Clin­ton Foun­da­tion spe­cial coun­sel open

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - NATION+WORLD -

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions is leav­ing open the pos­si­bil­ity that a spe­cial coun­sel could be ap­pointed to look into Clin­ton Foun­da­tion deal­ings and an Obama-era ura­nium deal, the Jus­tice Depart­ment said Mon­day in re­spond­ing to con­cerns from Repub­li­can law­mak­ers.

In a letter to the House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, which is hold­ing an over­sight hear­ing Tues­day, the Jus­tice Depart­ment said Ses­sions had di­rected se­nior fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors to “eval­u­ate cer­tain is­sues” raised by Repub­li­can law­mak­ers. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has also re­peat­edly called for in­ves­ti­ga­tions of Democrats.

The pros­e­cu­tors will re­port to Ses­sions and Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein and rec­om­mend whether any new in­ves­ti­ga­tions should be opened, whether any mat­ters cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­quire ad­di­tional re­sources and whether it might be nec­es­sary to ap­point a spe­cial coun­sel to over­see a probe, ac­cord­ing to a letter.

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