AG Sessions Defends FBI Agent Peter Strzok, Claims Anti-Trump Texts May Have “Innocent Explanation”
Paging Attorney General Jeff Sessions…the American people need you. The chief legal officer of the United States says he isn’t ready to appoint a second special counsel to investigate Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has once again balked at questions over the need for a second special counsel to investigate the Justice Department, telling reporters at a Friday press conference that while he’s concerned about recent allegations of bias within the FBI, “sometimes things that might appear to be bad in the press have more innocent explanations, so fairness and justice should also be provided to our personnel.”
Last week Sessions responded to mounting pressure to launch a second special counsel, stating “I’ve put a Senior Attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me, if things aren’t being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met.”
In November. Sessions pushed back on the need for a special counsel to investigate a salacious anti-Trump dossier paid for in part by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, and whether or not the FBI used the largely unverified dossier to launch the Russia investigation.
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In the same week, not only did Sessions push back against the idea of appointing a second special counsel, but his Justice Department also protected special counsel Robert Mueller from scrutiny surrounding his ethics waiver.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton blasted “King” Robert Mueller following reports of the Sessions Justice Department refusing to reveal details on the special counsel’s ethics waiver. Approval of the waiver paved the way for Mueller to lead the ‘Russia interference’ investigation.
Former Congressman Jason Chaffetz called on Sessions to resign Saturday.
“It pains me to say this a little bit [but] I don’t think the attorney general is up to the job he’s doing,” Chaffetz said.
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Members of Congress have also hinted Sessions may not be up for the job as Attorney General. As The Gateway Pundit‘s Jim Hoft reported Rep Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Rep. Gaetz (R-FL) joined Sean Hannity last Wednesday night to discuss the tainted Robert Mueller witch hunt against President Trump.
Rep. Mark Meadows: Maybe we need to have a Special Prosecutor to investigate the investigators. And we’re here to tell you tonight, not only do we have task force that is being set up under Chairman Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte that includes Jim Jordan, myself, John Radcliffe, Jim Buck, we’re working with Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis to get to the bottom of it. But the American people have had enough… The time is now for Jeff Sessions to do his job. And if he doesn’t do his job he needs to step aside and let somebody else do it.