I’ll Only Say This Once About the IG Report. I’m Busy

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The IG Report is just that, a report.

To the Attorney General.

Its opinions or recommendations do not carry the weight of law. Each piece of evidence found in it would have to undergo the same individual rules of evidence in being admitted in court as any other piece of evidence would.

The Attorney General can act on those findings by firing people, causing evidence to be shown to grand juries, or further the investigation by appointing a special counsel.

If charges brought against individual defendants involves political motive, as the hard evidence in the IG Report clearly indicates with at least two individuals, then that defendant or defendants will have ample opportunity to refute those motives in front of a jury. (That would be fun to watch.)

Take note, “political bias” is not an element of proof in the charge of perjury, for instance.

If the IG Report is a whitewash, it is up to the Attorney General to certify that it is by doing the least, rather than the most, to restore the FBI’s (and DOJ’s) good name in the eyes of the America people.

At that point, all the prior discussions about whose side Jeff Sessions is on will be resolved. One side, which I call the Lou Dobbs’ side, thinks one way, while I, and a few others I can name, think otherwise. On the day of the report’s release Rush Limbaugh’s knees buckled, forgetting what I just wrote in my opening three lines.

If this is true, then other things must also be true, leaving aside the central question of whether Jeff Sessions is competent or has merely chosen sides, in this case, the Establishment.

For one, against overwhelming evidence in the IG Report, of serious misconduct inside the top floor of the FBI for several years, if left unpunished, the reputation of the FBI will be forever tarnished in the minds of the American people. They may as well hand the agency over to the Chicago Police Force. No amount of firings will undo that. Good people in the agency will be quitting at a faster rate than the felons.

Pro-Jeff Sessions thinking has always believed he would not allow that to occur. I was in that boat, and will remain in that boat until Sessions plays that final card. Which will be very soon.

At that time, if this occurs, this becomes a debacle, and this debacle falls into the lap of the President, for public confidence will also flag if he provides even the least amount of cover for this kind of behavior…if this indeed turns out to be a whitewash.

I’ve been wrong before, but am also man enough to admit it…when the time is right.

There are several cards Jeff Sessions can play, and either will or won’t play very soon.

 

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Jaded ByPolitics
Jaded ByPolitics
June 15, 2018 6:50 am

Well it’ll take perp walks down the streets of DC to jail for this American to be satisfied.

Lady_Penguin
Lady_Penguin
June 15, 2018 5:08 pm

I agree. If these wrongs are not righted, then it will fall on the President. The Sessions’ naysayers will be happy they were right, and those who stood with him will be disappointed; but the highest price, besides the fact that the FBI/DOJ are tarnished and tainted for a prolonged period of time, will be the thought that POTUS blinked.

It’s a bridge I’m not yet ready to cross.

Martian Observer
Martian Observer
June 16, 2018 10:51 am

The extraordinary effort to “whitewash” & “remove documented evidence of political bias” from the top floor of FBI headquarters has failed. Mr Wray’s statements “This report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.” is a Lie…

The evidence in the report is devastating, FBI agents accepting bribes from Media & other felonies committed. The FISA abuse report is next. Is President Trump working on a “Royal Flush”?

R.S. Helms
R.S. Helms
June 17, 2018 11:34 am

A very-good article, however, I have not a clue what is going on in the head of the president, and as for that much Jeff Sessions, however, I have observed the president for the past 500 days and his fruit is never what the left expected. Jeff Sessions on the other hand has fruit that works more for the Shadow Government and the Swamp than it does for the presidents agenda. I was all for Trump and Sessions at the start, and I know that the president picks and chooses his fight, mostly with the Press, however, Sessions don’t and… Read more »

dwarfmama
dwarfmama
June 17, 2018 7:32 pm

I have respected Jeff Sessions for many years, and I pray that respect is not misplaced. He had a reputation as Alabama’s Attorney General of working quietly behind the scenes; silent, but deadly. When he brought an indictment, it was thoroughly and carefully prepared. I don’t have any special insight into what he’s doing now. I have been encouraged that, although the President has expressed frustration with him, he has left him to work, even as he replaced numerous others. Like you, I am waiting to see how it comes out, hoping and praying that he is the man I… Read more »