President Tweety-pants spent his morning “executive time” in a renewed rage against Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
At this point, you have to wonder if Sessions is dealing with something akin to Battered Woman Syndrome, where over the past year, he’s developed some sort of learned helplessness and thinks he has no choice but to take the abuse, or that he deserves to be treated like crap.
At the end of this piece, I’m going to give the number to the National Domestic Violence hotline, again, and hope somebody gets it to AG Sessions.
Trump seems particularly agitated today, as his attack this morning lacked any nuance.
Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2018
He’s referring to Michael Horowitz, appointed in 2012 to the Justice Department inspector general position by President Obama.
Horowitz has seen previous political appointments from President George W. Bush, however.
He’s looked at by insiders as more of an “independent” than a partisan.
Seriously, Trump is attacking Sessions the day after the Justice Department announced that they’re investigating the president’s concerns that the Obama administration misused their surveillance powers in 2016. He is jumping through every hoop, catering to every wild-eyed, sweaty twitch of desperation from the man, and he still can’t please him.
Girl, get out of there!
Horowitz is overseeing an investigation into the FBI and Justice Department’s handling of the probe into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server while she was secretary of State.
That probe reportedly helped lead to the early resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent Trump target. Horowitz also uncovered a series of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which led special counsel Robert Mueller to remove Strzok from the team probing Russia’s election interference.
Horowitz is doing his job, but Trump wants something more, and immediate. He’s got no time for trivial things like due diligence or thorough investigation and gathering of facts.
For whatever Sessions does to please him, it will never be enough, because his early act of recusing himself from anything involving the Russia probe was seen as abandoning his true duty – to show loyalty and protect Trump above all else.
So just like a battered woman, Sessions is on eggshells and rationalizing, attempting to please his man, and never knowing exactly what will set him off, next.
And as promised, the number to the National Domestic Abuse hotline: