I think this is going to happen. Plenty of time for a midterm October surprise...
“Plenty of time for a midterm October surprise...”
These guys didn’t just fall off the turnip truck - no way they fail to notice the election coming up in November. They have to be considering how to time things to have the most impact on the election - they know that Mueller is doing that (Manafort’s trial is set for 16 September).
The IG’s report is due in April, but he may drop a few. If the IG recommends criminal investigation, I don’t see how the AG could avoid assigning a prosecutor. Separately, when the oversight committees with jurisdiction direct an investigation, as they are doing, with irrefutable facts and logic, as they are doing, I don’t see how the AG ignores that (only perhaps if the IG investigation claims to clear everyone of wrongdoing).
So I think that it is likely that folks are just getting things as best prepared as they can (building a case, vetting the team that will handle it), because they have an absolute, unavoidable duty to investigate and prosecute this wide-ranging, high-level misconduct. They know that there is going to be a firestorm, so they have to have their case nailed up tight - and they have to time it so that the main charges explode in October.
G. Combs says: --- March 6, 2018 at 10:15 pm
.Wondering why the AG didnt figure this out for himself before appointing Horowitz? . --------
ERRrrr, Sessions did not appoint Horowitz. he is a left over from Obama who had his hands tied by the Obama Admin. so he could not do his job.
Check out Michael Horowitzs statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs concerning Improving the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Independence of Inspectors General
Long story short.
IG Horowitz is one P.O.d dude
Talk about COLD ANGER! It has been smolderring for years.