Tuesday, November 14, 2017

AG Jeff Sessions Considers Special Prosecutor To Investigate Clinton Foundation

Jeff Sessions Considering Second Special Prosecutor To Investigate Clinton Foundation, Uranium Sale And E-Mails

Washington Post: 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 controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia.
He has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore the matters and report back to him.
The revelation came in a response from the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-VA), who called for Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate concerns related to the 2016 election.
The list of matters he wanted probed was wide ranging, but included the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and matters connected to the purchase of Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency.
In response, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote that Sessions had “directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” and those prosecutors would “report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate.
"We 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.”
President Trump has repeatedly criticized his Justice Department for not aggressively probing a variety of conservative concerns, saying recently that officials there “should be looking at the Democrats.”