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These people are so predictable, especially when everyone knows what they're up to.

 

"Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns — including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia — and has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters and report back to him and his top deputy, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post. 

The revelation came in a response from the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.), who in July and again in September called for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate concerns he had related to the 2016 election and its aftermath. 

The list of matters he wanted probed was wide ranging, but included the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and several matters connected to the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency. Goodlatte took particular aim at former FBI director James B. Comey, asking for a second special counsel to evaluate the leaks he directed about his conversations with President Trump, among other things."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-considering-second-special-counsel-to-investigate-republican-concerns-letter-shows/2017/11/13/bc92ef3c-c8d2-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?pushid=5a0a4267b0a05c1d0000000a&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.ca91225b517f

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Is Starr still alive?   He did a bang up job the first time.  

Edit.   He got fired for ignoring sexual assault by Baylor.   The modern Republican party will love him.

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2 minutes ago, Lark said:

Is Starr still alive?   He did a bang up job the first time.  

Edit.   He got fired for ignoring sexual assault by Baylor.   The modern Republican party will love him.

A veritable pioneer.

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I guess Sessions is angling to have an Obstruction of Justice investigation thrown his way by Mueller?  That's the counter-strategy...

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46 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

I guess Sessions is angling to have an Obstruction of Justice investigation thrown his way by Mueller?  That's the counter-strategy...

I'm amazed that little fucker is still where he is. However, the Ruling Party needs every vote it can get while it can get them. Beauregard must be in one of those sealed indictments somewhere. 

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11 hours ago, Ishmael said:
12 hours ago, Raz'r said:

I guess Sessions is angling to have an Obstruction of Justice investigation thrown his way by Mueller?  That's the counter-strategy...

I'm amazed that little fucker is still where he is. However, the Ruling Party needs every vote it can get while it can get them. Beauregard must be in one of those sealed indictments somewhere. 

Just about a certainty. I recall him getting all huffy about how he was outraged that it would even be suggested that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, and swore on a stack of bibles taller than himself that there were NO contacts with any Russians..... except for the ones he forgot about....... of course he might have had his fingers crossed behind his back when he said that. Not a crime, then, right???

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10 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Of course - there's been no conviction has there?

Certainly not from Jeff Sessions.

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Of course, Jeff Sessions saying there has to be a factual basis for an investigation will not sway some people, they will steadfastly maintain that we need to spend yet another $100 million investigating her.

 

"On Tuesday, Sessions also appeared to suggest there was “not enough basis” to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton, a day after the Department of Justice confirmed the attorney general had authorized senior prosecutors to evaluate an inquiry into the Clinton Foundation.

Sessions appeared to push back on Trump’s repeated insistence that the FBI should focus on investigating Clinton as opposed to potential collusion between his own presidential campaign and Russia.

“The Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents. That would be wrong,” Sessions said when asked about Trump’s tweets calling on the DoJ to investigate his former rival in the 2016 presidential race.

“The president speaks his mind. He is bold and direct about what he says,” Sessions added. “We do our duty every day based on the facts.”

Trump and Republicans have been clamoring for the DoJ to examine the sale of a uranium company to a Russian agency in 2010. The deal, which was approved by the state department when Clinton was at its helm, has been newly seized upon by Trump and Republicans despite no evidence of impropriety.

Sessions said appointing a separate special counsel to investigate Clinton would require “a factual basis”.

In a heated exchange with Jim Jordan, a Republican congressman from Ohio who asked what it would take to appoint a special counsel to investigate allegations against Clinton, Sessions said: “We will use the proper standards, and that’s the only thing I can tell you.

“You can have your idea, but sometimes we have to study what the facts are, and to evaluate whether it meets the standards it requires.”

A fiery Jordan continued to allege misconduct by Clinton. Citing additional reports that her campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the Fusion GPS dossier into Trump’s ties to Russia, Jordan maintained it “looks like” there was enough evidence to warrant naming a second special counsel.

Sessions tersely responded: “I would say ‘looks like’ is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/jeff-sessions-special-counsel-hillary-clinton?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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