Attorney’s Inspectors General have no prosecutorial powers. Thus when an Inspector General, in the course of an IG investigation discovers criminal activity, the IG must report the discovery to someone who can do something about it. U. S. Attorney John Huber of Utah can do something about it.
BREAKING: AG Jeff Sessions Reveals Name of “Outside DC” DOJ Prosecutor Assigned to Horowitz – John Huber from Utah…
By sundance, the Conservative Treehouse
In response to a litany of congressional requests demanding a second ‘special counsel’, Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously told media (largely ignored) [that] he [had already] appointed a prosecutor from “outside DC” to look at all the issues surrounding the corrupt FBI and DOJ:
MARCH 8th, 2018 – “Well, I have great respect for Mr. Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte, and we are going to consider seriously their recommendations. I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us; and we’re conducting that investigation.
Also I am well aware we have a responsibility to insure the integrity of the FISA process, we’re not afraid to look at that. The inspector general, some think that our inspector general is not very strong; but he has almost 500, employees, most of which are lawyers and prosecutors; and they are looking at the FISA process. We must make sure that it’s done properly, and we’re going to do that. And I’ll consider their request.” (link w/video)
Despite AG Sessions repeated assurances that he had already assigned a DOJ prosecutor to work with IG Michael Horowitz, on the myriad of issues surrounding corruption within the FBI and DOJ – to include the FISA court abuses, congressional voices kept demanding a second special counsel.
It appears that U. S. Attorney John Huber of Utah has been working in parallel with IG Horowitz for more than six months. The Attorney General does not publicly discuss ongoing investigations.
In his letter to Congress A. G. Sessions writes:
Mr. Huber is conducting his work from outside the Washington, D.C. area and in cooperation with the Inspector General [Horowitz]. The additional matters raised in your March 6, 2018 letter fall within the scope his existing mandate.
The scope and details of that investigation will remain closely held until indictments are handed down.