Tags: Hillary Clinton | Sen. John Cornyn | Special Counsel | Hillary Clinton | emails | GOP

Sen. Cornyn Calls for Special Counsel on Clinton Emails

Image: Sen. Cornyn Calls for Special Counsel on Clinton Emails
(Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 11:18 AM

The No. 2 Senate Republican is asking for a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Hillary Clinton's controversial use of her private email server while serving as secretary of state.

Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn fired off a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, writing Clinton's email practices "limited the public accountability on which our government depends and put our national security at risk."

The Texas Republican cites the "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding Clinton's email practices as warranting the appointment of an independent official to coordinate the probe.

"The attorney general has a special duty to pursue justice even when political considerations run counter to doing so," he adds.

"Secretary Clinton's misconduct is evident and her intent — since the beginning of her tenure as secretary of State — to keep information from the public is clear," he writes.

"The present circumstances surrounding her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State could not be more extraordinary, nor the conflicts greater. Americans deserve the assurance that justice — and justice alone — is being pursued."

Cornyn's demand, first reported by The Hill, comes as Clinton's White House bid is taking a a hit because of the protracted scandal — and as scrutiny intensifies, including charges by Judicial Watch emails Clinton handed over contain five months' worth of gaps.

In addition to Cornyn's demands, the heads of the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees want to question the official who set up Clinton's server.

But Bryan Pagliano plans to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in hearings regarding Clinton's email server.

Clinton's email server is now in the hands of the FBI.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
The No. 2 Senate Republican is asking for a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Hillary Clinton's controversial use of her private email server while serving as secretary of state.
Sen. John Cornyn, Special Counsel, Hillary Clinton, emails, GOP
275
2015-18-15
Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 11:18 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved