Democrats have been hammering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint an outside counselor to investigate Trump-Russia claims. That idea has thus far been shot down by Trump Administration officials. But now, Sessions thinks a special counselor is not a bad idea – to investigate Obama’s DOJ.
Sessions was asked about a special counselor in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. And the attorney general seemed open to the idea:
That counsel, Hewitt suggested, would have “authority to bring charges if underlying crimes were uncovered,” and pointed to controversies including alleged bias within the IRS against conservative political groups and the “Fast and Furious” scandal in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed guns to be sold illegally in the hopes of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels.
“Well I’m going to do everything I possibly can to restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice,” Sessions replied. “So we’ll have to consider whether or not some outside counsel is needed. Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.”
The scandals mentioned by Hewitt have not had a satisfactory conclusion in the minds of many Americans. Maybe this is a good start. While we’re at it, how about an investigation into Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton while his wife was under FBI investigation?