Friday, March 3, 2017

Did the Obama Administration Try Stacking the Deck Against Trump at the Justice Department?

Via Instapundit:  Amid Thursday’s over-hyped brouhaha about Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian ambassador, a curious detail emerged. In Sessions's recusal memo, it was explained who at the Justice Department would be handling any investigations into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia. "Consistent with the succession order for the Department of Justice, Acting Deeputy Attorney General and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente shall act as and perform the functions of the Attorney General with respect to any matters from which I have recused myself to the extent they exist," reads Sessions's official statement on the matter.

Except that if the Obama administration had its way, Dana Boente wasn't supposed be the U.S. attorney to handle these matters in the event that Sessions recused himself. On February 10, USA Today reported the following:
Seven days before he left office, President Obama changed the order of succession without explanation to remove Boente from the list. Obama's order had listed U.S. attorneys in the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Illinois and the Central District of California.
That seems like awfully suspicious behavior....

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chickelit said...

Boente should watch her back. Dana is a woman's name, right?

edutcher said...

It was a man's name, and, before that, a surname, so it's dealer choice.

As to the question, anything about the Choom Gang is suspicious behavior.

Wonder how Mooch likes ValJar moving into the new living quarters?

AprilApple said...

Did you hear Rush today?
One segment was a story from Ben Shapiro on the democrat's corrupt way of funneling mega bucks to their leftwing satellite organizations thru legal blackmail.

Report: Obama Admin Funneled Billions Into Left-Wing Activist Groups