Back in June, when he testified under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions assured everyone that he had fully recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, declaring:
“I recused myself, not because of any asserted wrongdoing, or any belief that I may have been involved in any wrongdoing in the campaign. But because a Department of Justice regulation … I felt, required it.”
Such a virtuous little buttmuch, isn’t he?
However, in an interview Sessions recently gave to Fox News, it would appear that the AG hasn’t actually removed himself from the Russia probe as he said.
On Fox & Friends Friday, Sessions was asked quite specifically if he thought Special Counsel Robert Mueller had a conflict of interest because he’s a friend of former FBI Director James Comey. The Attorney General, who moonlights as a Keebler elf, replied:
“We need to clear the air on this and let the system work its will. Mr. Mueller is entitled lawfully I guess to hire who he desires but I think he should look for people who have strength and credibility by all people.”
If Sessions has truly recused himself from the matter, why didn’t he, as Rachel Stockman writes at LawNewz, merely say:
“I can’t comment because I have recused myself from the investigation.”
Former ethics attorney under George W. Bush, Richard Painter, had this to say about the Fox interview with Sessons:
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) July 5, 2017
If a person is truly recused, and out of the loop, why not just say so and move on? Why did Sessions feel a need to say what he did? Might it be because he is still being briefed on the matter so he can then go to the White House and update his lord and master, President Trump?
Jeff Sessions is the most ethically-challenged person to ever serve as attorney general. That’s no surprise when you consider that he was appointed by a criminal president.
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