Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently became the target of Democrats accusing him of inappropriate relations with Russia during President Trump’s campaign, but he may be getting the last laugh after all.
Rabid Democrats have done everything they can to undermine the new administration, with their efforts mostly being focused on the conspiracy theory of the president colluding with Russia to steal the election. Lost in the chaotic news cycles is the fact that the Obama administration was the most highly-politicized, highly-corrupt in recent history, and Sessions is about to bring it to light.
During a Thursday interview with Hugh Hewitt, Sessions said he’s considering a special counsel to investigate the politicized actions of the former attorneys general – a move that should have everyone in the former White House shaking in their boots.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled he is open to appointing an independent counsel to investigate how his department operated during former President Barack Obama’s tenure.
In a conversation Thursday with Sessions, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt – who worked at the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan – queried Sessions on whether he might task outside counsel with reviewing how former Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch handled a number of high-profile investigations during Obama’s presidency.
“How about an outside counsel, not connected to politics, to review the DOJ’s actions in those matters with authority to bring charges if underlying crimes are uncovered in the course of the investigation, and just generally to look at how the Department of Justice operated in the highly-politicized Holder-Lynch years?” Hewitt said.
“I’m going to do everything I possibly can to restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice,” Sessions responded. “So we’ll have to consider whether or not some outside counsel is needed. Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.”
Hewitt named three investigations of particular concern to many on the right: a probe into how the IRS dealt with the tax-exempt eligibility for some politically aligned groups; the “Fast and Furious” scandal in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives purposefully allowed the illegal sale of guns in hopes of tracking them; and the inquiry into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Sessions said the IRS investigation in particular “is a matter of real concern to me.”
The Democrats had best be careful. Sessions is a man of integrity who believes in the rule of law, and we all know that the Obama administration played fast and loose with the laws as it weaponized government agencies against political adversaries.