Ses­sions: New probe?

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NATION & WORLD -

At­tor­ney gen­eral mulls nam­ing 2nd special coun­sel.

WASH­ING­TON — At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions is en­ter­tain­ing the idea of ap­point­ing a sec­ond special coun­sel to in­ves­ti­gate a host of Repub­li­can con­cerns — in­clud­ing al­leged wrong­do­ing by the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion and the sale of a ura­nium com­pany to Rus­sia — and has di­rected se­nior fed­eral prose­cu­tors to ex­plore at least some of the mat­ters and re­port back to him and his top deputy, ac­cord­ing to a let­ter ob­tained by The Wash­ing­ton Post.

The dis­clo­sure came in a re­sponse from the Jus­tice Depart­ment to an in­quiry from House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee Chair­man Robert W. Good­latte, R-6th, who in July and Septem­ber called for Ses­sions to ap­point a sec­ond special coun­sel.

The list of mat­ters he wanted probed in­cluded the FBI’s han­dling of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Hil­lary Clin­ton’s use of a pri­vate email server while she was sec­re­tary of state, deal­ings of the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion, and mat­ters con­nected to the pur­chase of the Cana­dian min­ing com­pany Ura­nium One by Rus­sia’s nu­clear en­ergy agency. Good­latte took aim at for­mer FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey, ask­ing for a sec­ond special coun­sel to eval­u­ate the leaks he di­rected about his con­ver­sa­tions with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

Trump said re­cently that the Jus­tice Depart­ment “should be look­ing at the Democrats.”


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