Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Jeff Sessions, Trump's choice as attorney general, is a closeted gay subject to blackmail; Obama admin. already has threatened to use "secret" against Sessions

Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, is at risk of blackmail because he is a closeted homosexual, according to a published report from 2009.

The Obama administration, in fact, was aware of Sessions' "secret" and held it over his head to ensure he did not block the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a report at Wayne Madsen Report (WMR). The White House had similar information on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and was prepared to use it in a similar fashion.

Sessions and Graham had voiced strong opposition to Sotomayor's nomination, but that changed when the White House made it known that it was willing to unload the "G bomb" on both conservative senators if they sought to block her. From the WMR article, titled "The Democratic not-so-secret secret 'nuclear option' on Sotomayor nomination" and dated June 5-7, 2009. Sotomayor was confirmed on August 6, 2009, with only modest opposition from the GOP. From WMR:

Although there were some initial reservations among progressives over the nomination of U.S. judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace the outgoing David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, progressives are reassured that Sotomayor, while not an activist in the mold of William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, is a staunch supporter of First and Fourth Amendment rights, including the right to privacy. Sotomayor's opinions on freedom of speech cases is also earning her praise from progressives.

Although ranking Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and his committee colleague Lindsey Graham (R-SC) originally voiced strong reservations about President Obama's choice of Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, both conservative "family values" Republicans have had to back down from their original high visibility hostility to Sotomayor.

One of the reasons for the Republicans' change in demeanor is that Democratic opposition research made it known they were ready to pounce on both senators, re-elected in 2008, for hypocrisy on their gay rights policies.

What exactly does that mean? It means the president, contrary to his "No Drama Obama" persona, was willing to play political hardball (of the hardest kind) to get Sotomayor confirmed. That's because opposition research from Democrats proved to be quite fruitful. WMR provides details:

WMR learned from a very well-informed source that it is well known among gay circles in Washington that Sessions and Graham are both closeted homosexuals. Sessions is married with three children while Graham is a bachelor who has never been married.

Sessions and Graham are aware that the Democrats have at their disposal the nuclear option of dropping the "G Bomb." After seeming to agree with the "Sotomayor is a racist" remarks coming from Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, the two influential Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee changed their tune, as did Gingrich a few days after he made his remarks about Sotomayor.

Sessions reported homosexuality fits a pattern for GOP Attorneys General in the state. Sessions, who served as Alabama's 44th Attorney General, was succeeded by William H. Pryor, Jr, now a member of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and who, according to WMR's sources, is also a closeted gay man. Pryor was succeeded by Republican Troy King, also reported by a number of sources to be gay.

That last paragraph should pack quite a wallop for readers who live in Alabama. It suggests the state's attorney general's office has become a haven for closeted gays. And Madsen's reporting on U.S. Circuit Judge Bill Pryor, a likely Trump nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court because of his ties to Sessions, is in line with our reports about Pryor's ties to 1990s gay pornography via the Web site, which has morphed into an online "gay-porn superstore."

Bill Pryor
WMR is a subscription Web site, but we have received permission to borrow from its reporting. What kind of source is Wayne Madsen? In my experience, he's been on the money about a number of major stories, especially of this nature. Madsen broke the story of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) sexually molesting high-school wrestlers, during his days as a coach, nine years before it reached the mainstream press.

I know firsthand that Madsen has solid sources in Alabama.

Why is the "G bomb" of particular concern for Sessions and Graham? WMR explains:

As the GOP drifts further under the control of the fundamentalist Christian right, any hint of homosexuality among top Republicans in Congress is seen as a political death sentence, especially after the Larry Craig and Mark Foley scandals. Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist also faces potential major opposition from Christian fundamentalists in his U.S. Senate run over rumors that he is also gay.

Another influential Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch (R-UT), said it was likely that Sotomayor will be confirmed by the Senate. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), not a member of the Judiciary Committee, voiced some misgivings about Sotomayor. Hatch is treading carefully while Collins is potentially playing with political fire. Both have to watch their own "closet doors," according to our sources on Capitol Hill.

As Sessions confirmation hearing winds down today, we suspect his mind very much will be on a closet door that he wants to keep slammed shut.

We sought comment from Sessions, via both the contact page on his Web site and his spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores. No one responded to our queries


Realistic Radical said...

C'mon. A two-minute Google search on Wayne Madsen shows him to be the left's version of Alex Jones. The guy is a total conspiracy theorist.

legalschnauzer said...

You are wrong. Check out his reporting on Dennis Hastert. I've yet to see Madsen miss on an Alabama story.

Brian said...

If this G Bomb actually exists, why would Sessions still be in the running for Attorney General? Why didn't Obama use it to at least get Garland to the Senate floor to be voted on?

Also, according Madsen, Obama is gay and has had flings with Artur Davis, Deval Patrick (Massachusetts Governor), and Bill Frist (Former Senate Majority Leader).

Anonymous said...

@7:58 --

You sound like a Trump supporter. I thought you guys were supposed to like Alex Jones.

Anonymous said...

Brian -- I'll take a crack at answering your questions:

1. Sessions is not just in the running for AG, he's it. And that's probably because the Madsen site is behind a pay wall, and that limits its impact. Also, Trump admin, at this point, appears clueless, so maybe they didn't know or didn't want to know.

2. Sotomayor appointment came early in Obama's term, where he needed to show that Congress could not push him around. Garland came later, so perhaps prez decided to let it slide.

3. Wouldn't be surprised if Madsen is right about all those mentioned in second paragraph, especially Artur Davis and Bill Frist. As for Obama, Madsen is not alone in publishing stuff on him.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Sessions' secret hasn't been a secret for many years in Alabama. I doubt anyone seriously connected to politics in our state doesn't know about it. Kudos to Mr. Schnauzer for having the guts to publish what others ignore.

legalschnauzer said...

On my Facebook page, I've had a number of commenters from the right take me to task for supposed hypocrisy on LGBT issues. I guess their point is that I support LGBT rights while taking Sessions to task for being a closeted homosexual. They don't seem to understand that the point with Sessions is hypocrisy -- being one thing in private and taking actions of a different nature in public. I've yet to see a commenter, at least one from Alabama, who seems surprised by the report or even seriously questions its accuracy. As you say, this hasn't been a "secret" for a long time.

Anonymous said...

And Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell...

Anonymous said...

I thought the Obama motto was "When they go low, we go high." What happened to that?

legalschnauzer said...

Maybe that just applies to Michelle. I think she's the one who said it.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear Obama has a mean streak. Wish he had shown it more often.

e.a.f. said...

oh, gee, like who cares if the senators are gay. oh, right this is the U.S.A. In Canada that is just so yesterday. The Premier (governor equivalent) is lesbian and its not an issue in Canada. She has a wonderful partner and the interview they did for the CBC some years ago is incredible.

Those closeted gays in AMerica might want to come out and just get on with life. They may find they actually could get more support. Perhaps not in their party, but run as independents.

Just because you're gay doesn't mean you can't have family values. Gays have families. They have kids, aunts, uncles, parents, nieces, nephews, etc. I just don't get why people get so exercised about some one being gay. if people want to get religious about it, we're all God's creators.

Interesting post. when I saw pictures of Sessions, I thought he might be gay along with a number of other "family values" type guys in the Republican party. Oh, well, lets see what Russia has on Trump.

e,.a.f. said...

After reading a couple more things I just started laughing. I'm sorry, but Sessions being gay is just too funny, no offense to any one who is gay. But Sessions gay, yes I can see it and yes I can see him being in the closet. it may be now all that stuff in with the skeltons is going to start rattling in the Republican party. '

On last nights news on C.B.C. they did mention something about Trump and Russia having some dirt on him and then the new mentioned Russia having something "perverted" stuff on Trump, enough to black mail him. this could be very funny. Trump did do a Moscow show with his Miss Universe. We know the what a number of women had to say about is actions towards them. We know what Trump said to Bush on that bus. So what did Trump do in Russia which might give them material to "black mail" him.

Sorry I'm still laughing about the possibility of all of those Republicans being closeted gays. Oh, come on guys, come out of the closet and live.

Anonymous said...

Putin is a master criminal who has set out to control the world. Does he have the goods on Trump who has the goods on our soon to be number 1 cop? We don't have anyone who can get to the bottom of all this without it being seen as one party Vs the other. We are headed into a danger zone, hold on to your penis for dear life!!!!

legalschnauzer said...

Congrats, @9:36, for raising an issue that had not even occurred to me -- and I bet it had not occurred to a lot of folks. What if Trump found Sessions an attractive nominee for AG because he is controllable due to his "secret"? A real AG is subject to investigating the president and the admin that nominated him -- and that scenario could come to pass with Trump. But no way Sessions is going to do it. Heck, Trump might have compromising info on Sessions the way Russia has damaging personal info on Trump. I can see the snakes trying to eat each other before this is over.

legalschnauzer said...

I should note that we've added the following to the end of today's post:

We sought comment from Sessions, via both the contact page on his Web site and his spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores. No one responded to our queries

Anonymous said...

I've been hearing for years that Pryor became a favorite of Sessions for reasons that have nothing to do with professional matters.

legalschnauzer said...

Exactly, @11:03. That is not just rumor, it's fact. And I will be reporting on it shortly.

e.a.f. said...

The late night comedians, i.e. Stephen Corbett had lots to say about Trump last night, a lot of jokes about 'golden showers'. this is not a good thing for a president. Its one thing to joke about a President falling on stairs or being a tad clumsy, but "golden showers", not so much. Its not that if its between consenting adults, but the jest of the jokes were those who participated were "professionals". Now we know how "professionals" were the end of a New York politician's career, lets see how it works in Trump's case, if the allegations are true. No one needs or wants pictures of their president and gold showers.

legalschnauzer said...

Thanks for your insights, e.a.f. Someone said a few days back that if you piss off (sorry, couldn't resist using that term) intelligence agencies, they have a million and one ways to make you wish you hadn't -- and yet, Trump keeps falling into the same trap. Now, they have Trump denying the "golden showers" ever happened? That makes me wonder if the CIA types have photos that are likely to fall into someone's hands very soon.

Phillip McKrevis said...

But...if your blog has revealed his homosexuality, how is anyone going to be able to blackmail him now? Blackmail only works when someone has a secret. Now that the secret's out, haven't Sessions' circumstances just improved? By posting this article, didn't you just remove a potential barrier to his confirmation?

Anonymous said...

I wrote the post for one reason: to educate the public. The outcome of Sessions' confirmation is not my interest. I practice journalism here, not political maneuvering.

Mark Hayden said...

I do not care what the sexual persuasion or private sexual activities of anyone are. I am hopeful Jeff Sessions will drain the swamp and clean up corruption. Jeff Sessions has very pleasant soft spoken demeanor.He is a very intelligent family man . At 70 years old he has very stable financial position . He does not appear to be a pawn of Obama administration. Session's potential to drain the swamp makes the swamp creatures rise up against him.

Anonymous said...

I truly don't care if Jeff Sessions is gay; but the story which circulated in DC, shortly after his name was mentioned for Trump's AG, was something far worse, involving deviations with Alabama children in the 1970's and 1980's.

legalschnauzer said...

@3:16 --

Like you, I don't care if Sessions is gay, but it's his closeted, hypocritical, dishonest position that bothers me. If you have details you can share re: Alabama children, feel free to contact me at

legalschnauzer said...

I accidentally deleted a comment sent today for this post. Sorry for the confusion, and here is the comment:

2:29 PM (2 hours ago)

to me
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Jeff Sessions, Trump's choice as attorney general,...":

Sessions is a psychopath. He is bringing back "reefer madness" now. He claims marijuana is almost as bad as heroin for causing "violent crime", which is insane to think. The DEA will be used to bust innocent medical and recreational growers again, even in legal states like Oregon, stealing property, and making compliant growers go through expensive legal proceedings to get any of it back. I don't care if Sessions is gay, but CLOSETED gay men tend to be psychopaths - our government is full of them!