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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Trey Gowdy: ‘Did You Ever Hear The Media Call For Special Counsel For President Obama?’

The Daily Caller   "Rep. Trey Gowdy talked at length about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal during a Friday interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.”

"The South Carolina Republican agreed that the attorney general’s decision was the correct one before launching an assault against Democrats and the media for making a mountain out of a molehill.

“ 'The reality is Jeff Sessions is not going to be in the courtroom prosecuting this case,” he stated. “If it was good enough for the media for Holder and Lynch, look — it exposes their hypocrisy all of the sudden about Sessions, but did you ever hear the media call for special counsel for President Obama?”

“ 'I feel like I’m watching ‘The Notebook.’ They’ve fallen in love with the special counsel regulation they didn’t know existed a few months ago.”

Hat tip to M Fumie Craig

Andrew C. McCarthy asks: A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
. . . "Yes, yes, Sessions is a good and decent man. He is a scrupulous lawyer who cares about his reputation. Thus, in stark contrast to Obama administration attorneys general, he strictly applied — I’d say he hyper-applied — the ethical standard that calls on a lawyer to recuse himself from a matter in which his participation as counsel would create the mere appearance of impropriety. The standard is eminently sensible because the legitimacy of our judicial system depends not only on its actually being on the up and up but on its being perceived as such.
"If it looks like you’re conflicted, you step aside, period. Simple, right? Well . . ." . . .

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Wait'll Rep. Gowdy hears about this:
Obama appointee takes over Russia investigations
"Sessions handed over the reins for that investigation to Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente, who will oversee all aspects of the ongoing investigation.
. . .
"Deputy Attorney General Boente, appointed by Obama and promoted to U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2015, would eventually vacate that position once U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, a Republican, is confirmed. That hearing is scheduled for Tuesday."

I'm sure the Democrats will move that confirmation process along as fast as they can.

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