Here, as the explosive report is about to be released, we have Jeff Sessions taking up for the termination of two top-FBI executives — and he’s warning that this report could very well result in even more staffers being fired.
Appearing on “Rising” Sessions defended the position even further, saying James Comey “made a big mistake” that belied a “serious breach of discipline.”
He went on to state that he is, in fact, open to more firings depending on the forthcoming report’s release.
“I think it will be a lengthy report and a careful report,” he told “Rising” co-host Buck Sexton. “I think it will help us better fix any problems that we have and reassure the American people that some of the concerns that have been raised are not true.”
“If anyone else shows up in this report to have done something that requires termination we will do so,” he added.
This mainly sets on the Clinton investigation, especially the lack thereof during the Comey era. It’s being speculated that the report focuses, among other things, of Comey’s actions being “insubordinate” and if so, it makes a solid point.
“It was the right thing to do. The facts were pretty clear on it. He made a big mistake and he testified only a few weeks before that termination that he would do it again [announce reopening the Clinton probe] if he had the opportunity. So we felt like there was a serious breach of discipline within the department if we allowed him to continue.”
And here’s an interesting twist… Rod Rosenstein was one of the players involved in Comey’s firing, via a memo.
Sessions also laid out his support for that of Andrew McCabe earlier this year, saying that his alleged lying to investigators about his media contacts was “the right decision”. McCabe’s termination resulted from a separate report from Horowitz charging Comey’s former deputy with unauthorized leaking.
(H/T THE HILL)