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Sessions' Inspector General Can't Do the Job

Sessions' Inspector General Can't Do the Job
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By    |   Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:30 PM EDT

As the French proverb says, “the more things change the more they remain the same!” Nowhere is this more true that with the disingenuous announcement by our inert and compromised Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Inspector General of his U.S. Department of Justice was opening an investigation over the so called “Steele Dossier” and its allegedly illegal use in obtaining warrants before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to spy on persons in and around President Donald Trump, including possibly the president himself during his 2016 campaign. This Steele Dossier, containing apparently fabricated and salacious details about President Trump and his so called Russian connections, was used as a pretext, in part, to have Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — who himself had a conflict of interest over this matter — to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian collusion by the Trump presidential campaign.

Sessions’ directive to have the IG investigate is simply a cop out. The attorney general, under enormous pressure to appoint a special counsel, which could empanel a criminal grand jury, and ultimately indict and try lawbreakers, took an exit stage left, creating a false impression that justice will be done. This is because the alleged illegality occurred inside of Sessions’ own department, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Thus, the attorney general is pawning this serious scandal off on the fox which stands watch over the henhouse, the IG — whose head Michael Horowitz is an Obama appointee!

Why does Sessions, whose resignation I was the first to call for given my regrettable experience with him since he was confirmed, after he failed to independently review the Obama administration’s political Cliven Bundy prosecution in Las Vegas federal court, and his similar failure to take action into the alleged, as revealed by Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers, wholesale illegal and unconstitutional mass surveillance of hundreds of millions of Americans by our FBI and intelligence agencies, the National Security Agency (NSA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Clapper, when asked by Senator Ron Wyden of the Senate Intelligence Committee, lied under oath about this mass surveillance, falsely denying that it had and was continuing to occur.

To be clear, Sessions promised me in a telephone conversation shortly after his confirmation as attorney general that his department would investigate this and the Bundy matter. But he never did so, likely because he himself is now under investigation by Mueller for alleged Russian collusion and obstruction of justice with the president over the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Sessions obviously does not want to take strong action, likely for fear of blowback against him personally.

Then, just in the last few days another Deep State outrage occurred. A formerly courageous federal judge, the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the highly politicized U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, dismissed a class action lawsuit which I had filed a few years ago over the FBI’s and intelligence agencies’ mass unconstitutional surveillance over the citizenry. While I am grateful to Judge Leon for having issued in the past two preliminary injunctions in related cases ordering that these “outlaw” defendants cease and desist from this spying, it would appear that the Deep State finally got to him. In this regard it was learned that the judge himself had been illegally spied upon; thus it is likely that he was coerced, in a manner which may also have occurred with Sessions (his communications during the Trump transition were also compromised), to take a dive. Importantly, I have asked Judge Leon on several occasions to disclose to me whether or not he had ex parte unauthorized communications with the FBI and the intelligence agencies concerning the contrived dismissals, and he has steadfastly refused to answer. One can only conclude under these circumstances that these coercive communications have occurred, explaining his new found desire to wash his hands of this government tyranny.

These horrors of the Deep State are why We the People must legally rise up to take on these destructive forces threatening the very existence of the republic. And it's why I urge you to go to to learn more about our legal efforts to restore the nation to the vision of our Founding Fathers, as well as sign and support the petition to have me appointed special counsel to investigate and prosecute these government abuses. Sessions’ IG will not and cannot do the job!

Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties. To read more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Sessions’ directive to have the IG investigate is simply a cop out.
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Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:30 PM
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