A 2nd Special Counsel?

With partisan politics weaving its way into the independent Department of Justice it is not surprising to hear calls for a second special counsel. In fact an op-ed in today’s Real Clear Policy by Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins makes that very case.

Americans are well-stocked with outstanding questions about how the DOJ handled these issues, and the specter of favoritism still looms over the Obama DOJ. The possibility that the department made decisions to aid a political candidate is a potential threat to democracy — one that deserves a DOJ investigation today just as it did in 2016.

The nature of our political scene today produces push back even when the logic involved borders on illogical:

This obscures the crux of the liberal argument against the move: Neither the DOJ under Attorney General Jeff Sessions nor an independent special counsel is capable of investigating Clinton. According to this logic, there exists no credible path for investigating potential favoritism on the part of America’s chief law enforcement officials. It would follow that the world’s strongest democracy is impotent when it comes to pursuing objective, unfettered, non-partisan accountability of its own federal agencies.

So while the process might be painful and the results uncomfortable, a 2nd Special Counsel lays out a path to restore independence and credibility to a once respected department.

 

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ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Jesus…enough with “I know what I am , but what about you-ism”. If there is anyone who can say with a straight face that Clinton’s email server is anything remotely as bad as half of what Trump has been up to…you are just not too bright and need to get out more. Clinton isnt in politics anymore and constantly invoking her name for a rabid reaction from the wingnut base is fading fast. There is no rationale for a SP for Clinton. Sessions (who is hardly a liberal) said as much. These people need to get a life

Benevolus
Benevolus

Sure why not. A House investigation, a Senate investigation, an FBI investigation, a State Department investigation, inquiries from the House Benghazi committee, inquiries from the Loretta Lynch Senate inquiry, and something like 36 lawsuits. But there are still questions!

It’s not only a joke now, it’s an old joke. But the emails!
But whatever. bring it on.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

…and what they have to show for ALL of it…a big fat
ZERO

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Maybe we shouldn’t listen to a guy who has a habit of crying wolf: – Congressman Collins to IRS Commissioner About Resolving Targeting Scandal: “Make This a Priority.” https://dougcollins.house.gov/press-releases/collins-to-irs-commissioner-about-resolving-targeting-scandal-make-this-a-priority/ – Rep. Doug Collins: IRS Chief’s Testimony ‘A Load of Bull’ https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/doug-collins-irs-john-koskinen/2014/07/24/id/584757/ – Congressman Collins Votes to End IRS Targeting of Conservatives https://dougcollins.house.gov/press-releases/congressman-collins-votes-to-end-irs-targeting-of-conservatives2/ – Rep Collins: We Need to Rein in the IRS https://dougcollins.house.gov/press-releases/rep-collins-we-need-to-rein-in-the-irs/ – Congressman Collins Challenges IRS Commissioner https://dougcollins.house.gov/press-releases/congressman-collins-challenges-irs-commissioner/ – First on CNN: DOJ closes IRS investigation with no charges http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/23/politics/lois-lerner-no-charges-doj-tea-party/index.html – No criminal charges will be filed agianst ex-IRS official Lois Lerner https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/no-criminal-charges-will-be-filed-against-ex-irs-official-lois-lerner/2015/10/23/d9fab80a-79bc-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html?utm_term=.857a4e8bfda1 – Liberal groups got IRS… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing https://t.co/SIoAxatCjp— Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) November 3, 2016

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Six years of preparing for Health Care reform and tax cuts for the rich made crystal clear that railing about Obama and Clinton, and tending to special interests are all they’ve got. (Not that Dems don’t tend to some either.)

Now the GOP is undermining the media and justice system in concocting their own alternate reality. What’s dumbfounding (or maybe it isn’t, but I’m not ready to go there yet) is that they’re doing so as they approach permanent demographic minority status.