Jeff Sessions isn’t part of the Deep State. But that doesn’t mean he’s not helping them, even accidentally.
I’ve written that Sessions made some smart move, moving elements of the investigations into the Clinton to Arkansas. Sessions knows the swamp that exists inside the beltway in DC, where things tend to leak.
CNN covered this story at the time:
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.
Some of the information we know today about the Clintons came from those investigations. However, the problem appears to be that Sessions doesn’t know how to play the game.
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Session can’t tell the president what the DOJ is doing necessarily. But if he were like Holder for example, information would find its way back to the president.
America understands that the attorney general can’t collude with the president, as the AG works on behalf of the people. But when the president is for the people, the AG should back his play. And DC knows how to do that, without collusion.
While firing former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was easy, getting rid of a feckless AG is a bit more difficult.
Compounding the issue of Session is the fact that Trump is already dealing with the Assistant AG, Rod Rosenstein on pretty serious issues. I suggest that Rosenstein is not out of the woods with President Trump.
To that point, I wrote the following in reference to Rosenstein being called to testify before Congress.
Remember when you were in trouble as a kid? And perhaps one of your siblings would say, “Ooo, you’re in trou-ble!”
I feel like I’m the sibling saying that to the Democrats. In this case, “Ooo, Rod Rosenstein, you’re in trou-ble!”
According to Fox News:
The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus is calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appear before Congress this week to testify about reports claiming he suggested wearing a “wire” to record President Trump and broached invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
You know who wears a wire? A rat. In this case, a swamp rat.
Is Rosenstein out of the woods with the president? I don’t think so. I think we are looking at a “keep your friends close, your enemies closer” scenario here.
Will Sessions make it?
Some say his replacement has been selected. Certainly President Trump has made his feelings public about what he thinks of Sessions.
Supposedly the president had a sit-down with Sessions’ chief of staff in September. Those discussions centered around replacing Sessions.
According to The Washington Post, the president mentioned the name of Matthew Whittaker.
Honestly, I believe nothing from WaPo or other Leftist rags. They likely are trying to dox Whittaker, in order to prevent him from ever taking the helm. Or they might be trying to start a turf battle between Sessions and Whittaker.
President Trump was asked by reporters about the situation:
‘I never talk about conversations that I had,’ Trump added. But, you know, The Washington Post gets it wrong a lot. That’s the only thing.’
Who knows where this will all shake out as far as Sessions goes.
One thing is for sure, Trump knows what he wants in all his next roles. And he will find the best people, no matter how many he needs to go through.
After the mid-terms, I expect wholesale changes in the DC political scene. Once Democrats see that they have six more years of President Trump, as well as a House and Senate controlled by Republicans willing to work with the president, they will have to have a serious “come to Jesus” meeting with their factions.
As for Sessions. He may get one final opportunity to do his job. After the mid-term victory by Republicans, Sessions will have plenty of runway to take down the Democrats. He’d better make good use of that coming opportunity.