The frustration Trump has with Jeff Sessions is not unreasonable. In fact, it’s felt by many on the right, and some on the left who are concerned with stopping crime. In case you missed it, we have a former FBI director who worked in concert with a former Attorney General to protect a political candidate and exonerate her of criminal mishandling of classified materials at all costs. Comey pulled out all the stops to make sure Hillary Clinton faced nothing worse than a strong rebuke for her obvious and willful negligence. Comey had to at least say something. Other people were going to jail for the exact same thing.
But Comey knew Loretta Lynch was never going to prosecute Hillary Clinton. And he knew, according to his own testimony, that Hillary Clinton was going to be the next President. So he suppressed evidence. He offered plea deals to Hillary’s attorneys that included destroying the evidence of a coverup on their laptops. He let her attorneys be in the room when he interviewed her to make sure they got their stories straight. When Loretta Lynch told him he couldn’t use the word “negligent” in his testimony, he substituted the made up legal term “extremely careless”. But it didn’t matter, cause he knew Hillary was going to win.
When Weiner’s laptop surfaced, Comey lied to congress. He said the FBI examined every email on Weiner’s laptop. In reality, they barely touched 1% of them. Later in testimony, Comey said the only reason he reopened the investigation with Weiner’s laptop was because he knew Hillary was going to win and he didn’t want the discovery to somehow leak out and be a cloud over Hillary’s presidency. As FBI director, Comey had set himself up for a sweet deal in the new Clinton administration. But it never happened.
Comey then wrote a book trying to exonerate himself. He told about how honorable he was and how dishonorable Trump is. He suddenly found himself with memos about conversations he had with Trump. Private conversations with the President. He used his memos to get his friend Robert Mueller appointed as a special counsel. When Mueller headed the FBI, he fed contracts to Comey’s employer Lockheed Martin and Comey made $6 million in one year on those contracts. Comey and Mueller have a history of enriching one another.
So what does this have to do with Sessions? We see all of this obvious corruption before our eyes, even documented in Congress and the press. We see Inspector General Horowitz reading Peter Strzok’s texts about stopping Trump and saying those texts weren’t politically biased. We see all of this injustice and the Left gloating about Hillary Clinton getting away with her illegal activities. We see Hillary Clinton using campaign funds to collude with Russia through a foreign spy in the creation of the Trump dossier and her friends in the FBI using that dossier to get FISA warrants to spy on her opponent. But we see no justice.
For the last 8 years, we have had Attorney Generals who did what the President said. They protected the President. Holder was the first Attorney General held in contempt of Congress and resigned shortly after the Justice Department started illegally seizing phone records of journalists. In fact that was one of the only times Holder recused himself. The other times had to do with criminal investigations into clients he had once represented, like Roger Clemens and a Swiss bank being used for tax havens. Loretta Lynch never recused herself, even after her secret tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton during the Hillary Clinton investigation.
Holder and Lynch never would have appointed a special counsel to investigation wrongdoing by Obama. Even the thought of that seems ridiculous. They certainly wouldn’t have recused themselves. Sessions felt that because he had been part of Trump’s campaign, he should not be involved in these investigations. In doing so, Sessions has left the Department of Justice in the hands of the conspirators who sought to take Trump down. McCabe, Strzok, Ohr, Comey, Page, Yates, we know all the names because we’ve seen their internal communications plotting to take Trump out. The fact that Trump is still standing without a single charge against him and not even being the target of the investigation demonstrates that the justice system overall is working.
But there’s still no justice against criminals like Hillary Clinton. All we can do is be patient. In the meantime, I applaud Jeff Sessions for not being like Holder and Lynch. We know that the result of Mueller’s investigation is not skewed by partisanship to the right. We know that Sessions’ DOJ is going to be fair. We don’t have to worry about a situation like we had with Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch where we knew justice was an illusion and the system was rigged to protect Obama and his potential successors.
As painful and frustrating as that is to conservatives, Trump supporters, and those who truly love justice, it is necessary. The last 8 years have destroyed our confidence in the United States justice system. Sessions has helped restore that confidence by going back to a policy of abundant non-partisanship and avoiding the appearance of evil. For that, as hard as it is to say this, we are thankful. We need more good people like Jeff Sessions in the Department of Justice.