Personally I dont read sessions statement as being he authorized an outside of Wash. prosecutor to investigate and prosecute anything. My recollection is that he was asked if he is going to honor the request to appoint asecond special counsel and he responded that he already had a outside of wash person with prosecutor experience looking at the same matters the congressman requested a special counsel for. He did not indicate that that person had authority to prosecute. I see a big distinction. He could have easily and very approriately said and that person has all the authority to investigate and prosecute. He didnt say that. That leads me to believe this outside wash. Person is merely going to advise him, nothing more. Hopefully, my interpretation is incorrect.
No, he didn't. The whole thing was almost a throw-away line in a bigger interview and had no specifics. My thin hopes are related to the fact that Sessions specified that he had appointed a prosecutor, as you said. Why appoint a prosecutor as a special counsel if you don't intend to prosecute? We'll see what happens when Horowitz releases his report.