I was waiting to see what was going to happen with Jesse Liu’s confirmation hearing suspecting it was going to be another rubber stamp as she was nominated to a position to the treasury where previously she held a position at the DOJ but before posting a more detailed look as to why news of this story recently took a different turn. As most here who have been paying attention, its no secret that the senate Intelligence committee is probably the most corrupt body in all of DC led by the swamp creatures of Mark Warner, and Richard Bur who by most accounts have been covering up for a lot of the criminal element that has been pervasive and preventing justice to be served by holding certain people accountable for breaking the law. This story goes back to committee staff member James Wolf who back in 2018 was found guilty of leaking classified information with a reporter that he was having an affair with. (Surprise, surprise).
So the back story, now being considered being than “Spygate” is now getting traction in various recent news reports as Jessie Liu who was then at the DOJ the one who decided not to further prosecute James Wolf and many wondered why?
Now to the present moment.
Some stunning information from Lou Dobbs
“In a tremendous exposé on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs, the intrepid bringer of sunlight outlined how the Senate Intelligence Committee Security Director James Wolfe leaked the FISA application used against Carter Page and how DC U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu dropped all charges related to the leak and instead only charged Wolfe with one count of lying to FBI investigators. Wolfe only received a 60 day sentence.”
All this when the Roger Stone case is now coming under heavy scrutiny and the Michael Flynn case is still being delayed in its sentencing.
President Trump is withdrawing his nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a top position overseeing economic sanctions, according to two sources with direct knowledge.
The big picture: Liu was confirmed in September 2017 to lead the largest U.S. attorney’s office in the country, overseeing a number of politically charged prosecutions that included the case against Trump associates Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and other spinoffs from the Mueller investigation.
- Liu stepped down from the U.S. attorney’s office last month after Trump announced his intention to nominate her to the Treasury position in December 2019.
- Liu was expected to stay in her position through her confirmation — with a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee scheduled for this Thursday — but was unexpectedly informed last month that Attorney General Bill Barr was replacing her with his close adviser Timothy Shea.
- She was informed that Trump was pulling her nomination Tuesday afternoon.
Behind the scenes: This was “the president’s call,” according to a former administration official familiar with the situation. The decision, which was made today, has administration officials questioning the circumstances that led to Trump changing his mind — with the developments in the Roger Stone case today being the only new information they are aware of.
- Four career prosecutors from the D.C. attorney’s office withdrew from the Stone case after the Justice Department overruled them on a sentencing recommendation.