawaii, AG Jeff Sessions doesn't think much of you. via @KFILE https://t.co/9N3jOJELYG https://t.co/JIMfm2zED6
20 Apr
cat @schrodingercat
RT @KateNocera: "an island in the pacific" is how AG Sessions describes one of the 50 states here https://t.co/ZrJyvomSpI
20 Apr
Allison Kilkenny @allisonkilkenny
Does...does Jeff Sessions not know that Hawaii is a state https://t.co/WZbInD4z2g https://t.co/5KXUFRF8QT
20 Apr
Aparna Mukherjee @aparnamuk
RT @KFILE: AG Jeff Sessions: Judges shouldn't 'psychoanalyze' Trump to see if executive orders are lawful https://t.co/0Hx8F3s3K4