Things are getting wild in Washington. In an unexpected move that shows strategic aggressiveness, one of the personal lawyers for President Donald Trump, Jay Sekulow, called for a second special counsel to be named. According to Sekulow, this figure’s main mission would be to investigate corruption in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and even in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Apparently, Sekulow told Axios that several reports exposing conflicts of interest at the FBI and the DOJ have been quite controversial. In addition, he explained these had grown so egregious and numerous that another special investigation was needed in addition to the one that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is currently conducting.
Sekulow told this media outlet that the FBI and DOJ cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these explicit conflicts of interests. Also, he pointed out these new revelations needs the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate every single detail.
While there are many opinions regarding this claim, the truth is that the recent revelations about these two institutions have been quite notorious over the last few days. In fact, many expect these could create a political mayhem with unpredictable consequences.
On one hand, it was discovered that a Department of Justice official was demoted because he had not reported his deep connections to the primary individuals behind Fusion GPS. In case you don’t remember, this one is the controversial opposition research organization that created the infamous Anti-Trump dossier.
On the other hand, it was later discovered that this official’s wife had worked for this firm during the 2016 presidential election. Naturally, you don’t have to be an expert to know that the conflict of interest in this situation is quite explicit.
In another example, a top FBI official called Peter Strzok was taken off the Russian investigation held by Robert Mueller. The reason? It was discovered that he had sent anti-Trump messages on his phone to his mistress. While this situation was quite controversial, the worst was yet to come.
Believe it or not, it was eventually discovered that this same agent had been deeply involved in getting Hillary Clinton off the hook after the email scandal. This agent was involved with the changing of the language in the report that former FBI Director James Comey used to announce that the Bureau wouldn’t recommend charges against her.
Surprisingly, his case got even bigger. Yesterday, lawmakers on Capitol Hill finally received copies of the text messages that Strzok sent. In addition to showing a clear bias against then-candidate Trump, it even raises questions about whether a plot was concocted to take him down in case he was elected.
This FBI agent sent the text messages to an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page, with whom he was romantically involved. In addition to showing an explicit anti-Trump bias, these messages also revealed he was pro-Hillary.
The Department of Justice released the 90 pages of text messages to the Congress. These were reported by Fox News, The Guardian, NBC News, The Washington Times, Politico, and CNN. Naturally, we’re talking about one of the most incredible political scandals in the history of the United States.
In one of the messages, they expressed huge concerns about their communications being trade, which is quite strange if they did not have something to hide. However, the most suspicious message was sent by Strzok to Page.
— Kristin Fisher (@KristinFisher) December 13, 2017
According to CNN, in a text from August 15, 2016, Strzok tells Page: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office” – a reference to Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe – “that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40 . . . .”
Naturally, this text message has serious implications and raise grave questions about what exactly was going on behind the scenes at the Bureau. After all, we’re talking about an agency that is supposed to operate in a politically unbiased way.
Given these concerning revelations, Sekulow is making this move. However, he’s not the only one that is calling for a second counsel. In fact, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) demanded on Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions name another special counsel or step down from his office.
On the other hand, many figures in conservative media have been calling for this type of action in order to investigate the anti-Trump dossier and Hillary´s campaign.