Jerry Falwell Jr. Told Trump to Fire Sessions

File Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with Jerry Falwell Jr. at a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Here is a taste of Lorraine Wolbert’s piece at Politico:

Falwell said he has urged the president to fire Sessions and told POLITICO he planned to bring up the subject again Monday evening at a small gathering with Trump and the first lady. Later, Falwell and dozens of other faith leaders were to attend a formal White House dinner celebrating the evangelical community.

In forsaking Sessions, faith leaders are turning on one of their own, a man who for decades fought in the political trenches for conservative Christian causes. As a senator from Alabama, Sessions was one of the first Republicans to endorse Trump’s long-shot presidential campaign, taking heat from his party in return.

But he has angered Trump loyalists more recently because the Justice Department has not declassified all materials sought by Republicans in regard to the Russia investigation. The president believes Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe because of his involvement in the 2016 campaign, has failed to rein in a probe that Trump claims is driven by politics.

This is what court evangelicals do.  They tell the president to fire an Attorney General who rightly recused himself from the Mueller investigation.  Falwell Jr. wants Sessions fired in the hopes that his replacement as Attorney General will end the investigation.  In other words, Falwell Jr. wants to protect Trump against accusations that he is an adulterer, a liar, and a felon.  Yes, this is now what we can expect from the president of the largest Christian university in the world.  Oh wait, Liberty no longer holds that distinction.