(National Sentinel) Just the Facts: Jay Sekulow, attorney to President Donald J. Trump, essentially detailed a scorched-earth policy Tuesday evening when he called for new special investigations into alleged corrupt ties between the Department of Justice, the FBI, and Democrat-aligned opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was responsible for the creation of the infamous “Trump dossier.”
“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate,” Sekulow told Axios.
Afterward, MSNBC‘s Ari Melber reported that Sekulow had “crossed” a line because he was calling for a special counsel investigation into current special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
But that wasn’t correct and, in fact, Melber was forced to retract his tweeted statement.
Sekulow make it clear he is seeking a special counsel to look into the actions of DOJ and FBI officials after it was revealed the demoted DOJ official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS.
According to the Washington Post, the FBI agreed to pay the British Spy who compiled the garbage dossier after the election to continue to dig up dirt on Trump and Russia, The Gateway Pundit reported Tuesday.
Earlier, Fox News reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked a senior Justice Department official to consider the appointment of a special counsel to investigate recently demoted official Bruce Ohr’s contacts with Fusion GPS.
“Sessions on calls for a special counsel to look into Sr DOJ Official Bruce Ohr, and wife Nellie’s contacts with Fusion GPS during the summer and fall of 2016: I’ve put a Senior Attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me, if things aren’t being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met, and the recommended one should be established,” tweeted Fox News reporter Jake Gibson on Tuesday.
The network reported Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. This would have been at the time that Fusion was in the process of creating the dossier.
Some Republicans believe the dossier, none of which has been substantiated, was used to obtain secret FISA court warrants by the FBI to put members of Trump’s campaign team under surveillance.
Subsequent reporting noted that the dossier was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Fred Fleitz, vice president for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy told One America News Network‘s Liz Wheeler last month that the dossier was something other than what has been portrayed.
What he found “astounding,” however, is that “apparently, FBI investigations of Page were sparked by this dossier,” Fleitz said.
“This goes against the media narrative, the Democratic narrative, that this was just mere opposition research, that this is done all the time. No, it wasn’t,” he said.
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