Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is said to be considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate issues related to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, and the Obama administration.
Sessions’ contemplation comes after the House Judiciary Chairman urged him to look into Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s email use, the 2010 Uranium One deal, and the Clinton Foundation.
Trump has repeatedly called Sessions a “weak” attorney general and pushed him to investigate Clinton and the Democrats as the FBI investigates Trump and his campaign for possible collusion with Moscow during the 2016 election.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel tasked with investigating several issues related to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

Sessions began contemplating the option after House Judiciary Committee chairman Robert Goodlatte asked Sessions in July and September to appoint a special counsel to investigate “matters which may be outside the scope” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, including whether members of President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow to sway the election in his favor.

Of particular concern to Goodlatte were some actions taken by officials in former President Barack Obama’s administration, including former attorney general Loretta Lynch, Comey, and Clinton.

The September letter came following revelations that during his tenure as FBI director, Comey prepared a statement ending the bureau’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business while she was secretary of state.

In addition to investigating the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email controversy, Goodlatte also urged that a second special counsel be appointed to look into the Clinton Foundation’s dealings, and the 2010 Uranium One deal, which was approved by the Obama administration.

The deal, which Republicans have painted as evidence of collusion between Clinton and Russia, made its way back into headlines in October, shortly before it emerged that a federal grand jury approved the first charges filed by special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Soon after The Hill published a story about the deal earlier in October, Trump latched onto it, tweeting that the “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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Jeff Sessions could appoint a second special counsel to investigate Clinton and Comey

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