Congress doesn’t need the approval of the Attorney General to get a Special Counsel to Investigate the Crime of the Obama Administration.
They can appoint one.Just like they did for the Nixon Tapes.
I thought Nixon finally relented and approved a Special Counsel. (Before he fired, then hired, then fired his AG’s!!) I was but a wee youngin’ then, so I could be remembering wrong.
(The World is going to the dogs.) An event better than what we have now.
I don’t think they can. The law was changed in 1999 so that only the Attorney General can appoint a special counsel/investigator.
I believe Congress can appoint a select committee to investigate but the investigation is limited to 90 days. And if I’m not mistaken the end result is that they can recommend that the AG appoint a special counsel...
This is why the Senate confirmation of somebody who hates America is downright dangerous to the country and must NOT be done. Once the guy is in as AG, only impeachment can take him out, and then there’s STILL no AG to appoint special counsel. The AG is a placeholder to keep anybody else from being able to investigate the most serious crimes in the country.
I believe the criteria for confirming an AG should be that they have a solid lifelong history of non-partisan investigation/prosecution. Anybody else in that position is way, way too dangerous for this country to tolerate.