American Spectator: Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 24 hours after the midterm election, President Trump has requested and accepted Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. By his unnecessary and silly recusal from all things Russian, Sessions had gelded himself and left supervision of the Justice Department’s most important investigative matters to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who, in turn, appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to conduct a thoroughly illegal counterintelligence investigation of the president. Up to today, Rosenstein has supervised the Mueller investigation. That is about to end.
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has threatened that “It would create a constitutional crisis if this was a prelude to ending or greatly limiting the Mueller investigation, and I hope President Trump and those he listens to will refrain from that.” This might be a more convincing threat if (a) the incoming Democrat House majority hadn’t already made clear that they intend to do all within their power to attack, undermine, destroy and — with or without cause — impeach the president, and (b) the president didn’t have a solid incoming Senate Republican majority to protect him from Schumer’s threatened “constitutional crisis.”
With the midterms out of the way, the soon-to-be Impeached Man Walking might as well nominate someone who will at long last take complete control of the DOJ and bring it under the constitutional authority of the duly elected president.
The incoming Senate Republican majority — augmented by senators who owe their political success to the president — can be expected to readily confirm the president’s nominee to replace Sessions.
For now, Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, has been sworn in as Acting Attorney General. Whitaker, it turns out, is an interesting guy.
In August 2016, Whitaker, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa and member of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio by Breitbart Daily News host Matt Boyle regarding the preferential treatment accorded by Hillary Clinton’s State Department to Clinton Foundation donors. Whitaker told Boyle that “this pay-to-play Clinton Foundation, State Department situation is much more serious” than the Clinton email scandal that had been the subject of a fake investigation by James Comey’s FBI.
Quoth Whitaker: ”James Comey, the Director of the FBI, stood up and talked about the emails and the emailing of classified information. That was serious, but the real ballgame is the situation you’re describing, and that is where Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment, by Hillary Clinton’s State Department.”
“It’s very interesting,” he said, “to watch the Clinton camp try to explain away these meetings. But, like you said, 50 percent of the meetings she took with people that were not essentially employees or representatives of countries or the like, just sort of individuals that wanted to meet with the Secretary of State, 50 percent of those — as the AP has reported more than 50 percent — were Clinton Foundation donors.
“It is not possible for them to explain away that Clinton Foundation donors were given preferential treatment when it came to seeing the Secretary of State. It’s just the way business was done,” Whitaker declared. MORE