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Example Reference Page for 460 Mid-term Presentations

Here is what one “Reference Page” should look like :-)

This first group on March 29th can have more time to get me the references, of course, since I’m just giving you the format today.

This is just the page that you use to launch media for your presentation from, and then it has a comprehensive list at the end of everything you used. That’s all it is! (With some introductory text :-)

I. Introduction:

Jeff Sessions is President Trump’s Attorney General. Sessions was controversial for different reasons (https://www.aclu.org/other/jeff-sessions-facts).

II. Some think that Attorney General Sessions may himself be involved in the Russian election tampering scandal. Others disagree…

This is where you explain your News Item:

re: X and Y did A, B and C (people places or things)

Now you give a little rundown — and show the articles you’re quoting from and/or show video clips if relevant.

Jeff Sessions was in the hot seat yesterday, Thursday, March 1, after it came out Wednesday evening that he remembered a visit with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. that he’d failed to mention during his congressional approval hearing.

Of note is the succinct wording of both Sessions and Paul Ryan on this issue. Attempting to pinpoint whether or not *Sessions himself is under investigation* or not. Pretty smart, in my opinion. If Sessions were to actually be indicted, certainly he’d have to recuse himself. But no one is saying that yet for sure.

What’s also interesting is that Sessions didn’t think that he would be caught saying he didn’t speak with the Ambassador. This was not a phone call that was “intercepted” or anything like the current surveillance controversy, but rather, over a face to face meeting in Sessions’ office. It seems odd to me that he would think no one would see him during an person meeting with the Russian Ambassador. (If I understand correctly, this meeting was *in Sessions’ office*.) This might suggest that Sessions didn’t think he was doing anything wrong, since he was doing it “in plain sight.” (But at this point, it remains unclear how the FBI even knows about the meeting.)

(Note re: above:  A little speculation OK – but make it clear you are speculating — note my language “This might suggest.” What I’m not saying is that it might just as easily NOT suggest that. :)

News source 1 said…

News source 2 said…

IV: Social Media Take

At the end of the day on March 2, 2017, amidst public pressure, Sessions recused himself from the FBI probe.

Video explaining this: (Note: You can show video, or a part of a video.)


V. More recently:

Meanwhile – more recently, 23 people asked the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions

 

Social Media was also concerned about Sessions threats against “Sanctuary Cities”

References:

1. Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose, By Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller for the Washington Post, March 1, 2017, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-presidential-campaign-justice-officials-say/2017/03/01/77205eda-feac-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html

2. California’s Kevin McCarthy, a top House Republican, says Sessions should step aside from Russia investigation, By David Lauter for the Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2017, http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-top-house-republican-sessions-should-1488462000-htmlstory.html

3. Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador twice during Trump’s campaign
By Brooke Seipel and Olivia Beavers, for The Hill, March 1, 2017, http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/321930-sessions-spoke-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-campaign

4. Sessions was more than Trump surrogate in meetings with Russian envoy, by
Kevin Johnson for USA Today, March 2, 2017, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/02/sessions-more-than-trump-surrogate-meetings-russian-envoy/98630456/

5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions : ‘I Will Recuse Myself’ If Necessary, by Tony Capra and Erik Ortiz for NBC News, March 2, 2017, http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/attorney-general-jeff-sessions-i-will-recuse-myself-if-necessary-n728046

6. Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to step aside from Russia probe, BBC (no author given), March 2, 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39144015

7. Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry, by Mark Landler and Eric Lichtblau for the New York Times, March 2, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/jeff-sessions-russia-trump-investigation-democrats.html?_r=0