Thursday US Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated he is not ruling out an independent investigation of the Department of Justice under the Obama administration.
Sessions said he is open to a third-party investigation of the DOJ under Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. Sessions vowed to “do everything I possibly can to restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice.”
Hewitt asked Sessions whether he would permit an investigation by a counsel that has “authority to bring charges if underlying crimes were uncovered.”
“We would have to consider whether or not some outside special counsel is needed,” Sessions said. “Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.”
More information is coming out to support Trump’s accusation that Barack Obama, as president, had him spied on. According to internal sources within the FBI, proof of this will eventually be revealed.
Fox News commentator Sean Hannity suggests that President Trump fire all the “deep state, Obama holdover” government bureaucrats, because many are “hellbent” on destroying his presidency.
“It’s time for the Trump administration to begin to purge these saboteurs before it’s too late,” Hannity said during his opening monologue Thursday.
Mentioning that President Abraham Lincoln fired more than 78 percent of executive branch employees during his presidency, Hannity said, “It’s time now for President Trump to follow Abraham Lincoln’s example and fire anyone and everyone who’s actively working against him in government.”
On March 5, 2017, a statement from the White House Press Secretary’s office indicated that “reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.”
“President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”
“Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.”