CALLS JEFF SESSIONS A “SHILL” FOR THE “DEEP STATE”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 1, 2018) — In her opening statement Saturday evening, Judge Jeanine Pirro accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of being a “shill” for the “Deep State” in order to provide “cover” for corrupt Democrats and Justice Department bad actors.
Over the last six months, Pirro has been increasingly strident about Sessions’s refusal to resign amid President Trump’s obvious displeasure at his performance as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer primarily for Sessions’s recusal from the “Russia” investigation.
Pirro claimed that Sessions has “ignored” the “flow of hundreds of millions” to the Clinton Foundation by refusing to open an investigation into allegations of improprieties from when she served as secretary of state. Sessions has also declined to look anew at Clinton’s use of a private email server during the same period of time and subsequent destruction of “33,000 emails” and other evidence.
Many believe that the FBI’s investigation was only a formality designed to exonerate Clinton, who appeared to be the preferred candidate in text messages exchanged between then-counterintelligence deputy chief Peter Strzok and a then-FBI counsel, Lisa Page. Strzok played a prominent role in both the Clinton and Trump “Russia” probes.
“All the bad actors that need you to protect them are blowing smoke,” Pirro figuratively addressed Sessions while berating him for allowing the Mueller “Russia collusion” probe to continue. “You need to do one of two things: resign immediately…or put on your big-boy pants and be a real attorney general,” Pirro ended her fiery soliloquy.
Thus far, no evidence of “collusion” has been identified on the part of Trump or his campaign aides, although a number have been indicted on other charges. Some took plea deals, while former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted two weeks ago of eight federal crimes related to his foreign consulting work.
On Friday, the resignations of two of Mueller’s prosecutors were announced, just one day after it was revealed that DOJ official Bruce Ohr kept another Mueller team member, Andrew Weissmann, “in the loop” about the now-infamous Russia “dossier” compiled to smear Trump prior to the election.
The dossier was paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign and used as justification to spy on then-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Pirro additionally suggested that following the midterm elections, Trump could appoint, on an interim basis, a replacement for Sessions, according to Article II, Section 2, clause 3 of the Constitution. Trump has told the press that he “will not fire” Sessions prior to the November 6 elections.
The Mueller investigation has not touched on evidence of corruption within the Justice Department and FBI during 2016 aimed at derailing Trump’s election and presidency nor at the allegations against Clinton.
A former prosecutor and attorney, Pirro rhetorically asked her first guest, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, what Trump could do and who might take action on the DOJ’s corruption. “It all comes down to Jeff Sessions, a grand jury, and holding him accountable,” Pirro concluded.