Good news, bad news.
The good news is that after receiving a scolding letter from two members of Congress yesterday telling him to appoint a special counsel to investigate Uranium One or resign, Jeff Sessions says he is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate Uranium One. Imagine that!
However, the bad news is that Sessions will be relying on the advice of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on “whether any matters merit the appointment of a special counsel.”
Rosenstein is a swamp rat of the first rank. It was he who appointed Robert Mueller to conduct the witch hunt, still underway, searching for any sign of Russian influence into the Trump presidential campaign and administration.
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It was Rosenstein who led the investigation into Uranium One, signing the smelly plea deal of the only individual thus far convicted in the steaming pile of Clinton corruption. Thus, obviously, he is also a major player in the coverup of Uranium One. And Sessions is going to rely on Rosenstein’s advice as to whether a special counsel is needed to investigate the massive conspiracy? Really?
Sessions does not need the advice of a co-conspirator in the coverup of Uranium One. In fact, he needs no one’s advice at all. Uranium One is as clear a case of needing a special counsel as Sessions will ever see. American national security was jeopardized, 20% of the US uranium reserve was sold to a foreign nuclear power, signed off on by Secretary of State Hitlery Clinton and President Barack Hussein, while Russia pumped $145 million into the Clinton
piggy bank Foundation. Never has there been a clearer case needing a special counsel.
Furthermore, I believe that Jeff Sessions no longer has the confidence of the American people or President Trump. I certainly have no faith in him. President Trump should fire him today!
From The Washington Times
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’s considering appointing a special counsel to look at whether the FBIproperly handled the investigation into Russia’s purchase of uranium rights and donations to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton led the State Department.
In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, Mr. Sessions said he wouldn’t confirm or deny whether there was an investigation but that he has asked senior prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” raised by Mr. Goodlatte.
He said that review will help him and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decide “whether any matters merit the appointment of a special counsel.”
Mr. Sessions also said the Justice Department’s inspector general is looking into whether then-FBI Director James B. Comey botched procedures in his handling of the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s secret emails.
The letter came a day before Mr. Sessions is to testify to the House committee.
Republicans have questioned a deal approved during the Obama administration that give Russian companies control of about 20 percent of U.S. uranium deposits.
The deal was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which is made up of nine top government officials — including Mrs. Clinton at the time.
Some Russian investors also made donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Meanwhile, a report in The Hill newspaper last month said the FBI had been investigating Russian bribery of U.S. officials at the time of the deal and suggested Mrs. Clinton and other CFIUS officials either knew or should have been told of the investigation at the time they approved the deal.
One special counsel, Robert Mueller, is conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election and has announced charges against several former Trump campaign officials stemming from their dealings with Russian operatives or pro-Russian interests.
Mr. Sessions recused himself from the decision to name that special counsel because of his own role in the Trump campaign.