Apparently neoconfederate hobbit Jeff Sessions is the latest hack to attract the ire of the Franco of Fifth Avenue:
Few Republicans were quicker to embrace President Trump’s campaign last year than Jeff Sessions, and his reward was one of the most prestigious jobs in America. But more than four months into his presidency, Mr. Trump has grown sour on Mr. Sessions, now his attorney general, blaming him for various troubles that have plagued the White House.
The discontent was on display on Monday in a series of stark early-morning postings on Twitter in which the president faulted his own Justice Department for its defense of his travel ban on visitors from certain predominantly Muslim countries. Mr. Trump accused Mr. Sessions’s department of devising a “politically correct” version of the ban — as if the president had nothing to do with it.
In private, the president’s exasperation has been even sharper. He has intermittently fumed for months over Mr. Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election, according to people close to Mr. Trump who insisted on anonymity to describe internal conversations. In Mr. Trump’s view, they said, it was that recusal that eventually led to the appointment of a special counsel who took over the investigation.
If Session ever gets fired or reigns, I wonder which lickpittle Trump will make a point of considering in public and then humiliatingly rejecting? Well, Baker and Haberman provide one answer in this nice bit of shade-throwing:
Alan M. Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School who has frequently defended Mr. Trump on cable news, said the president was clearly voicing frustration with Mr. Sessions. But he said it was not clear to him that it was a personal issue as opposed to an institutional one with the office.
Ah, the Dersh. If you had any doubt that he’s made the short journey from reflexive contrarian to outright Republican hack, he was recently seen arguing that Trump firing Comey couldn’t have been obstruction of justice, because he has the legal authority to fire the FBI director. So if a friend shows up to your front door and asks if he can hide out at your place for a while and wash the blood of the three people he just killed off his clothes, don’t worry, you have the legal authority to invite people into your home and to own a washing machine, so you’d be in the clear!
Next up after Dershowitz: Jamie Gorelick.