Sessions: Rule of Law opposite of politics

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gestures during a news conference at the Moakley Federal Building in Boston, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Sessions is defending his top deputy after some Congressional Republicans moved to impeach him. Sessions said Thursday in Boston that he has the “highest confidence” in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. He suggested lawmakers […]

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday said the rule of law is not about politics.

“The rule of law is not about ideology,” Sessions said during a grand opening ceremony for a new federal courthouse in his hometown of Mobile. “Ideology is not law, whatever it is. It’s more akin to politics, but it’s not law. It’s the opposite of law, really.”

The Attorney General’s comments may be related to recent criticism he has received from President Donald Trump. The President has repeatedly criticized Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into ties between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. Last week, the President tweeted a blistering and sarcastic statement about the Justice Department bringing criminal charges against two Republican congressmen up for re-election in November.   

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