Mystery continues to surround the lawyer hired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate alleged abuses of power and illegal actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice, according to The Hill.
Last month, Sessions reported that U.S. Attorney John Huber is working in tandem with department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to probe shady actions at the FBI and DOJ regarding the Russia investigation. Sessions noted that he will be working as a second special counsel.
Known as a “no-nonsense” prosecutor with a hard-nose for the truth, many are beginning to give Sessions some slack given they believe Huber will get the job done.
Pressure has been mounting for months for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel into alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
But despite his impressive credentials, many aren’t sure what to think about Huber. While he was appointed by former President Barack Obama, GOP lawmakers such as Sen. Orin Hatch, R-Utah, argue he won’t hesitate to charge those who broke the law.
The DOJ has not released any information about Huber’s job description or what he is looking at specifically. The only information made public is that he is working “in cooperation” with Horowitz.
But lawmakers say noting Horowitz’s recent explosive findings offers insight into Huber and what to expect from him.
Horowitz exposed the anti-Trump text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. He also approved handing them over to Congress for review so they could be made public.
Strzok was a senior counter-intelligence official at the FBI before being demoted at the bureau and removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team last summer for sending anti-Trump text messages to Lisa Page.
Page is a senior attorney at the bureau with whom he was having an affair.
Horowitz and Huber are also making extreme progress into alleged FISA abuse from Obama holdovers at the FBI and DOJ. The FBI used the dossier from ex-British spy Christopher Steele to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
The FBI didn’t indicate that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS — who hired Steele — around $9 million to compile the 35-page salacious dossier.
This triggered the Russia probe, and GOP lawmakers argue it may have been illegal. But more importantly, Horowitz and Huber investigating alleged FISA abuse may expose one of the biggest corruption scandals in modern political history.
There may be a cloud of mystery surrounding Huber, but it appears he is working hard behind the scenes to hold corrupt officials accountable.