Look a little deeper and have a little more faith in good people and I think you'll see that an extensive investigation with major ramifications is actively going on, yet quietly. While Bob Mueller and his partisan band in the Special Counsel's office continues their witchhunt, Sessions and his legal eagles are working diligently to determine just what the truth is, just who is at fault and then come forward with action. And we may find in the end that Sessions' actions, that of using his internal Inspector General with a designated U.S. Attorney who has been assigned full time to the situation, is the wiser move. It avoids less rampant objection from the opposition, can stay on course without leaks and ultimately can still do what is right. And doing what is right for America is what Mr. Sessions has always put his heart into. It might be slower, it might be more secretive, but it just might get the job done even better.
Let's look at the key elements of what is going on that could unravel the entire Mueller plan. When Sessions recused himself from the Russia collusion case, his recusal impacted only those matters related to collusion with Russia by the Trump Administration, including the President, during the period of the campaign and as President. After nearly a year and a half, the Mueller team has found nothing, yet they have expanded their scope to cover everything that Trump has ever done anywhere in the world, clearly a violation of their intent.
Why the problem? Well, Rod Rosenstein, second in command at Justice and a confidant of Mueller and James Comey, is handling that action for the Justice Department and he has given Mueller a free hand with no strings attached. This is contrary to the normal rules followed and yet Sessions has been quiet so far. But Sessions knows that everything outside of the planned purview, for which incidentally there were no charges issued as required by investigative rules, he can take back anything from Mueller unrelated to the Russia collusion in recent times whenever he wants.
Why hasn't he? Well, it is my belief that he is waiting for the full report of Inspector General Michael Horowitz, a Democrat but a man of impeccable character and honesty, a report which is believed to contain much incriminating evidence against many in government in high places. And with United States Attorney John Huber, the chief federal prosecutor in Utah, now appointed by Sessions to look carefully at all of the concerns of the investigating Congressional committees, he has a strong law and order man carefully reviewing all of the questions brought forth by committee chairmen Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Trey Gowdy. Huber is also a Democrat, but also a man of incredible credentials and work ethic. Many legal thinkers see this as a brilliant step since U.S. Attorneys have the authority to empower grand juries and bring charges in a more direct time frame than a Special Counsel can. Sessions has made it clear, however, that if he finds appointing a second Special Counsel for these matters more appropriate after their work is completed, he is not averse to doing so.
I think what we have here is a very impatient and fast paced President with an Attorney General who follows the book to the minutest detail, but in doing so he gets to the truth in full depth and with a clear case and one which is well developed. Contrast this to Mueller, the bomb throwing prosecutor who has focused on process crimes and false evidence and a biased team that has lead him thus far nowhere. It's hard to find the truth when the truth is not what you seek.
Word is now out that the new FISA judge for the Flynn case, Emmett Sullivan, a man who is a stickler and who suddenly replaced Rudolph Contreras, is looking very carefully at the case files and the evidence presented. Why? Because Contreras was found via finally reviewed emails to be a personal friend with Peter Strzuck, the FBI official who was on the Mueller team until this information was confirmed. And we've also recently learned that Judge Sullivan has found that Flynn's defense faced withheld evidence, evidence which included the FBI's initial evaluation that he had done nothing wrong.
So, if FISA was given false information, and perhaps even a judge who has now been replaced having known about the information from his "friend" in the FBI, it is likely that Judge Sullivan very well might allow Flynn to withdraw his guilty plea. If that happens, and its certainly possible, Mueller's personal reputation will fall in the sewer quickly and his investigation will likely fall apart fast.
No wonder even Paul Manafort's legal team is filing to have the charges lifted, citing unauthorized tactics and using information that had nothing to do with the time of his brief involvement as campaign manager. Remember, Manafort and his wife were rousted out of bed in their bed clothes while agents tore their home apart for nearly eight hours. Was this a standard action of the Mueller mission or just a threatening Gestapo tactic? After all, Mueller didn't use such sordid tactics back in his early days as a Boston prosecutor with Whitey Bulger, a notorious hood.
Remember, all of the charges being used against Manafort have nothing to do with his short time with Trump or the timeframe of the original charge. They were likely tactics used to get Manafort to say what Mueller wants him to say, true or not. And even worse, Mueller knows what the truth is, for he was FBI Chief at the time of most of the actions supposedly taken by Manafort and certainly should have known of them. Why now and not then, Mr. Mueller? America wants to know.
Stay tuned for more as the new investigations come together. I think we'll all see that the stench of the holdovers in both the DOJ and the FBI needs a major fumigation. And all of those key people in the prior Administration need to start getting ready for what could likely befall them. This doesn't exclude Hillary or maybe even Barack himself.