It’s really getting hard to defend the job Jeff Sessions is doing at AG.
Sessions seems like a really good guy and he was one of Trump’s first supporters. He’s also been great when it comes to a lot of immigration issues.
But, the guy has just done some unacceptable things when it comes to the Russia investigation and working with Congress.
This week, a report surfaced that Deputy AG Rosentein had threatened to subpoena emails and phone records from members of Congress for pretty much no reason.
From Fox News:
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to “subpoena” emails, phone records and other documents from lawmakers and staff on a Republican-led House committee during a tense meeting earlier this year, according to emails reviewed by Fox News documenting the encounter and reflecting what aides described as a “personal attack.”
The emails memorialized a January 2018 closed-door meeting involving senior FBI and Justice Department officials as well as members of the House Intelligence Committee. The account claimed Rosenstein threatened to turn the tables on the committee’s inquiries regarding the Russia probe.
“The DAG [Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein] criticized the Committee for sending our requests in writing and was further critical of the Committee’s request to have DOJ/FBI do the same when responding,” the committee’s then-senior counsel for counterterrorism Kash Patel wrote to the House Office of General Counsel. “Going so far as to say that if the Committee likes being litigators, then ‘we [DOJ] too [are] litigators, and we will subpoena your records and your emails,’ referring to HPSCI [House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and Congress overall.”
Tucker sat down with Sessions and the attorney general basically denied it ever happened.
Rep. Jim Jordan isn’t…
From The Daily Caller:
“I’m almost flabbergasted, I mean, what is the attorney general saying?” Jordan said. “Rod Rosenstein hasn’t complied with Devin Nunes’ subpoena, hasn’t complied with Chairman Goodlatte’s subpoena, we’ve caught them hiding information in the Strzok-Page text messages.”
“Rod Rosenstein was threatening members of the House Intelligence Committee for doing their job, for trying to get answers for the American people and the attorney general says ‘that’s okay we’re doing just fine’?” the Republican congressman questioned.
“I didn’t know he had said that when you just played that and I was like, ‘are you kidding me?’” Jordan concluded.
Jordan is right.
It’s really impossible to argue that the DOJ has cooperated with Congress.
They’ve done the opposite.
It’s really time for Sessions to go and for Trump to get someone in there who can do this job a little bit better.
Also, Jim Jordan should absolutely be the next Speaker of the House.