Former FBI agent Peter Srtzok’s famous phrase about the Deep State’s contingency plan for a Donald Trump presidency can be put into effect in a myriad of ways, and not all of the players involved have to be intentionally malevolent.
In Sessions’ case, you could just take a man who was a U.S. attorney as far back as 43 years ago, who served in the U.S. Senate for 20 years, and who has basically spent his entire adult life surrounded by government officials and simply rely on him to not overturn the apple cart. That’s all you would need.
Good Government People
Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova gives credence to just such a scenario with his comments on the infuriatingly not “fully engaged” attorney general.
Appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program, diGenova said a “blind” Sessions doesn’t have the first clue as to what the Trump administration is really up against in Washington.
“Jeff Sessions has no command presence,” diGenova stated. “He doesn’t understand the job that he has. He never has. It is very regrettable.”
DiGenova says Sessions “has told people that he doesn’t believe that people at the Department of Justice and the FBI are capable of the kinds of things they are being accused of.”
President Trump having to prod Sessions into investigating the sinister actions surrounding the Deep State attacks on his presidency again reinforce the notion that Sessions simply can not comprehend that career officials within the federal government would put their own interests above those of the American people.
“Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into all of the corruption on the “other side” including deleted Emails, Comey lies & leaks, Mueller conflicts, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
….FISA abuse, Christopher Steele & his phony and corrupt Dossier, the Clinton Foundation, illegal surveillance of Trump Campaign, Russian collusion by Dems – and so much more. Open up the papers & documents without redaction? Come on Jeff, you can do it, the country is waiting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
In this manner, Sessions can serve the Deep State’s game plan without ever being part of the vicious club himself.
Doesn’t Get It
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs highlighted Sessions’ fecklessness in his June 13 broadcast.
Dobbs started by airing a clip of a Sessions appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox show in which the attorney general defended deputy AG Rod Rosenstein from those who have accused him of stonewalling “congressional document requests and intimidat[ing] members of Congress who dare to challenge him.”
It’s the way Sessions defended him that is so troubling.
“I’m confident that Deputy Rosenstein, 28 years in the Department of Justice, did not improperly threaten anyone on that occasion.”
You see what he’s saying there?
Because a government official has served for the lengthy duration of 28 years, that is reason to believe that he would NOT act in the interests of an entrenched Deep State.
Dobbs went on to correctly comment:
“This attorney general is not only missing in action. This attorney general is missing the point. On so many issues.
To defend stonewalling and then call it transparency, as he attempted to do there.
There is something terribly, terribly wrong with Jeff Sessions and there needs to be an intervention… I don’t know what in the world has happened to the man.”
Nothing has happened to the man at all. This is who he is and who he always has been.
Sessions sincerely and earnestly supported Trump when he first announced that he was running for president in the summer of 2015, becoming his most important early backer.
Sessions also strongly believes in the federal government and how it operates. To him, a candidate wins an election and gets to implement his agenda to the best of his ability. All players on all sides play fair, and unelected government officials are above the fray and act only in the best interests of the nation that they serve.
Michael Goodwin, writing in the New York Post, termed Sessions’ appointment as attorney general to be a major mistake that allowed the people who want to thwart Trump’s agenda an opportunity.
“A fundraising email sent under Trump’s name captured the frustration,” Goodwin wrote.
“’If you told me this would happen in America, I wouldn’t believe you,’ it read. ‘The losing political party is using a conspiracy theory — without having a single shred of evidence — to DERAIL a constitutionally-elected president.'”
Jeff Sessions will never believe you, Mr. President.
His recusal from the Russia probe “meant that the White House effectively lost control of the Justice Department,” as Goodwin noted.
“Rod Rosenstein, the career prosecutor named as Sessions’ deputy, named Robert Mueller as special counsel after simply notifying Sessions and the White House.”
Sessions has never understood the consequences of his completely unnecessary act. That he continues to fail to grasp the full scope of the Deep State’s campaign to smother the Trump presidency in a blanket of obstruction shows that a career government man can be counted on to not challenge The Machine.
It’s a very tidy provision tucked inside a thickly-woven Insurance Policy.