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AG Sessions may bring in outside counsel to investigate previous administration


Hugh HewittWell, I’m going to do everything I possibly can to restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice. So we would have to consider whether or not some outside special counsel is needed. Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.

One of the specific things Sessions mentioned he wanted to investigate was the IRS scandal. I had previously figured that was pretty much dead -- all evidence buried. But the recent discovery of 7000 more related files suggests there may be something more to find.

If it was up to me, I'd appoint one independent counsel per scandal. One for Fast and Furious, one for the IRS, one for abuses of intelligence resources for political advantage, and so on. Pay them hourly for a fixed number of hours over the course of, say, 2 years. Set the rate based on the number of convictions they achieve.

Normally, I'd be a little bit leery of prosecuting previous administrations. But there's a difference between criminalizing political disagreements and overlooking blatant violations of the law. If the Obama administration was allowing criminals to smuggle guns across the border, that's criminal behavior. If they are using the IRS to persecute and harass political opponents, that's illegal behavior. If they are wiretapping political opponents in an effort to swing the next presidential election, that's criminal (and indeed, tyrannical) behavior. If they are abusing intelligence apparatus to sabotage the transition to a new administration, that's criminal behavior.

They should not be allowed to get away with it.

This entry was published 2017-03-16 11:34:17.0 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-03-16 11:34:17.0. [Tweet]

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