AG Jeff Sessions: Playing the Left Like Fiddles
Is Attorney General Jeff Sessions not getting enough credit?
One of my high-level contacts says, “Yes”.
We met up at CPAC. In one conversation I lamented to my friend on Sessions. I mentioned that I wished Sessions would take a more forceful approach to his job. More specifically, I felt that many Democrats associated with Obama and Clinton were long overdue for prison.
But then my friend explained how Sessions was playing the game.
In fact, Sessions avoids the swamp as he goes about his job. So when I read this piece in American Thinker, I reflected on that conversation.
As J. R. Dunn wrote,
Back in 2011, the indomitable Peter Schweizer published Throw Them All Out, a detailed examination of political corruption as it is actually practiced in the halls of Congress.
In his investigation, Schweizer found one single member of Congress against whom no allegations could be held – who had never taken a dime that was not his, had never cut any backroom deals, had never, simply put, played the game.
That individual was Jeff Sessions.
That fact is all you need to know to understand why Donald Trump selected Sessions for the Department of Justice, and why Sessions has followed the course he has in taking on the “Russia collusion” coup effort.
Sessions is the quintessential Eagle Scout. He will follow the rules down to the last subclause and will not make his move until every “t” has been crossed and every “i” dotted.
We saw the first results of this approach last Friday – in dealing with Andrew McCabe, this century’s prime example of a “cookie full of arsenic.”
Sessions waited until the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility (which is run by Assistant Director Candice Will, who was appointed by Robert Mueller, of all people) recommended that McCabe be fired. He then had McCabe officially informed beforehand, following established procedure to the letter.
Likable, amenable Sessions dropped the hammer of Thor on McCabe. And he did it by the book.
Back to my friend
He explained that while what Sessions has done doesn’t look like much, he’s actually done quite a bit. For one thing, the Fed is investigating The Clinton Foundation. But what’s more important is how Sessions avoided the swamp.
As CNN reported,
Federal authorities are actively investigating allegations of corruption related to the Clinton Foundation, the charity of Bill and Hillary Clinton, according to a US official briefed on the matter.
The FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into whether donors to the foundation were improperly promised policy favors or special access to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state in exchange for donations to the charity’s coffers, as well as whether tax-exempt funds were misused, the official said.
The investigation, led by the FBI field office in Little Rock, Arkansas, is being overseen by the US attorney’s office in the state, according to the source.
It’s unclear precisely what, if any, new evidence ignited the current federal investigation, after initial inquiries had stalled prior to the 2016 election.
The Justice Department declined to comment to CNN, citing a general policy of not confirming or denying the existence of active investigations. The US attorney’s office in Arkansas declined to comment.
So Sessions initiated this investigation in Arkansas, not DC. Thus prying eyes of swamp rats get no view.
The FBI field office in Little Rock. An office devoid of the sycophants of James Comey leads the investigation.
Dunn noticed Sessions strategy, as his article points out.
This comes under the rubric of “strategy,” a concept unfortunately foreign to too many active conservatives. A large number of cons recognize only one course of action: a headlong charge against the closest target while howling at the top of their lungs. Not only do they dismiss any more subtle form of action, but they often attack those engaging in it of cowardice or corruption, or of being an “Alinskyite-Obamaist commie stooge” – despite the fact that their kamikaze runs usually end up heading over the nearest cliff.
So it was with Sessions, who has been routinely dismissed as “paid off,” being “asleep under his desk,” or as “part of the swamp.”
Sessions took his time, did things according to the book, and dealt the swamp a good, stiff blow while leaving its denizens little recourse but to throw tantrums in the media, which they have been doing the weekend long. Compare this to all the would-be conservative champions – McCarthy, LeBoutillier, Moore – piled up under the cliff while the leftist monolith trundles on nearly unscathed.
Sessions may have indeed set a great trap. Having recused himself, Sessions put the onus on the Democrat-controlled FBI to fricassee one of their own.
Although the media currently tries to blame President Trump, this strategy will fail. And America will watch as the venerable FBI goes down in flames. I suspect some time thereafter, we will begin to hear more about The Clinton Foundation.
Moreover, don’t be surprised with the timing of these eventualities and the appointment of a special counsel. Then the Podesta boys will re-enter the picture.
Since we are speculating to a degree, I’m going to go out on a limb. I predict that much of this will simmer over the summer. Then in October, the big revelations begin to drop. Just in time for mid-terms.
The Left will cry collusion, but the public will ignore their tears.