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Jeff Sessions Donít Need No Stinking Second Special Counsel
DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon

Posted on 03/30/2018 4:55:52 AM PDT by EyesOfTX

Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Three weeks ago, on March 8, I pointed out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had dropped a little bomb into the mix, one that hardly anyone in the fake news media managed to notice, when he told Fox News’s Shannon Bream that:

“I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ), to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.”

At that time, the Attorney General gave no indication as to the identity of this “person outside of Washington,” but it was reasonable to conclude that said person was investigating the myriad very credible allegations that various members of the anti-Trump cabal within the FBI and Department of Justice had violated the FISA law during and after the 2016 presidential campaign.

Lo and behold, in the midst of a growing cacophony of demands by Republican members of congress that Sessions appoint a second special counsel to investigate the FISA abuse scandal, on Thursday Sessions sent a letter to congress in which he unveiled the name of that non-Washington person: U.S. Attorney John W. Huber, who is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Even better, the AG reminded congress that, in a letter way back last November 13, Assistant AG Stephen Boyd had already notified the legislative branch that Mr. Huber’s investigation was well underway:

Uh, well, all the Republicans in congress apparently failed to read that one. No one in the fake news media gave it any notice, either. But there it is, in black and white.

Oh, but it gets even better. In his letter yesterday, Sessions also let it be known that Huber has been conducting his investigation in cooperation with…wait for it…Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Another bomb dropped.

Hey, it gets even better than that. It is probably not a coincidence that the Sessions letter to congress comes on the same day that fired ex-Deputy FBI Director and key anti-Trump cabal member Andrew McCabe created a legal defense fund for himself. (Let’s all note the irony of a career federal employee who has somehow cobbled together a net worth of more than $11 million while making a government salary asking the little people to pay his high-powered lawyers for him.)

Nor is it likely a coincidence that McCabe’s move comes on the day after a Minneapolis FBI agent, Terry Albury, was indicted for – guess what? – criminal leaking to the news media, the same crime McCabe committed and lied at least four times about to the Inspector General and the Office of Professional Responsibility. But of course, most of the fake news media completely missed this part of the story, and all the connections detailed above.

Instead, the Usual Suspects in America’s grand pantheon of fake media outlets are portraying the Thursday Sessions letter to congress as if Sessions is basically refusing to do anything, complete with quotes from angry Republicans who also aren’t connecting these dots condemning the AG for refusing to appoint another Special Counsel.

The reality, as is generally the case with our fake news media, is exactly the opposite. As I pointed out when Sessions dropped his bomb on March 8, you have to look at all of this from the AG’s point of view. After all, he has an ongoing investigation that has been underway for months, since at least last November and probably well before then. Why would he interrupt all that work that’s already been done by appointing some new guy to come in, take weeks or months to get organized, and then go over all the same ground that’s already been covered by Mr. Huber and his staff, working as they are in conjunction with IG Horowitz and his staff of 470 people?

Given the manner in which the law has been abused against Republicans over the years, Sessions most likely has a proper disdain for the special counsel law in general, and is reluctant to use it unless it becomes absolutely necessary. Robert Mueller’s conduct in his assignment thus far has only given thinking Americans much more cause to regard the law as the American Prosecutorial Abuse Act that it is. Why create another monster using that law when you already have an investigation that has been underway for months, one that may very well already have a grand jury convened and be preparing to issue indictments when the IG’s report from his own investigation is made public?

If you want to politicize the process – as Rod Rosenstein did – then you appoint a Special Counsel and let him spend months and years abusing people’s rights in the pursuit of an array of irrelevant process crimes and indictments of foreign nationals who will never be brought to trial. But if you want to bring people to justice for real crimes against this country, AG Sessions obviously believes the best way to do it is within the confines and processes of the justice system as it was set up in the U.S. constitution.

Some are speculating that what Sessions really has Huber and Horowitz doing is laying the groundwork for the appointment of a second special counsel after the Horowitz report has been released. I don’t agree with that, for the reasons laid out above. Working together, Huber and Horowitz have every power possessed by a special counsel: Given that, why would the AG reinvent the wheel just at the cups of issuing indictments and perp-walking the wrongdoers? Makes no sense to me.

What does make logical sense is that Sessions believes his Justice Department is capable of actually doing its mandated job. It’s sort of amazing that people who call themselves conservatives object to that approach.

Just another day in Jeff Sessions don’t need no stinking second special counsel America.

That is all.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: badboo; fakenews; garbage; isthisajoke; mccabe; sessions; trump
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1 posted on 03/30/2018 4:55:52 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
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To: EyesOfTX
"I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ)..."

Jumbo Shrimp.
2 posted on 03/30/2018 5:00:36 AM PDT by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot accept.)
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To: EyesOfTX

Fine Mr. sessions no second special council,can you please explain where is Any investigation going on to hold Hillary Clinton’s abuse of her term as Secretary of State,her use of a private server,the millions she collected while in her job,and her campaign claims off Russia collusion,why was the DNC computers never checked for the so called hacking,how come you will not speak to wiki leaks founder claims the Russian hack claims are bogus?
Answer these questions and MAYBE I will give you a pass


3 posted on 03/30/2018 5:03:20 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: EyesOfTX

So we don’t need one because Sessions appointed someone to investigate FISA abuse, who answers to Rosenstein, one of the people who signed the FISA warrants that led to the abuse in the first place. Nice try. Fakenews.


4 posted on 03/30/2018 5:07:43 AM PDT by conservative98
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Sessions is a joke.

Why is Hillary’s IT guy, the one that wiped her email server clean when he new damn well those emails were under a preserve order from Congress and congressional subpoena, why is he walking around a free man. He destroyed evidence, destroyed classified docs and lied to the FBI about it and he is as free as a bird. If Sessions or anyone else for that matter was doing any kind of investigation that IT guy is witness #1, he should be in jail facing 30 years behind bars. That would loosen his tongue.

Why is NO ONE investigating how Wiki Leaks got the DNC emails?

Why isn’t Session looking into just who murdered Seth Rich?


5 posted on 03/30/2018 5:10:01 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: EyesOfTX

Why hasn’t Comey been arrested for giving his law professer buddy classified info to leak? It’s a slam dunk! Any Qooks want to explain THAT 13-D chess move? Guy’s out hawking his book, tweaking the Pdesident’s nose, free as a bird. WHY?

Sessions.


6 posted on 03/30/2018 5:11:13 AM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Trump has implemented Supply Side Economics!!!)
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To: Basket_of_Deplorables

“Why hasn’t Comey been arrested for giving his law professer buddy classified info to leak? It’s a slam dunk! Any Qooks want to explain THAT 13-D chess move?”


Another day, another new excuse out of the hat of Useless Sessions sycophants in 3, 2, 1... second


7 posted on 03/30/2018 5:16:25 AM PDT by miniTAX (au)
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To: EyesOfTX

““I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice (DOJ), to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.”

All the work has already been done by patriotic and responsible investigative journalists. Excellent books that lay everything out. All Sessions has to do is follow their blueprints instead of wasting time and re-inventing the wheel.


8 posted on 03/30/2018 5:24:32 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: EyesOfTX

“reinvent the wheel just at the cups of issuing indictments”

cups = cusp


9 posted on 03/30/2018 5:40:25 AM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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To: jpsb

And how do you know that it’s NOT being investigated. Of course, we don’t know that it is, but we also don’t know it’s not. There’s probably a boatload of stuff going on that we’re not going to know about. I’m sorry AG Sessions didn’t consult YOU first. Color me suspicious, or at least skeptical, but I am encouraged by this and other tidbits being left on the trail...especially McCabe having a Go Fund me account, which I think is hysterical, considering what’s happening to Flynn, arguably as a result of McCabe. IF, and that’s a big IF, there’s as much to look at as WE think there is over the last 8 years, and longer if we take into account the Clinton’s, this will not be fixed overnight. I submit that if investigations, arrests and perp walks started on Jan 21, 2017, it would look like a banana republic political payback and have no credibility. Regardless, it will still be called a political payback but at least it appears Sessions, et al, is doing due diligence.


10 posted on 03/30/2018 6:05:01 AM PDT by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man, a subject.")
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To: ripnbang
it appears Sessions, et al, is doing due diligence.

Sessions isn't doing squat, from another thread

Words have meanings, Mr Huber is not conducting an investigation, he is doing a review of the OIG investigation to determine if a Special Prosecutor will be needed. Big difference.

11 posted on 03/30/2018 6:17:42 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: conservative98
Let me try to understand this. We are against the special counsel Mueller because he hires his cronies, looks at anything he wants, and can drag things out and out. In this case special counsel bad.

But we do want a special counsel for this, so the investigation can start brand new, he or she can have free rein, and drag things put way past 2020. In this case special counsel good.

Logic isn’t one of your strong suits now is it?

12 posted on 03/30/2018 6:22:48 AM PDT by Badboo (Why it is important)
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To: jpsb

What’s the thread? What’s the source? Be cautious of affirmation bias. Perhaps that’s exactly what Sessions wants everyone to think; i.e., the media, so it is not co-opted or spun out of control before gaining traction. Again, my jury is still out on Sessions (no pun intended), but I think we owe him the time. Trump has publicly lambasted him, but he’s still there and I’m inclined to think it’s part of the show. What I look at is what is going on around this (McCabe lawyering up and Hillary self destructing) and what’s NOT being said (Obama has been very, very quiet with the exception of some Netflix story).


13 posted on 03/30/2018 6:29:15 AM PDT by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man, a subject.")
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To: EyesOfTX
For the obtuse here, realize that special counsels suck. Only those guilty or the deep state would advocate for a process that would drag on to 2020 or beyond.

If the trigger is the IG report reveal and then indictments can flow, wouldn’t it be better just to really really try not to pee your pants for a little while longer.

Oh and reading comprehension, actually read Sessions letters from last fall and this week. Then try basic arithmetic as in one plus one . . .

14 posted on 03/30/2018 6:29:52 AM PDT by Badboo (Why it is important)
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To: EyesOfTX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_1yL0hf6MI Maybe he is doing his job.


15 posted on 03/30/2018 6:33:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: jpsb
Well, actually completely false. Go back and fully read Sessions letters from last fall and this week. He is leading teams of investigators, who have been at work all along. He isn’t doing a report, he is reviewing evidence for criminal referral to a grand jury, because, well gee, dang-gum-it that’s what lead US attorneys do.

Or don’t read the letters, and stay uninformed.

16 posted on 03/30/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT by Badboo (Why it is important)
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To: EyesOfTX

A special council is the only way to indict Clinton, Lynch, Comey, Obama, and others no longer working for the gov’t.


17 posted on 03/30/2018 6:43:29 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: G Larry

Well, no. Any US Attorney can prosecute those no longer working in government. And they actually can and do prosecute people within government.

The special counsel rules in the DOJ are for conflicts of interest within the Administrative branch of government that attract too much Congressional or public attention.


18 posted on 03/30/2018 6:51:55 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

I’ll take Gowdy’s explanation over yours, thank you.


19 posted on 03/30/2018 6:54:32 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Badboo

The IG is apparently dragging this out as long as possible.

Exactly what do his 500 Very Special Agents do every day?

Why not issue the humongous report in chapters that can be completed in a more timely manner?


20 posted on 03/30/2018 7:00:21 AM PDT by Paladin2
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