Tucker: Sessions never forgot why he was in the Cabinet

>> Tucker: THEY ARE ALWAYS AFTERSHOCKS IN CAMPAIGNS, THE FIRST AFTER THE 2018 MAIN TERMS OF ARRIVED QUICKLY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT FIRED HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL, JEFF SESSIONS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, HE HAS PUBLICLY CRITICIZED AND RIDICULED JEFF SESSIONS, SO IT IS NOT SURPRISING

REPLACING SESSIONS WITH A NEW APPOINTMENT, REPUBLICANS HELD THE SENATE, CLEARLY SAW NO REASON TO KEEP HIM AROUND IN THEORY, GOING FORWARD, JEFF SESSIONS COULD CHALLENGE DOUG JONES IN 2020 TO RECLAIM THE ALABAMA SENATE SEE THAT HE GAVE UP TO SERVE THE PRESIDENT AS AG IF HE DID THAT, HE WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY WIN, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PEOPLE IN THE STATE WE ASKED A SOURCE CLOSE TO SESSION, SAID THAT WOULD PROBABLY NOT HAPPEN AND HE WOULD RETIRE INTO PRIVATE LIFE HE DOES NOT COME OF COURSE, WE WILL WISH HIM THE BEST, BUT IT WILL BE, AND WE SHOULD SAY THIS, A LOSS FOR THE COUNTRY DONALD TRUMP'S LONG SHOT PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDED BECAUSE HE PROMISED WHAT SO MANY VOTERS WANTED, AND YET WHAT SO FEW POLITICIANS WERE WILLING TO CAMPAIGN ON, BECAUSE THEY ARE COWARDS

AMONG HIS MANY PROMISES, THE MOST IMPORTANT WAS HIS PLEDGE TO REVERSE DECADES OF DELIBERATE NEGLECT AND TREAT OUR NATIONAL BORDERS LIKE THEY ARE REAL, LIKE ALL COUNTRY MATTERS NOBODY UNDERSTOOD THAT MESSAGE BETTER THAN JEFF SESSIONS HE UNDERSTOOD IT IMMEDIATELY HE WAS ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST AND MOST UNWAVERING SUPPORTERS, I THINK THE FIRST IN THE SENATE, AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF IMMIGRATION WHEN THE PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE, HE GAVE UP AND ESSENTIALLY LIFETIME POST REPRESENTING ALABAMA TO HELP FULFILL TRUMP'S MISSION

SADLY, THE COUNTRY WAS GOING ANOTHER WAY WITHIN ABOUT 5 MINUTES, THE 2016 ELECTION, THE DEMOCRATS DECIDED IT WAS NOT ABOUT IMMIGRATION OR AN ABANDONED MIDDLE-CLASS, BUT RATHER ABOUT "RUSSIA!" AND THE CONSPIRACY BETWEEN VLADIMIR PUTIN AND TRUMP NOW, REPUBLICAN SAID THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT STORY, AND YET FOR SOME REASON, MANY OF THEM ALLOW DEMOCRATS TO REFRAME THE ENTIRE POLITICAL DEBATE IN THE COUNTRY AND MAKE RUSSIA THE SINGLE BIGGEST ISSUE IN AMERICAN POLITICS BUT JEFF SESSIONS DID NOT FALL FOR THAT, HE NEVER LET HIMSELF GET DISTRACTED FROM THE MISSION AT HAND, EVERYONE ELSE OBSESSED OVER DOSSIERS AND FISA WARRANTS, SESSIONS WORRIED ABOUT THE MISSION HE WAS HIRED TO DO HE INTRODUCED A ZERO-TOLERANCE APPROACH TO IMMIGRATION PROSECUTION, TREATED ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES AS A CRIME, BECAUSE IT IS A CRIME

HE'S AT DOJ ISSUED A NEW OPINIONS AND TO RESTRICT THE EXPLOITATION OF ASYLUM LAWS IN THIS COUNTRY HE FOUGHT TO STRIP AGILE FUNDING OF SANCTUARY CITIES COURTS RULED AGAINST HIM, BUT HE DID EVERYTHING HE COULD TO GET THOSE THINGS DONE HIS DEPARTMENT ACCELERATED THE HIRING OF IMMIGRATION JUDGES, DIDN'T GET A LOT OF ATTENTION, BUT A BIG DEAL THEY CAN TAKE LACE MORE QUICKLY

A SERVICE TO AMERICA AND FOR THE PEOPLE BEING HELD ON DHAKA, IS IT REFUTABLE TO DEFEND THAT PROGRAM, WHICH IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, REALLY INDUCED THE PRESIDENT TO ENTER THE PROGRAM SESSIONS WASN'T JUST A FACT EVENT IMMIGRATION, THOUGH, HE ROLLED BACK THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S SOFT ON CRIME POLICIES ACROSS THE BOARD APPEARED HE PURSUED TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR DRUG DEALERS, NOT JUST FOR LIBERALS, BUT WEALTHY LIBERTARIANS, WHO DECIDED THE WAR ON DRUGS WAS A TOTAL DISASTER THIS AT A TIME WHEN MORE PEOPLE ARE DYING EVERY YEAR OF DRUG ODs AND THEN DIED IN ALL OF VIETNAM PAIRED WITH A DECADENT DECIDED IT IS IMMORAL TO PROSECUTE DRUG DRUG DEALERS PROSECUTE DRUG DRUG DEALER OF COURSE, SESSIONS ALMOST ENDED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S HARASSMENT OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, THAT HELPED DRIVE A SURGE IN VIOLENT CRIME IN MAJOR CITIES

IF YOU LIVE IN ONE, YOU KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PASSIONS IT DID ALL OF THIS, EVEN AS HE FINDS IT APPOINTED HIM ATTACKED HIM IN PUBLIC, THE ATTACKS STARTED MORE THAN A YEAR AGO AFTER ONE OF THE RESIDENTS PUBLIC DATE REBUKES, WE TRAVELED WITH HIM TO EL SALVADOR WHERE HE WAS PUSHING A FIGHT AGAINST MS-13 SESSIONS MADE IT CLEAR HE WAS THERE TO GET RESULTS AND WOULD SERVE AS LONG AS THE PRESIDENT WOULD HAVE HIM >> HE HASN'T SAID AGAIN AND AGAIN IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS OUT THIS BARRAGE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE RECUSED YOURSELF FROM OVERSIGHT IN A RUSH INVESTIGATION PAIR DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? >> I UNDERSTAND HIS FEELINGS ABOUT IT BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN A BIG DISTRACTION FOR HIM

BUT TUCKER, I THOUGHT THE EXPERTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE PEOPLE WHO TRAINED IN THAT, I'M CONFIDENT I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION TO SPEAK THE USE OF THE CRITICISM WAS HURTFUL AND THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT REALLY CLEAR THAT HE DOESN'T SEEM TO WANT YOU TO RUN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL YOU CONTINUE TO RUN IT? >> HE CAN MAKE THAT CLEAR AT ANY TIME, I SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT IF HE WANTS TO MAKE A CHANGE, HE CAN CERTAINLY DO SO, AND I WOULD BE GLAD TO YIELD IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCE, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT >> Tucker: SESSIONS WASN'T PERFECT, OBVIOUSLY, HE SOMETIMES GOT ROLLED BY HIS STAFF

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIONS HAVE SHOWED THAT FBI AND DOJ ARE DEEPLY POLITICIZED SESSIONS NEVER SEEMED TO FULLY GET A HANDLE ON THE PERMANENT BUREAUCRACY BENEATH THEM BUT IF YOU TAKE THREE STEPS BACK, HERE IS WHAT YOU SEE IN AN ADMINISTRATION BESET WITH CONSTANT LEAKS AND INFIGHTING AND PEOPLE LOOKING OUT FOR THEMSELVES AND ONLY THEMSELVES, SESSIONS WITH MAYBE ONE OF THE VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO NEVER FORGOT