The US Attorney General is the only person who can appoint special counsels. Obama really knew what he was doing when he nominated Eric Holder — but don’t forget to save some major blame for the Dem controlled Senate for confirming this guy:

Even if Holder did decide to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Benghazi, what are the chances he’d choose somebody who would actually investigate? He’d probably appoint Hillary. In reality, the only thing Eric Holder needs in order to initiate a criminal investigation is a mirror.


6 Responses to “Holder: No Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi”

  1. Truesoldier__ on May 16th, 2013 1:58 pm

    This is just one more reason there needs to be a select committee on all these scandals.

    Of course the question is, will the next in line be willing to appoint a special counsel once Holder is fired here shortly.

    Speaking of a Holder firing/resignation, I am betting it will happen as a Friday Evening Document Dump.

  2. sizemorew on May 16th, 2013 4:02 pm

    Well color me not shocked.

    Is there some way to have an independent investigation of the DOJ that isn't, y'know, the DOJ?

  3. jeffythequick on May 16th, 2013 5:35 pm

    Call me a cynic, but I wouldn't trust George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison to appoint a special investigator to investigate their own administrations.

    Maybe they didn't trust themselves either, hence the separation of powers in the US Constitution.

    Could you picture the debate in 1787?
    Madison: If there is a corrupt member of the executive branch, should we ask another member of that branch to investigate them?
    Room erupts in laughter, five minutes later…
    Madison (wiping a tear away from his eye): So, it's unanimous?
    Madison writes something down…
    The House will have sole power of Impeachment. Agreed?
    Any opposed?
    A cricket chirps. There is some giggling at the back of the room.

  4. SignPainterGuy on May 16th, 2013 6:15 pm

    It`s an almost sure thing that Holder is as good as gone; Barry announced today that he has full confidence in Holder and supports him. (Isn`t that the Kiss of Death ?)


  5. SignPainterGuy on May 16th, 2013 6:17 pm

    If our Nation`s founders weren`t GOD Inspired, no body was !

  6. SignPainterGuy on May 16th, 2013 6:20 pm

    No Dept. in our gooberment is more deserving of a thorough investigation than the Dept. of Just Us !

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