“The fact that the FBI had yet to conclude investigations at he time of announcement and failed to name 1MDB officials who were implied as being corrupt was highly irregular and unprecedented in American history. The fact that the DoJ and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch chose to make the announcement on live television speaks of a deliberate attempt by quarters related to the AG to shame Najib Razak who was implied as being Malaysian Official 1”
The Conspiring Whistleblower
United States (US) Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions delivered an address yesterday (the 4th of December 2017) at the Global Forum on Asset Recovery hosted by the US and in collaboration with the United Kingdom (UK). In the address, the AG made reference to 1Malayaisa Development Berhad (1MDB) when highlighting ways the US was cooperating with “law enforcement partners across the globe.”
First and foremost, let me make it clear that not only did Sessions lie, he failed to mention that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under the direction of James Comey in 2016 completely ignored Malaysian law enforcement agencies and all other departments and/or establishments attendant thereto in deriving conclusions and recommendations that were contained in the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ’s) 20th of July 2016 report.
TCW also wishes to make clear that the US DoJ along with the FBI and the US Attorney General’s Chambers erected and maintained a solid communications barrier with all Malaysian enforcement agencies and all departments and/or establishments attendant thereto insofar as the retrieval of funds allegedly stolen from 1MDB was concerned.
The fact that the FBI had yet to conclude investigations at the time of announcement and failed to name 1MDB officials who were implied as being corrupt was highly irregular and unprecedented in American history. The fact that the DoJ and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch chose to make the announcement on live television speaks of a deliberate attempt by quarters related to the AG to shame Najib Razak, who was implied as being Malaysian Official 1 (MO1).
Effectively, that means the DoJ’s 20th of July 2016 and 15th June 2017 announcements were fraudulent, prejudicial and libellous against the Government of Malaysia and the core essence of its system of justice. That effectively put the DoJ and the AG’s Chambers on a collision course with Malaysian authorities and its administration and threatened to undermine the warm bilateral relations enjoyed by both nations.
Sessions, who assumed office on the 9th of February 2017, was appointed by US President Donald J. Trump to replace former Obama appointee Loretta Lynch. Sessions’ appointment came amid the existence of incontrovertible evidence that Lynch colluded with Comey to prevent Federal prosecutors from charging former Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton over her “mishandling of sensitive government information.”
However, instead of initiating the FBI under current head Christopher A. Wray (who was appointed on the 2nd of August 2017 following Comey’s firing) into the Clinton email scandal, Sessions is only now ‘considering’ the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that the Clinton Foundation partook in an Obama led conspiracy along with Comey to sell a uranium company to Russia.
The snail pace with which Sessions is digging into Clinton-Comey controversy has left Trump hopping mad, particularly since the AG recused himself from probes into allegations that members of the current Trump administration had colluded with Russians to rig the 2016 Us Presidential election. On the 20th of July 2017 – a little over a month after the second DoJ announcement that pertained 1MDB – Trump slammed Sessions’ recusal as being “very unfair to the president,” and said he would never have appointed Sessions if he had known this would happen.
How ironical can that be?
How ironical can it be when a sitting Attorney General of the US and A refuses to probe members of the former US administration and the broader enforcement collective over security leaks that may have compromised the security of Americans? How ironic is it that the same AG has placed undue emphasis on incomplete and inconclusive probes into allegations that 1MDB officials conspired to launder money through the US financial system, hinged solely on complaints filed by three Malaysian individuals whose testimonies were never included in the 2016 and 2017 DoJ reports?
And how ironic is it that moments ago, Peter Strzok, a former deputy to the assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, was confirmed to have changed Comey’s initial draft language pertaining Hillary Clinton’s misuse of her email server from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless?” TCW has been informed that Sessions’ address to the Global Forum on Asset Recovery today was a desperate attempt to shift the conversation away from Strzok’s firing, which Sessions had anticipated. Not many Malaysians are aware of the profound implications Strzok’s firing has on the AG and the DoJ.
The fact that Sessions refused to initiate the DoJ into the Russian interference track reeks of conspiracy which may be of the highest order known in American history. The possibility of there being a conspiracy stems form the fact that Strzok – who was on Mueller’s Special Counsel investigating the possibility of Russian interference during the 2016 Presidential election – is now confirmed to have conspired with Comey to let Hillary Clinton off the hook. Sessions is a known associate of both Comey and Strzok.
It is time the Trump administration gave Sessions the pink slip.