The Wall Street Journal reported today that President Trump is mulling five candidates to replace AG Jeff Sessions.
The WSJ claims:
"The potential candidates include Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Transportation Department general counsel Steven Bradbury, former Attorney General Bill Barr, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Janice Rogers Brown, a retired appeals court judge from the District of Columbia Circuit, the people said."
For those following Q closely we know disinformation is real and necessary. We also know to "TRUST SESSIONS". We know Sessions is the "Silent Assassin", and that Stealth Jeff has been coordinating for some time with IG Horowitz and US attorney in Utah John Huber in an effort to go after the Deep State.
In March 2018, Breitbart reported that Huber had been "investigating these possible crimes for five months, since November 13, 2017." The public only learned of Huber in March 2018, even though he had already been silently on the case prior to that date. We know that some of the first sealed indictments came down at the beginning of November 2017, the same time Q came online. This likely means that Sessions, Horowitz and Huber had already been coordinating for months prior to November 2017.
Horowitz and Huber have a cadre of over 470 investigators with the power to investigate, subpoena, empanel grand juries and bring indictments. We know they have all the manpower and legal tools they need to bring the Black Hats to heel.These advantages are the reason why a second Special Counsel is a nonstarter, something Q has told us repeatedly by linking to legal and constitutional expert Jonathan Turley's explanation of the situation.
Of course the various House and Senate politicians promoting a Second Special Counsel must know this is a worthless idea. Mention of it, however, rallies sentiment and reminds the public that the White Hats in DC have not forgotten the need and yearning for justice.
So is this just disinformation to continue the appearance of a do-nothing feckless and recused Sessions who has been dead in the water since confirmation? That seems likely.
The image of a impotent Sessions has served Trump and his AG well. It Trump the opportunity to treat his poor AG like a verbal piñata, bashing him as good-for-nothing. All of which endears the embattled AG to the Deep State and the Democrats. This charade is chum in the water to bait the Left to come to Sessions' defense. They take the bait because the Democrat resistance platform is: "Any enemy of Trump, is our friend."
The Resistance can not resist the temptation to bash Trump by supporting his "foe" Sessions. Trump and Sessions are in line for two Oscars, best lead and supporting actors in an apocalyptic political drama.
The WSJ only fueled this image in today's report, saying:
"The president has spoken openly, and often sharply, about his desire to replace Mr. Sessions and his regret over installing the former Alabama senator as the nation’s top lawyer. While Mr. Trump has spent more than a year undercutting his attorney general, he has rarely spoken about successors, according to White House officials and people familiar with his thinking."
So let us not forget the ump-teen times the main stream media breathlessly reported Chief of Staff General John F. Kelly was on the way out the door. The same Wall Street Journal reported in June that Kelly was likely to be replaced soon.
We now know this was disinformation, likely ordered leaked by the highest levels of the White House itself. But the mainstream media flew to this story like a fly to sh- -. This was yet more evidence of chaos in a White House lead by an "unhinged" president. But, this was merely an image of chaos Trump spun as part of battle tactics learned from Sun Tze:
Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak
So, what is going on here? Here are a few alternative possibilities:
First, that this is more disinformation to keep up the ruse of Sessions on the outs with Trump because his DOJ is not capitulating to the president's "authoritarian" whims. This has given Sessions great credibility on the Left after a tight senate confirmation which included no Democrat votes. He appears to them as something of a Trump Resister despite the fact he campaigned for Trump and was one of his first supporters in the Senate and among established politicians.
The second theory goes like this: These candidates are not vying for Sessions' job, but Rod Rosenstein's Deputy AG spot in the aftermath of a resignation or firing. If that were true, it would utterly foolish for Trump to telegraph such a move given Rosenstein is a "firewall". His firing is a bright red line for Trump's opposition. And, politically, even in the best of times, it would be very problematic for a president to fire a DOJ official with direct control and oversight over an investigation ostensibly into the president's own potential criminal activity.
The third theory goes like this: There is only so much Trump can do to paint Sessions as a Trump resister. It is possible that Sessions having done all the dirty work to prepare the indictments and set the table, will resign or be reassigned so that someone with an explicitly bipartisan image can replace him.
Who in this climate has such credibility?
There has been speculation that Lindsay Graham might fill Sessions spot and that Nikki Haley has resigned from the UN in order to become the next Senator with South Carolina, the home state she shares with Graham.
Ever since the political fallout of Graham's role as a congressional manager in the Clinton impeachment, he has sought to cut a decidedly bipartisan figure. We all know, Lindsay "Graham-nesty", buddy of the "maverick" McCain. But recently we've seen a new Graham in a torrid bromance with Trump, most notably on display as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee defending Justice Kavanaugh and taking on the Democrats for their dirty tricks.
It is also possible Graham slides into the Deputy AG spot. And, it is even possible that if the new year brings vacancies to Session's and Rosenstein's spots, that Graham our friend Trey Gowdy could be installed, likely Graham as AG and Gowdy as Deputy AG.
We all know its more than likely Rod Rosenstein is gonna go, but as for Sessions we just don't know.