Attorney General Jeff Sessions has faced intense criticism for his conduct in office.
President Trump and his supporters contend that Sessions has failed to root out Deep State agents embedded in the FBI and Department of Justice.
And now Sessions career might be over because of this growing scandal.
The Justice Department Rocked By Scandal
Congressional Republicans rocked Washington when they discovered that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had colluded with ex-British spy Christopher Steele to push the controversial Russia dossier.
Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS—the company hired by the Clinton campaign to dig up dirt on Trump—communicated with Steele extensively after the FBI had terminated Steele as their confidential human informant for briefing the press about his work.
Last December, when reports of Ohr’s contacts with Steele first surfaced, Sessions demoted the fourth-ranking official from the position of Associate Deputy Attorney General.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Under Fire
But now that investigators have unearthed new details of Ohr and Steele’s conspiracy, critics are wondering why Sessions did not take stronger action.
One conversation was discovered where Steele expressed his fear that they would “be exposed” after Trump had fired then FBI Director James Comey.
In light of this development, President Trump blasted the Attorney General on Twitter for not firing Ohr outright.
President Trump tweeted:
Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions “Justice” Department? A total joke!
President Trump and millions of his supporters have expressed frustration with Sessions for months.
They contend that Sessions has not acted decisively in purging Deep State agents from the Department of Justice.
The President also ripped the Attorney General for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Sessions’ recusal allowed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel.
Sessions Record: A Mixed Bag
At the same time, the Attorney General’s work in implementing the President’s immigration agenda has drawn praise.
Anne Coulter tweeted:
In fact, Jeff Sessions is the only person doing the job Trump was elected to do.
Nevertheless, President Trump and some of his supporters criticize Sessions for his weakness in handling the Deep State’s coup to overthrow the President.
Instead of purging Deep State agents from the ranks of government and pursuing investigations into James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Hillary Clinton for their criminal acts, Sessions stepped back and let the Department of Justice terrorize his boss with a rigged witch hunt.
Critics question Sessions loyalty to the President
They contend Sessions bowed to the media pressure by recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Trump insists Sessions should have told him he was planning to recuse himself before he selected him for Attorney General.
But Sessions’ defenders claim Department guidelines left him no choice.
They also allege that any candidate Trump nominated who had worked on his campaign would’ve had to recuse themselves.
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