Multiple outlets are now reporting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked top prosecutors in the Justice Department to evaluate whether a special counsel is needed to investigate the 2010 Uranium One deal and the Clinton Foundation. This comes after conservative media has been hyper-focused on the story and President Donald Trump has stated that he was frustrated that the DOJ wasn’t looking into former Secretary of State — and his 2016 presidential election rival — Hillary Clinton.
PDT has to: A. Ask Sessions to end his foolish recusal from all things Russian and state a formal criminal investigation of the Clintons and the Obama regime. This is critical to restoring the public´s trust in the FBI and DoJ. If Sessions refuses to end his recusal, ask for his immediate resignation along with those of Rosenstein and McCabe of the FBI. B. Go a national TV for 15 minutes to say that while "I won´t end the Mueller madness, I will ask him if he is aware that Hilllary paid for the fake Dossier that is driving his endless and fruitless investigation of me. And, I want to have Mr Mueller explain why he hid the bribes to SofS Clinton from the Russians in order to complete the Uranium One theft?"
As an aside, does anyone know the name of Trump´s FBI Director? He´s even less visible than Sessions.
Didn´t both Bill and Hill sign off the Foundation and left Chelsea as President and CEO in 2015, then when the heat got on, they shifted that position to Donna Shalala? So, if Jeffry gets a SC to go for just the Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Clintons will be in a non-position of responsibility. Donna would do herself a favor right now by resigning. The Corp has plenty of little stooges who would be only too glad to take one for the team. 220 million in revenue in 2015- I wonder what it is down to now since the "gifters" know the Hag is political toast and Billy has his own "Rape Ghosts" following him around in the Weinstein era?
I have seen no LEGITIMATE news outlets reporting this, but even if true what´s with the "considering", "evaluating", the "looking at" when there is more than enough evidence to proceed? The President should get rid of Sessions and appoint Larry the Cable Guy as Attorney General because America needs somebody who can "Git ´er done". Jeff Sessions is not that guy.
They had no problem appointing a special counsel to investigate NOTHING for a year but now they are debating whether a special council is necessary to investigate obvious criminal activity RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR EYES. How can you take people like this seriously?
Someone must have seen Sessions with his moistened index finger in the air. It takes character to investigate when the subject is wholly unpopular with the press. In fortunately I don´t see much in the DOJ
Sessions has asked top prosecutors in the DOJ to see if an investigation is necessary? Are these the same Obama-appointed holdovers? Isn’t this just like AG Lynch asking Comey whether Hillary’s e-mail scandal constituted a national security breach? I think we all know the answer from Session’s “top prosecutors” will be “Nothing to see here.”
Sorry, by Sessions testimony today there will be NO council against Clinton etc. He has fell in with dems in the JD, no credibility whatsoever. Trump should have fired him long ago. He said sounds like is not enough to investigate the Clintons etc, but it sure was enough to investigate Trump on the fake Russia mess???? What a jerk.
Sessions was very rude to Jordan today. Sessions has turned into a McCain democrat. If Trump doesn´t fire him now something is very wrong. When you are against your own party step aside. Rosenberg, Mueller & McCabe are running the JD ... Sessions is a democrat clerk.
Even if Sessions does appoint a special counsel, I do not trust him to appoint a conservative, honest counsel. I wouldn´t put it past him to appoint a dem political hack that would then stack the decks in Hillary´s favor. Sessions has not earned my trust.
Gentleman Jeff can´t appoint another special counsel because all the Dimmi lawyers are already working for Dimmi Mueller, heating the tar and ripping off the feathers, building the gallows, preparing the noose, waxing and polishing the electric chair, sharpening the guillotine, loading ALL the firing squad weapons and getting some wild dogs and AA guns from their buddies in North Korea.
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