Report: Sessions Recuses Himself From Uranium One Investigation

A Republican Congressman has revealed that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has inexplicably recused himself from any investigation into the Uranium One deal of 2010.

In late September, Sessions met with Congressional representatives on the House Judiciary Committee ahead of a hearing set to take place with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz was one of the lawmakers present in the room, and he revealed to Breitbart News how Sessions reacted to the proposal of investigating the Uranium One deal.

According to Gaetz, when the topic was brought up, Sessions stood up and said he would not be able to discuss the matter because he had recused himself. Gaetz was left with a group of Rosenstein staffers who seemed rather uninterested in what he had to say about Uranium One.

“He said that anything that had to do with 2016 election, or Russia, or the candidates in the 2016 election, fell under the scope of his recusal, and he left the room,” Gaetz said.

It was Sessions’ position that his recusal on the Russia matter divorced him from any oversight on Uranium One and Fusion GPS. That’s troubling. Sessions’ recusal is a function of his involvement in the Trump campaign. In no world does that impact his judgment as it relates to Fusion GPS and Uranium One. But he views the recusal more broadly. That’s troubling because that puts Rosenstein in charge.

When he asked Rosenstein’s staffers about the deal, which has since become ensnared in crazy scandal because of revelations that Russian agents engaged in bribery, extortion, and kickbacks to get the deal signed.

“It must be very frustrating for the president that the Department of Justice is overreacting to fictitious allegations and subsequently paralyzed to truly vet incursions into our nuclear assets,” he said. “Attorney General Sessions does not believe he has the power to appoint a special counsel on this matter.”

Other representatives present were Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ron DeSantis (R-FL), and Louis Gohmert (R-TX).

Indeed, President Trump has expressed frustrations with the Department of Justice since Sessions became Attorney General. Back in July, he ripped into Sessions claiming that he was weak on Hillary Clinton’s crimes, and intelligence leaks.

He also recently tweeted about the new revelations from Donna Brazile that the Hillary Clinton campaign had effectively rigged the DNC primary in their favor.

Understandably, Trump himself, and those who are honest about Clinton’s criminality, are simply enraged by the fact that Sessions appears to be completely stagnant on those issues. That, and not catching those who were leaking intelligence information, caused the President great distress.

When Breitbart reached out to the DOJ for comment, a spokesperson said that there was no memory of Sessions saying anything regarding recusal, and that the subject of Uranium One was “discussed.”

“I’ve talked to people who were in the room and they don’t remember him saying anything like this. The subject was discussed so maybe someone misconstrued what he said. I can’t comment on recusal issues though because to do so would confirm or deny the existence of an investigation,” Sarah Isgur Flores stated.

Well, yes it was discussed if Gaetz brought it up; that’s not the issue. The issue is if DOJ attorneys are actually concerned about what happened and are willing to get to the bottom of it.

If Sessions has recused himself from any sort of potential investigation into the Uranium One deal, is shows that something is seriously wrong. He recused himself from the Russian meddling scandal and that investigation, but he should not be recusing himself from any potential probe of Uranium One.

When asked by radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Sessions stated that the matter had already been prosecuted, and that it need not be reopened.

“Well, the, you know, of course there was one case that’s already been prosecuted, and people have been sentenced on, but as to what may happen after that, if anything, I’m not able to comment.”

Additionally, when asked if he would recuse himself from any investigations into the Clintons, he answered “yes.”

I’m sorry, is the attorney general going to be involved in any high profile investigation at this rate? Something is amiss here, and I’d argue that the President may have grounds to dismiss the Attorney General and appoint someone else to fill the role who would not have the (apparent) conflicts of interest that Sessions has with just about everything that needs investigation.