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From: slade
18-Oct-17
What the heck.........

Attorney General Sessions Says Rosenstein Can Investigate HIMSELF in Uranium One Criminal Probe

18-Oct-17
sessions needs to go anyway.

From: K Cummings
18-Oct-17
"Attorney General Sessions Says Rosenstein Can Investigate HIMSELF in Uranium One Criminal Probe."

He didn't actually say that.

KPC

From: slade
18-Oct-17
What a nit picking twit, but just for you pontificator

Sessions says it would be Rosenstein's decision....

From: K Cummings
18-Oct-17
"It would be his decision. He is a man of integrity and ability. If he feels he has an inability to proceed with any of this investigagtion, it would be his responsibility to make that determination, and should consult, as I told you I would, and as I have done, with the senior ethics people at the department."

You can call it (or me) whatever you wish Slade but, the law often IS nitpicky. It would appear to me that the LAW says he can, not Sessions. However, I think it's pretty clear what Sessions thinks he should do in terms of ethics.

KPC

From: slade
18-Oct-17
It would appear you are wrong again....:)

From: bad karma
18-Oct-17
No, KPC is right. Rosenstein, if there is any semblance of a conflict, has a duty to consult with the ethics advisors. This is the no. 2 guy in the AG's office, in a position of responsibility.

Lawyers and judges in conflict of interest cases are bound by ethical rules. Rosenstein raises the flag, talks to ethics counsel, and if there is any conflict, recuses. Any competent lawyer when faced with a conflict, would recuse himself. Sessions accurately described how it is done in the real world.

Get your law degree from the Ned Racine School of Law, Slade?

From: slade
18-Oct-17
I understand it gives him the opportunity to recuse himself.

So tell me what happens if he does not recuse himself?

From: bad karma
18-Oct-17
If it's even a close call, he won't remain on the case. The real professionals don't get near ethical conflicts like this one could be.

From: Sixby
18-Oct-17
What a wonderful world when implicated people get to investigate themselves or are trusted so much that they can simply talk to the ethics committee. But still are trusted to do so. Are you trusted to investigate yourself or your own friends and associated? Seems to me that the lawyers favor having the fix in before and investigation even starts./ God bless, Steve

From: JTV
18-Oct-17
Rosenstein wont recuse himself, Mueller should have also done the same, but yet he is still there ... conflict if interest my ass... this is the way these pukes work and cover for each other... I dont trust Sessions, and I sure as hell dont trust Rosenstein to do the right thing either !! Just watch as this all gets brushed under the carpet...nothing will be done against Clinton, Comey, or any of 'em ... this is pay for play sure as hell, just watch it all get brushed aside ... I'm sick of 'em all ...

18-Oct-17
Not saying Sessions did or did not but JTV's point applies to Comey as well.

Obviously, what is correct and ethical is sometimes beyond our officials.

From: K Cummings
18-Oct-17
"It would appear you are wrong again...."

Well what do you know. More baseless drivel.

If nothing more Slade, at least you're consistent.

KPC

From: JTV
18-Oct-17
Here's a great Article by Gregg Jarrett outlining the whole thing ....

Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband.

But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.”

The incriminating evidence was uncovered by The Hill (John Solomon and Alison Spann) and Circa News (Sara Carter). Their dogged reporting reveals that the FBI gathered a multitude of documents, secret recordings, intercepted emails, financial records, and eyewitnesses accounts showing that Russian nuclear officials directed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and hundreds of thousands of dollars to Bill Clinton during the very time that Hillary Clinton presided over a governing body which unanimously approved the sale of one-fifth of America’s uranium supply to Russia.

The corrupt scheme is said to have been financed by the Russians through bribes, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering. The FBI and the Department of Justice reportedly had the evidence in their possession before the uranium sale, but kept the matter secret and never notified Congress which would surely have stopped the transfer of uranium to Russia.

Indeed, the entire sordid affair remained hidden for seven long years. Until now.

Clinton Corruption and Racketeering?

It is a crime to use a public office to confer a benefit to a foreign government in exchange for money. It is often referred to as “pay-to-play,” but it can be prosecuted under a variety of anti-corruption laws passed by Congress, including the federal bribery statute (18 USC 201-b), the federal gratuity statute (18 USC 201-c), the mail fraud statute (18 USC 1341), the wire fraud statute (18 USC 1343), the program bribery statute (18 USC 666), and the Travel Act (18 USC 1952).

If the evidence is as compelling as reported, a second special prosecutor should be appointed to determine whether Hillary Clinton and others should be indicted for crimes of corruption. The FBI evidence, if true, would seem to show that one or more of these illegal “pay-to-play” laws were broken. The government would have to prove that Hillary and Bill got paid, while the Russians got to play. And prosecutors are required to show a “quid pro quo” or “nexus” between the payments and the benefit provided. But it appears that the FBI already possesses all the evidence it needs to make a compelling case.

If Hillary leveraged her public office as Secretary of State for personal enrichment, but also used her charity as a receptacle or conduit for money obtained illegally, that would also constitute racketeering, as I first argued in a column almost a year ago.

Racketeering is the use of a business for a corrupt and illegal enterprise. The “Mafia” and other organized crime syndicates are often prosecuted under the “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act” or “RICO” (18 USC 1961-1968). Frequently, they devise a dual purpose company –one which operates lawfully from the front door, but unlawfully out the back door.

There is little doubt the Clinton Foundation operated as a charity. But if the FBI documents demonstrate that there was a secondary, hidden purpose devoted to self-dealing and personal enrichment, then prosecution could be pursued against Clinton for racketeering.

According to the Associated Press, more than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state donated money to her foundation. If Clinton was peddling access, was she also peddling influence? Again, the reported FBI documents seem to answer that question.

But why has there been no prosecution of Clinton? Why did the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration keep the evidence secret? Was it concealed to prevent a scandal that would poison Barack Obama’s presidency? Was Hillary Clinton being protected in her quest to succeed him?

The answer may lie with the people who were in charge of the investigation and who knew of its explosive impact. Who are they?

Holder, Mueller, Comey & Rosenstein

Eric Holder was the Attorney General when the FBI began uncovering the Russian corruption scheme in 2009. Since the FBI reports to him, he surely knew what the bureau had uncovered.

What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010. Since the vote was unanimous, it appears Holder knowingly and deliberately countenanced a deal that was based on illegal activities and which gave Moscow control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium assets.

It gets worse. Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during the time of the Russian uranium probe, and so was his successor James Comey who took over in 2013 as the FBI was still developing the case. Rod Rosenstein, then-U.S. Attorney, was supervising the case. There is no indication that any of these men ever told Congress of all the incriminating evidence they had discovered and the connection to Clinton. The entire matter was kept secret from the American public.

It may be no coincidence that Mueller (now special counsel) and Rosenstein (now Deputy Attorney General) are the two top people currently investigating whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller reports to Rosenstein, while Comey is a key witness in the case.

It is not unreasonable to conclude that Mueller, Rosenstein and Comey may have covered up potential crimes involving Clinton and Russia, but are now determined to find some evidence that Trump “colluded” with Russia.

*** If this is true, Mueller and Rosenstein should immediately recuse themselves from the case. How can Americans have confidence in the outcome of the Trump-Russia matter if the integrity and impartiality of the lead investigators has been compromised by their suspected cover-up of the Clinton-Russia case?

And, if the evidence is as compelling as reported, a second special prosecutor should be appointed to determine whether Hillary Clinton and others should be indicted for crimes of corruption.

Gregg Jarrett is a Fox News legal analyst and former defense attorney

From: slade
18-Oct-17
Well what do you know, you left off the smiley face... So sad critical pontificator, to live in your humorless world...

From: bad karma
18-Oct-17
This isn't an investigation into criminal conduct by Rosenstein. It's a question of whether or not he has a conflict of interest because of a prior prosecution. Under these circumstances, he knows whether he has a conflict of interest or not, or the possibility of one, contacts an ethics advisor, and then, does what he's advised. If there's even a grey area, you just decline to work on the case. Rosenstein, having appointed Mueller, knows the law here.

From: Sixby
18-Oct-17
Lawless people could care less about the existence of law. It amazes me that many of you wish to extend your respect for law to people that are so partisan or so corrupt that law to them is something to take advantage of by position or by technalitys. We are talking about powerful people that believe they are entitled to do whatever it takes to bless themselves and people with that kind of ego are historically proven to believe that the law never applys to them and that they will never get caught.

The current Hollywood sexual predator is such an example of people corrupted by lust , power and position.

God bless, Steve

From: bad karma
18-Oct-17
I'm not smart enough to know what's going on in Rosenstein's head. And I'm not pompous enough that assert that I do. When did you talk to Rosenstein?

From: Mad dog
18-Oct-17
Seems Jeffrey is a CHOKER. Mad dog

From: K Cummings
18-Oct-17
"I'm not smart enough to know what's going on in Rosenstein's head. And I'm not pompous enough that assert that I do."

Have you ever noticed that it often seems that those with a shortage of the former always seem to have an abundance of the latter?

:)

KPC

From: K Cummings
19-Oct-17
I find it rather interesting that some of the very people that skewered Sessions FOR recusing himself from the Russia investigation based on ethical concerns are all up in arms about the mere thought of Rosenstein NOT recusing himself from an investigation based on ethical concerns.

KPC

From: sleepyhunter
19-Oct-17
I find it disheartening to know 2 US ex Presidents knew about a sale of Uranium to Russia, and were ok with it. Bill Clinton was paid $500k for a speech in Moscow? That's bs. Obama just sat back and let the sale happen. That's treasonous bs.

From: JTV
19-Oct-17
the pompous is found in DC... neither Rosenstein nor Mueller will step away... and this whole scandal will get brushed under.... mark my words ...

From: slade
19-Oct-17

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From: slade
19-Oct-17
October 19, 2017 Jeff Sessions and the Conservative Talkers By James Tygart

Over the last few years a good guess suggests that at least 50% of conservative talk content has been devoted to the inter-connected scandals of: Clinton-Rhodes-Lerner-Holder-Comey-Lynch-Powers-Rice-Mueller. And, of course, their boss. Let’s call it the Stack of Miscreants, after Rush Limbaugh’s Stack of Stuff. The names, at this point, are all the reference we need. We’re already steeped in the details. Our Conservative Talk champions have drilled it into us year after year; day after day; hour after hour.

Yet now, after all the thousands of hours of skilled analysis and sometimes Churchillian rhetoric, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin and their Conservative Talk kin appear to be content, watching their efforts to expose the Stack of Miscreants go wasted, because Jeff Sessions has decided to just let it slide. Where is their eloquence on this single point of failure?

Lois Lerner and the IRS are off the hook for Tea Party persecution, apparently. Of all the scandals wasn’t this the most provable? It seemed to be from Conservative Talk’s steady stream of analyses. Selective targeting of political groups. Destruction of data, trashing computers. Pleading the fifth, requests for information obstructed and ignored. All part of the historical record. Everything already nicely laid out for a sane grand jury to authorize full prosecution. Was Conservative Talk wrong about Lois Lerner? Why aren’t you mad as hell at this? Why all the slack for Sessions?

In July, the refrain from Conservative Talk, responding to Trump’s (admittedly juvenile) bout of anti-Session twittering, was “give a guy a chance” and “let him do his job.” Or how about the suggestion that behind the scenes crafty Jeff was lining up all his ducks for judgement day. Well, after the get-out-of-jail-free card for Lois Lerner, that’s no longer a tenable view. Jeff Session’s only justice craft appears to be finding ways to avoid prosecuting it.

The articles and blog posts calling for Session’s resignation are multiplying (and not just in American Thinker). The once kindly looking old legislator now appears in internet images like an age-enfeebled, slightly creepy looking version of Stewie Griffin (ala “Family Guy”). Except when Stewie’s around, there’s no lack of action.

Among the conservatives notables, only FOX News’ even-keeled Gregg Jarrett appears to have the guts to openly assess the performance of Jeff Sessions as impotent, meriting resignation or termination. But from Conservative Talk: Nothing doing. A couple disturbing incidents: When a recent female caller to Rush Limbaugh referred to the Jarrett article, the grand master beat a hasty retreat to a commercial, which was perhaps unavoidable, but then never returned to what should have been a juicy, teachable moment. And Rush loves teachable moments. Mark Levin, after a lengthy dissection of one scandal (I forget which one, but it hardly matters), concluded his effective argumentation with a bland, not-too-confidant, and I hope my friend Jeff Sessions is doing something about this.

Mr. Levin, your friend is not doing anything. As William Buckley asked his friend and President, Richard Nixon, to do the right thing for the country and resign, can you imagine that Jeff Sessions may now need the prompting of a true friend to step down himself, while still in some good standing with history.

Thought experiment: Where would we be now with one of the following firebrands as AG?

Jeanine Pirro, Allan West, Greg Abbott.

Or someone else capable of getting through the senate, but also equipped with the intelligence and speech-making skills to implement a genuine offense against the former administration’s lawbreakers. Imagine the non-stop flood of stories seizing the momentum in the media, overwhelming the fraudulent reporting of Russian-Trump collusion with a slew of fact-driven investigations into real collusions and real circumventions related to unmasking, Benghazi, Iran, pay to play Clinton Foundation schemes, etc. Imagine the current status of the untethered Mueller investigation: (1) He’s never appointed in the first place. (2) He gets appointed but with a defined deliverable within a defined time-frame, and Rosenstein gets a pink slip. (3) He gets appointed but is shamed into closing shop by a counter investigation into spending abuses and hiring a politically biased staff pursuing politically-biased aims. (4) Or best of all, he simply gets terminated by Attorney General West-Pirro-Abbott for the abuses of number 3.

And now, as I watch my evening of FOX, Sean Hannity is relaying the latest in the Uranium One scandal, and it points to massive collusion and corruption by Mueller, Comey, Holder, Clinton, Lynch, and probably Obama. Conclusive evidence we’re told. It just needs to be acted upon. Will it be? Or will it just be another avenue for Jeff Sessions to demonstrate his remarkable capacity for doing nothing.

Sean, Rush, Mark, Conservative Talk as a group, to have any effect this time you must assail more than just the specific scandal, you must assail, simultaneously, the single point of senescence that currently occupies the AG’s seat, the mediocre obstructionist who has demonstrated over and over he will never, ever act.

From: JTV
19-Oct-17
Yep, I dont trust Sessions one bit to do the right thing ... and that is investigate, gather evidence (Grand Jury if needed/Special Prosecutor) and Prosecute !!

From: slade
20-Oct-17

From: bad karma
20-Oct-17
Fine with me. I don't want my cases tried in the press. I hate it when cases are on the front page. The best thing a prosecutor can do for all involved is keep things out of the press.

On whether or not to trust Sessions, Trump does, since Sessions is still the AG.

From: K Cummings
20-Oct-17
"The best thing a prosecutor can do for all involved is keep things out of the press."

I tend to agree, unfortunately there are a lot of people under the misguided impression that they have a "right to know" everything about an investigation.

KPC

From: Shuteye
20-Oct-17
I am wondering if Sessions is the only honest person in the whole mess. It is possible that he has an investigation going. Professionally he is not supposed to tell there is an investigation. However, with so much leaking it looks like we would have heard about it.

From: Solo
20-Oct-17
I hope Sessions is good. I tend to suspect it. May it be so for the sake of Justice.

From: Woods Walker
21-Oct-17

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21-Oct-17
Everyone has questions about who Sessions really is and what he will do but I have hope that it all works out and real justice prevails in the end. I will be mighty disappointed if it doesnt.

From: Woods Walker
21-Oct-17
Well get your disappointment shoes ready spike, I have a feeling you'll be needing them.....again. Hell, they probably need to be re-soled by now!!!

I mean let's face it.......a politician in Washington needs to literally be caught with his pants down, IN THE ACT, if and when there'll even be a CHANCE that they'll be prosecuted. In Hillary's case not even that. Trump is wrong when he calls it a swamp, it's a turd pond.

21-Oct-17
I was starting to let my apprehension cloud my judgement of Him. While I didn't agree with the way he has approached the Russia debacle, i do believe it was the right thing to do. When reasoning with a level head instead of my emotions, it was the only thing he could do.

Now, I do believe he has some work to do on the real corruption. And, being the guy he is, I trust he is doing that in the proper way. Honestly, its the only way to give the issue's the integrity they deserve. God Bless

From: slade
21-Oct-17
October 21, 2017 Why is Jeff Sessions hiding the Uranium One informant? By Daniel John Sobieski

Perhaps as startling as the revelation that the FBI was investigating the Hillary Clinton/Russia/Uranium One collusion and that key figures like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe knew about it and said nothing, is the refusal by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove the non-disclosure agreement gag order on the FBI informant who arguably could put Bill and Hillary Clinton and a few others in federal prison.

It was said the Jeff Sessions recused himself from all things Russian because of election campaign conflicts but is it really because he thought it would insulate him from having to divulge what he knew about Uranium One and the people who at the very least knew about the deal, some who approved the deal, including past and present members of the FBI, the DOJ, and Special Counsel Robert Miller’s team? Is Jeff Sessions part of the Uranium One cover-up? If not, then he needs to explain why he is thus far refusing Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request to lift the gag order imposed by the Obama administration as part of the Uranium One cover-up:

A top Senate Republican is calling for the Justice Department to lift an apparent “gag order” on an FBI informant who reportedly helped the U.S. uncover a corruption and bribery scheme by Russian nuclear officials but allegedly was “threatened” by the Obama administration to stay quiet….

“Witnesses who want to talk to Congress should not be gagged and threatened with prosecution for talking. If that has happened, senior DOJ leadership needs to fix it and release the witness from the gag order,” Grassley said in a statement.

Victoria Toensing, a lawyer for the former FBI informant, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” that her client has “specific information about contributions and bribes to various entities and people in the United States."

She said she could not go further because her client has not been released from a nondisclosure agreement but suggested the gag order could be lifted soon. Toensing also claimed that her client was “threatened by the Loretta Lynch Justice Department” when he pursued a civil action in which he reportedly sought to disclose some information about the case.

In a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Grassley said such an NDA would “appear to improperly prevent the individual from making critical, good faith disclosures to Congress of potential wrongdoing.”…

The Hill reported earlier this week that the FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S. Grassley on Wednesday released a series of letters he fired off last week to 10 federal agencies, raising the question of whether the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which approved the uranium transaction was aware of that FBI probe -- and pointing to potential “conflicts” involving the Clintons. The committee included then-Secretary of State Clinton.

So why not just lift the gag order, vacate the non-disclosure agreement, which Sessions has the power to do, and let the informant come forward with information on how and why the Clintons conspired to put 20 percent of our uranium assets under Russian control while lining the pockets of the Clintons and their pay-for-play foundation? As Toensing notes, Sessions could do it, and thereby bring to light the details of this criminal enterprise:

The lead investigators on the case included Rod Rosenstein, who is now the deputy attorney general, and Andrew McCabe, who is now the deputy FBI director. Rosenstein is the DOJ official who appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the collusion/campaign investigation. He could waive the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signed by the informant, said Toensing. "Yes, Jeff could do it," she said. "He is not recused from this matter and should not be."

However, Rod Rosenstein "is conflicted," said Toensing, "because he was the U.S. attorney who oversaw the case involving my client." Toensing added that she has "asked an oversight committee to pursue the release" of the NDA so her client may testify before Congress about what he knows.

By lifting the gag order, Sessions might have to explain the real reasons behind his recusal and why people who knew of actual collusion between Russia and the Clintons were silent, only to reappear to investigate and pursue prosecution of nonexistent collusion between Russia and Team Trump. He might have to explain why Mueller, McCabe, Rosenstein and others were allowed to hide the truth from the American people and why they should not be summarily fired. As Grassley notes, neither Sessions or anyone in the Justice Department has the authority to block the informant from testifying before Congress or issue non-disclosure agreements to thwart Congressional oversight:

“The Executive Branch does not have the authority to use non-disclosure agreements to avoid Congressional scrutiny," Grassley wrote. "If the FBI is allowed to contract itself out of Congressional oversight, it would seriously undermine our Constitutional system of checks and balances. The Justice Department needs to work with the Committee to ensure that witnesses are free to speak without fear, intimidation or retaliation from law enforcement."

Again, perhaps the reluctance of Jeff Sessions stems from the web of deceit and complicity that ensnares many in the FBI and the Justice Department. As Fox News analyst Gregg Jarrett notes on the Uranium One scandal:

It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.”…

But why has there been no prosecution of Clinton? Why did the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration keep the evidence secret? Was it concealed to prevent a scandal that would poison Barack Obama’s presidency? Was Hillary Clinton being protected in her quest to succeed him?

The answer may lie with the people who were in charge of the investigation and who knew of its explosive impact. Who are they?

Eric Holder was the Attorney General when the FBI began uncovering the Russian corruption scheme in 2009. Since the FBI reports to him, he surely knew what the bureau had uncovered.

What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010. Since the vote was unanimous, it appears Holder knowingly and deliberately countenanced a deal that was based on illegal activities and which gave Moscow control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium assets.

It gets worse. Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during the time of the Russian uranium probe, and so was his successor James Comey who took over in 2013 as the FBI was still developing the case. Rod Rosenstein, then-U.S. Attorney, was supervising the case. There is no indication that any of these men ever told Congress of all the incriminating evidence they had discovered and the connection to Clinton. The entire matter was kept secret from the American public.

It may be no coincidence that Mueller (now special counsel) and Rosenstein (now Deputy Attorney General) are the two top people currently investigating whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller reports to Rosenstein, while Comey is a key witness in the case. It is not unreasonable to conclude that Mueller, Rosenstein and Comey may have covered up potential crimes involving Clinton and Russia, but are now determined to find some evidence that Trump “colluded” with Russia.

Boom. The question is now whether Jeff Sessions wants to help President Trump to drain the swamp be vacating the gag order and letting evidence come forth proving the Clintons orchestrated the greatest criminal conspiracy in U.S. history at the expense of American national security or whether he is just another swamp thing committed to clogging up the drainage pipes. Justice may be blind, but it should never be gagged.

From: slade
22-Oct-17

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STUNNING=> GOP Leadership Blocked Investigation Into ‘Explosive’ Clinton-Uranium Deal Evidence (VIDEO)

From: slade
27-Oct-17

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""The President was right in being upset with this Attorney General. Sessions recused himself from any Russia related work and then assisted in the hiring of corrupt Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein, who was involved in the Clinton Uranium One scandal and cover-up.

Rosenstein then created a special investigation into Trump and Russia colluding in the election and hired his long time friend and work colleague Robert Mueller, the former Head of the FBI who is also involved in the Uranium One cover-up scandal. It’s now suspected that Mueller is trying to cover-up Deep State crimes with the Clintons.

Day after day Sessions’ Department of Justice and the FBI prevent requests from Judicial Watch in obtaining government information related to Obama and Clinton scandals and crimes.

Where is Jeff Sessions?

Why doesn’t he step in and make arrests, fire employees committing insubordination and deal with the corrupt and criminal employees in his Justice Department?

If anyone would have said that nine months into a Trump Presidency the only investigation would be a Trump Russia collusion investigation, it would have seemed impossible.

Now it’s clear that Sessions is a bad actor. Sessions is compromised! He’s one of them! He’s the swamp!

Senator Sessions was either lying when he presented himself as a Trump supporter or he was caught doing something he is terribly afraid may be leaked to the public. Sessions is afraid of being framed and outed.

Right now it just doesn’t matter, his actions, whether due to blackmail or not, make Sessions as bad as Holder and Lynch, Obama’s corrupt AG’s, and the biggest snake in the swamp!

From: slade
27-Oct-17
Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts reports sources have told Fox News that President Trump personally instructed the Justice Department to lift the gag order on the Clinton-Uranium One informant.

From: Annony Mouse
27-Oct-17

From: slade
29-Oct-17

From: Atheist
29-Oct-17
So the conservatives paid for the dossier first. Then she paid for the dossier to get trump elected? Or she paid for a dossier so she could lose? Which is it?

From: Annony Mouse
29-Oct-17

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From: slade
31-Oct-17
Nunes Reveals Sessions DOJ ‘Ignoring Leaks’ — Deep State In Executive Branch Obstructing Fusion GSP Investigation

From: Trax
31-Oct-17
Prez Trump needs to order Sessions to hire a special prosecutor to look into this matter. Mueller himself is compromised in this specific situation. No matter what, OBOZO and Hilda will never hang for their crimes as they should.

From: Shuteye
31-Oct-17
I am a big Trey Gowdy fan but he likes Mueller and thinks he is a good man. From all I have seen, Mueller is no good and a huge part of the problem in the FBI. Hopefully we will find out.

From: slade
01-Nov-17
WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Calls for Special Counsel on Hillary Russian Crimes – Where the Hell Is Jeff Sessions?

01-Nov-17
See the first minute for the correct answer, Athiest.

If you actually want any truth, skip it if you are happy with the demon talking points.

Remember, an opposition effort involves plenty of research but is completely different than hiring a guy to write fiction for your last ditch effort to destroy Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlBYnREPaV4

01-Nov-17

Spike Bull 's Link

From: slade
02-Nov-17
The Hill reported today that US uranium seized by the Russians in the Hillary and Obama approved Uranium One deal was sent to Europe. –

After the Obama administration approved the sale of a Canadian mining company with significant U.S. uranium reserves to a firm owned by Russia’s government, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission assured Congress and the public the new owners couldn’t export any raw nuclear fuel from America’s shores.

“No uranium produced at either facility may be exported,” the NRC declared in a November 2010 press release that announced that ARMZ, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned Rosatom, had been approved to take ownership of the Uranium One mining firm and its American assets.

The Hill continued in their lengthy report that uranium did make it out of the US and as far as Europe.

One prominent conservative on Twitter asks – Where is Jeff Sessions?

From: bad karma
02-Nov-17
Where is Jeff Sessions?

I don't know for certain but where he should not be is in front of the press. Federal indictments are not quick events, particularly in paperwork cases like this one. And he should be just laying low, and being quiet while things are progressing.

From: Atheist
02-Nov-17
I’m going to venture a guess on where Sessions is. Consulting his legal team and options? It seems he may have perjured himself in front of Congress. Sessions Jan 10 under oath “I never met or had any dealings with any Russians concerning the campaign or any other business as it relates to our government...”

Jeff Sessions,today, November 2: “ I met w/Russians and with someone who plead guilty for colluding with Russians (Papadopolous)

According to recordings by Mueller, Papadopolous proposed a meeting with Putin and Trump didn’t say no. Sessions however, is heard suggesting that trump shouldn’t be at the meeting. But Sessions wasn’t forthcoming about this meeting despite hours of intense questioning by Senators. Plot Twist! It is a crime to lie to Congress.

From: itshot
02-Nov-17
dammmmmm paulZ, u are bustin this thing wide open n stuff!

thank Dog your girl and your prez are clean as whistles (n stuff like)!

From: slade
02-Nov-17
AG Sessions Goes Full Deep State — Calls For Permanent Spying On Americans — Refuses To Prosecute Hillary, Comey & Mueller!

From: slade
03-Nov-17
Donald Trump Challenges Jeff Sessions: ‘Where Is Our Justice Department’ on Hillary Clinton?

From: slade
03-Nov-17
So the feds involved in the Uranium deal are policing themselves.......

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a small group of lawmakers in late September he was recused from appointing a special counsel to look into potential corruption surrounding the Uranium One deal and Fusion GPS’s work on the Trump dossier, according to one of the lawmakers present.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he and other House Judiciary Committee Republicans had met with Sessions at the Justice Department on September 28 in advance of an upcoming committee hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later this month.

Gaetz said that when he asked Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate the 2010 Uranium One deal and Fusion GPS, the attorney general stood up, said he could not discuss the matter because he had recused himself, and walked out of the room, leaving them with a group of Rosenstein staffers “who showed no interest.”

“He said that anything that had to do with 2016 election, or Russia, or the candidates in the 2016 election, fell under the scope of his recusal, and he left the room,” Gaetz said.

“It was Sessions’ position that his recusal on the Russia matter divorced him from any oversight on Uranium One and Fusion GPS. That’s troubling. Sessions’ recusal is a function of his involvement in the Trump campaign. In no world does that impact his judgment as it relates to Fusion GPS and Uranium One. But he views the recusal more broadly. That’s troubling because that puts Rosenstein in charge,” he said.

Gaetz said Rosenstein’s staffers provided “no answers” and “no timeline for answers.”

“It must be very frustrating for the president that the Department of Justice is overreacting to fictitious allegations and subsequently paralyzed to truly vet incursions into our nuclear assets,” he said. “Attorney General Sessions does not believe he has the power to appoint a special counsel on this matter.”

Other House members present at the meeting were Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Louis Gohmert (R-TX).

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said others in the room do not remember Sessions saying anything like that and that the subject was “discussed.” She would not comment on whether Sessions has recused himself.

“I’ve talked to people who were in the room and they don’t remember him saying anything like this. The subject was discussed so maybe someone misconstrued what he said. I can’t comment on recusal issues though because to do so would confirm or deny the existence of an investigation,” she said in a statement to Breitbart News.

Republican pressure is mounting on the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to look into the 2010 Uranium One deal and potential corruption surrounding the deal involving then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation.

The Hill reported last month that the FBI had gathered evidence of widespread Russian bribery and a kickback scheme to grow Moscow’s nuclear energy business inside the U.S. the same time the deal — which allowed Russian firm Rosatom to purchase one-fifth of U.S. uranium assets — was allowed to go through. Lawmakers say they were not informed of the FBI’s probe at the time, which they say would have stopped the deal from going forward.

Sessions’ recusal could mean that any decision to appoint a special counsel would fall to Rosenstein.

Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) expressed frustration with Sessions and perhaps Rosenstein, calling on “whoever” was not recused at the Justice Department to call for a special counsel.

“Whoever in DOJ is capable w authority to appoint a special counsel shld do so to investigate Uranium One ‘whoever’ means if u aren’t recused,” he tweeted.

Sessions has so far refused to confirm publicly whether he has recused himself from the Uranium One case.

When asked by radio show host Hugh Hewitt last week if he was recused, he responded: “Well, the, you know, of course there was one case that’s already been prosecuted, and people have been sentenced on, but as to what may happen after that, if anything, I’m not able to comment.”

When asked if he was recused from any investigations into the Clinton investigation, he responded, “Yes.”

Gaetz said he was heartened by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s call for a special counsel to look into the Uranium One deal during a Fox News interview on Monday, and he and his fellow Republicans on the Judiciary Committee plan to press Sessions and Rosenstein during the upcoming hearing on the need for one.

“My expectation is that there will be very tough questions asked about why we have not pursued the Uranium One scandal with the same vigor that we’ve pursued Trump Russia allegations that so far have proven unfounded,” he said.

He said Mueller cannot lead any investigation into Uranium One since he led the FBI at the time of its investigation into the bribery scheme and at the time the Uranium One deal went through. The FBI also reportedly threatened a witness from talking to members of Congress about what he knew.

“Mueller was not a spectator to the transactions that now give us grave concern about our uranium assets,” he said.

From: slade
03-Nov-17
The Question Must Be Asked: Who Did Deep State Catch AG Jeff Sessions in Bed With?

Two of the loudest slogans that Americans bellowed at Trump rallies last year during the run up to the election were “Drain the Swamp” – and “Lock Her Up”

It’s amazing that the most important and emotional slogans during the campaign represented what Americans wanted from this President! The Obama years were full of shocking, disturbing, corrupt and criminal actions by a radical far left administration and the DC swamp that kept it afloat.

Americans wanted this all cleaned up. Americans want Trump to drain the swamp.

Now after nine months in office, much has been done. The stock market is on a record rally, the greatest stock market rally ever. Americans are finding work. The economy is on fire and illegal immigration is way down. Fewer Americans today are on food stamps which was Obama’s major accomplishment. The wall is being designed and selected. But what has happened with the swamp?

The answer lies with President Trump’s Attorney General. Day after day since he was sworn in as AG, Jeff Sessions has failed his President and the American people.

The President was right in being upset with this Attorney General. Sessions recused himself from any Russia related work and then assisted in the hiring of corrupt Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein, who was involved in the Clinton Uranium One scandal and cover-up.

Rosenstein then created a special investigation into Trump and Russia colluding in the election and hired his long time friend and work colleague Robert Mueller, the former Head of the FBI who is also involved in the Uranium One cover-up scandal. It’s now suspected that Mueller is trying to cover-up Deep State crimes with the Clintons.

Day after day Sessions’ Department of Justice and the FBI prevent requests from Judicial Watch in obtaining government information related to Obama and Clinton scandals and crimes.

Where is Jeff Sessions?

Why doesn’t he step in and make arrests, fire employees committing insubordination and deal with the corrupt and criminal employees in his Justice Department?

If anyone would have said that nine months into a Trump Presidency the only investigation would be a Trump Russia collusion investigation, it would have seemed impossible.

Now it’s clear that Sessions is a bad actor. Sessions is compromised! He’s one of them! He’s the swamp!

Senator Sessions was either lying when he presented himself as a Trump supporter or he was caught doing something he is terribly afraid may be leaked to the public. Sessions is afraid of being framed and outed.

Right now it just doesn’t matter, his actions, whether due to blackmail or not, make Sessions as bad as Holder and Lynch, Obama’s corrupt AG’s, and the biggest snake in the swamp!

From: slade
03-Nov-17

From: slade
03-Nov-17

From: Shuteye
03-Nov-17
The media, with the exception of Fox, are all wound up about Mueller's indictments. They don't even talk about Donna Brazilie. That is the biggest political story in months and they don't even mention it.

From: Annony Mouse
03-Nov-17

Annony Mouse's Link
Congressman Says Jeff Sessions Has Recused Himself on Uranium One Deal

November 3, 2017 Claudia Uncategorized 35

Breitbart – Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a small group of lawmakers in late September he was recused from appointing a special counsel to look into potential corruption surrounding the Uranium One deal and Fusion GPS’s work on the Trump dossier, according to one of the lawmakers present.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he and other House Judiciary Committee Republicans had met with Sessions at the Justice Department on September 28 in advance of an upcoming committee hearing with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later this month.

Gaetz said that when he asked Sessions to appoint a special counsel to investigate the 2010 Uranium One deal and Fusion GPS, the attorney general stood up, said he could not discuss the matter because he had recused himself, and walked out of the room, leaving them with a group of Rosenstein staffers “who showed no interest.”

“He said that anything that had to do with 2016 election, or Russia, or the candidates in the 2016 election, fell under the scope of his recusal, and he left the room,” Gaetz said.

“It was Sessions’ position that his recusal on the Russia matter divorced him from any oversight on Uranium One and Fusion GPS. That’s troubling.

Read the rest HERE

*snip*

No shit, Sherlock. What does this idiot do all day? Why did he even take the job when he knew that he would have an issue with anything Russian? What if I took a job as a cooked vegetable taster when I hate cooked carrots? Would I expect my boss to be ok when I said I wouldn’t be able to taste cooked carrots?

Trump says that he is frustrated. Well, bub, so are we. We expected him to be able to do the job you hired him to do. Now, do the job we voted for you to do. Drain the swamp. You need a competent WORKING Attorney General to accomplish that. You better brush up on “You’re Fired!” this weekend. I want to read on Monday that he is gone.

From: elkmtngear
03-Nov-17
Good news folks:

From: Rocky
03-Nov-17
What does any of this really matter? Until Marshall Law is invoked and people are shot and killed because they have had enough and entice a raid of insurrection on Washington itself, nothing will ever change. So deep they must look up to see the bottom. Why do you think it is called the "deep" state? We are witnessing only the very tip of the iceberg that we will ever see or know, the tip they want us to see. Washington's nets are devised to catch small fish only, and only to appease the people they have raped for decades upon decades, but as in all else, nothing lasts forever. In this case the "deep" state will never be the same. They will become stronger and deeper than ever relying on the average American to be, as always, the ridiculously consistent blind and stupid sheep who will follow their Shepherds to the gates of hell. The kicker? We are a Democracy whereby the elected powers that screw us provide us the privilege, sorry, the "right" to vote. So we enforce this sacred right and do as we are told. What's up with all the complaints? Maybe it is time to take a knee, something I have personally and vigorously been complaining about lately. What time was that game again Sunday that I have been boycotting?

The Rock

04-Nov-17
"I want to read on Monday that he is gone."

YES!!!

Except that I will bet the qualified people available are few and far between and those who also have no skeletons in their own closets are even scarcer. Replacing Sessions will be very difficult, even before the Demons sandbag the appointment.

This is one big ass mess. Right now, I am very skeptical that Trump or anybody else will come up with a viable solution that will result in a swamp leak, let alone a proper swamp draining!

From: Atheist
04-Nov-17
As I’ve said. You got CONNED. You thought he’d drain the swamp? Right after he gave jobs to Wall St executives? Or maybe it was after giving jobs to people who donated millions to his campaign (pay for play?). Oh maybe you thought he’d drain the swamp after choosing his own family (completely inexperienced in anything government) to do the job? Or maybe it was when Corey Lewandowski, who worked as Trump’s campaign manager, moved to Washington, D.C., and started a Beltway lobbying firm, where he accepted lots of money from special interests that request special meetings w trump? Or Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is flying on private jets at taxpayer expense. He spent $60,000 in a single week while His predecessors flew commercial? Maybe you should consider that trump IS a part of the swamp. More evidence? Despite all the complaining the right has had for years over "East Coast Elitists" they put the poster child for that very statement in the White House. A wealthy guy that conducted shady business dealings and lives in a guided palace in a high rise in NYC. That’s the savior of middle America? You can’t write a better comedy! Sure, he’ll drain the swamp! Keep waiting and hoping.

04-Nov-17
At this point, I'm forced to believe that the reason Sessions has stayed so quite on all this is due to strategy and not complacent disregard. Also, I chose to believe at this point that he has done what he has done for the betterment of these situations. I'm just not ready to hang him based on looking at it from both ways. Time will tell

From: Bentstick81
04-Nov-17
" As I've said. You got CONNED." Just think atheist. You have this term, and quite possibly another, to whine your a$$ off. PRICELESS! Oh, by the way, don't see you on the Uranium thread much? You are nothing but a PHONY. 8^)))

From: Rocky
04-Nov-17
Atheist, You possess the unique ability and talent to spread and or foster useless information. How can it be possible to drain a swamp without the latitude and longitude to guide you? The frustration for Trump is that he realizes the swamp is indeed there and has been disguised and sheltered for decades honed to conceal its very existence and he is rebuffed at every turn to engage the pumps. Every President knew this swamp existed and contributed to its success through fear and being mute, all, except one, Donald Trump, and the resistance he has met from both inside and outside is from none other than mentally challenged people as yourself to which he has attempted to reveal it. That revelation, if ever exposed in the whole would collapse and raze Washington to a heap of smoking embers. Government can not allow THEIR institution and pillars built upon corruption to be destroyed by ANYONE leave alone a outsider who the people have deposited at their door. If the people knew ALL, this country would collapse faster than a rabbit gets fuqed. BTW...... why all the secret committee's and redaction's from documents. Oh. The famous national security argument. No no. The names that would be revealed and their actions that would make your head and your life spin sideways. What in the hell is wrong with people and when, God Almighty when, will they finally say, that it..no more BS. Mathematically impossible to harness and corral so many stupid people on one site that can not see it, or shall I say fear knowing it. Their world built on a paper Tiger would dissolve like rice paper in toilet and the suicide hot line itself would take the final plunge.

The Rock

From: slade
14-Nov-17
Jordan grilled the Attorney General who was noticeably uncomfortable and irritated with the questioning.

Rep. Jordan laid out the specific crimes of collusion committed by FBI and DNC operatives in 2016. Jordan pointed out the fake dossier and asked AG Sessions if this was the impetus to spy on the Trump campaign? Sessions would not answer.

At the end of the questioning Rep. Jordan asked Sessions if he would appoint a special counsel to investigate this deviant activity by the FBI and DNC.

Sessions told him he would not appoint a special counsel.

Rep. Jim Jordan: Doesn’t that warrant in addition to all the things we know about James Comey in 2016, doesn’t that warrant naming a second special counsel?

AG Jeff Sessions: I would say what it looks like is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel.

But the DOJ started one on President Trump when NO CRIMES were committed?

Jeff Sessions needs to resign immediately.

From: slade
14-Nov-17

slade's Link
Are Delays in Prosecuting Mueller, Hillary, and Podesta by Sessions the Greatest Legal Travesty in US History?

From: JTV
14-Nov-17
I have said, Sessions is part of the swamp and needs to go .... there is more than enough to go after Clinton and all those involved with Uranium one, there is more than enough to go after all these scum, Comey, Holder, those within the DNC ... and yet, Sessions said he wants to bring the rule of law back.... yea, riiiiight ...just another swamp thing he is ...

From: K Cummings
15-Nov-17
"Sessions told him he would not appoint a special counsel."

Sessions didn't say that.

As a matter of fact, when being questioned by another member of congress, Sessions stated that he was committed to go wherever the facts and evidence lead, regardless of the political consequences for any political party or person, to include Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or himself.

KPC

15-Nov-17
Yes he did say that he would carry out his duties a number of times. I just don't know what to make of him. I want to trust him and believe there are many related investigations going on behind closed doors right now but it seems so obvious, so cut and dry, that there is blatant evidence of Hilliary's many traitorous felonies that it obviously boggles many smart minds as to exactly what Sessions is doing or not doing.

We sure live in interesting times and this nail biter has major consequences for the nation.

From: bad karma
15-Nov-17
Prosecutors should not be carrying out their duties in the public eye. I saw nothing wrong with Sessions' comments.

From: JTV
15-Nov-17
Sessions said there are 27 open investigations into damaging "Leaks" right now... as I stated above, right now I think he is establishment and part of the trouble with Washington...however, I reserve my right to change my opinion of him, esp if he Goes after Clinton and her Crime Cartel and brings some sanity and rule of law into the DOJ.

I keep telling myself, the real world of investigations isnt like NCIS or Law and Order... they take time, and should be done on the down low without leaks or commercials and concluded in a 1 hour time slot...

From: JTV
15-Nov-17

JTV's Link
link ....

From: bad karma
15-Nov-17
Remember also that ethically, a prosecutor is not supposed to bring a case unless he reasonably believes that he can prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. And that's a high standard for good reason. But in conspiracy cases, or leaks cases, the kind of investigation necessary to get to that point are a whole lot tougher than the guy who held up a 7-11 on video, where you can see his face while he's holding a 9mm on the clerk. These take time. The presence of 27 investigations for leaks says he's taking is seriously. Some, despite a strong likelihood of guilt, just won't be provable to that legal standard, and they may decide not to pursue.

From: Shuteye
15-Nov-17
bad karma, I agree with you, Trey Gowdy explained it to my satisfaction. My question is, How come they so easily got a special council on Trump and have spent millions on the investigation and proven nothing on Trump. Something doesn't add up. I still say it is political and democrats have a much different standard than the rest of us.

From: bad karma
15-Nov-17
Because Sessions was involved in the campaign. Since he's the AG, that's cutting a little too close for his employees to do the investigating.

From: Beendare
15-Nov-17
Good stuff slade.

Whatever the legalize is here...its obvious Sessions is sidestepping the issues. I want to know why Trump gave Sessions the job in the first place? It sure seems. like Trump was lacking in his due diligence in his appointments. He gets gold stars for Tillerson and Kelley...but Sessions has some baggage.

Drain the swamp, drain the swamp, drain the....

From: Sixby
15-Nov-17
Bk Quote: Remember also that ethically, a prosecutor is not supposed to bring a case unless he reasonably believes that he can prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. And that's a high standard for good reason. But in conspiracy cases, or leaks cases, the kind of investigation necessary to get to that point are a whole lot tougher than the guy who held up a 7-11 on video, True if we are talking prosecution in a court. Not true when we are talking investigation or special council. Buttttttt: should we the people be holding the Democrats to the same standards that they are presently holding our president to? Last night I heard Dershowitz saying that we should all sing cumbya , let the past be past and not investigate the Clintons. But he certainly did not call for the special council to be shut down on Trump. Just saying , lets have a fair playing field and justice for all and not just when it suits the Democrats. Sessions has not shown in any way that he is willing to go there/. God bless, Steve

From: K Cummings
15-Nov-17
"Whatever the legalize is here...its obvious Sessions is sidestepping the issues."

I'm no lawyer but from what I understand, Sessions simply cannot speak about any investigation, and that includes confirming or denying the existence of one.

"Sidestepping the issues" and not answering the questions, no matter how many times and how loudly they are asked, are vastly different.

Like it or not, and unlike some of his predecessors, Sessions appears to actually following the law. Unless revenge is the only goal (and it would appear that is the case for some here), I would think most people would respect that.

KPC

From: bad karma
15-Nov-17
It is not obvious at all that Sessions is sidestepping the issues. Indeed, I doubt that it is even close to true.

From: Sixby
16-Nov-17
I cannot speak for others but the reason I want Sessions and others to get with the program is to re establish faith in the Justice Department and the rule of law in this nation. Disrespect of the law and law enforcement is way beyond anything I have ever seen in my lifetime and I feel that we are on the brink of anarchy because of the one sided persecution of conservatives over the last 15 years or so. Lady Justice certainly has her scales tilted to one side and that is not going to be rectified too fast IMHO it needs to be done ASAP and publicly in order to stop the division in this country. I did see three young basketball players apologize for their disgrace of themselves and our country today and thank Trump and our government for getting them released. That did my heart good and it gives me hope. I kind of doubted that they would do that but they did. As to Sessions sidestepping the issues which I agree that he did , I was bothered more by his ignorance of the issues. I get the impression that he may not be informed well enough. For him to say that a special council cannot be called on supposition is ignorance of the facts in question that need to be addressed.

God bless, Steve

From: K Cummings
16-Nov-17

K Cummings's Link
"I cannot speak for others but the reason I want Sessions and others to get with the program is to re establish faith in the Justice Department and the rule of law in this nation."

As tempting as it may be, you cannot reestablish faith in the justice department or the rule of law by not following it.

" I get the impression that he may not be informed well enough. For him to say that a special council cannot be called on supposition is ignorance of the facts in question that need to be addressed."

Again, he didn't said that.

What he said was that there are certain specific criteria necessary to appoint a special council.

"It would take a factual basis, that meets the standards of the appointment of a special council."

"...we will use the proper standards and that's the only thing I can tell you Mr. Jordan. You can have your idea but sometime we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standard that requires a special council."

"...I would say 'looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special council"

Even absolute proof of a crime, in and of itself, does not meet the criteria necessary to appoint a special council.

KPC

From: slade
17-Nov-17

From: slade
18-Nov-17

DISGUSTING! AG Sessions Cracks Up Room with Russian Investigation Jokes While His DOJ Witch Hunt Continues Against Trump

From: slade
18-Nov-17

slade's Link

From: Woods Walker
18-Nov-17

Woods Walker's embedded Photo
Woods Walker's embedded Photo
And yet ANOTHER one!!!

From: slade
21-Nov-17

slade's Link
Why Is The DOJ Downplaying Reports Of Proof Linking Obama And Clinton To Russian Corruption

From: JTV
21-Nov-17
I just hope the "FBI Informant" has some damn good security around him and is being kept in a safe house ..... he'll end up like Seth Rich if he isnt careful ...

From: K Cummings
21-Nov-17

K Cummings's Link
"Zero Hedge is a batshit insane Austrian school finance blog run by two pseudonymous founders who post articles under the name "Tyler Durden," after the character from Fight Club. It's essentially apocalypse porn. It has accurately predicted 200 of the last 2 recessions."

KPC

30-Nov-17

Spike Bull 's Link
Another perspective.

30-Nov-17
Today Sessions refused to answer this question: "did the president ask you to stop or hinder any russian investigations" Sessions: "I decline to answer that question". If the answer was no, why wouldn't he just say so? Either he doesn't want to incriminate himself or the president. Either way, this doesn't look good for the AG

From: K Cummings
30-Nov-17

K Cummings's Link
1-7.400 - Disclosure of Information Concerning Ongoing Criminal, Civil, or Administrative Investigations

A. Any communication by DOJ personnel with a member of the media relating to a pending investigation or case must be approved in advance by the appropriate United States Attorney or Assistant Attorney General, except in emergency circumstances. For administrative investigations not overseen by a U.S. Attorney or Assistant Attorney General, approval must be obtained from the Assistant Attorney General for Administration. Where the investigation is being handled by the Office of the Inspector General, approval must come from the Inspector General.

B. DOJ generally will not confirm the existence of or otherwise comment about ongoing investigations. Except as provided in subparagraph C of this section, DOJ personnel shall not respond to questions about the existence of an ongoing investigation or comment on its nature or progress before charges are publicly filed.

C. When the community needs to be reassured that the appropriate law enforcement agency is investigating a matter, or where release of information is necessary to protect the public safety, comments about or confirmation of an ongoing investigation may be necessary, subject to the approval requirement in subparagraph A.

From: JTV
30-Nov-17
Damn... booney strikes out again ...

From: Annony Mouse
03-Dec-17
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Spox and Office of DOJ Inspector General Release Statements

(Note: links at link)

Did you know the DOJ has been investigating the FBI for 11 months…. wait, what?

Hold-up on the criticism folks. Three important statements today from the DOJ, FBI and OIG indicate there have been ongoing investigations and reviews of conduct within the upper tiers of leadership within the Department of Justice and the FBI.

Given the nature of the leaked IG investigation to the Washington Post and New York times; surrounding apex investigator and deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI Peter Strzok; and accepting the direct approach of President Trump in his tweets toward that revelation; and adding the layer of Intel Chairman Devin Nunes threatening to file ‘contempt of congress charges‘; there is every indication something is about to break – very soon.

“[The allegations] if proven to be true, would raise serious questions of public trust. I look forward to receiving the Inspector General’s report. We will ensure that anyone who works on any investigation in the Department of Justice does so objectively and free from bias or favoritism.”

“My job is to restore confidence in the Department of Justice in all aspects of our work and I intend to do so. As such, I have directed that the FBI Director review the information available on this and other matters and promptly make any necessary changes to his management and investigative teams consistent with the highest professional standards.”

~ Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“When the FBI first learned of the allegations, the employees involved were immediately reassigned, consistent with practices involving employee matters.”

~ FBI Spokesperson

Here’s the critical OIG statement:

“The January 2017 statement issued by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announcing its review of allegations regarding various actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of the 2016 election stated that the OIG review would, among other things, consider whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations and that we also would include issues that might arise during the course of the review.

The OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.”

~ Justice Department Office of the Inspector General

What the OIG statement is saying is that for 11 months the Dept of Justice OIG office has been investigating the politicization within the DOJ and FBI and deciding if the actions, or lack of action, was driven by the political ideology of the participants therein.

I was not aware this investigation was taking place, were you?

Apparently the DOJ-OIG is close to “reporting its findings.”

It would be prudent to withhold negative opinion of AG Sessions and FBI Director Wray until we can see the outcome of the Inspector General findings – which will, given the duration of the investigation, likely be a very lengthy and extensive report.

All of a sudden the recent FBI leaks to the Washington Post and New York Times make more sense. All of the embedded political agents within the DOJ and FBI are quite possibly about to be exposed. This would explains a lot of the current activity and visible angst from within the participants of the professional administrative state.

This year-long OIG investigation could possibly explain a great deal of the current headlines on all sides of the DC spectrum. The black hats are on the cusp of being exposed.

From: JTV
03-Dec-17
does this mean that Sessions will be proving his worth ?? .... Is Comey going down or even Holder ?? Lynch ?? ....

From: JTV
04-Dec-17

JTV's Link
but then there is this ...see link

From: K Cummings
04-Dec-17
Annony Mouse:

Interesting, to say the least.

KPC

From: slade
05-Dec-17

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Americans Finally See the Severity of Deep State Corruption – Trump and Congress Need to Act Since Jeff Sessions Is Worthless

From: slade
05-Dec-17

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A Day Late and Dollar Short: Jeff Sessions Just Now Realizes Mueller Team Full of Liberal Hacks- What a Disgrace!

From: slade
07-Dec-17
GOP Lawmaker Meadows: It’s Time for Jeff Sessions to Do His Job or Step Aside

It's time for do-nothing to do something.....

From: slade
07-Dec-17

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How in the hell can this jackwagon be sitting is such a place of authority and Sessions remains as quite as a mouse. He is either completely and utterly incompetent, compromised, or as Mouse posted they actually have a plan in play and her has been playing possum, I pray for the later for the sake of America.

Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm

Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.”

From: JTV
07-Dec-17

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There is even more... one of Muellers "top investigators" worked for the Clinton Foundation ..... just how lop sided cant this be ..... very !!

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