Because having an Obama appointed prosecutor is going to lead to a fair investigation. Former President Obama has vowed to fight Trump. Don’t you think he is going to lean on this prosecutor to find anything, even if it means inventing evidence, to destroy Trump’s administration.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal leaves any Justice Department investigation of alleged Russian election interference temporarily in the hands of a prosecutor promoted by Barack Obama.
Sessions on Thursday stepped aside from taking any role in federal inquiries into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, including whether officials or surrogates had improper contacts with the Russians. Sessions had a meeting last year in his office with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, which he said was unrelated to the campaign.
That means it’s the job of Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente to oversee any investigations related to the presidential campaigns by the FBI or Justice Department attorneys.
Boente — whom Obama promoted to U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2015 — would give up that authority when and if a permanent deputy is confirmed. The White House has nominated the U.S. attorney in Baltimore, Rod Rosenstein, a Republican veteran of George W. Bush’s administration, to the position. His confirmation hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
Beyond that, the course of any investigation is unclear, and several important questions can’t yet be answered.
One of them is what Sessions’ announcement actually means.