Just when you thought the Obama legacy couldn't be worse off in the Trump era, news
of a possible Special Counsel changes that game with a letter to the Department of Justice from to high-ranking congressmen about the partisan abuse of the FISA Court. “Matters have arisen—both recently and otherwise—which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly,” Gowdy, R-S.C., and Goodlatte, R-Va. wrote in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Currently, the Attorney General is relying on an Inspector General inside the Department of Justice to investigate abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by the Obama administration. But Rep. Gowdy argues that there are critical information sources that the IG cannot access, which necessitates the appointment of a Special Counsel. The congressmen wrote, “There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases.” They added, “There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal.”
Thirteeen lawmakers signed onto a similar letter dent to the Department of Justice stating: “Evidence has come to light that raises serious concerns about decisions and activities by leadership at the highest levels of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding how and why the Clinton probe ended and how and why the Trump-Russia probe began.” It isn't clear whether the Dpeartment of Justice will move forward against Obama era abuses, but it looks like there is ample justification to do so.
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