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It’s difficult for President Donald Trump to so much as sneeze without a political opponent crying foul. Political memories are short, but the environment wasn’t much different for President Barack Obama. We simply don’t trust each other to do what’s right—especially if it’s politically costly. In the era of bitter partisanship, who watches America’s watchmen? The short answer is—at least as it pertains to the president and high-level executive branch officials—that the Department of Justice investigates and prosecutes federal crimes. When there’s a conflict of interest for the attorney general and the attorney general recuses themselves, the acting attorney general takes charge. That’s precisely what happened when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation into the 2016 presidential campaign. Under certain circumstances, a special or independent counsel is necessary to maintain the integrity of an investigation or prosecution. Federal regulation articulates grounds for appointing a special counsel. The attorney general or acting attorney general must determine (1) that a criminal investigation is warranted, (2) that investigation or prosecution by the Department of Justice would create a conflict of interest or other “extraordinary circumstances,” and (3) that it’s in the public interest to appoint a special counsel.
While it’s certainly possible that they would act independently in the interest of justice, it’s also fair to raise concerns about conflicts of interest. MORE LINK
Constant G. "Connor" VlaKancic has been interviewed by Editorial Board at Chicago SunTimes: https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/11th-congressional-district-republican-candidate-constant-connor-vlakancic-2018-illinois-primary/
Constant G. “Connor” VlaKancic wrote the original "Contract with America" that he provided to Rep. Newt Gingrich in August 1994. And was a newly created Reform Party candidate in the US 15th Congressional District in September 1995. He was a Registrar of Voters voting Precinct Captain ten times in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, California Connor was a Republican candidate for US Congress in California 17th Congressional District in 2006. And a Joliet resident write-in candidate for US Congress Illinois 11th Congressional District in 2012.
In January 2000, in Croatia, his Grandfather's homeland, Connor VlaKancic was appointed by US Ambassador William Montgomery, to be US Department of State Representative to OSCE/ODIHR in Europe to be international election observer following the death of Croatian President Franjo Tudjman. A responsibility that he has performed more times in the new democracies that have emerged with the disintegration of Yugoslavia.
Connor was the US Representative Independent not-partisan candidate in the September 2015 Illinois 18th CD Special General election to replace Rep. Aaron Schock. His OSCE electioneering commitments in Croatia prevented him from returning to Illinois within the short time-line to collect registered voter signatures to achieve ballot position. Undaunted, he filed registered write-in candidacy in all 19 counties of the 18th CD. During July and August, he literally drove 75%+ of the highways and byways in the 18th's CD meeting with frustrated voters.
See: www.votermag.net - Illinois voter electorate would be greatly empowered by eliminating the March Primary and all the candidates are on the November General election. Utilizing Instant-Runoff Voting in General election would result in voters having the extra time to examine and fully vet all the candidate before deciding on the value merits of their best qualified candidate. If all the 2016 Primary election candidates had all been on the 2016 General election ballot, Republican voters could have demonstrated their frustration over Mark Kirk and Democrat voters would have had the opportunity to chose better than Tammy Duckworth.
See how the 2016 Presidential General Election ballot would provide Ranked and Graded voting. Drag and Drop names from right to left columns:
Illinois' Primary election, a form of exclusion partisan voting “Politics-as-Usual (P/U stinks), is another example of President Trump recognizing that elections are rigged.
To “vet”was originally a horse-racing term, referring to the requirement that a horse be checked for health and soundness by a veterinarian before being allowed to race. Thus, it has taken the general meaning "to check". It is a figurative contraction of veterinarian, which originated in the mid-17th century.
Connor VlaKancic was born in Aurora, Illinois and lived on May Street. His paternal Grandfather and his parents worked at Barber-Greene. When he was three years, his family (parents and older sister) moved to Hinckley to his maternal Grandparents dairy farm on Somonauk Road. He graduated from Hinckley-Big Rock HS and graduated from technical college in Chicago. His sister worked at All-Steel, living in Aurora. His parents retired to Sycamore, IL. He has returned to Aurora and DeKalb County multiple times every year. After college in Chicago, he moved to San Jose, CA and achieved a thirty-five year career in semiconductor electronics (Fairchild, Timex, Intel) and software (Apple Computer, . Produced over two dozen US patents at his employment. And achieved three patents of his own to start-up five companies of his own entrepreneurship.