Sessions Considering "Outside Special Counsel" To Review "Highly Politicized" Actions Of Obama DOJ

Tyler Durden's picture

Even though Obama spent the waning days of his administration boasting about how he had managed to spend 8 years in the White House without a single 'scandal', current Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to have a slightly different view of how to define 'scandal'. 

But perhaps Obama just "did not recall" some of the highly controversial efforts of his administration including the intentional IRS targeting of conservative political groups, Eric Holder's "Fast and Furious" gun running program which ultimately resulted in him being held in contempt of Congress and, of course, that infamous meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch on the tarmac in Phoenix just as the DOJ and FBI were contemplating whether or not to press charges against Hillary Clinton over her email scandal.

Appearing on the air with radio host Hugh Hewitt, Sessions was asked if he would consider designating an outside counsel "not connected to politics" to take a second look at Justice Department actions that provoked Republican ire over the last eight years. Hewitt contended during his radio interview that the department had become "highly politicized" during the Obama administration and floated the idea of a special review by an attorney with the authority to bring criminal charges and "just generally to look at how the Department of Justice operated."

While Sessions was somewhat noncommittal, he did leave the door open, saying he would do everything he could to "restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice." According to the AP, Sessions said that "generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made" but continued on to say that he "would have to consider whether or not some outside special counsel is needed."

Hewitt:  Now let me switch to the Department itself, Mr. Attorney General.  It has a bad eight years.  I'm a proud veteran of the Department of Justice as you are, but the IRS case, the Fast and Furious case, Secretary Clinton's server.  The Department of Justice came under great criticism.  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 DOJ operated in the highly politicized Holder-Lynch years.

 

Sessions:  Well, I'm going to do everything I possibly can to restore independence and professionalism of the DOJ, so we're going to have to consider whether or not some outside special counsel is needed.  Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.

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Sessions went on to say the outcome of the IRS case, in particular, remained "of real concern." The Justice Department in 2015 found mismanagement at the tax agency but no evidence that it had targeted a political group based on its viewpoints or obstructed justice.

But we're sure this is just all 'much ado about nothing' as they say...after all Loretta Lynch already said Bill just stopped by her plane to chat about his grandkids for 30 minutes...surely she wouldn't attempt the mislead the American people just to protect her administration, right?

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MagicHandPuppet's picture

Lock them up!  And, ^^^this DD2000 joker is the idiot.

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

Sessions is the REAL deal!

He's gonna "Drain the Swamp" RETROACTIVELY!

CheapBastard's picture

From your lips to God's ears.....

Just do it!

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

Low-rent-a & Eric with-Holder BOTH in jail...

Oh, be still my anxious beating heart!

flicker life's picture
flicker life (not verified) wee-weed up Mar 11, 2017 7:03 AM

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stizazz's picture

No President ever investigated his predecessor. Trump is scratching his balls too hard, They'll get ripped off.

SWRichmond's picture

Fast and Furious got our people killed.  I haven't forgotten.  Holder and Obama belong in prison.

Fry 'em.

U4 eee aaa's picture

If Obama had gone away quietly and not attacked his successor then maybe the protocol of not attacking you predecessor would have been respected. Since the Dems refused to die and go away quietly, then the rules have changed

drendebe10's picture

Fatfukn chance but how great that would be as well as for the lying cheating corrupt get outta jail free criminal cunton.  

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) drendebe10 Mar 11, 2017 8:08 AM

It took only 8 short years for Obama to turn the DNC into the ANC

TheReplacement's picture

In retrospect, it is telling that WJC and the DOJ ho met in person instead of using any kind of electronic communication method.  Imagine that on Wikileaks...

Sometimes I even think some of this is real.

CuttingEdge's picture

How do you eradicate a termite infestation?

Seal the doors and windows and gas the fucking place to hell and gone - only way to be sure.

Davidduke2000's picture

Apointing a specil prosector is the most dangerous move against Trump. you are idiotic for not understanding this. why did this cocksucker recuse himself?

benb's picture

I half agree with you. Sessions should unrecuse himself.

What are they gonna do about it besides barf their lying guts out in rehearsed propaganda on CNN or Mr. Maddow?

Watch Schumer, and Barney 'The Frank' Frank break down in tears when they are pulled away from the little teenage boys and girls they are involved with.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

I like where this action is headed ... we are finally going to take actions to DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

It is time to ARREST and CONVICT these PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL career criminals. 

It is time that JUSTICE be served!!! As a reminder, I have attached a list of HRC and OBAMA DOJ Crimes against America and her people.

18 U.S. Code § 1905 - Disclosure of confidential information generally

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1905

18 U.S. Code § 1924 - Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1924

18 U.S. Code § 2071 - Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2071

26 U.S. Code § 7201 - Attempt to evade or defeat tax

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/7201

26 U.S. Code § 7212 - Attempts to interfere with administration of internal revenue laws

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/7212

18 U.S. Code § 1343 - Fraud by wire, radio, or television

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1343

18 U.S. Code § 1349 – Attempt and Conspiracy

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1349

18 U.S. Code § 1505 - Obstruction of  Proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1505

18 U.S. Code § 1621 - Perjury generally (including documents signed under penalty of perjury)

     https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1621

There's picture

Oh no. The purpose is to deflect attention away from the confusion, chaos, and disaster of the current Administration,

This is not just the gang that can't shoot straight. It is the gang that can't lie straight.

Next they will want to investigate every administration since Geo Washington. Sounds like Scientology clearing.

Ideological purification so that the conservative world  can be purified for the preservation of mankind.

Bat guano crazy will save the world !

truthseeker47's picture

Interesting grammer there, DD2000.  Just wondering what your native language is?  Or did you drop out of school in second grade?

yogibear's picture

Eric Holder is a criminal. His replacement is totally political.

We should see many of Obama's people go to jail if there is justice.

The leftist/Obama supporters are modern day Bolsheviks.'

Obama's staff and the democrats have over-throwing Trump in their mind. They should be sent to trial for treason and jailed.

No leniency for the democrats because their like un-bagged snakes, once their let out they'll strike you. Time to drain the swamp because it's loaded with criminals. Trump needs to stop playing nice with these people, it's all out war with them.  

aloha_snakbar's picture

Have that person take a CLOSE look at Barky Sucktoro, also, please...

benb's picture

Didn't you hear? The Obama people were very proud that they had a 'scandal free' 8 years. Also Eric Holder only left as AJ because of racism. That's exactly what Barry said as he hugged Holder good-bye in front of the media.

Implied Violins's picture

That was more than a hug. I saw penis, and assholes, and I can't banish it from my mind.

benb's picture

The gall is beyond belief. That Obama and Holder got away with claiming racism when he was literally forced out for rampant corruption, (even with a controlled media) is testament to huge segment of the public that is brain dead... but yeah those two black assholes were really playing it up... sickening

OverTheHedge's picture

To be fair to Obama, it is really tricky to have a scandal when the media refuse to report it as a scandal. You can see with Trump, every decision is a scandal, because it is reported as a scandal.

drendebe10's picture

Wutta pair of syphlitic divisive turds

johand inmywallet's picture

They can be hung low also, just as long as their hung!

yogibear's picture

All out war with the leftist democrats/Bolsheviks.

Reaper's picture

Judge Napolitano or Judge Pirro.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Reaper Mar 11, 2017 12:24 AM

Napolitano is an open borders neoCon clown that says what you want to hear and what you are too stupid to pick up on that you wouldn't agree with.

Reaper's picture

The enemy of my enemy is my tool.

onwisconsinbadger's picture

Is that before Sessions goes to jail or after. Sessions is ugly, I do not like his his southern accent and he is a moron. Sad !!!!!

WestVillageIdiot's picture

I bet your whore mama is making $7,000 per month giving out handjobs at $2.00 per. 

I bet you only make half of that with your pretty mouth. 

Team_Huli's picture

DAMN IT!!  That 'hoe charges me $3.00!

CCanuck's picture

What is 6" long, 2" wide and gets his hoe- momma all excited?? {;•}>

A Dollar bill !

Ccanuck.

Mroex's picture

BWAAAAAAAAA LOL +1,000 !!!!

percocet's picture

time to flush the racist negrozoids down the toilet

WestVillageIdiot's picture

The party of racism, sexism, hatred, and corruption is so clearly the Democrats.  Ssssshhhhhh.  Don't tell them.  You might burst the ridiculous bubble the hate-filled Religious Left lives in. 

CheapBastard's picture

There's no doubt Obama and Hillary and their thugs are the most hateful people we'vee seen in DC in a long time.

swamp's picture

Check into other slush funds and the funding on Zero's multiple multi-million dollar houses AND the green energy shell companies -- all friends of zero AND where did 3 trillion $ go?
Is ISIS still being funded with some secret slusher too ?

swamp's picture

Oh, and

LOCK THEM UP

yogibear's picture

Marxist/globalist vs the pro-constitution, patriots. It's a fight for freedom (nationalism/pro-American) vs deep-state global slavery (liberals/Marxist).

Blankone's picture

Sessions needs to show the commitment to command the investigation and prosecution or go away.  Is political corruption outside his jurisdiction?  Is he looking to farm it out so when nothing comes of it he cannot be held accountable? 

bobdog54's picture

Get all of those lawbreakers AG Sessions. And don't forget "Gun Runner" Holder. Get into ALL those files they kept (probably) destroyed that Judicial Watch couldn't get released.

Sure hope the rule of law gets re-established under this new AG, if it wasn't for JW, nothing would have stopped the Obama criminals.

RedBaron616's picture

Yawn. Another government report that will cost millions and will be quietly tucked away with no one going to jail or even being charged with anything. What a total waste.

There's picture

Oh no. The purpose is to deflect attention away from the confusion, chaos, and disaster of the current Administration,

This is not just the gang that can't shoot straight. It is the gang that can't lie straight.