Skip to comments.Call for independent counsel better late than never but false premise continues
Posted on 12/19/2013 8:32:16 PM PST by marktwain
Congress could reenact an independent counsel law that expired in 1999 to prosecute Fast and Furious-related criminal charges against high-ranking Obama administration officials, The Washington Times reported, citing House lawyer opinions from a late Tuesday court filing.
While it may be gratifying to see the idea finally getting serious consideration in some quarters, its nonetheless bewildering to some why its taken so long for it to happen. Its also frustrating, although entirely predictable based on their conduct throughout the unfolding Gunwalker story, that no other legitimate news media outlets deem the development worth reporting on, as a news feed search demonstrates.
[E]xpecting a truly independent [counsel] to be appointed by a department that is up to its neck in stonewalling and cover-up, by a president whose own role and interests are appropriate for scrutiny, is at best problematic, and at worst a recipe for ensuring those responsible for Project Gunwalker are never held accountable for actions that have resulted in human deaths on both sides of the border, this column explained in October, 2011, in response to Rep. Lamar Smith asking the president to appoint a Justice Department special counsel.
Currently, the only mechanism available is through U.S. Code, which authorizes the Attorney General, or if recused, the Acting Attorney General to appoint a Special Counsel, the column elaborated. There was another way, but the Office of Independent Counsel, reporting to the Congress, was terminated in 1999.
What is needed is to reenact authorization for that office, and to maintain such powers under the coequal branch of government comprised of our elected representatives, the column concluded. Permanently. Anything less would make the entire investigative effort suspect.
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The new media is keeping this alive.
I am sure that Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson had far, far worse scandals that were completely hushed up.
Look at how the Clinton administration escaped the Waco scandal and the transfer of missile technology to China.
All who oppose should be indicted as accessories to murder. This should be used to take down the crooks fast and hard!
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