Jeff Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General was marked by controversy.
Donald Trump quickly lost faith in Sessions for caving into the Deep State.
And now Jeff Sessions made this giant mistake that came back to haunt President Trump.
Jeff Sessions failed on many fronts as Attorney General.
First, he recused himself from the Russian investigation—which allowed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to put an attempted coup in motion by appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel.
But Sessions also failed to hold the Barack Obama Deep State to account.
On Sessions’ watch, news broke about the FBI and Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
The FBI under James Comey’s watch allegedly defrauded a FISA court judge by not fully disclosing that their evidence that Carter Page was supposedly a Russian agent had been collected from opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton.
Sessions let all these revelations drop without taking action on his own to investigate or prosecute the guilty parties.
The Attorney General supposedly took only one step.
Sessions tapped Utah State Attorney John Huber to investigate the process by which the FBI applied for and obtained a FISA warrant to spy on Page.
But for months, no update on the Huber investigation was given to the public.
Some Trump supporters took this as a sign that the other shoe was about to drop at any moment.
However, that was not the case.
In an interview with CBS News reporter Jan Crawford, Attorney General William Barr revealed there was no Huber investigation.
Huber had not taken any steps to dig into the possible abuses of power committed by the FBI or Obama Department of Justice because of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s probe.
“Right, so Huber had originally been asked to take a look at the FISA applications and the electronic surveillance but then he stood back and put that on hold while the Office of Inspector General was conducting its review, which would’ve been normal for the department. And he was essentially on standby in case Mr. Horowitz referred a matter to him to be handled criminally. So he has not been active on this front in recent months and so Durham is taking over that role. The other issues he’s been working on relate to Hillary Clinton. Those are winding down and hopefully we’ll be in a position to bring those to fruition,” Barr told Crawford.
Horowitz has a very narrow mandate.
The Inspector General is only examining into whether the FBI let anti-Trump political bias taint the FISA application process.
But there was a host of other questionable actions undertaken by the FBI and top Obama officials during the campaign.
Those include when the investigation was actually started, how up the food chain the fake news Christopher Steele’s dossier traveled, and the use of multiple human spies – along with how many the FBI and Obama administration dispatched – against the Trump campaign.
Huber’s stalled investigation meant Barr had to step in and correct this mistake.
And he did.
The Attorney General has appointed United States Attorney John Durham to conduct the investigation that Sessions failed to prioritize.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.