The House Freedom Caucus members set out what they think Jeff Sessions must do if he wants to deserve to be Attorney General.
By recusing himself, and not even making the FBI honor congressional subpoenas, Jeff Sessions is essentially depriving Donald Trump of basic protection under the law. This is especially bitter since he doesn’t seem willing to investigate Hillary Clinton. Republican Representatives Mark Meadows (NC) and Jim Jordan (OH) wrote an editorial calling for the resignation of Jeff Sessions if he won’t step up.
Perhaps all of these questions have answers that could help bring this Russian collusion drama to a close. But it seems remarkably odd that instead of the FBI answering the critical questions that Congress has repeatedly asked, they instead leak a far-fetched and ill-supported story to the New York Times. If this is the truth, then give us the documentation we’ve asked for to prove it.
The second problem deals with a recurring issue that must be addressed immediately. The alarming number of FBI agents and DOJ officials sharing information with reporters is in clear violation of the investigative standards that Americans expect and should demand. How would New York Times reporters know any of this information when the FBI and DOJ are prohibited from talking about ongoing investigations? How many FBI agents and DOJ officials have illegally discussed aspects of an ongoing investigation with reporters? When will it stop?
It’s apparent that Comey has never had a problem sharing information with reporters, and he allowed his team to “follow the leader” in that regard—but it is time for this practice to come to an immediate end.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, but it would appear he has no control at all of the premier law enforcement agency in the world. It is time for Sessions to start managing in a spirit of transparency to bring all of this improper behavior to light and stop further violations. If Sessions can’t address this issue immediately, then we have one final question needing an answer: When is it time for a new attorney general?
Sadly, it seems the answer is now.
Meanwhile, Sessions is willing to prosecute people for pot in states that have legalized it. Priorities, I guess.
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