President Trump’s paranoid, panicky rage tweets from this morning, attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions (You hired him, guy) and questioning the loyalty and efficiency of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, only went over well with the doltish Trumpian class.
Sane and rational observers only saw a man drowning in scandal flailing at any object that drifted too close.
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
As for Horowitz, he’s got the confidence of those who have proven themselves more reliable and reasonable than the Tweeter-in-Chief.
Trey Gowdy answered Trump’s tweet in a statement on Wednesday.
Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz “has been fair, fact centric, and appropriately confidential with his work.”
“He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate without a single dissent. I have complete confidence in him,” Gowdy added in a statement, saying he hopes Horowitz gets “the time, the resources and the independence to complete his work.”
Horowitz is already looking into the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
Even former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who left Congress to become a dancing monkey for Trump on American Pravda (Fox News) broke script to muse about Trump’s cry for help morning attack on Sessions:
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the previous head of the Oversight committee, said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” that Trump’s Twitter attacks against Sessions were “mind-boggling” and “almost embarrassing.”
C’mon, Chaffetz… get your soul back and say what you really mean: It’s completely embarrassing, unbecoming, and smacks of the guilt-ridden desperation of a small minded, would-be despot, who feels his underlings are failing to protect him.
Something like that.
Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) suggested that while he understood, he wouldn’t have attacked Sessions
Gowdy is on his way out. He’s tired of the nonsense that passes as political discourse, the naked partisanship, and everything that drove our government into the hands of an ill-prepared, post-literate, self-absorbed, proven corrupt, Manhattan con artist. He’s free to call balls and strikes as he sees them – as it seems he always has – so if he says Michael Horowitz is trustworthy and should be allowed to do his job, I agree with him.