The would-be nemesis of Donald Trump, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, has now decided to go fishing in the Department of Justice. What? Does Mr. Mueller have unlimited powers and discretion? Is there no one in Congress that has oversight into what Mueller does? Is he exceeding his authority?
There is no way that Attorney General Jeff Sessions can feel comfortable with this witch hunt now turning to his territory. Maybe the DOJ can get into some good old Obama-era foot-dragging and stonewalling like in the good old days.
As Written By MIKE LEVINE for ABC News:
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents, ABC News has learned.
In particular, Mueller’s investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBIDirector James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the request but was told about it.
Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel’s first records request to the Justice Department, and it means Mueller is now demanding documents from the department overseeing his investigation.
Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein played key roles in Comey’s removal. And Sessions has since faced withering criticism from Trump over his recusal and Rosenstein’s subsequent appointment of Mueller.
Mueller’s investigators now seek not only communications among Justice Department staffers but also any of their communications with White House officials, the source said. Before this request, investigators asked former senior Justice Department officials for information from their time at the department, ABC News was told……….
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