Frustration is mounting on the right over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s apparent reluctance to open investigations into Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, The Hill reports. President Trump has expressed his disappointment in Sessions and what he views as the attorney general’s needless recusal of himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election, which paved the way for the special counsel investigation that is probing the Trump campaign. Conservative media have started to join in, with Fox News anchors, analysts and pundits cutting loose on Sessions with stinging and increasingly personal attacks. GOP lawmakers and conservative operatives say several issues are ripe for investigation, from reports that the Clinton campaign had inappropriate power over the Democratic National Committee during the primaries to allegations about the sale of a uranium mining company to a Russian state-owned firm.
They believe Sessions has everything he needs to start dropping indictments on Clinton and her inner circle, and they’re increasingly frustrated by his failure to do so. “Resign if you won’t do the job,” said lawyer Larry Klayman, whose FreedomWatch is suing to remove Robert Mueller as the DOJ special counsel investigating Trump’s campaign and Russia. “Sessions lasted this long because he’s very personable, and you want to believe the guy. But he just doesn’t have the guts for this.” An administration official said the Justice Department doesn’t publicize or leak its investigations, and those criticizing Sessions have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes. Legal experts say the attorney general is in a tough spot. Special counsel investigations are rare — Mueller’s is only the second in history. They require a specific set of circumstances to launch. Any new investigation is sure to be seen as a partisan response to growing pressure on Sessions from the White House and conservative media.