Fred Lucas in The Daily Signal today reports on the investigation supposedly being conducted by John Huber, the United States Attorney for Utah. Instead of appointing another Special Counsel, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions a year ago appointed Huber to investigate the FISA warrant issued on Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as the Uranium One deal. From the story:
Since his appointment, Huber’s investigation has been a complete mystery, said Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative government watchdog group.
“There is no evidence a real investigation is taking place,” Flaherty told The Daily Signal. “We don’t have a grand jury. It doesn’t seem key witnesses were interviewed. There is certainly no evidence he has staffed up. What he is up to is a mystery.”
Flaherty said he agrees with Graham and others who support appointment of a new special counsel to look into how and why federal officials targeted Trump and his associates before and after his election victory over Hillary Clinton.
This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined others in calling for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate the Justice Department’s role in the 2016 campaign, referring to the “double standard” under which Trump and his allies have suffered. Politico yesterday published an account by one innocent victim, former Trump campaign advisor Mike Caputo, titled “Death Threats and Drained Bank Accounts: Life on the Wrong End of the Mueller Probe.”
Huber, who was first appointed U.S. Attorney by Barack Obama, is allegedly working in collaboration with Justice Department Inspector General, but their efforts appear to be just another cog in the ongoing operation to protect the Department. When the time comes, Huber and Horowitz may well make some headlines and everyone will lament the misconduct and bad judgment of law enforcement officials who intervened in the election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
Unless a Special Counsel is appointed, however, with the authority and ferocity to get at the truth, we will never know the full story, and the perpetrators of multiple and serious felonies will not be prosecuted. The public has had hints of what occurred within the FBI and Justice Department, but what happened at the Central Intelligence Agency, with the crazed anti-Trumper John Brennan at the helm, is completely unknown. We don’t even have hints about half the story.