Time for Congress to revisit Special Counsel authorization

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to the appointment of yet another special counsel, Robert Hur.

“America lived through an unending special counsel investigation in the prior administration due to the Russia collusion fantasy. Now there’s three. Given these repeated abuses of power at the Justice Department, it’s time that Congress revisit the legal and regulatory basis for these unaccountable prosecutors that undermine basic due process rights and confidence in our electoral system.

“One of the great mysteries of Merrick Garland’s appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Joe Biden’s possession and mishandling classified documents at his residence and Washington, D.C. think, from 2017 to 2021, after his time as Vice President, is why it wasn’t wrapped together with Trump’s own special counsel that was announced in November after Trump announced his bid to run for president in 2024. Six days prior to the Nov. 8 midterm elections, the FBI reports they discovered the first group of documents at the D.C. think tank, yet, the Department of Justice chose not to disclose this information prior to the election in November, the naming of Jack Smith as Special Counsel against Trump after the election and then the Georgia special runoff election for Senate.

Clearly, the political weaponization of the Justice Department has become so normalized that every action appears to be taken through a political prism. This is the same Justice Department that continues to sit on and suppress the Hunter Biden laptop for the past two years.

“Now it is up to Congress to take a close look at whether these unending political investigations serve the nation.”

To view online: https://getliberty.org/2023/01/time-for-congress-to-revisit-special-counsel-authorization/