I’m not really sure how to interpret this.
Previously, I’ve pointed out before that the unequal enforcement of the law based on who the target is of these high-level investigations have been performed will ultimately render Mueller’s investigation meaningless. That, combined with Trump’s enthusiasm for using the presidential pardon, of course.
But this is…strange. There are only a small number of Congressmen who signed off on this criminal referral letter–eleven, to be exact–and only a couple of them are even members of the Judiciary Committee. Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte was not among them, notably. Hell, even Steve King gave this one a pass.
Whose heads are demanded? Not less than Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, and pretty much everybody who had a hand in the Clinton email server and Carter Page FISA application. Notice who’s missing from the list though?
Rosenstein. They named almost everyone else who had anything to do with the Carter Page FISA application except for the one guy who is still in office and who they would no doubt like to see removed from office. I have to wonder what led to that omission.
Scratch that, I have to wonder what led to the entire letter. Yeah, I get the frustration that many Republicans have for AG Sessions and his perceived sleepiness. For my part, I was convinced from McCabe’s 11th hour termination that Sessions is waiting until IG Horowitz to complete his full report and will act when the time is appropriate.
What does this letter mean, then? These Congressmen must also be aware of that, right? I mean, I don’t disagree with anything in the letter and I would add to it that I can’t believe Christopher Steele is still a free man. What I don’t get is the purpose for this letter.
If it is to defend Trump by creating a smokescreen, then it is a mistake to omit Rosenstein. Gaetz, one of the signatories, has been pushing for Mueller’s removal for months. Hard to believe that he wouldn’t want to keep Rosenstein besieged toward that end.
If it’s a political stunt to help with re-election, I guess it’s…a thing. Maybe it’s an attempt to mollify Republican voters who keep complaining about nothing happening on the #LockHerUp front and make them quit calling their offices by putting Sessions on the spot? Or perhaps it’s getting ahead of what they know is coming. That’s open to interpretation, I know.
I have no idea. Anybody want to take a swing at figuring out what the point of this was?