American Thinker: Congressman Jim Jordan laid out a blistering litany of transgressions committed by Hillary Clinton and other Obama apparatchiks in the last administration that all of us who regularly follow the news are familiar with. He did so in a simple, methodical way that was nonetheless staggering to listen to. It makes any sentient American over the age of 40, who has grown up believing in what we thought were the basic American principles of blind justice, equality before the law, due process, and simple fairness, questioning whether our nation has been fundamentally transformed or something.
Really, to listen to the rhetorical list of questions Rep. Jordan put before Attorney General Sessions, asking him if those potential crimes did not warrant the appointment of another special counsel to investigate Mrs. Clinton and her mind-bogglingly corrupt, if not criminal, activities, was to transport oneself to Argentina during the reign of Evita Perón. It’s so easy to picture Hillary belting out, “Don’t cry for me, America!,” except in a really cringe-inducing, raspy off-key register. (Sorry for that visual.)
The questions Mr. Jordan laid before Mr. Sessions seemed to go on and on and are like those he and Rep. Matt Gaetz outlined in an opinion piece at Fox News:
Why in 2016 did FBI Director Comey begin drafting an exoneration letter for Secretary Clinton, whom he called “grossly negligent” in an early draft of the letter, before completing the investigation? Before interviewing several witnesses? And before interviewing Secretary Clinton?
Why in 2016 did James Comey and the Justice Department give Cheryl Mills, Secretary Clinton’s Chief of Staff, an immunity agreement for turning over her laptop computer? Typically, the Department would issue a subpoena or get a warrant and seize it. Why in this case did the FBI agree to destroy the laptop?
Why in 2016 did the FBI pay for the Russian Dossier? It’s been reported that in addition to the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee paying FusionGPS for the dossier, the FBI also “reimbursed” Christopher Steele, author of the dossier.
Why in 2016 – one day before the Benghazi report was released and five days before Secretary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI – did Attorney General Lynch meet with former President Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix?
Etc., etc., etc.
When Jeff Sessions was appointed attorney general, I had such high hopes. He struck me as a man of deep integrity, who held the same beliefs I always did about those American principles I mentioned above. “Finally,” I thought, “a new sheriff is coming to town to clean the place up, after Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch ran roughshod over the Constitution for all those years.”
It seems my optimism was misplaced. As I listened to Attorney General Sessions’s response to Mr. Jordan, explaining why he would not appoint a special counsel to investigate the Clinton crime family’s misdeeds, with the complicity of Barack Obama and his Deep State operatives, several words came to mind: ineffectual, sclerotic, fearful.
In fact, not just words, but a historical character popped into my head: General George Brinton McClellan, one of President Abraham Lincoln’s earliest generals in chief of the Union Army. read more