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March 15, 2018

Letter 03-15-2018: Senators Demand AG Appoint Second Special Counsel

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: — Bill @ 5:09 pm

Senate SealUS Senators Charles Grassley (Chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary), Lindsey Graham (Chairman, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism), John Cornyn, and Thom Tillis  sent this letter today to the US Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  The attachment letter sent to DOJIG Michael Horowitz earlier is attached to today’s letter and included with the link to it.

The letter demands that AG Sessions appoint a second Special Counsel to work with the DoJ Inspector General (DOJIG) to  investigate a range of issues concerning FBI improprieties in the application and renewal of FISA warrants, the FBI’s apparent unauthorized release of classified [national security] informationi to the press, and the FBI and DoJ’s investigations of General Michael Flynn.

The letter, supported by attachments, explains that the Special Counsel’s authority includes the ability to obtain testimony from persons not currently employed by the DoJ as well as having access to special tools available to prosecutors that are not available to the DOJIG.

Significantly, the Senators’ letter concludes with this rather blunt wording:  “If you are unwilling to take this step, please send us a detailed reply explaining why not.”  It seems the Senators are getting tired of Rosenstein’s nonresponsiveness to their inquiries and requests.

8 Comments

  1. I support another Second Special Counsel…….The swamp is deep.

    Comment by Sharon Culbreth — March 16, 2018 @ 4:04 pm

  2. My impression of omnibus spending bill that just enacted is that while it didn’t adequately fund the “wall”, it did provide the “dam” needed to stop the swamp from draining.

    Comment by Tributary — March 28, 2018 @ 1:59 pm

  3. I am reading Secret Empires by Peter Schweizer. I am on page 48 and I am seriously ill about turning another page. It is so disgustingly filthy that I am sure the same tactics are used at the state and yes, we already know, the local level. He writes about “smash and grab”, a tactic where legislators write laws to fail companies so their good buddies can buy up the castings and steal the business. Additionally, it reveals how the Obama administration but not exclusive to his presidency, works with foreign governments thru relatives and friends while they manipulate foreign relations to further their own financial interests. For example, former SOS Kerry and Former Vice President Biden’s sons were in business as “anchor investors” in a Chinese Company that held power over the development of nuclear reactors … that also was under investigation by the FBI and was charged with stealing US nuclear secrets. They sold off portions to outside investors while they continue to buy more investments in the US to then, again, sell off to China. This tactic of working with relatives for financial gains and to stay clean as an elected official is called “corruption by proxy.” And you have to know that while so many of our leaders voluntarily divulge their financial connections, they do not need to expose their families or close friend’s investments. That is how it works. There are not enough special counsels to shovel the stench out of our government. It really is the only reason why anyone would want to get elected these days, it pays off.

    Comment by Stebbijo — April 1, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

  4. Stebbijo,

    Thanks for mentioning Secret Empires. I’m a little bit further along in it, but it’s well worth reading.

    It doesn’t even take a close and careful reading of Idaho’s supposed Ethics in Government laws (Title 74 – Transparent and Ethical Government) to know that corruption by proxy goes on here. ‘Corruption by Proxy’ could also be called ‘Exploiting Consanguinity for Fun and Profit’! Idaho (motto: Esto perpetua corruptam), specifically our Legislature but with gleeful cooperation from the Executive and Judicial branches, made it even easier by allowing unpaid public officials to attain an otherwise impermissible interest in contracts with the official’s jurisdiction.

    I’m quite sure our legislators were also patting themselves on their backs for passing two changes (H606 and H611) to the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Those items theoretically make it harder for our public agencies to conduct the public’s business out of the public’s view (e.g., using hand or head signals in executive sessions to take a vote before going back into public session to merely ratify the illegal vote already taken). In 2009 our Legislature heard and happily acted on the AG’s request to effectively make it easy for county prosecutors to decline to hold their cronies criminally accountable for knowing and willful violatons of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. (see my post When Did They Plan to Tell Us?. Without consistent, aggressive enforcement (thus ruling out any action by compromised county prosecuting attorneys or one of their “conflict” toadies), laws are merely suggestions that intentionally deceive people into believing the laws are applied equally and fairly. That is also one of Schweizer’s points.

    Simply put, Idaho’s legislators intentionally deceive their constituents when they and the Governor enact legislation such as Title 74 but then effectively make compliance completely voluntary. Our state government branches do not want Ethics in Government Laws; they want the appearance of ethics in government laws.

    Comment by Bill — April 1, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

  5. I cannot keep up with it, and when you read from the local “skewspaper” that all of our local officials are “voluntarily” letting us know their financial connections, you might assume that is mighty big of them. No transparency financial laws needed, now. Then, you read the real guts of government in books like Secret Empires and you know they are full of it.

    Comment by Stebbijo — April 1, 2018 @ 5:22 pm

  6. Stebbijo,

    You probably don’t want to get me started on that piece of garbage “sunshine” survey the Whore d’Alene Pus tried to foist on its readers. You’re right: Peter Schweizer’s book shows just how complicit our ignorant or knowingly manipulated skews media are. I’m sure Amazon-dot-con’s founder Jeff Bezos only bought the Washington Post because he always wanted to be on the high school newspaper and he believes that there must be a separation between skews medium ownership and skews reporting. Really — I’m sure he believes that — yeah, sure!

    Comment by Bill — April 1, 2018 @ 7:02 pm

  7. Bill,

    It may not make a difference to you, but I appreciate your blog because you are real and well informed. Your writing is technical and there is not anything like it out there in “skewspaper land” I can also surmise that you have not been bought, conned, or bribed into writing anything but what you want. Additionally, I know your blog does not sell any information off to any another entities. You are ‘one on a kind’ and I always look forward to your posts.

    Comment by Stebbijo — April 1, 2018 @ 7:46 pm

  8. Stebbijo,

    Thank you.

    Don’t report me to Schweizer, but I’m going to slip you some inside financial information: Invest in Dramamine and chiropractic care! The skews media are spinning on their X,Y, and Z axes trying to figure out how they’re being Trumped. They’re spinning so fast and changing directions fast so often, they are all getting chronic motion sickness and subluxations. You heard it here first: Dramamine sales and chiropractic appointments are both soaring. You’re welcome!

    Comment by Bill — April 2, 2018 @ 10:56 am

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