The ghost of Kenneth Starr: A special prosecutor for Clinton Foundation, uranium and, yes, e-mails! | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The ghost of Kenneth Starr: A special prosecutor for Clinton Foundation, uranium and, yes, e-mails!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 7:07 AM

Has Donald Trump wholly politicized the Justice Department? Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a potential signal by saying he will consider appointing a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation, sale of a uranium company to Russia seven years ago and other matters, including, of course, HIllary's e-mails.

No evidence exists to justify a criminal investigation of these matters, except the desire of Donald Trump.

Ugly times.

Maybe it's not as overtly political as it seems. Benjamin Wittes a senior fellow at Brookings, has posted this Twitter thread that presents a more nuanced look at a possible explanation for Sessions' action. Maybe senior Justice Department officials will make the decision. Maybe they will conclude what the evidence to date suggests, that an investigation would be just a witch hunt, encouraged by a friend of the Russians badly in need of cover. Maybe Sessions, who vowed not to engage in politics as attorney general, will use them as cover for acting responsibly. Wishful thinking, I know.

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