By Larry Schweikart – Apr 25, 2018
Jeff Sessions’ Elegant Counter-Coup
In January 2017, right before the inauguration, I was in Trump Tower with Steve Bannon.
“What about Hillary?” I asked. “You gonna prosecute her?”
He waved me off. “That’s Sessions’ deal.”
On March 2, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from “any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States.” Everyone forgot the line that followed: “This announcement should not be interpreted as confirmation of the existence of any investigation or suggestive of the scope of any such investigation,” he added. But what he did not say was that the announcement should not be interpreted as denial of the existence of any such investigation.”
The Swamp—and virtually all of the hysterical right that was conditioned to being stabbed in the back by its elected or appointed officials—merely assumed that no investigation was going on.