March 30, 2018
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Who is John Huber?

U.S. Attorney John Huber of Utah is the latest to be brought in to “investigate the investigators” at the FBI and Justice Department, in lieu of what many had concluded was the only way to get to the bottom of misconduct there: a special counsel.

Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions has been under fire for some time from congressional Republicans and also from President Trump (and also from me and, I’ll bet, you) for not appointing a second special counsel. Obviously, the conflicts of interest at the Justice Department are so thickly layered and involve so many current and former employees that it can’t possibly be trusted to investigate itself. Sessions has announced in a letter to congressional leaders that he’s decided, at least for now, not to appoint a special counsel, but he assures us that Huber is already digging.


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The appointment of Huber appears to be a compromise: On one hand, he’s “of Utah,” not “of Washington,” and that’s got to be good. He has more power than the IG, in that he’s a prosecutor with subpoena power and can file criminal charges. In addition to the alleged misconduct at the FBI and Justice relating to the FISA court and government surveillance, he’ll also be investigating how well they looked into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Uranium One deal, so, again, good.

On the other hand, Huber won’t be as independent as a special counsel in that his job falls under the supervision of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and that situation represents what seems to be a virtually insurmountable conflict. Rosenstein himself is one of the players in the drama unfolding at Justice; he reportedly even signed off on one of the FISA applications based on Christopher Steele’s fictional “dossier.” And, for what it’s worth (maybe a lot), Rosenstein is also the one who gave us special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian “meddling” and allegations of “collusion” between Russia and the Trump campaign and who appears to be giving tacit approval for Mueller to cast his net wherever he likes.

So, how does this work? Is Huber going to investigate his own boss?


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Huber was appointed U.S. Attorney in 2015 by Obama, but he had the strong support of Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, so it’s hard to ascribe any partisan bias either way. Perhaps that’s one reason he was chosen for the job. He’s been quietly going about his business since November.

Democrats believe (and some “fact-checkers” imply) that they consider these allegations to have been dreamed up by wild-eyed conservative conspiracy theorists in tinfoil hats trying to “distract” from the Trump/Russia probe. But we already KNOW officials have lied under oath, omitted pertinent facts from applications to spy on Americans and expressed their fervent desire to keep Trump out of office, going so far as to refer to an “insurance policy.” And that’s just for starters. They’ve dragged their feet to the point of non-compliance with FOIA requests and subpoenas. They’ve redacted large portions of documents that turned out to have nothing to do with national security but appear to have had plenty to do with covering their behinds. And they sent around a draft memo of Hillary’s “exoneration” for various staff members to fine-tune before she and other witnesses had even been interviewed.

Sessions says he’s already receiving regular updates from Huber. I wonder how much collaboration there will be with Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who has already interviewed many witnesses and accumulated thousands and thousands of documents. Anything to speed the process would be great, because the crimes that have been alleged come with statutes of limitations, some of which have already expired or will be expiring soon. If there’s one thing lawyers know, it's the art of the strategic delay.

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  • Gregory Matelich

    03/30/2018 01:12 PM

    My fears that Sessions is still mired down by trying to work with a DOJ that (being largely lawyers) is too intent on "protecting their own" !! A new "outsider, businessman type" needs to be the AG and institute a massive house cleaning !! Everyone seems to have some skeletons in their closet at most of the letter agencies !!

  • vincent j accardi

    03/30/2018 01:11 PM

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought Huber was going to work in conjunction with Horowitz, simply because Huber has power that Horowitz doesn't, meaning, he can get to the people that are no longer working at the FBI by way of subpoena's, etc. ? Is that correct ? In any event, Huber is out of the mainstream & may not be as gilded as those in the DC bureau. Let us pray. Also, haven't they been investigating in several other FBI offices for quite some time already ? Let's face it, Sessions is a neophyte in dealing with specific procedures at the FBI or DOJ. They are selling him ribbons & rainbows while playing deep state behind his back. For his sake, I hope he is aware & playing games right back on them as well, if that's possible. Sad to say, this is our government at work. A sad state of affairs at best. We the people have been & are, being bamboozled daily by these corrupt actors. Something's got to give.

  • David M. Abercrombie

    03/30/2018 01:11 PM

    I think Dershowitz has it right. All of this needs to see the light of day and appointing a special counsel hides everything under the rug of "criminal investigation". Whether anyone likes it or not, this entire scandal is more political than criminal. Unless the voters are fully aware of what has gone on they will not be persuaded of the depths of depredation that have occurred and Congressional hearings, with all of their faults are more transparent than any criminal investigation can be.
    It is more important to first inform the nation's voters of the depth of the problem than it is to punish the miscreants. Criminal referrals can come later and that is worth the risk of some scumbags slipping by under statute of limitation.

  • Jan Caro

    03/30/2018 01:05 PM

    President Trump is hated by republicans and democrats alike because he is an outsider. I do not believe he could ever get a fair and unbiased review by any one at the FBI or Justice Department because the swamp is so deep and the majority of congressmen, congresswomen, judges and agents are attorneys who can NEVER be trusted to tell the truth. They went to school to learn how to lie and cheat and their future success is based on how well they do it. Everyone in Washington has their own agenda, look out for number 1, make as much money as possible before they get caught and retire in style. Oh, and let's not forget POWER; they are drunk with it. President Trump has no allegiance to any of them, thank God. I pray for him every day that he will not give up on America and his mission "to drain the swamp."

  • William Olesky

    03/30/2018 01:03 PM

    Good morning mr. Huckabee I hope that Huber can do the job that the American people want the criminals need to be brought to Justice have a nice holiday weekend.

  • Darrell Shears

    03/30/2018 12:57 PM

    Sessions continues to shirk his responsibility and pass off to others duties that may cause him criticism
    POTUS deserves a AG that’s strong and not afraid to do the RIGHT thing and appoint a special counsel to clean the rats out of the pipe and drain the swamp.

  • LTC(R) Tom Reiva

    03/30/2018 12:51 PM

    The President needs to appoint a strong DOJ leader, perhaps another retired military general, who'll go in and totally overhaul the Justice Department and get rid of the deep state holdovers.

  • Anita Kubes

    03/30/2018 12:50 PM

    Well I see some progress by getting Huber to investigate. It will probably be the same old story. They found them guilty of numerous
    crimes, but it is too late to prosecute them. The very least they could do is remove them from Washington. That would help our Country
    to have less criminals in our Justice Department and FBI. Who can the American people trust? I know God is in control, but this is so hard
    to watch.

  • Linda Mahan

    03/30/2018 12:47 PM

    What a bunch of BS!! This is as bad as the fox guarding the henhouse door!!! So who then levies the consequences that will never be found while the investigator gives all the material to the investigated boss??? Really??? A school kid could figure this falacy out. As long as money continues to be wasted in these bogus investigations, the American public is getting more & more disgusted, more & more frustrated, more & more irritated at corruption in Washington. But we are held right to the letter of the law while Washingto just gets another fresh roll for the bathroom!!

  • Don Sherwood

    03/30/2018 12:46 PM

    Let me get this straight:

    1. Huber was appointed by Obama, in 2015, when Obama's agenda for infiltration of all Executive Branch agencies was fully formed and being executed. Obama didn't select any unbiased, ethical, honest appointees.

    2. Huber reports DIRECTLY to Acting AG Rod Rosenstein, one of the participants in the DOJ CORRUPTION.

    3. Huber is a member of the DOJ, the very organization he is supposed to investigate.

    Independent, objective, without any hint of a conflict of interest? Only weak, incompetent, lazy AG Jeff Sessions could possibly conclude this it the man to investigate the DOJ and FBI! But then, what a Jeff Sessions accomplished as AG for over a YEAR? What has he accomplished in the past 20 years in the Senate?

  • BJ Melton

    03/30/2018 12:46 PM

    What is Sessions afraid of? Who is Sessions afraid of?
    He is so determined to NOT do, what most of us know he should do.
    Is he being blackmailed by someone, or is he just chicken hearted,
    afraid of his shadow?
    It is such a shame, with Trump as President and backing him, he doesn't have the guts
    to even start cleaning up the corruption in our government.
    Someone said "Speak softly, but carry a big stick". Sessions speaks softly,
    BUT CARRYS NO STICK!
    "My America is Back" by a patriot.

  • Ronald Seay

    03/30/2018 12:36 PM

    IF YOU ASK ME ROD IS IN IT UP TO HIS NECK AND HE SHOULD GO TO PRISON ALONG WITH COMEY AND MCCABE

  • Mary Jane Grimaldi

    03/30/2018 12:35 PM

    What would Sessions be like if Rosenstein went away?

  • Max L. Wharton

    03/30/2018 12:34 PM

    AG Jeff Sessions needs to resign his position ASAP. I felt from the begging he got on board as no one would suspect Sessions as being part of the DC swamp. Anyone that goes against President Trump, it is clear they are corrupt. Just my personnel feelings, I don't trust anyone in DC's old Rhino's Club, They are all Liberals, one party.

  • Bruce Deming

    03/30/2018 12:34 PM

    Jeff Sessions needs to be cuffed and stuffed, and Trump whacked upside the head for not firing him. Sessions is not so stupid, as to not know that appointing Huber, under Rosenstein, will result in nothing but more stalling. Sessions is compromised, he is part of the problem and should be investigated for involvement with the FBI and DOJ prior to being appointed. His recusal of himself from all things Russia, threw up the first red flag. Democrats put up quite the show stalling his confirmation, they have been one step ahead since this all started. The appointment of Huber is proof that Sessions is involved at some level, no one could be that stupid. Trump not firing him yet boggles the mind, anyone with half a brain can see what Sessions is doing. Trump needs to get decisive now, holding back in fear of democrats and obstruction charges is no longer an option. No action will ensure that no arrests will be made anytime soon and that most of these criminals will go unpunished. They're all just waiting for the statutes of limitations to expire and Sessions is making sure that's exactly what will happen.

  • Kathy D Watson

    03/30/2018 12:27 PM

    I think the corruption is so deep in the upper levels of the DOJ and the FBI (not the hard working, law-abiding lower echilon) that without the ability to call former employees to testify, the truth cannot be revealed or those corrupt individuals be prosecuted. Therefore, I think a 2nd Special Counselor should have been assigned.

  • Mark DiPasquale

    03/30/2018 12:24 PM

    AG Sessions has not adequately explained to the public how the conflict of interest is overcome with John Huber investigating his own department and boss, who may himself be implicated. AG Sessions has also not addressed the 1.2 million documents that have been requested but not provided (and many other related issues - e.g., Uranium One may rival the FISA abuse and Deep State - threats to our country). The lack of addressing these issues in a way that shows application of law and common sense, and the slow pace at which this investigation is proceeding is not confidence-inspiring. Add to this that the Mueller investigation has been allowed to exceed its original mandate even with no real findings while blatant criminal behavior has been uncovered on the Left. Precious time is slipping by; many are frustrated and losing confidence. This is not good for our republic. I cannot help but conclude that we have the wrong AG in place. - All that said, I do not know what I do not know and am open to hear more that could change my position.

  • Tom Fisk

    03/30/2018 12:21 PM

    Sessions assignment of Horowitz & Huber is a smart "first step" move.
    It does NOT raise the hackles of Democrats with another "special prosecutor" assignment, yet DOES offer the ability for (a) inside data gathering (without the need for subpoena (as with Congress and special prosecutor)) and (b) grand jury development (Huber).
    As for reporting, it sounds like at least Huber (and likely Horowitz) are already reporting/taking orders to/from Sessions, and not Rosenstein.
    IF these guys don't "get to justice", then Sessions could always appoint a special prosecutor.

    Overall, I think a good initial move.

  • Jan Powell

    03/30/2018 12:18 PM

    I think Seasions intends well, but seems Rosenstein has too much influence on him

  • Franklin C. Nelson, Jr

    03/30/2018 12:17 PM

    I think it's time for Sessions to go. What is he afraid of?? His new appointee was appointed by Obama. That's enough for him not to be appointed. Why doesn't the president replace him with someone like Christy who was a attorney general and is not a democrat. I am losing all faith in our government, and since I'm 97 I grew up when we had trust
    Mike can't you talk to the President and explain that Sessions is afraid or protecting his assistant who's wife was Hillary's attorney. Something is wrong. Frank Nelson

  • Mark Goracke

    03/30/2018 12:11 PM

    Rod Rosenstein needs to be investigated and it is very disappointing to see Jeff Sessions continue to delay this. What is Citizens best way of pressing Sessions?? Switch boards and phone messages obviously are not getting through.

  • Jim Adsley

    03/30/2018 12:10 PM

    At this point I think Sessions should be included in the investigation for obstruction of justice. We already know laws were broken and the Clinton pay to play arrangement is obvious rather someone has admitted to it or not. Clintons are the most corrupt on the planet starting with the use of the white house during his terms. It looks like someone in the deep state has something on sessions. Clean the swamp totally.

  • Stephen Russell

    03/30/2018 12:06 PM

    Go outside DOJ maybe, hire rank-file FBI from farflung offices to probe alone.
    Hire legal from Outside DC but have resume for Probes.
    IE know DC but NOT from DC.
    Or nothing gets done.
    Have Judge Jeanne do probes, get results.

  • Carla Boyle

    03/30/2018 12:02 PM

    I wonder if Sessions is trying to save the reputation of the FBI/DOJ by having them investigate themselves. Public opinion will be far more positive of both institutions if they successfully clean their own house vs having it done for them. OR is he being over cautious and making sure all avenues are pursued? His comment that a "special prosecutor" is reserved for the most serious situations is puzzling because what could be MORE SERIOUS that our "Justice Dept and their investigative arm the FBI" SPYING ILLEGALLY ON AMERICAN CITIZENS! What could be more serious than our Justice Dept and FBI being weaponized by a previous POLITICAL POTUS to SPY on his Political Party's Opponent! What could be more serious that a Secretary of State trading nuclear material to the enemy for personal gain? I want to believe Sessions is actually trying to pursue justice, but we need to SEE PROSECUTIONS! NOT EXONERATIONS! Muller's and Rosenstein should be recused and replaced. Muller is NOT a non-biased Prosecutor and Rosenstein is compromised!

  • Mark LaRoy

    03/30/2018 11:53 AM

    This is completely wrong - where is Jeff Sessions Judgement ???

    This is the fox in the hen house disguised as a hen investigating his own house.

    How could he place some guy who was appointed by Obama and now charge with investigating his own boss and boss's former boss as well as all of the wrongdoings of the Clinton's ???

    Sessions needs to go - his bad judgement is reflected right here and now ...

March 30, 2018
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Who is John Huber?

U.S. Attorney John Huber of Utah is the latest to be brought in to “investigate the investigators” at the FBI and Justice Department, in lieu of what many had concluded was the only way to get to the bottom of misconduct there: a special counsel.

Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions has been under fire for some time from congressional Republicans and also from President Trump (and also from me and, I’ll bet, you) for not appointing a second special counsel. Obviously, the conflicts of interest at the Justice Department are so thickly layered and involve so many current and former employees that it can’t possibly be trusted to investigate itself. Sessions has announced in a letter to congressional leaders that he’s decided, at least for now, not to appoint a special counsel, but he assures us that Huber is already digging.


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The appointment of Huber appears to be a compromise: On one hand, he’s “of Utah,” not “of Washington,” and that’s got to be good. He has more power than the IG, in that he’s a prosecutor with subpoena power and can file criminal charges. In addition to the alleged misconduct at the FBI and Justice relating to the FISA court and government surveillance, he’ll also be investigating how well they looked into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ties to the Uranium One deal, so, again, good.

On the other hand, Huber won’t be as independent as a special counsel in that his job falls under the supervision of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and that situation represents what seems to be a virtually insurmountable conflict. Rosenstein himself is one of the players in the drama unfolding at Justice; he reportedly even signed off on one of the FISA applications based on Christopher Steele’s fictional “dossier.” And, for what it’s worth (maybe a lot), Rosenstein is also the one who gave us special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian “meddling” and allegations of “collusion” between Russia and the Trump campaign and who appears to be giving tacit approval for Mueller to cast his net wherever he likes.

So, how does this work? Is Huber going to investigate his own boss?


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Huber was appointed U.S. Attorney in 2015 by Obama, but he had the strong support of Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, so it’s hard to ascribe any partisan bias either way. Perhaps that’s one reason he was chosen for the job. He’s been quietly going about his business since November.

Democrats believe (and some “fact-checkers” imply) that they consider these allegations to have been dreamed up by wild-eyed conservative conspiracy theorists in tinfoil hats trying to “distract” from the Trump/Russia probe. But we already KNOW officials have lied under oath, omitted pertinent facts from applications to spy on Americans and expressed their fervent desire to keep Trump out of office, going so far as to refer to an “insurance policy.” And that’s just for starters. They’ve dragged their feet to the point of non-compliance with FOIA requests and subpoenas. They’ve redacted large portions of documents that turned out to have nothing to do with national security but appear to have had plenty to do with covering their behinds. And they sent around a draft memo of Hillary’s “exoneration” for various staff members to fine-tune before she and other witnesses had even been interviewed.

Sessions says he’s already receiving regular updates from Huber. I wonder how much collaboration there will be with Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who has already interviewed many witnesses and accumulated thousands and thousands of documents. Anything to speed the process would be great, because the crimes that have been alleged come with statutes of limitations, some of which have already expired or will be expiring soon. If there’s one thing lawyers know, it's the art of the strategic delay.

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Comments 51-75 of 75

  • Gregory Matelich

    03/30/2018 01:12 PM

    My fears that Sessions is still mired down by trying to work with a DOJ that (being largely lawyers) is too intent on "protecting their own" !! A new "outsider, businessman type" needs to be the AG and institute a massive house cleaning !! Everyone seems to have some skeletons in their closet at most of the letter agencies !!

  • vincent j accardi

    03/30/2018 01:11 PM

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought Huber was going to work in conjunction with Horowitz, simply because Huber has power that Horowitz doesn't, meaning, he can get to the people that are no longer working at the FBI by way of subpoena's, etc. ? Is that correct ? In any event, Huber is out of the mainstream & may not be as gilded as those in the DC bureau. Let us pray. Also, haven't they been investigating in several other FBI offices for quite some time already ? Let's face it, Sessions is a neophyte in dealing with specific procedures at the FBI or DOJ. They are selling him ribbons & rainbows while playing deep state behind his back. For his sake, I hope he is aware & playing games right back on them as well, if that's possible. Sad to say, this is our government at work. A sad state of affairs at best. We the people have been & are, being bamboozled daily by these corrupt actors. Something's got to give.

  • David M. Abercrombie

    03/30/2018 01:11 PM

    I think Dershowitz has it right. All of this needs to see the light of day and appointing a special counsel hides everything under the rug of "criminal investigation". Whether anyone likes it or not, this entire scandal is more political than criminal. Unless the voters are fully aware of what has gone on they will not be persuaded of the depths of depredation that have occurred and Congressional hearings, with all of their faults are more transparent than any criminal investigation can be.
    It is more important to first inform the nation's voters of the depth of the problem than it is to punish the miscreants. Criminal referrals can come later and that is worth the risk of some scumbags slipping by under statute of limitation.

  • Jan Caro

    03/30/2018 01:05 PM

    President Trump is hated by republicans and democrats alike because he is an outsider. I do not believe he could ever get a fair and unbiased review by any one at the FBI or Justice Department because the swamp is so deep and the majority of congressmen, congresswomen, judges and agents are attorneys who can NEVER be trusted to tell the truth. They went to school to learn how to lie and cheat and their future success is based on how well they do it. Everyone in Washington has their own agenda, look out for number 1, make as much money as possible before they get caught and retire in style. Oh, and let's not forget POWER; they are drunk with it. President Trump has no allegiance to any of them, thank God. I pray for him every day that he will not give up on America and his mission "to drain the swamp."

  • William Olesky

    03/30/2018 01:03 PM

    Good morning mr. Huckabee I hope that Huber can do the job that the American people want the criminals need to be brought to Justice have a nice holiday weekend.

  • Darrell Shears

    03/30/2018 12:57 PM

    Sessions continues to shirk his responsibility and pass off to others duties that may cause him criticism
    POTUS deserves a AG that’s strong and not afraid to do the RIGHT thing and appoint a special counsel to clean the rats out of the pipe and drain the swamp.

  • LTC(R) Tom Reiva

    03/30/2018 12:51 PM

    The President needs to appoint a strong DOJ leader, perhaps another retired military general, who'll go in and totally overhaul the Justice Department and get rid of the deep state holdovers.

  • Anita Kubes

    03/30/2018 12:50 PM

    Well I see some progress by getting Huber to investigate. It will probably be the same old story. They found them guilty of numerous
    crimes, but it is too late to prosecute them. The very least they could do is remove them from Washington. That would help our Country
    to have less criminals in our Justice Department and FBI. Who can the American people trust? I know God is in control, but this is so hard
    to watch.

  • Linda Mahan

    03/30/2018 12:47 PM

    What a bunch of BS!! This is as bad as the fox guarding the henhouse door!!! So who then levies the consequences that will never be found while the investigator gives all the material to the investigated boss??? Really??? A school kid could figure this falacy out. As long as money continues to be wasted in these bogus investigations, the American public is getting more & more disgusted, more & more frustrated, more & more irritated at corruption in Washington. But we are held right to the letter of the law while Washingto just gets another fresh roll for the bathroom!!

  • Don Sherwood

    03/30/2018 12:46 PM

    Let me get this straight:

    1. Huber was appointed by Obama, in 2015, when Obama's agenda for infiltration of all Executive Branch agencies was fully formed and being executed. Obama didn't select any unbiased, ethical, honest appointees.

    2. Huber reports DIRECTLY to Acting AG Rod Rosenstein, one of the participants in the DOJ CORRUPTION.

    3. Huber is a member of the DOJ, the very organization he is supposed to investigate.

    Independent, objective, without any hint of a conflict of interest? Only weak, incompetent, lazy AG Jeff Sessions could possibly conclude this it the man to investigate the DOJ and FBI! But then, what a Jeff Sessions accomplished as AG for over a YEAR? What has he accomplished in the past 20 years in the Senate?

  • BJ Melton

    03/30/2018 12:46 PM

    What is Sessions afraid of? Who is Sessions afraid of?
    He is so determined to NOT do, what most of us know he should do.
    Is he being blackmailed by someone, or is he just chicken hearted,
    afraid of his shadow?
    It is such a shame, with Trump as President and backing him, he doesn't have the guts
    to even start cleaning up the corruption in our government.
    Someone said "Speak softly, but carry a big stick". Sessions speaks softly,
    BUT CARRYS NO STICK!
    "My America is Back" by a patriot.

  • Ronald Seay

    03/30/2018 12:36 PM

    IF YOU ASK ME ROD IS IN IT UP TO HIS NECK AND HE SHOULD GO TO PRISON ALONG WITH COMEY AND MCCABE

  • Mary Jane Grimaldi

    03/30/2018 12:35 PM

    What would Sessions be like if Rosenstein went away?

  • Max L. Wharton

    03/30/2018 12:34 PM

    AG Jeff Sessions needs to resign his position ASAP. I felt from the begging he got on board as no one would suspect Sessions as being part of the DC swamp. Anyone that goes against President Trump, it is clear they are corrupt. Just my personnel feelings, I don't trust anyone in DC's old Rhino's Club, They are all Liberals, one party.

  • Bruce Deming

    03/30/2018 12:34 PM

    Jeff Sessions needs to be cuffed and stuffed, and Trump whacked upside the head for not firing him. Sessions is not so stupid, as to not know that appointing Huber, under Rosenstein, will result in nothing but more stalling. Sessions is compromised, he is part of the problem and should be investigated for involvement with the FBI and DOJ prior to being appointed. His recusal of himself from all things Russia, threw up the first red flag. Democrats put up quite the show stalling his confirmation, they have been one step ahead since this all started. The appointment of Huber is proof that Sessions is involved at some level, no one could be that stupid. Trump not firing him yet boggles the mind, anyone with half a brain can see what Sessions is doing. Trump needs to get decisive now, holding back in fear of democrats and obstruction charges is no longer an option. No action will ensure that no arrests will be made anytime soon and that most of these criminals will go unpunished. They're all just waiting for the statutes of limitations to expire and Sessions is making sure that's exactly what will happen.

  • Kathy D Watson

    03/30/2018 12:27 PM

    I think the corruption is so deep in the upper levels of the DOJ and the FBI (not the hard working, law-abiding lower echilon) that without the ability to call former employees to testify, the truth cannot be revealed or those corrupt individuals be prosecuted. Therefore, I think a 2nd Special Counselor should have been assigned.

  • Mark DiPasquale

    03/30/2018 12:24 PM

    AG Sessions has not adequately explained to the public how the conflict of interest is overcome with John Huber investigating his own department and boss, who may himself be implicated. AG Sessions has also not addressed the 1.2 million documents that have been requested but not provided (and many other related issues - e.g., Uranium One may rival the FISA abuse and Deep State - threats to our country). The lack of addressing these issues in a way that shows application of law and common sense, and the slow pace at which this investigation is proceeding is not confidence-inspiring. Add to this that the Mueller investigation has been allowed to exceed its original mandate even with no real findings while blatant criminal behavior has been uncovered on the Left. Precious time is slipping by; many are frustrated and losing confidence. This is not good for our republic. I cannot help but conclude that we have the wrong AG in place. - All that said, I do not know what I do not know and am open to hear more that could change my position.

  • Tom Fisk

    03/30/2018 12:21 PM

    Sessions assignment of Horowitz & Huber is a smart "first step" move.
    It does NOT raise the hackles of Democrats with another "special prosecutor" assignment, yet DOES offer the ability for (a) inside data gathering (without the need for subpoena (as with Congress and special prosecutor)) and (b) grand jury development (Huber).
    As for reporting, it sounds like at least Huber (and likely Horowitz) are already reporting/taking orders to/from Sessions, and not Rosenstein.
    IF these guys don't "get to justice", then Sessions could always appoint a special prosecutor.

    Overall, I think a good initial move.

  • Jan Powell

    03/30/2018 12:18 PM

    I think Seasions intends well, but seems Rosenstein has too much influence on him

  • Franklin C. Nelson, Jr

    03/30/2018 12:17 PM

    I think it's time for Sessions to go. What is he afraid of?? His new appointee was appointed by Obama. That's enough for him not to be appointed. Why doesn't the president replace him with someone like Christy who was a attorney general and is not a democrat. I am losing all faith in our government, and since I'm 97 I grew up when we had trust
    Mike can't you talk to the President and explain that Sessions is afraid or protecting his assistant who's wife was Hillary's attorney. Something is wrong. Frank Nelson

  • Mark Goracke

    03/30/2018 12:11 PM

    Rod Rosenstein needs to be investigated and it is very disappointing to see Jeff Sessions continue to delay this. What is Citizens best way of pressing Sessions?? Switch boards and phone messages obviously are not getting through.

  • Jim Adsley

    03/30/2018 12:10 PM

    At this point I think Sessions should be included in the investigation for obstruction of justice. We already know laws were broken and the Clinton pay to play arrangement is obvious rather someone has admitted to it or not. Clintons are the most corrupt on the planet starting with the use of the white house during his terms. It looks like someone in the deep state has something on sessions. Clean the swamp totally.

  • Stephen Russell

    03/30/2018 12:06 PM

    Go outside DOJ maybe, hire rank-file FBI from farflung offices to probe alone.
    Hire legal from Outside DC but have resume for Probes.
    IE know DC but NOT from DC.
    Or nothing gets done.
    Have Judge Jeanne do probes, get results.

  • Carla Boyle

    03/30/2018 12:02 PM

    I wonder if Sessions is trying to save the reputation of the FBI/DOJ by having them investigate themselves. Public opinion will be far more positive of both institutions if they successfully clean their own house vs having it done for them. OR is he being over cautious and making sure all avenues are pursued? His comment that a "special prosecutor" is reserved for the most serious situations is puzzling because what could be MORE SERIOUS that our "Justice Dept and their investigative arm the FBI" SPYING ILLEGALLY ON AMERICAN CITIZENS! What could be more serious than our Justice Dept and FBI being weaponized by a previous POLITICAL POTUS to SPY on his Political Party's Opponent! What could be more serious that a Secretary of State trading nuclear material to the enemy for personal gain? I want to believe Sessions is actually trying to pursue justice, but we need to SEE PROSECUTIONS! NOT EXONERATIONS! Muller's and Rosenstein should be recused and replaced. Muller is NOT a non-biased Prosecutor and Rosenstein is compromised!

  • Mark LaRoy

    03/30/2018 11:53 AM

    This is completely wrong - where is Jeff Sessions Judgement ???

    This is the fox in the hen house disguised as a hen investigating his own house.

    How could he place some guy who was appointed by Obama and now charge with investigating his own boss and boss's former boss as well as all of the wrongdoings of the Clinton's ???

    Sessions needs to go - his bad judgement is reflected right here and now ...