As I chronicle in my autobiography, “Whores: Why and How I Came To Fight the Establishment!” I was once a proud trial lawyer in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Indeed, as a young 27-year-old attorney in the Reagan DOJ, I was on the trial team that eventually broke up the AT&T monopoly, creating needed and innovative competition in the telecommunications industry. During my time at Justice, I worked closely with special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the investigative arm of the Department. I found them to be generally straightforward and honest people. However, as I discussed in my latest column and in my book, I did find that politics and the so-called “right” connections frequently perverted other cases at my alma mater. That ultimately is why, in large part, I conceived of and founded Judicial Watch on July 29, 1994, to be the People’s Justice Department, untainted by the ever-growing reptilian swamp in the nation’s capital and specifically its government law enforcement and legal communities.
Today, 23 years after I started Judicial Watch, and 13 years after I also founded Freedom Watch – which now does the heavy legal lifting I used to do at Judicial Watch – the politicized state of DOJ and the FBI has grown to cancerous proportions, underscoring the need for a Freedom Watch. Let me give you a rundown of just how corrupted the DOJ and its FBI have become.
First, one need not look much further than the current state of affairs, even under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Running scared that the AG himself was legally vulnerable for his “forgetful encounters” with the Russian ambassador during the Trump presidential campaign, Sessions recused himself and allowed his Democratic hack underling, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, an Obama holdover as former U.S. attorney for Maryland, to appoint as special counsel partisan hack former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who now heads a witch hunt of “the president and all of his men (and women)” over so-called Russian collusion. The attorney general clearly put his own interests ahead of the president and the nation – as the now runaway Mueller grand jury investigation, so riddled with criminal leaks and high-priced leftist pro-Obama and pro-Clinton prosecutors, is now on a legal jihad to destroy the new administration, as payback for Trump’s firing Mueller’s friend, former FBI director and equally corrupt James Comey.
Second, Sessions has shirked his responsibility to take control of his own Department, overwhelmingly staffed by pro-Obama and pro-Clinton lawyers, 97 percent of which either voted for or donated to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. As a result, Freedom of Information Act cases continue to be obstructed by lying DOJ lawyers, after years in the courts. These lawsuits seek to force production of evidence about Obama and Clinton scandals, which include, as we have just learned through a leak to Circa News, the cover-up of an FBI investigation over bribery during the Obama administration – giving rise to Russia acquiring about 20 percent of America’s strategic uranium reserves. This criminal racketeering enterprise “enriched” not the uranium, but instead the Clintons and their foundation. The quid pro quo for then-Secretary of State Hillary to play a major role in approving the Russian acquisition was money being pumped into her family’s coffers. And, while, to save his own skin, AG Sessions paved the way to have President Trump investigated by Mueller for alleged Russian collusion, he has sat back and has done nothing to properly investigate and prosecute the Clintons, for fear that the pro-Clinton Mueller prosecutors may then seek to prosecute him for lying under oath to Congress over his contacts with the Russian ambassador and playing some role in the firing of Comey, which is alleged by the left to be obstruction of justice.
Third, Sessions, testifying before Congress just last Wednesday that wholesale spying on millions of Americans under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is “peachy keen” to protect the citizenry against terrorists – surveillance that has been ruled in cases I brought to be unconstitutional and illegal, as it occurs without probable cause that a crime or a terrorist act is being committed – has ignored the FBI investigation whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and I initiated under Comey. Montgomery left the intelligence agencies with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which was classified, showing that the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were not just illegally spying on prominent Americans like Trump, Supreme Court justices, hundreds of judges and even yours truly, but hundred of millions of ordinary citizens. Attorney General Sessions apparently does not think much of the Fourth Amendment and has thus not sought to push forward this FBI investigation, previously deep-sixed by Comey, as the FBI under both him and before that his friend Mueller, had also engaged in this illegal spying.
Fourth, Sessions, despite promising me that he would neutrally review the Obama DOJ commenced political prosecution of Cliven Bundy, whose family was beaten up and his cattle killed by the then-Sen. Harry Reid-run goons of the Bureau of Land Management over alleged failure to pay grazing fees, again took an exit stage left, telling the Las Vegas Review Journal that he was not “taking sides,” all the while praising the Obama holdover DOJ prosecutors for their “courage.” The likely reason AG Sessions, who himself has unfairly been branded a racist, does not want to get involved because Bundy, too, has been similarly falsely smeared. Cliven’s unjust trial is set to begin in just a week, and he faces possible life imprisonment. See www.clivenbundydefensefund.org.
Fifth, it is likely that the FBI is engaged in a cover-up of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, as inexplicably little to no information on the murderer’s motives has been forthcoming. As I opined a few columns back, it is likely Stephen Paddock was in some way an undercover informant for the FBI, and Sessions and the DOJ, while not responsible for the many deaths, does not want to reveal this.
Sixth, while commencing an investigation of white supremacists, he has shied way from genuinely going after violent black radicals – again, because he is afraid to be called racist.
I could go on and on. The lack of courage by Attorney General Sessions and his hesitancy to address and confront major law enforcement matters – save for “pet” sanctuary city and marijuana crusades – is highly dangerous and damaging to the republic. And, that is why I have said that Freedom Watch, which does not nearly have the resources or powers bestowed on the DOJ and its subordinate investigative arm the FBI, should not be the “only game in town.”
So, I once again call on Jeff Sessions either to take the proverbial heat in the kitchen and clean up the cesspool of corruption at the Department of Justice and its FBI, or get out of Dodge. Thus far, he has been, with just a few exceptions, a cowardly disgrace to the Department he now heads.