Sessions: New probe?
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.”