Charlie Brown and the Football?

You know, the recurring Peanuts cartoon, where Lucy offers to hold a football so Charlie Brown can kick it, yet yanks it away at the last second.

I wonder if this is the same thing writ large:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ATTORNEY_GENERAL_SPECIAL_COUNSEL

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Thursday that he would be open to the appointment of an outside counsel to review actions taken by the Justice Department during the Obama administration.

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Sessions in an interview if the new attorney general would consider designating an outside counsel “not connected to politics” to take a second look at Justice Department actions that provoked Republican ire in the last eight years. Those include the Fast and Furious gun scandal and the decisions against bringing criminal charges over Hillary Clinton’s email practices or the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of conservative groups.

I guess we’ll have to see if this amounts to anything. I wouldn’t hold my breath, but I’d sure be glad to be wrong.

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