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Jeff Sessions names Federal prosecutor to help investigation into alleged FISA abuses by the FBI

March 29, 2018

  Yesterday we learned that the Department of Justice Inspector General finally opened up an investigation into the allegations the FBI misled the FISA court to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The FBI allegedly did not bother to tell the FISA court the Russian dossier was not verified by a second source and also failed to mention the dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

  Today Jeff Sessions announced that he has named a Federal prosecutor to aid in the investigation, here is more:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed on Thursday that he had tapped a longtime federal prosecutor to help investigate FBI decisions in 2016, saying a new special counsel was not yet needed to look into GOP criticism about the bureau’s handling of investigations into Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign.

In a letter to senior Republican lawmakers, Sessions said that in November, he named U.S. Attorney John Huber — unanimously confirmed to lead the Justice Department’s Utah district under President Barack Obama and again under President Donald Trump — to partner with the Justice Department’s inspector general in the inquiry.

The move adds legal muscle to an internal investigation being run by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is nearing the release of an extensive report on the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

  As you read in the block quote above, this is not the special prosecutor many of us have been clamoring for but this is another step in the right direction. I still have trouble trusting Jeff Sessions because I am still concerned as a member of the establishment he is looking at whitewashing the investigation, but maybe there is a chance he is following procedure and the Federal prosecutor will dig up enough evidence which will lead to a special prosecutor. Still not getting my hopes up yet…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 29, 2018 9:31 pm

    Meanwhile the statute of limitations is running out. Nunez expressed some concern last night regarding Horiwitz. He works for the DOJ…. first reservation I have heard about him.

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    • March 30, 2018 5:30 am

      Maybe that is why they are taking their time with this, they are just trying to run out the clock.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. March 29, 2018 9:36 pm

    Yes, difficult when we’re only given snippets of truth.
    Much of these investigations have already been going on w/out ‘the knowledge’ of guilty, “why let them know what’s going on, when they’ve been conducting biz and ops undercover all these years.” Best not to show their hands until its too late ~ lest the ‘hunted’ weasel out of the trap. May this be an answered prayer for many: Justice.

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    • March 30, 2018 5:36 am

      Yeah, supposedly this guy has been on the case since November so maybe what you quoted is correct and they don’t want the dirty people to know they might be on to them.

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  3. March 30, 2018 2:54 am

    Supposedly IG Horowitz is doing the digging and is turning over what he finds to SP Huber. Huber then determines if the law has been broken and can the individual be prosecuted. Huber would next need to empanel a grand jury to hear his testimony in order to indict someone.

    We know McCabe is lawyering up. Could this be a sign that a grand jury was empaneled?

    Supposedly Huber has been in place since Nov 2017.

    Remember there was a “blue slip” policy in the Senate where the states’s Senators, in this case Hatch and Lee would have given Obama their picks for US Federal District Attorney.

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    • March 30, 2018 5:39 am

      Hopefully that is what is happening here and Sessions is just going through the proper procedures before dropping the hammer. Trump has been quiet on Sessions lately so perhaps that is a clue.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. March 30, 2018 4:38 pm

    Might as well toss this into the mix:

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 30, 2018 6:37 pm

      We’ll see if Trump responds to this, he has been quiet lately on Sessions.

      Liked by 2 people

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