The star witness on Jeff Sessions’ alleged ‘racism’ has DEEPLY troubled history

BizPac Review | 1/10/2017 | BPR Wire
cyanbyte (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: http://www.bizpacreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ss-Sessions.jpg

Thomas Figures, an assistant U.S. attorney whose accusations of racial bias torpedoed Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to the federal bench in 1986, has a history of erratic and disturbed behavior, colleagues and estranged family say.

New sworn statements obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation given by former colleagues allege Figures was a paranoid figure who, among other things, believed CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather was communicating with him through his television. An office loner with a flair for confrontation, Figures was later indicted by federal authorities for attempting to bribe a witness.

Years - Testimony - Press - Coverage - Sessions

30 years later, his testimony continues to shape press coverage of Sessions’ nomination to serve as attorney general in the Trump administration. Figures died in 2015.

A Democrat who joined the U.S. attorney’s office during the Jimmy Carter administration, Figures was the first black man to serve as a federal prosecutor in Mobile, Ala. Though a stalwart of local Democratic politics — he was vice chair of the Mobile County Democratic Conference and his brother was a state senator — Figures chose to remain on the staff of the district’s new conservative U.S. attorney, one Jeff Sessions, following the election of former President Ronald Reagan. The pair worked together for five years.

Sessions - Figures - Part - Ways - Moment

Sessions and Figures would part ways, if only for a moment, in 1985. One year later, Sessions was preparing for the exchange of platitudes typical of a committee hearing for a district judgeship, when Figures scuttled his nomination with crippling allegations of racist sympathies.

Invited by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee to give testimony to his character, Figures alleged Sessions regularly called him “boy” in private and admonished him to watch his mouth around the office’s white employees. His allegations were not corroborated by any member of Sessions’ staff. He also falsely claimed that Sessions ordered him to...
(Excerpt) Read more at: BizPac Review
6 other people are viewing this story
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!

LongRoom Culture
Zombie Raccoon Apocalypse! This video could be straight out of a Zombie Raccoon Apocalypse movie, or just a quiet neighborly...
Man Kayaking Is Surprised By Surfacing Whales! This man is at the right place at the right time.  He must have noticed the...
Beautiful Huge, Cecropia Moth! The Largest Moth in North America! If you ever see one of these moths, you will be impressed...
Adorable Ragdoll Cats Gandalf and Flame Ride Atop A Robot Vacuum Cleaner! These cats are so cute and seem to be content to clean...
Heidi The Australian Shepherd Fetches Her Bed And Settles Down To Watch Planet Earth! This beautiful dog has a very interesting...
Slow Motion Video of Balloon Being Punctured Underwater! Bursting a balloon underwater makes an impressive special effect when...
Amazing Score By Little League Player! When you are running for home and the catcher is waiting there with the ball to tag you,...
Bird Surfs Down Snow Covered Roof, Grabs His "Surfboard," Flies Back Up To The Roof Ridge And Surfs Down Again!
Three Human Kaleidoscope! Brilliant synchronized hand motions that imitate the images you see in a kaleidoscope!  This is very...
One Little, Two Little...Wait... Three Little Kittens All Stretching! It only looks there are two kittens in this container...
Cat Is Rude and Keeps Scratching Sheep's Face, Then Sheep Gets Even! A few rather innocent sniffs and this sheep gets scratched...
Dog Caught Stealing a Bread Roll! Roll?  What Roll?  Oh, you mean this roll...  This dog is so adorable after being caught in...
Cuttlefish Disguised As A Hermit Crab! This cuttlefish is doing a great imitation of a hermit crab as he's trying to make an...
How To Make A Rose Love Letter Card! This paper craft is pretty and clever and could be used for almost every occasion where...
Prairie Dog Wearing A Dress and Eating Cheese! Prairie Dogs make interesting pets and this one is adorable the way it chews on...
Slo Mo Guy's Video Experiment - Getting Crushed by Huge Water Balloon! The popular YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys, are known for...
Teamwork! Two Big Dogs Carrying A Stick Together Followed By A Little Dog! Branch Managers!  These two big black dogs are...
How To Make A Little Teapot Short and Stout! Okay, well, maybe this is a tiny teapot, but that aside, making a tiny teapot is...
Twin Boys Jump At The Same Time and It Looks Like A Mirror Image! These two twin boys are playing and not really paying a lot...
Herd Of Elephants Hurry To Meet New Orphaned Calf! This herd of elephants welcomes a new addition to their herd and they hurry...
Bald Eagle Picks Fish Right Out Of Lake! This bald eagle swoops down out of the sky and grabs this fish.  It has been observed...
Dog Relaxes On Couch! This dog looks like he has plans to stay on the couch for a long time!  He starts sitting up, then falls...
Triple Front Bike Flip by Ryan Williams! This flip called a "Nothing Front Bike Flip" is executed by Ryan Williams in this...
Shot From Medieval War Machine - A Trebuchet! This amazing construction of a medieval war machine called a trebuchet...
Woman Teaching Cow How to Jump Over A Fence! If you don't have a horse, but you have a cow, well, why not teach it to clear a...
Dogs and Raccoons Play Together At This Gathering! A Dog Party?  Oh, wait, no, those are raccoons, too, a dog AND raccoon...
Horse Receiving A Pat Doesn't Want It To Stop! This beautiful horse is welcoming this attention from most likely his owner when...
Cheerleader Collapses In Surprise! This cheerleader who is probably able to turn back-flips and do all sorts of gymnastic moves...