Hillary Clinton could face Trump-inspired probe


"Well, Mr. Comey is no longer the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

McCarthy also said he thought it was a mistake, legally and politically, for the Justice Department to publicly suggest that it might appoint a special counsel.

At today's congressional hearing with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., renewed his request for the appointment of second special counsel - this one to investigate the operations of the Clinton Foundation and a sale of a uranium company to Russian Federation, among other issues.

The Congressmen-both of whom site on the Judiciary Committee-published their ultimatum in a Fox News op-ed Monday.

But Sessions said the DOJ requires a high standard of evidence to appoint a special counsel, which means he may not grant that request.

Pressed on whether he has recused himself from any investigation of Clinton, Sessions declined to comment, citing department policy that he said keeps him from confirming or denying the existence of any such investigation. Before interviewing several witnesses?

Shortly before leaving on his trip to Asia, Trump said he was "very frustrated" that the Justice Department wasn't investigating Democrats for allegations of questionable dealings and relationships. When House Republicans demanded a special counsel probe of the IRS' treatment of conservative groups during the Obama administration, the Justice Department stayed largely silent on the call until it issued a lengthy letter explaining the reasons prosecutors would not pursue charges in the case. "If the dossier was a legitimate intelligence document relied on by the court, then why not just tell the country?"

"Why is the Special Counsel Robert Mueller?". According to The Hill and Circa News, in 2009 and 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation through an informant learned Russian companies seeking to do business in the United States were involved in kickbacks and bribes.

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The Uranium One deal was approved by a committee that included representatives of nine government agencies, one of which was the Clinton-led State Department.

"Why did Robert Mueller not inform CFIUS?"

Those already critical of the administration have devoted a fair amount of energy to identifying all of the flaws in how the Justice Department responded compared to its predecessors, and they're not necessarily wrong.

Finally, they set their sights on Sessions, asking "why won't Attorney General Jeff Sessions-the person with the visibility and responsibility to answer these questions-do his job?"

Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-OH) is one of the leading voices pushing for Attorney General Sessions to create a probe to look into James Comey.

Jordan and Gaetz made clear what Sessions' options are.

It's an important exchange, especially as Republicans in Congress also want a special counsel to look into Uranium One, where Republicans claimedClinton gave Russian Federation 20 percent of America's uranium when she was secretary of state.