Despite the ongoing investigation into not only Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but also the nature of the Trump campaign members connections to Russian officials, Sessions says that we’re going to need another special counsel.
According to a letter obtained by The Washington Post, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seriously considering appointing a second special counsel to focus on Republican concerns, such as investigating possible wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the uranium company that was sold to Russia.
Sessions also asked senior federal prosecutors to look into some things and report directly to him and his top deputy.
This new information was revealed in the form of a response from the Justice Department to an inquiry made by Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman. Goodlatte called for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel in July and later in September, to investigate specific concerns he had relating to the Clinton Foundation.
In 2013 Goodlatte faced backlash for his extreme opinions about immigration when a Dreamer confronted him. You can watch the video of that encounter below:
Goodlatte requested wide ranging concerns, reportedly:
‘Looking into the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that she used during her time serving a secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and several matters connected to the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency.’
Goodlatte is particularly obsessed with former FBI director James B. Comey and wants a probe to be made into leaks that were made about his Comey’s discussions with President Donald Trump that took place in private.
Fox News discussed the revelation Monday. You can see the segment in the video below:
Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd, wrote in response that Jeff Sessions “directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” and added that the prosecutors will “report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel.”
Donald Trump has often criticized the Justice Department for not looking further into the many ridiculous concerns of the GOP. The president has even gone so far to say that officials within the Justice Department “should be looking at the Democrats.”
You can watch the video below from The Washington Post:
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