Selective outrage has once again gripped the progressive establishment by the long expected and anticipated firing, resignation, departure and exit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The historical facts of Watergate are so far removed from the manufactured and concocted hoax regarding Russian collusion against the Trump Administration that it’s just not worth rehashing its absurdity.
However what is worth noting is how quickly the far-left moved when the expected news of Sessions’ departure hit the airwaves. Within a matter of minutes, House Democrats raced to media outlets declaring that the President’s request for resignation was somehow a “Constitutional Crisis” regardless of the fact Sessions was a cabinet appointee, and served at the “PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT.”
What’s apparently freaking out both the mainstream media and crazed Democrats is how the President cleverly circumvented Sessions’ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein from becoming “acting Attorney General,” and instead temporarily promoted Sessions’ chief of staff, Matt Whitaker.
The unconventional promotion fueled a firestorm of theories from the political pundits.
MSNBC on Thursday quickly dragged out a Harvard Law professor named Laurence Tribe, who lambasted the President for his choice in appointing Whitaker as acting attorney general, and predicting the President’s action was a “slow-motion constitutional crisis.”
The good professor then went into his legal “dog and pony” show, reciting Article 2 of the Constitution, and why the Presidents action is unconstitutional.
Like most critical thinking individuals who follow the ebb and flow of politics, there’s always another side to the legal coin, and it’s for that very reason we have both an Appellate Court and a Supreme Court.
Professor Jonathan Turley, a renowned constitutional scholar, happens to be on the flip side of that coin, and has just completed an op-ed articles titled; “Yes, Matt Whitaker Qualifies As Acting Attorney General Under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act.”
Professor Tribe’s lays out in detail Professor Turley’s legal opinion regarding the legality of Whitaker’s appointment – and for that reason President Trump’s appointment of Whitaker as temporary attorney general is a brilliant strategic move.
That simple question is still ignored by the mainstream media – and those that are now freaking out.
The brilliant move by the President to dump Sessions immediately after the midterms and the appointment of Whitaker to oversee Mueller’s anticipated written report to the Justice Department before the end of the year assures the President he has a trusted confidant within the leadership of the DOJ – and not a self-serving, conflict-of-interest double-dealing Rosenstein.