California Rep. Darrell Issa predicted Friday morning on Fox News that Donald Trump will reestablish the independence of the Department of Justice, saying that President Barack Obama was “constantly trying to essentially jury tamper” in the Hillary Clinton investigation.
Issa was reacting to Trump backing off a campaign promise to launch a new investigation into Clinton.
“I think it’s important that the president … get out of the business of prosecuting,” Issa said. “But at the same time, he’s appointed, or proposed appointing an attorney general who has a long record of doing his job.”
“And so when we look at Jeff Sessions, in concert with FBI and other organizations, they need to do their job,” he continued. “And I think that’s where the balance of this next president is going to come, is in reestablishing the independence of the Department of Justice. If he doesn’t do it, Congress certainly will push for that.”
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“He hasn’t said she’s innocent,” Issa said. “That’s a decision that needs to be made by the professionals.”
“Unlike President Obama, who said there isn’t a smidgen of evidence and who was constantly trying to essentially jury tamper, it’s important that this president stay out of it,” Issa continued.
“This new Department of Justice is not going to have a bias from the top that this last one did,” he said.