Republicans Go On Offensive Against Mueller; Call For 'Special Counsel' To Investigate AG Lynch

Tyler Durden's picture

Last night, after Trump launched yet another furious tweetstorm intended to expose the double standard applied in the Hillary investigation compared to the Russia probe, we noted that Republicans might be well served to stop sitting around twiddling their thumbs and actually go on the offensive against an investigation that has obviously morphed into mass hysteria courtesy of free-flowing leaks from a conflicted "intelligence community" intent upon bringing down a presidency.  Here's what we said:

Of course, until someone within the Trump administration or Republican Party smartens up and calls for the appointment of a 'Special Counsel' to look into Hillary's email scandal, something that should have been done long ago, and not for retaliatory reasons but simply due to Comey's and AG Lynch's blatant mishandling of the investigation (a point which Deputy AG Rosenstein obviously agreed with), the Democrats have no reason to calm their mass hysteria.  Then, and only then, do we suspect that Hillary might just be able to 'convince' her party to exercise some form of reasonable judgement.

Now, according to a note this morning from The Hill, Republicans seem to be doing just that with several members of the GOP calling on the Special Counsel to look into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch illegally meddled in the Hillary investigation when she met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix and/or instructed Comey to refer to his case as a "matter" rather than an "investigation."

Rather than wasting resources on investigating Trump, the GOP says the special counsel must look into whether former attorney general Loretta Lynch meddled with the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Comey testified that Lynch told him to downplay the seriousness of the FBI’s email server investigation.

For those who missed it, here is Comey's testimony in which he confirms that Lynch "directed" him to refer to the Hillary email case as a "matter" rather than an 'investigation"...not to mention that ill-advised meeting with Bill Clinton on the Phoenix tarmac just days before the Justice Department was set to announce the results of their investigation.

 

Now, and perhaps because of a recent attack which targeted Republicans and in which the shooter seemed to be fueled by rage from largely fake, anonymously-sourced new stories, it appears that the GOP is finally starting to push back.

"These special counsels have a way of going off the rails,” Rep. Trent Franks (R-Az.) told The Hill. “And the ostensible purpose of the special counsel has now been essentially vitiated and everybody knows that. And so they've got to try to find something to do. In this case, it was almost the intent from the beginning to try to create something out of nothing. And it doesn't work in physics, but in politics it seems to be pretty effective."

 

"This is the most coordinated communications effort on behalf of the president that we’ve seen in a long time,” said Barry Bennett, a former adviser to Trump. “They need it — it’s tough to fight nameless, faceless quotes from people purposefully twisting these stories on you.”

 

Trump’s lead outside counsel, Mark Kasowitz responded to the Post story by decrying the “illegal” leaks, which he said had come directly from the FBI.

 

Jay Sekulow, a new member of Trump’s legal team, went on Fox News Channel to say that the leaks may have come from inside Mueller’s special counsel. Sekulow asked why the FBI is “not sending agents to people’s houses” to put an end to it.

 

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee, which chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has described as the “political arm” of the White House, has led the effort to cast doubt on the special counsel investigation.

Of course, Trump has been fairly direct and open with his feelings about the ongoing "witch hunt."

 

Meanwhile, as we noted earlier this morning, even Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has grown weary of the constant leaks and what they mean for the credibility of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation....which seems to have prompted him to release the following statement:

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.

Of course, it's only a matter of time until the Washington Post uses to the Republican fury to allege guilt...afterall, why would they attempt to fight back if they're innocent?  Surely it can't have anything to do with the barrage of anonymously-sourced, fake news stories released daily with the sole intent of bringing down a Republican President while never producing a shred of actual evidence. 

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swmnguy's picture

Oh yes indeed, they're all dirty.  But Hillary and Comey and Lynch are lawyers, and Cosby is not.  If Cosby were, he might have operated differently and nothing would have come of it.  Hillary, Lynch and Comey know exactly where the lines of demarcation are and I have no doubt they've stayed just within them.

woody188's picture

There was that email server in the bathroom that she was told not to set up by her department IT that she then went outside of her department IT to have set up. That clearly crossed the line but because people are so stupid when it comes to technology they debate it away like it wasn't illegal.

FoggyWorld's picture

And ex-Congressman Weiner had a very loaded computer that ought to certainly be investigated in conjunction with that server.

grunk's picture

Comey testified that Lynch asked him to call Hillary's case a "matter" instead of an "investigation." That could be obstruction and it's new information.

swmnguy's picture

True, but I think that falls under the category of colleagues talking about policy.  I'd like to see that unfold, but I have my doubts.  Nobody fired Comey and there's no indication anything beyond a conversation took place.  Comey himself said rather famously that no prosecutor would have acted on the information he had examined.

FoggyWorld's picture

But insisting that the word "investigation" be replaced with the word "matter" cut off any real investigation because a "matter" didn't give either department the opportunity to issues supoenas.   In effect, Lynch squashed the investigation and Comey went along with what he knew was wrong to the point it made him queasy.   Poor baby.

FoggyWorld's picture

The DOJ didn't say there was nothing criminal to investigate.   They never got a chance because FBI Director Comey usurped the power of the DOJ when he made that statement.   I don't believe HRC was even sworn in and if you read the transcript of her deposition it is astounding that none of the FBI lawyers bothered to even ask basic follow up questions.

To that the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton-Guistra Foundation have never been investigated and it's overdue.   The tax fraud alone ought to make that one pay for itself.

 

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

"...after DOJ already said there's nothing criminal to investigate..."

Incorrect.  DOJ made no such determination; FBI Director Comey did.  Although housed under DOJ, the FBI is neither qualified nor entitled to make such determinations. 

devnickle's picture

Divert and distract. The Dems are the guilty party. Lock them up!

nmewn's picture

When the law is lawless.

Game on bitchez. 

Jim in MN's picture

Just send us more emails to read.  We can do the legwork.

activepatriot's picture

Leftist traitors will not stop until they are forced to.

The way to stop them is to take HRC down once and for all.

It will be messy and she will unleash the dirt she has on every corrupt sob there on both sides and there are a lot of them.

Short of this purge, nothing will change

 

 

 

yogibear's picture

HRC is guilty of lying and destroying evidence. She should be in jail.

Last of the Middle Class's picture

Snatching loss from the jaws of defeat once again! Hillary! and Obama! you dumbasses! They are responsible for this whole clusterfuck! Damn.

AlexCharting's picture

Big Comey is a pain in the ass for everyone, dems and reps alike. 

Non-Corporate Entity's picture

There's nothing to look into, we all know they met on the tarmac, we all know she was under investigation, and we all know it's illegal!!!!!!

swmnguy's picture

"We all know" isn't enough.  Actual evidence is required.  Inconvenient sometimes.  Lifesavingly vital at others.

Pure Evil's picture

Smashed up wireless phones, servers at Hillary's NY home, over 600,000 emails on Weiner's laptop, meeting on an airport tarmac is not evidence?

Why would you need to meet on a tarmac to discuss golf and grandchildren when you could easily speak to each other about such things using a cellphone?

There's more than enough material evidence to re-open the investigation, bring charges of conspiracy, collusion, and obstruction of justice against not Lynch but Hillary as well.

swmnguy's picture

I agree with you, but we're talkiing about legal definitions and processes here.  Consider, in law a "fact" is whatever both parties will agree not to dispute.  Continuing that sort of reasoning, well, here we are.

KweeBohNoh's picture

Seems no Repubs mentioned in the article had the stones to call out committe chairmen and Dem members specifically for allowing this silliness to continue.
More generalized bullshit posturing. 
Man up!  Name committee member and hired-gun names. 
Slap the lying bullies, weasels, and time-wasters in the face, and let's rumble!

NickPeeMe's picture

If Trump wasn't impeaching himself this would all be funny. Hell it is funny anyways you moronic Trumptards are laughable.  You make Hillary look like the lesser of two evils and that is a fucking miricle cuase that birch is Skanky.

Got The Wrong No's picture

How is Trump Impeaching himself????  You have been sniffing too much of that MSM Poo. 

When I read a post like yours I am compelled to click on your profile. I got the answer I knew would be there. 5 days

It's good to see that you clowns are finally throwing Hillary under the bus, but that is only an attempt at giving your post some credibility. 

The whole post is Troll Shit

Pure Evil's picture

The only reason s/he/it knows that birch, Hillary, is skanky is it just got finished cleaning out her colostomy bag and changing her diaper.

Kenny Drebson's picture

i think you might have created an account by accident.  5 days in, and already nobody likes you.  perhaps you were confused w/ the content and general tone of this site.  try the atlantic or huffington post.  seriously.......... why are you here?

Got The Wrong No's picture

I suspect, Trolling for Dollars. Content is not important when you are a Obama/Soros Operative. 

Duc888's picture

 

 

ABOUT

EFFING

TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This is a target rich enviroment.  Drain the swamp

mc888's picture

Right idea but misdirected. We don't want Mueller hanging around for a real investigation.

Open a new investigation on Lynch, both Clintons, the DNC staff, and Comey with a different Prosecutor.

Harry Lightning's picture

I would appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Loretta Lynch and the Clintons, another to investigate Susan Rice.

I would appoint a Special Prosecutor to oversee the work of Special Prosecutor Mueller, because already it seems like he is exercising unfair practices by hiring investigators and legal staff openly hostile to Republicans, and on top of everything else, allegedly is expanding his probe to see if his friend and former associate Comey was fired unfairly. That part of the investigation would be completely inappropriate and rife with nepotistic favoritism.

Accordingly there needs to be an overseer watching every one of Mueller’s moves to ensure he acts completely without favoritism and does not seek to avenge the firing of his friend and colleague.

The needs to be a Special Prosecutor to investigate the collusion between Seth Rich and Wikileaks, and whether Rich’s sending of DNC emails to Wikileaks had anything to do with his murder. Obviously the people examining the murder now are afraid to do true police work, or they would have cited a killer already.

The IRS targeting of political groups has never truly been resolved as no one has been charged with any crime over the illegal examination of the IRS files. This needs a Special Prosecutor.

As can be seen by this morning’s announcement that Amazon is going to buy Whole Foods, and the resultant price decline of other grocery stocks, Amazon exerts a tremendous influence over any industry in which it is active. Is Amazon engaging in non-competitive business practices ? That sounds like another job for a Special Prosecutor, since the head of Amazon owns the Washington Post, and hence is involved in political obstruction that makes an investigation by the Justice Department anti-trust team seem like political revenge.

 

The democrats want to obstruct the Trump administration  Okay, make their lives living hell, and make their leadership pay a huge price for their imbecilic behavior.

fishwharf's picture

I agree 100%.  Go long special prosecutors!

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Much as I hate to say it, sic the IRS on members of Congress.  I guarantee there's more than enough tax evasion to get at least half of them sent to prison for a long stretch.  

How else to explain people who enter Congress as moderately well off, leave a few decades later as multi-millionaires (el-BJ as the classic case in point, but there are many many others)?   And all on a salary of a few hundred thousand a year?  Congressmen, for example, may be exempt from insider trading laws, but they still have to report their gains as "earned" income.  I wonder how many actually do?  We should be able to know. And dont even look at the criss-cross between their personal and campaign funds...

RussianSniper's picture

Obama and his minions were literally spying on whoever they felt like.
Then, when they felt like it, they released dirt and innuendo to their complicit and criminal partners in the media, in order to threaten and destroy.

No different than a third world dictatorship.

This is the target that Sessions and Trump should aim for.

Traitors are dangerous.
They should be held accountable.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Why should they be any different to a third world dictatorship? Most of them were third world bottom feeders.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Indeed, politics attracts the least and dimmest among us.  Their limited mental faculties and messed up psyches prevent them from being productive, contributing members of society.  So they try for "leadership" roles.   Their chief saving grace:  because they have no mental or moral bearings, they are, shall we say, pliant to those who finance and underwrite their campaigns.  

RagaMuffin's picture

Look forward to a time, when the democrats and republicans  are wriiten of in the history books as relics  having been crushed by the consequences of their actions

Bill Melater's picture

Obviously Lynch tried to obstrcut justice.

My suggestion would be to investigate the investigators ... Just saying...

shovelhead's picture

You really think there was corroborating evidence from a witness to that discussion?

Get real. Even Dimmos lawyers aren't that stupid.

Thom Paine's picture

Well that is certainly something Sessions can do.

Wtf is the DOJ doing anyway. The only thing seems to be the Special Counsel into ,'get Trump'.

There a dozen grand juries, special counsels that can and should have been started already.  and why isn't Comey being prosecuted??

ChanceIs's picture

Oh please.  THis is just more of the RINOs - Paul Ryan, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and a few other pedos - tryin g to scam the Republican base again.  You know...we will get rid of ObamaCare, Planned Parenthood, and NPR.  Blah, blah, blah.

Why do I say this???

Because they are asking Mueller - the fox - to guard the henhouse.  Sessions can't touch Mueller because he has recused himself over Russian conflict of interest and DOJ rules.  What they need to do is to get Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary, Comey, Loretta Lynch, and Eric Holder.  Sessions would retain control.  Let Mueller in place to do his worst.  If he makes one mistep, Sessions special prosecutor will have him by the short hairs.

The man for the job.....Big Bad Rudi Guilanni.  He wants, needs and deserves a great swan song.  I think he is 75.  And he would love doing it.  He would do a great job, and almost guarantee Trump's reelection.

Hey!!!!

Jusitce for Seth.

Lock her up.

We deplorables want blood with a side order of a pound of flesh.  Metapholrically speaking and to paraphrase Shalespeare.  I know it's OK to use Shakespeare in this fashion w/o fear of accusation of inciting riot because DeBlasio, the NY Times and some $30 million taxpayers dollars are supporting thee Trump assassination Shakes[eare recreation in Central Park.

Northern Flicker's picture

Rudi Guilianni? - NY firefighters don't think so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaCYEEO-58I

roadhazard's picture

The more the merrier.

Thom Paine's picture

If there is prosecution or grand jury into Comey leaking then I imagine Mueller would have to be removed since he would be called as a witness to give his evidence of interaction with Comey at the time of the leaking

Sessions can proceed to prosecution of Comey and put Mueller on the witness list

ChanceIs's picture

Bingo!!!

Paul Ryan still doesn't want to see that happen.

We should all be tracking Pizza/Pedo Gate.  Liz Crokin seems to be the alt-right media spearhead on all of this.  She weems credible to me. Sometimes I wonder about Alex Jones.  Regardless, Liz holds that half of Congress are pedophiles.  One wouldn't want to extrapolte from only a few data points, but Dennis Hastert is in jail, one of Hillary's campaign aides and one of McCain's are in the same straits for this worst of human behaviors.  Liz also states that Trump has never visited Brian Epsteins Orgy Island, unlike Bill Clinton.

Liz put out a long piece yesterday through SGT report:

 

THIS is WHY the Deep State is Targeting Trump -- Liz Crokin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQVlKc_V3C0

 

OBTW:  Liz's dog has been poisoned once.  That happened to a lot of Bubba's victims who wouldn't be quiet..

 

 

swmnguy's picture

Liz Crokin?  The one who's suing an ex-boyfriend alleging he gave her herpes and she has severe brain damage?  She claims she had to go on food stamps for a year because she had photophobia as a result?  And within a couple years she's an internet-based star?

Half the Congress are pedophiles, based on one Representative years ago and a couple of aids?

Some of her other allegations of things done to her are also the sort of things that...well, they only seem to happen to certain sorts of people.  Crazy people.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.  There are people in the world we can disagree with without claiming they're pedophiles intentionally infecting people with sexual diseases and poisoning dogs.

If she weren't saying things you already believed you'd be calling her completely off her rocker.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

IF a crazy man hangs his head out of St Elizabeth's (DC's old mental hospital) and screams 2 + 2 = 4, it's still true, regardless of the speaker's mental state.  Do try to evaluate arguments on the basis of the argument and not the arguer.   She may be wrong, and she may be a nut, but without an investigation (i.e., an evaluation of her assertions), you/we do not know.  I should think those who are innocent would be screaming the loudest for vindication from a thorough investigation.  But, curiously, we do not see that either.  

Do you not find it odd that EVERY time this subject comes up, the recoil is immediate and viscious? That tells me, someone is hitting a very sore spot. Sex scandals are one, but only one, of many mechanisms used to exert control over the political establishment.   So the key question is, to whom are these compromised representatives loyal?  Given their actions, it is certainly not "we the people." 

ogretown's picture

In the meantime, this constant scattergun attack by the 'Death to America" Democrats continues to put the Rats in a bad light. According to Rasmussen, Trump's approval numbers continue to climb as *real* Americans continue to support their pro-American president.   

Thom Paine's picture

The Rasmussen at 50% is actually much better than that..since it is the rust belt the Democrats need... and it is the actions of the alt left Dems and MSM that is scaring them off

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

The mid-terms s/b very interesting indeed.