During an American police conference, President Trump was confronted about his decision to fire former Republic Sen. Jeff Sessions from his post as U.S. Attorney General.
On Friday, cop-loving President Donald Trump spoke to hundreds of law enforcement officers, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs and criminal prosecutors in Kansas City, Missouri. This is Trump’s eighth time to officially visit Missouri. The conference is hosted by the the U.S. Department of Justice.
The meeting — being called Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference — comes as Trump faces scrutiny for his decision to fire former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and hire Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, a critic of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2018 presidential election.
“I find the Sessions hoopla nothing more than another hypocritical attack on Trump by the Democrats and their news media cohorts. The attorney general serves ‘at the pleasure of the president’ and technically Trump is permitted to fire and replace the AG with whomever he desires to serve in his cabinet,” said former police inspector Jeffrey Dullesom. “Sessions lost my confidence when he needlessly recused himself from the alleged Trump-Russian collusion investigation.”
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was among the federal law enforcement and security officials addressing the conference about formulating policies and procedures to reduce violent crime and criminal organizations such as MS-13, Mexican Mafia, the Russian Mob and others.
The topic that sits on the top of the conference agenda is that Kansas City residents have seen their communities’ homicide rate climb in recent years, from 79 in 2014 to 150 in 2017. So far, there have been 119 homicides since the start of the year.
The conference, which started on Wednesday at Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is an attempt to regain respect and cooperation between U.S. attorneys and law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local law enforcement.
In today’s increased political division, many politicians have used an anti-police strategy to garner votes. Especially denigrated by politicians and so-called civil-rights activists are those departments that enforce border security laws, the U.S. Border Patrol, and immigration-related crimes especially illegal aliens who commit felonies such as murder, manslaughter, rape, assault, robbery and other serious offenses.
Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who served as Polk County sheriff for 12 years, spoke about “the challenges of fighting crime” and that he looks forward to hearing the President Trump’s strategy for regaining trust of local, state, and federal cops, through initiatives like Project Safe Neighborhoods, can learn from each other to reduce violent crime.
During his first two-years as POTUS, Trump often criticizes the U.S. Justice Department as have many other politicians and police officials. “Bob Mueller (who is a much different man than people think) and his out of control band of Angry Democrats, don’t want the truth, they only want lies. The truth is very bad for their mission!” Trump has said on social media postings.