New AG Jeff Sessions Announces That Obama Justice Department Could Face Investigation From Outside Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares to give remarks related to a reconstituted travel ban during a news conference at the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection headquarters, on March 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that excludes Iraq from the blacklisted countries but continues to block entry to the U.S. for citizens of Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya and Yemen. Sessions, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly left the news conference without taking quesitons. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Justice Department was out of control during the Obama years and they constantly found themselves involved in controversies and scandals during his eight years in the White House.

Now, the tables have turned.

It looks like Jeff Sessions, the new leader of the Justice Department, is dead set on righting the many wrongs from the previous administration.

From Weasel Zippers via The Daily Caller:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told conservative radio personality Hugh Hewitt that he is open to hiring outside counsel to investigate internal practices at the Obama-era Department of Justice.

Hewitt asked Sessions if he would bring in an independent investigator to probe the Justice Department’s handling of controversies related to alleged bias at the IRS against conservative political groups seeking tax-exempt status, and the gun-running “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which federal law enforcement allowed gun dealers to sell firearms to illegal straw buyers. Those weapons were subsequently recovered at crime scenes in the United States and Mexico.

“Well I’m going to do everything I possibly can to restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice,” Sessions said. “So we’ll have to consider whether or not some outside counsel is needed. Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.”

Great news.