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Analysis: Sessions gives Trump what he wants - a return to 'Crooked Hillary'
ABC "News" ^ | November 14, 2017 | by Ed Klein

Posted on 11/14/2017 2:53:12 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

After months of public and private pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is giving President Donald Trump what he’s long demanded, going back to the days of “Crooked Hillary” and “lock her up”: an inquiry that could lead to a full-fledged investigation of his vanquished opponent and the Clinton Foundation.

At a moment where Sessions’ leadership and credibility is being questioned – the president himself has openly pondered firing him, and Democrats are accusing him of lying about his knowledge of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign – the attorney general is giving the appearance that he’s bowing to the political demands of the president.

The announcement of the new inquiry, coming on the eve of high-profile testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, had the immediate impact of subsuming news about Russia – including new information about meetings Sessions previously said he had no recollection of.

Under Sessions’ direction, the Justice Department is now examining allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation were related to an Obama administration decision to give a Russian nuclear agency access to uranium in the United States.

Prosecutors’ findings – including a potential recommendation for a broader inquiry, led by a special counsel - will be reported to the attorney general or the deputy attorney “as appropriate,” according to a Justice Department letter sent to key House Republicans. So it’s possible Sessions’ recusal from the topic will stand.

More broadly, though, the renewed scrutiny of Clinton and the foundation reflects a political score Trump has a stated interest in settling, at a time that he would like far less interest in his own campaign’s contacts with Russia.

“Whataboutism” is now dangerously close to becoming U.S. Justice Department policy.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; crooked; doj; hillary
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1 posted on 11/14/2017 2:53:12 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The investigation that never ends. Just like certain undeclared wars!


2 posted on 11/14/2017 2:55:06 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Confiscate every penny under RICO.......................


3 posted on 11/14/2017 2:55:11 PM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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4 posted on 11/14/2017 2:56:22 PM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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5 posted on 11/14/2017 2:56:45 PM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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6 posted on 11/14/2017 2:57:17 PM PST by Bobalu (The NFL, Watching their demise is more fun than watching their games.)
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To: lee martell

It silly to frame this as “changing the subject” or satisfying a political grudge. It’s simply a demand for justice. No more, no less.


7 posted on 11/14/2017 2:58:31 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about giving the American People something THEY want?

Bring SOMEBODY out of the gaggle of the absolutely corrupt Left to answer for their CRIMES. Hillary is a good start.


8 posted on 11/14/2017 2:58:42 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Regardless of the motives and missteps of Trump and Sessions, real or imagined, Hillary is no less corrupt and no less guilty. ABC is bending all logic to protect jer.


9 posted on 11/14/2017 3:00:12 PM PST by Spok
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh yes—when I want good analysis, I turn to ABC. (I don’t.)


10 posted on 11/14/2017 3:00:46 PM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wow, so Sessions is finally going to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clintons instead of his own president? Way to go, Jeff - way too little, way too late, and way after you damaged the Trump administration in it’s infancy, but hey, better than not doing it at all.


11 posted on 11/14/2017 3:06:09 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I believe Dims want this as bad as conservatives. Dims want the Clintons GONE forever and by stepping back and allowing conservatives to go after hill/bill then they get what they want without lifting a hand. Imho, the Clintons have worn out their welcome and they want no part of a hillary run in 2020 which is where it appears to be headed.


12 posted on 11/14/2017 3:10:18 PM PST by WeWaWes (When I look in the mirror I see an elephant--a bad ass elephant)
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To: Fantasywriter

“Fantasywriter”? So, I’m guessing this article your handiwork because it sure is pure fantasy.


13 posted on 11/14/2017 3:10:19 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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“Wow, so Sessions is finally going to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clintons instead of his own president?”

Lol...that sez it all, doesn’t it? But he’s reluctant to do so for the Clintons.

What a fargin disaster.


14 posted on 11/14/2017 3:11:28 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Obama voters killed America...Treat them accordingly.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Sessions does go ahead, it’s only because Trump has told him, “You either appoint a SC to investigate the credible charges in Uranium One, the fake dossier, & the pay-to-play at the Clinton foundation.. or you’re fired”.

If Sessiosn doesn’t fear losing his job, he will duck this and say there isn’t enough hear to warrant a SC.


15 posted on 11/14/2017 3:12:11 PM PST by Beatthedrum
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Did you read my post? As in, all of it?


16 posted on 11/14/2017 3:13:50 PM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Fantasywriter

I read your post summary, but the actual post was way too long and I couldn’t digest it all.

JK.

I’m with you. All I’m saying is this ABC “News” article is pure fantasy concocted by a good fantasy writer. So I naturally thought you had a hand in it.

Too clever by half.


17 posted on 11/14/2017 3:16:39 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The trap is just about ready to be sprung.


18 posted on 11/14/2017 3:16:56 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: WeWaWes

“I believe Dims want this as bad as conservatives.”

Shirley you jest. They may want Hillary gone but the party cannot afford a full expose of hillary’s crimes. They would all be implicated. It would be like pulling a pin on a nuclear bomb. They couldn’t get far enough away.

That’s why we have a SC investigating Trump instead of hillary.


19 posted on 11/14/2017 3:17:25 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Obama voters killed America...Treat them accordingly.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Thanks for expanding on your comment. It was helpful. If I’d picked up on the point the first time, I’d have laughed.


20 posted on 11/14/2017 3:19:51 PM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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