by: Brent Smith at The Common Constitutionalist
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Over the years I’ve never thought much, one way or another, regarding the use of a Special Counsel, Independent Counsel or Special Prosecutor.
Now I’m thinking it’s all a sham.
Depending on your age, the only recollection may be that of Independent Counsel Ken Starr who finally nailed former President Bill Clinton, not for messing around with an intern, but for lying about it under oath.
The only other instance people may recall is the sham appointment of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, to investigate the outing of CIA operative, who wasn’t an operative, Valerie Plame. If you recall, Fitzgerald just continued to root around until he found a fall guy, Scooter Libby. Libby went to the Big House for something he did not do, while the real culprit, Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, was never even questioned. He later admitted that he was in fact the guy.
As an aside and just to show how sickeningly incestuous Washington D.C. is – guess who appointed Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald in 2003? It was none other than then acting Attorney General James Comey. Small world isn’t it. It sure is in the Swamp.
After that we went for years without the mention of a Special Counsel. But these days, it’s all we hear. Appoint a Special Counsel for this and another for that. read more