“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says Yahweh Sabaoth. (Zechariah 4: 6)
The Agenda at Justice or Lack of One
Attorney General Jeff Sessions got serious about leaks of classified information, or so it appears. It took awhile and enormous pressure from the president, but it finally happened.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce how avidly the Department of Justice was going to investigate and prosecute leakers of classified national security information. From now on, he said, “the Department of Justice is open for business.” (An odd statement, to be sure, suggesting that it was previously closed.) Much of what he said was nothing new—really, administrations have been going after leakers for decades—but the way he said it was clever, and not for the reasons one might think.
It is important to remember that this speech is supposed to be about leaks to the media. The title of the official transcript of his remarks is “Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks at Briefing on Leaks of Classified Materials Threatening National Security.” He starts out his remarks by condemning “the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country,” and explains that “no one is entitled to fight their battles in the media by revealing sensitive government information.” So, he’s obviously talking about leaks to the media, right? That’s what the briefing’s about: fighting leaks to the media. We’re all on the same page.
Except that it’s not about leaks to the media. For almost all of the remainder of his time, Sessions talks about “unauthorized disclosures of classified national security information” in general and mentions offhand that this term “includes leaks to both the media and in some cases even unauthorized disclosures to our foreign adversaries.” But he never mentions the media again until the very end, and all the middle is spent talking about criminal referrals involving unauthorized disclosures, featuring the remarkable statement, “And we have already charged four people with unlawfully disclosing classified material or with concealing contacts with foreign intelligence officers.” And it is that single sentence that makes Sessions’ push against leaks new, and very insidious.
The establishment media is concerned about the price some of them may have to pay for their roles in publishing leaked material, but the Office of Attorney General is responsible for much more than leaks. There are plenty of fish for Sessions to fry.
High crimes and misdemeanors are begging for Justice Department attention. They involve President Obama and his administration including his secretaries of state, his attorneys general, the IRS Commissioner, and many other lesser lights. All of them shamelessly broke the law, and they should be held accountable.
And then there is the Clinton family crime syndicate. It’s an ongoing operation that screams for attention by the attorney general. The Clintons make the Gambino crime family look like amateurs, and their operation is global. It’s time to put an end to the Clintons’ criminal wrongdoing.
There is no doubt that President Trump’s public expression of concern about his attorney general motivated Sessions to act on the leaks front. He should have done it on his own with no prodding from anyone. That’s his job.
What will it take for the attorney general to recognize his other duties? I don’t know the answer, but I do know this: anyone who refuses to act unless he is publicly humiliated shouldn’t be our nation’s top law enforcement officer.
This fact sticks in my craw: during 8 long years of obvious corruption and malfeasance, a special prosecutor was never appointed to investigate wrongdoing by the Obama administration. Thanks to Jeff Sessions’ cowardly act of recusal, President Trump has been the target of a special prosecutor investigation for most of his time in office.
To me, the investigation looks like a witch hunt. The president is angry about it. He should be. I’m angry, too.
It’s time for Jeff Sessions go. He never should have left the Senate where talk is cheap and making the short trip to the Senate Chamber is considered action.
Sorry, Mr. Sessions. Too little, too late.
“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)
See “His Name is Yahweh”.