Posted by: maboulette | March 11, 2017

Watchdog Asks U.S. Attorney to Launch Donald Trump Probe

UPDATE ON THIS ARTICLE – Today just one day after being told to resign U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara refused to resign – so he was fired.  None of the articles I have found make any mention of the fact that that this attorney was asked by a watch dog group to start an investigation into Trump’s financial ties, which are in clear violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.  So now if anyone tries to start an investigation against President Trump they will just get fired; is that what our country has become – that’s why it is time now to appoint a special prosecutor — now because the longer we wait the harder it will become.  Call you representatives and your senators and tell them that it is time to take action against this president. 


Preet Bharara

Two days ago, an ethics watchdog group officially asked U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to start an investigation into Trump’s financial ties, which are in clear violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Friday, in what is highly unlikely to be a coincidence, Attorney General has asked Preet Bharara to resign. In fact Sessions is now pushing out dozens of Bharara’s colleagues in a seeming effort at guaranteeing no one is left to investigate Trump.


The political watchdog group Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington sent a letter to Preet Bharara on Wednesday, which was reported at the time by NPR. Bharara was appointed by President Barack Obama. And now, according to a report from the LA Times today, Jeff Sessions is asking for all forty-six U.S. Attorneys appointed by Obama to immediately resign.


This is a astounding break from protocol, as new presidents have generally handled these things in a staggered manner to guarantee that enough U.S. Attorneys remain on the job at any given time. The timing is also highly suspicious. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General more than a month ago, yet he saw no urgency in pushing out holdover U.S. Attorneys until one of them was asked to investigate his boss Trump – and now Sessions suddenly wants them all gone.


This stands out as even more suspect in light of the Trump administration’s inability to staff up the federal government with its own people on any level. Hundreds of key federal government positions are sitting vacant because Trump hasn’t nominated anyone to fill them. He’s filled almost none of the U.S. Ambassador positions. And the State Department in particular has no current leadership team in place at all.


And yet Jeff Sessions woke up yesterday and suddenly for no apparent reason at the same time create forty-six new high level vacancies within his DOJ that he’ll have great difficulty filling. If he tries to argue that he didn’t make the brash and reckless move as a effort at protecting Donald Trump’s increasingly obvious financial violations of the Constitution, he’ll look foolish doing so.


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