Because Sessions ‘never took over’ Justice Dept., Trump says he will ORDER docs be given to Congress
(National Sentinel) Taking Charge: It’s about time.
Shortly after POTUS Donald Trump was inaugurated, his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, foolishly recused himself from the “Russian collusion” investigation, leaving the Obama Deep State free to undermine the president at every turn.
Sessions’ recusal left Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein in charge of the bogus “Russia” probe, leaving him free to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel despite the fact that no crime by the Trump campaign had been alleged and no intelligence pointed to Russian collusion.
Now, finally, after nearly two years of Justice Department undermining and stonewalling legitimate congressional and other investigative attempts to get to the bottom of a multitude of Obama-era scandals (Spygate being the biggest, and the FBI’s pathetic ‘investigation’ into Hillary’s mishandling of classified emails being another) POTUS Trump is prepared to bypass Sessions and order the DoJ to comply with all congressional requests for documents.
That revelation comes from Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt, who has just sat down for a lengthy interview with the president, Lifezette reported:
President Donald Trump blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and suggested in a “Fox & Friends” interview aired Thursday morning that he will intervene at some point in a long-running dispute between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and congressional Republicans.
Trump said Sessions (pictured above left) “never took control of the Justice Department” and thus allowed Democrats to subvert the rule of law.
The broadside against Sessions is only the latest in a remarkable public venting that Trump has engaged in since the attorney general followed the advice of DOJ ethics officials and recused himself from overseeing the Russia collusion investigation because of his role on Trump’s presidential election campaign.
Ethics officials who are also part of the Deep State.
“I wanted to stay uninvolved. But when everybody sees what’s going on in the Justice Department — I always put justice now with quotes — it’s a very, very sad day,” said POTUS.
“Jeff Sessions recused himself, which he shouldn’t have done. Or, he should have told me. Even my enemies said that, ‘Jeff Sessions should have told you that he was gonna recuse himself and then you wouldn’t have put him in.’”
The president’s statements come after a frustrating week following a guilty verdict involving his short-lived campaign manager, Paul Manafort, on old charges even Obama’s DoJ wouldn’t prosecute, and a guilty plea and plea deal by his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, also for financial crimes.
None of those cases have anything at all to do with “Russian collusion.” What’s more, neither Cohen nor Manafort would be in hot water right now were it not for Rosenstein turning Mueller loose on Trump campaign officials (instead of going after Hillary Clinton and everyone else involved in defrauding the FISA court to get spy warrants).
“He was on the campaign,” POTUS said of Sessions. “He knows there was no collusion.”
Regarding Congress’ document requests — which are being stonewalled, redacted, and/or slow-walked by Rosenstein — POTUS said, “At the right time, I think I’m going to have to do the documents,” he said. “I didn’t want to. But I think I’m gonna have to. There’s such corruption.”
He also wondered why DoJ continues to ignore substantive national security crimes and violations by Clinton.
“And this Justice Department does nothing about it,” he said.
Lifezette noted further:
The same goes for Imran Awan, an information technology specialist working for House Democrats, Trump said. Awan avoided prison time after pleading guilty to making a false statement on a home equity line of credit application.
A House investigation concluded Awan was a security threat and had unauthorized access to classified information. But he never faced criminal charges related to that and a federal judge earlier this week freed Awan without imposing any significant penalties for his actions.
In fact, as we reported in June, Sessions refused to bring charges against Awan.
“I mean, he was worse than anybody, in my opinion. He got nothing. He’s a Democrat. He got nothing,” the president said. “The reason he got nothing is the Dems are very strong in the Justice Department. I put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department, Jeff Sessions … It’s sort of an incredible thing.”