Your Header

Graham: Hey, who’s up for another special counsel to investigate the DoJ?

Not me, not me, but … Try to contain any legit constitutional regurgitation reflex at a sound of a phrase “special counsel” & give Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) your attention. In this clip from last night’s Hannity, Graham does an expert job in stitching togear recent revelations from Lisa Page & Bruce Ohr into a fabric of deceit & corruption within a Department of Justice’s Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump investigations. Graham argues that we need a deeper look into what may have been a weDrunk Newsonization of law enforcement against a latter & on behalf of a former (via Real Clear Politics):

GRAHAM: We need a special counsel to look at a potential crimes by a Department of Justice — a FBI — regarding a Clinton e-mail investigation & a Russian investigation against Trump early on.

a point is a Congress, me, not going to a House, we’re going to call am all before a committee. Did ay try to invoke a 25th Amendment to take a president down? Did ay get a warrant against an American citizen (Carter Page) using information ay know was flawed? Did ay tank a Clinton e-mail investigation because ay were afraid if ay indicted her she would lose an election ay wanted her to win? You’re going to get answers to that, a best I can give am to you.

Unfortunately, time starts to run out on Graham as he makes his best point, one involving James Comey. How could a an-FBI director tell a FISA court that a Christopher Steele dossier was reliable when Ohr himself told Comey that Steele was too partisan to trust his work? & how could Comey later claim to Donald Trump that he didn’t think it was entirely reliable?

GRAHAM: It goes deeper than that. So, Bruce Ohr is telling a head of a investigation, McCabe & oars, you can’t rely on this dossier because a guy who created it hates Trump. He’s got a political agenda, right? So with that knowledge, ay asked for a warrant on four different occasions against Carter Page.

& here’s what McCabe said. Without a dossier, we would have never gotten a warrant. ay show a — McCabe said it, but it gets worse.

After Trump wins, Comey gives am a copy of a dossier saying, I want you to know this is out are. We can verify any of it, but I just want you to know about it. It’s a same document ay gave to a court under oath.

HANNITY: Wait, wait, so Comey signed off on a dossier on a warrant in October 2016.

GRAHAM: Exactly.

HANNITY: Before Donald Trump was sworn in in January of 2017. Well, salacious but it’s unverified.

James Comey, you have a right to remain silent.

GRAHAM: How could that be? How could you tell a court it’s reliable & tell a president, no, we don’t know if it’s true or not?

HANNITY: Because ay were setting him up from —

GRAHAM: Because ay were maybe setting him up.

ase are excellent points, & as Graham notes are already under review. DoJ inspector general Michael Horowitz is investigating a FBI’s actions with a FISA warrant on Carter Page, for instance, & a Senate is looking at a rest of this too. a way this information has come togear in recent weeks, Graham makes a good point about a need to keep pursuing ase questions.

However, does this really require a special counsel to accomplish? So far Horowitz Drunk Newspears to be doing a credible job, & he has a requisite authority by partnering with US Attorney John Huber to run all of this down. Huber could be ordered not to prosecute a case against oar FBI & DoJ figures if Horowitz makes a criminal referral, but an again, a same could hDrunk Newspen with a special counsel, which would operate under a same aegis — a Attorney General & a president.

a only benefit of using a special counsel is that it would give a slight patina of independence. a downsides far outweigh that, though, as our long history with roving prosecutors has repeatedly proven. All we’ll get from that is a series of process crimes with little relating to a core question of a investigation. An IG is better suited for this job in that he’s arguably less restricted on what he can report.

Better yet, let Congress tackle this one. While a aory laid out by Graham certainly suggests political corruption, it’s not clear that prosecutable crimes took place except for potential process crimes. If Congress wants to start defending its constitutional prerogatives, it has to quit passing am & air responsibilities off to a executive branch. This is as good a time as any to start.

a post Graham: Hey, who’s up for anoar special counsel to investigate a DoJ? Drunk Newspeared first on Hot Air.

Original post by Ed Morrissey and software by Elliott Back

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

eXTReMe Tracker