Not Trump’s lawyer

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “Ses­sions de­fends, de­murs and de­flects,” June 14

Through­out his tes­ti­mony to the Se­nate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee on Tues­day, Atty. Gen. Jeff Ses­sions dodged, dipped and weaved in ways that would have made Muham­mad Ali proud. And for what, to pro­tect him­self, Pres­i­dent Trump and pos­si­bly Rus­sian oli­garchs?

It is not Ses­sions’ job to pro­tect the pres­i­dent or his pri­vate con­ver­sa­tions, es­pe­cially since Trump had not in­voked ex­ec­u­tive priv­i­lege. It is his job to pro­tect the Con­sti­tu­tion and our democ­racy by be­ing in­de­pen­dent of ex­ec­u­tive in­flu­ence or in­tim­i­da­tion.

That Ses­sions, by his own ad­mis­sion, has not been briefed and has dis­played lit­tle in­ter­est in what the Rus­sians did dur­ing the 2016 pres­i­dent cam­paign is proof that he’s just a rub­ber stamp for Trump. He is woe­fully un­qual­i­fied to be at­tor­ney gen­eral and should re­sign im­me­di­ately. Eu­gene Si­son San Di­mas

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ATTY. GEN. Jeff Ses­sions tes­ti­fies on Capi­tol Hill Tues­day about Rus­sian med­dling in the elec­tion.

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