Memories certainly are short in the liberal media.
They have forgotten the conflicts of interest in which Obama administration attorneys general were involved in numerous investigations.
They want Sessions out. A recusal from any pending or future investigations isn’t good enough for them. Even though Holder and Lynch never came close to recusals during their tenure.
Newsbusters has the tantrum play by play:
Following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s press conference Thursday afternoon announcing he’s recusing himself from any investigation into the Russian government and the U.S. election, CBS and MSNBC threw fits that Sessions didn’t go far enough and pedaled conspiracy theories that Sessions could still interfere with any federal investigation of Russian officials.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley aired his first of many grievances seconds after the press conference ended, upset by how “the news conference was important also for what Jeff Sessions did not say.”
“There have been a number of legislators on Capitol Hill who have called for a special prosecutor in this case. That would take the investigation completely outside of the Justice Department, which, of course, is a department under President Trump’s purview. But he did not announce that there would be a special prosecutor,” fretted Pelley.
As if he were concerned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had been compromised, Pelley added: “He said that he would keep the investigation within the FBI, which is part of the Department of Justice and that he would step aside and not be involved in any decisions regarding that investigation.”
… Over on MSNBC, the outrage was far less composed. Breaking news anchor Brian Williams and chief legal correspondent Ari Melber spent a significant portion of time pushing this conspiracy that Sessions really didn’t fully recuse himself because the DOJ investigations supposedly involve time since the election.
“It is not a recusal from any potential investigations regarding matters after election day. We know that is important cause after election day is when the FBI interviewed the then-national security adviser. After election day is when there have been reports by multiple news organizations, including this one, about these ongoing questions. So this is a significant recusal and a partial one,” Melber explained.
Double standards are a real problem for the left. Don’t spoil their untoward outrage by reminding them of Obama’s DOJ corruption.