Attorney General Sessions is naming a prosecutor, but not a special prosecutor, to investigate the FBI’s behavior before and after the 2016 election. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Thursday that John Huber – Utah’s top federal prosecutor, will be paired with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate a multitude of accusations of FBI misconduct surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The announcement comes one day after Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed that he will be investigating allegations of FBI FISA abuse.
Sessions’ decision stops short of formally appointing a special counsel to investigate – noting in a lengthy letter written to Chairmen Grassley, Goodlatte and Gowdy, Sessions that regulations recognize “the Attorney General may conclude that the circumstances do not justify such a departure “from the normal process of the department,” and that he may instead determine that other “appropriate steps” can be taken…”
That said, Sessions says he will rely on Huber’s review to determine the need for a special counsel.
“I am confident that Mr. Huber’s review will include a full, complete and objective evaluation of these matters in a manner that is consistent with the law and facts,” Sessions wrote.
“I receive regular updates from Mr. Huber and upon the conclusion of his review, will receive his recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a special counsel.”
Huber has also been looking at whether the FBI should have more thoroughly probed Hillary Clinton’s ties to Uranium One, a Russian nuclear energy agency. Still, it is worth noting that it was Barack Obama who appointed Huber to his position in 2015.
To continue reading: Sessions Names Prosecutor To Investigate FBI Misconduct Claims