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Sessions Stands Firm at Hearing, Rightly Weighs Uranium One Probe

Sessions Stands Firm at Hearing, Rightly Weighs Uranium One Probe
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on November 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:34 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Attorney General Sessions' appearance before the House Judiciary Committee this week was nothing but a show for Russian collusion conspiracy theorist Democrats practicing what they are very good at, sophism.

However, it does not matter to Democrats, they believe if you keep on repeating a lie it somehow becomes true.

Attorney General Sessions never lied in his testimony to congress regarding conversations he had with Russians, but Democrats push the theory that if someone in the Trump campaign talked to a Russian then that conversation is collusion. Utilizing that thought process, every Democrat that has spoken to a Russian is a colluder, which, by the way, is not even a crime — conspiracy is, and it is not present.

Everyone knows that Sessions' conversations with the president are confidential and Sessions does not have to reveal them to anyone. But, the deceiving Democrats keep on asking for him to reveal the conversations to mislead the American people, knowing full well that he will not speak about those conversations. They then pretend to be upset about it, alluding to a cover up.

Another tactic of the Democrats is the fact that they expect Sessions to remember every conversation he had in passing with a Russian and if he didn’t recall, that was also a cover up. However, if Sessions was asked if he ever colluded or conspired with the Russians to help Trump win the election and his answer was “I do not recall” then that answer is a problem worth considering, but it did not occur. I ask all the Democrats on that committee if they can recall every conversation they ever had with a Russian in passing on a specific date, their answer is most likely the same: I don’t recall or remember.

Another tactic the Democrats and all lawyers use is to throw rapid questions to Sessions to confuse him and hope he slips up, and at the same time request yes or no answers. Sessions is too smart for this and as I have said when this was utilized against me when I was testifying in court as a detective my response was the same as Sessions, “I’m unable to answer Yes or No truthfully without an adequate response.” I also stated, "how can the questioner tell me how to answer a question?"

All Democrats did is make themselves look disingenuous to everyone with half a brain.

Another issue is a possible special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton and Uranium One. Sessions testified that there are special criteria that must be met to appoint one. Here is the law:

§ 600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.

The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted and –

(a) That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a United States Attorney's Office or litigating Division of the Department of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances; and

(b) That under the circumstances, it would be in the public interest to appoint an outside Special Counsel to assume responsibility for the matter.

A conflict of interest is an issue in this case, the mere fact that Sessions recused himself from the Russian Investigation and that his Deputy AG Rosenstein may be called as a witness in the Mueller investigation regarding the firing of James Comey, and Mueller and Rosenstein were heading the FBI which was allegedly aware of Uranium One crimes before the deal was approved. Also under this law it provides an appointment for “extraordinary circumstances.” However, this is not clearly defined and wide open for interpretation. I believe that these criteria are met because of the lack of the American citizens' confidence in this whole controversy and that an appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate all the alleged Clinton crimes is warranted!

Most certainly if these criteria were met for Mueller’s appointment when there was no real evidence or smoke of Russian collusion, their surely must be one for Hillary Clinton’s alleged crimes and the fact that there is more than smoke revealing itself in the fire called Uranium One.

Harry Houck is a CNN law enforcement analyst, retired NYPD Detective First Grade, and USMC veteran. Follow him on Twitter, @HarryJHouck, or Facebook. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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