Ses­sions eyes Clinton probe, uranium deal

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Elizabeth El­izalde With News Wire Ser­vices

AT­TOR­NEY Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions is con­sid­er­ing ap­point­ing a special counsel to in­ves­ti­gate the Clinton Foun­da­tion, an Obama-era uranium deal with a Rus­sian firm and other mat­ters of con­cern to Repub­li­can law­mak­ers, ac­cord­ing to a let­ter.

The Jus­tice Depart­ment sent a let­ter, which The Washington Post ob­tained, to the House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee on Mon­day ad­dress­ing those con­cerns, as well as the FBI’s han­dling of the Hil­lary Clinton email in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The pros­e­cu­tors would “re­port di­rectly to the at­tor­ney gen­eral and 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,” the let­ter read.

Pres­i­dent Trump has pre­vi­ously crit­i­cized the Jus­tice Depart­ment for not ag­gres­sively prob­ing the Democrats and Clinton, his for­mer pres­i­den­tial cam­paign ri­val.

The let­ter came a day be­fore Ses­sions is to ap­pear be­fore the Ju­di­ciary panel. Democrats have sig­naled they plan to press the AG on his knowl­edge of con­tacts be­tween Rus­sians and Trump cam­paign aides.

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