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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:06 PM

Jeff Sessions may order independent investigation of Barack Obama's Department of Justice

Source: Salon

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his surprise recusal from all Justice Department (DOJ) investigations related to the 2016 election exactly one week ago, he adamantly resisted calls to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the investigation of any ties between President Donald Trumps administration and the Russian government. Now facing mounting to pressure to resign for failing to disclose at least two such dealings of his own during his Senate confirmation hearing, Sessions is openly musing about appointing a special prosecutor to investigate former President Barack Obamas DOJ.

Sessions left the door open for a special counsel to take the lead on the investigation into alleged Obama-era scandals during an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday.

The right-wing commentator pressed the embattled attorney general on his plans to investigate the departments probe of Hillary Clintons use of a private email server under former attorney general Loretta Lynch. Conservatives are still clamoring for criminal charges against the former secretary of state and point to Lynchs infamous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton as evidence of improper collusion to not seek any indictment against the Democratic presidential nominee.

Hewitt also asked Sessions about two other favorite conservative boogeymen: what Republicans argue was politically-motivated scrutiny against Tea Party organization seeking non-profit status by the IRS, and the scheme in which federal law enforcement allowed gun dealers to sell firearms to illegal straw buyers known as Fast and Furious. Conservatives have gone after Obamas first attorney general, Eric Holder, for years, in large part, due to those so-called scandals.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2017/03/09/jeff-sessions-may-order-independent-investigation-of-barack-obamas-department-of-justice/

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Reply Jeff Sessions may order independent investigation of Barack Obama's Department of Justice (Original post)
highplainsdem Mar 2017 OP
Honeycombe8 Mar 2017 #1
appleannie1943 Mar 2017 #3
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #2
lark Mar 2017 #15
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #16
GWC58 Mar 2017 #31
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #32
More_Cowbell Mar 2017 #4
notdarkyet Mar 2017 #14
Dopers_Greed Mar 2017 #5
gordianot Mar 2017 #11
hollowdweller Mar 2017 #17
JudyM Mar 2017 #24
Snackshack Mar 2017 #6
luvMIdog Mar 2017 #7
Submariner Mar 2017 #8
Paladin Mar 2017 #9
fantase56 Mar 2017 #10
gordianot Mar 2017 #13
Initech Mar 2017 #21
Squinch Mar 2017 #26
OliverQ Mar 2017 #12
Useless in FL Mar 2017 #19
sinkingfeeling Mar 2017 #18
Initech Mar 2017 #20
TheDebbieDee Mar 2017 #22
mopinko Mar 2017 #23
GWC58 Mar 2017 #30
milestogo Mar 2017 #25
Squinch Mar 2017 #27
greatauntoftriplets Mar 2017 #28
GWC58 Mar 2017 #33
agincourt Mar 2017 #29
dchill Mar 2017 #34
delisen Mar 2017 #35
March 4th Mar 2017 #36
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #37
Fluke a Snooker Mar 2017 #38
Demsrule86 Mar 2017 #39

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:08 PM

1. This is getting me ticked off.

He's asking for an investigation of THAT, without asking for an investigation of TRUMP'S TEAM? WTH?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:12 PM

3. He will never order an investigation into that. His part in it will come to light.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:12 PM

2. America is gone. BTW, if you smoke pot and are a liberal, he is going to arrest you.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:40 PM

15. So many reasons to hate this traitorous, hate filled, greedy elf.

Thinking very mean thoughts about him getting exactly what he deserves, by having his life screwed over the way he wants to screw over us because of his personal greed. I just hope I know about it so can appreciate KARMA being fulfilled.

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Response to lark (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:43 PM

16. He should be in jail of course for any number of crimes. Whether conning people or

sexually abusing them.

What is remarkable and stunning is the SIXTY MILLION Americans who still love him, they know he is a traitor and liar and thief and they still love him.

This means America is a badly bruised up society who cant function properly anymore.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:28 PM

31. Letters to the legal/medical states will be

sent out, stating "shut down or lose Federal funds and face prosecution." I put nothing past the Keebler Elf! 😤😱

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:30 PM

32. If people like Sessions had been laid in high school, we wouldnt have to deal with all this

nonsense.

They have hated women ever since and hated the cool kids.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:12 PM

4. Why is this man in a position to order anything?

Crook.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:38 PM

14. Slimeball, perjurer.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:19 PM

5. Remember Eric Holder's "let bygones be bygones" attitude toward investigating the Bush cartel?

Ha

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:30 PM

11. Yes

No good or questionable turn goes unpunished when dealing with Republicans.

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:54 PM

17. And coming together after 9/11

 


Democrats should do well to remember the lesson

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 07:52 PM

24. My first thought was, why don't you go back to the prior administration, stoneheart?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:19 PM

6. LOOK.. 👀

OVER THERE....what is that!

👉 👈 👆 👇🏻

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:19 PM

7. ridicoulous

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:26 PM

8. And who is the dick head that hired that shit stain Hewitt to be on MSNBC

when he puts on his shit eating grin I want to rip his face off. I hate them all. God this is going to be a long fucking 4 years.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:28 PM

9. Fuck this noise. Enough is enough.

If Sessions tries to go after Obama's Justice Dept., while refusing to support an independent investigation into the trump-Russia lovefest, I'm in favor of shutting this country down.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:30 PM

10. this

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:34 PM

13. Seems to get closer daily.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 06:14 PM

21. Shut the whole fucking thing down.

Until we find out their role in the election and Putin's interference - who allowed it to happen and who was on Putin's payroll. And how deep does this go? The GOP has made a mockery of everything we did the last 8 years, they don't deserve to run it right now.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:16 PM

26. Yes.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:31 PM

12. So sick of this crap

 

Republicans seem to get away with whatever the heck they want.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:57 PM

19. And have for years! eom

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 05:55 PM

18. Well maybe a special prosecutor can do a Ken Starr and go off

track and e d up investigating 45*'s many collusions.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 06:05 PM

20. How much more are we going to put up with their recklessness and arrogance?

Sessions should resign and be imprisoned. And now he's going after Obama for bullshit. How much more are we going to put up with? These fucking assholes are destroying our country and turning us into a laughing stock.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 06:17 PM

22. The ugly little elf will find evidence that Obama's

 

DOJ broke surveilance laws because the Russian hackers have already planted the electronic evidence...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 07:11 PM

23. all that shit was investigated to death.

big pile of nothing.

sheesh. what's next?

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Response to mopinko (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:23 PM

30. A special prosecutor to look into

the former Secretary of State. It's becoming obvious. These people, if they can be called that, are simply deplorably detestable! 😡👺

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:13 PM

25. The evildoers investigate the law-abiders on the taxpayer's dime.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:17 PM

27. Can't someone just step on him and make him go away, like a roach?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:17 PM

28. They really hate one of the best presidents ever.

Sessions is an insecure little pipsqueak.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:38 PM

33. He has the

"Little Man" syndrome.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:18 PM

29. Well of course,

millions of people in this democracy, marched in the street to find out the truth about those issues, everybody was on fire about the tea party and the IRS.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:47 PM

34. Deflection + Projection: Dejection.

Run, Jeffy, run.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 10:54 PM

35. He's trying for a 2nd Civil war; didn't like the outcome of the 1st one.


He may soon get his wish.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:08 PM

36. If I said what I think of this, you'd have to boot me out of here

 

Suffice to say, it is NOT from my "better angels."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 11:13 PM

37. oh for god's sake!!!!

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:54 PM

38. This KKK racist bastard has no right to investigate a toothpick!

 

In a sane world, the Republican Party would be skewered in coals, not spawners of human feces.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 10:08 AM

39. This is what dictators do...they go after the opposition...I still think there will be enough

evidence against Trump and Sessions that both will eventually go...the fact that Trump's guy communicated with Gucifer...is bad news for them.

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