Sessions, Trump duking it out over Obama DOJ corruption

Thursday, March 1, 2018
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

AG-designate Sen. Jeff SessionsA constitutional attorney insists that United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using the proper protocol in calling for the inspector general to investigate corruption with the Obama justice department.

Sessions has announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general would investigate potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Act or FISA.

Sessions's announcement follows allegations made last year by President Donald Trump, contending that Obama administration officials misused their FISA authority to wrongly surveil members of his transition team.

But the president lambasted Sessions in a Twitter post

"Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse?” Trump tweeted. “Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey, etc. Isn't the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!"

Sessions was quick to respond to Trump’s social media attack.

"As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor, and this Department will continue to do its work in a fair and impartial manner – according to the law and Constitution," Sessions shot back, according to the Washington Times.

Christian Civil Rights Watch Co-founder and Chief Counsel Matt Barber understands Trump's frustration with what appears to be a laissez-faire approach at the DOJ.

"[I] haven't seen a whole lot of initiative,” Barber impressed. “And people are kind of hungry for that bulldog that's going to find the truths of the depths and level of corruption that was inherent within the Obama Department of Justice, so I can understand President Trump's frustration."

The conservative legal expert also maintained that using the IG is proper protocol.

"The inspector general's office, is tasked, in fact, with investigating internal corruption malfeasance illegality within all branches of government – particularly within the Department of Justice," Barber pointed out.

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