Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Americans are “going to lose patience” with Attorney General Jeff Sessions because of what he said is a hesitation to prosecute government officials like Lois Lerner and Peter Strzok. Huckabee said he believes most Americans want to see officials like Bruce Ohr, Strzok and Lisa Page, of the Justice Department and FBI, respectively, and Lerner, formerly of the IRS, prosecuted, but said Sessions may be worried about facing accusations of partisanship.
FBI officials Strzok and Page were found to have exchanged derogatory messages about President Trump during the 2016 campaign. Strzok worked on the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and later on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Special counsel Robert Mueller later removed Strzok from the investigation into the Trump campaign. Ohr, a senior official at the Justice Department, was demoted earlier this month for failing to disclose meetings with representatives from Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Trump dossier. Ohr’s wife also worked for Fusion GPS before the 2016 election.
Huckabee stated that if Abedin is not prosecuted, “I think we’re all going to lose patience with the attorney general. I love Jeff Sessions. I think he’s a great guy. But he’s got to do the job that he’s there to do, and that’s to universally enforce the law. And when I say universally, without regard to who a person is, if they’re the highest person in the land, or if they are the lowest person in the land.”Huckabee went on to mention Lois Lerner, Bruce Ohr, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page as people who should be held accountable as well.
Strzok was a top member of Mueller’s investigative team before it was revealed that he had been exchanging anti-Trump texts with his mistress Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was also involved in the investigation. Ohr was demoted from his position at the Department of Justice after it was revealed that his wife had been hired to probe Trump for opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
Lerner has yet to be held accountable for going after conservative groups during her time as head of the IRS.