Jeff Sessions Weighs Competing Special Counsel Focused On Clinton, Democrats
Jeff Sessions Weighs Competing Special Counsel Focused On Clinton, Democrats
Sessions expected to face questions about knowledge of Russia meetings
14 November, 2017, 06:24
The New York Timesreports some White House officials see appointing a second special counsel investigating the 2010 Uranium One deal as the only way Sessions can save his job as attorney general.
"These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel", he wrote.
Trump has repeatedly criticized his Justice Department for not aggressively probing a variety of conservative concerns.
Sessions was apparently at a campaign meeting in March 2016 with Trump, campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and others where there was discussion of setting up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While not confirming the existence of any investigation, the letter made it clear that the allegations against Democrats have Sessions' attention.
"I have never accused the attorney general of colluding with Russian Federation and i am not doing that now". Brian Fallon, who served as the press secretary for the Clinton campaign, noted that the Justice Department letter became public not long after it was revealed Donald Trump Jr. had communicated with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
The appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday follows a guilty plea from one Trump campaign aide who served on a foreign policy council that Sessions chaired, as well as statements from another adviser who said he'd advised the then-GOP Alabama senator about an upcoming trip to Russian Federation.
Any appointment of a new special counsel, particularly in response to calls from members of Congress or from Trump himself, is likely to lead to Democratic complaints about an undue political influence on a department that is supposed to function outside of any partisan sway or demand.
Popadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about communications he had had with Russian contacts while a member of the Trump campaign. In addition to raising concerns about the handling of the Clinton investigation, which is already being examined by the Justice Department's inspector general, the letter raised questions about the Clinton Foundation, mining company Uranium One and other topics.
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.
"We will conduct this evaluation according to the highest standards of justice", he wrote.
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Judge received all 30 first-place votes in the voting conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. And like with Judge and his Yankees , Bellinger figures to play a crucial for the Dodgers for years to come.
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With Asia trip winding down, Trump meets with allies
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US Navy aircraft carriers operate off Korean Peninsula
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Zimbabwe army angered by Mugabe over Mnangagwa sacking
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Police identify 4 killed in Detroit-area crash
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Will Ben McAdoo be fired after Week 10 loss?
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Gas prices up 1 cent in RI, 6 cents in Mass.
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Packers RB to miss 3-6 weks with MCL sprain, report says
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BharatNet 2: Central government will sign MoUs with the states
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Salvation Army held annual Red Kettle campaign kick off
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