Attorney General Jeff Sessions has come under fire.
Donald Trump and his supporters are wondering why there are no investigations into the FBI and the Deep State’s conspiracy against the President.
But Jeff Sessions just responded with an announcement that was the last thing anyone expected.
Sessions was having an interview with Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream when he dropped the bombshell that he “will consider” appointing a special counsel to investigate the FBI and Department of Justice’s conduct during the 2016 election.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Well, I have great respect for Mr. Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte, and we are going to consider seriously their recommendations,” Sessions told Bream in an interview that ran late Wednesday night. “I have appointed a person outside of Washington — many years at the Department of Justice — to look at all of the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us and we are conducting that investigation.”
He also stated he is “well aware that we have a responsibility to ensure the integrity of the FISA process.”
“We are not afraid to look at that,” the former Alabama senator explained. “The inspector general, something that our inspector general is not very strong, but he has almost 500 employees, most of which are lawyers and prosecutors, and they are looking at the FISA process.”
“We must make sure it is done properly, and we are going to do that, and I will consider the request.”
Sessions had previously announced the Inspector General would begin an investigation into the FBI’s abuse of power during the 2016 election.
But Trump and his supporters have been wondering why there’s been a special counsel investigating the fake news claim that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, yet the actual crimes committed by James Comey and the FBI’s leadership have been ignored.
Those crimes include Comey illegally leaking classified memos of his conversations with the President, the FBI misleading the FISA court on their warrant application, and former deputy director Andrew McCabe misleading investigators during the Inspector General probe of the FBI’s conduct during the Clinton email investigation.
Trump has frequently criticized Sessions on twitter for not taking more aggressive actions to drain the swamp and prosecute the Deep State leakers who have attempted to sabotage his Presidency.
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
Trump and his supporters are hoping that Sessions will follow through on his word and appoint a second special counsel.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.