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Wash Post: Sessions Considering Special Counsel Into Clinton

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By    |   Monday, 13 Nov 2017 09:24 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking into appointing a second special counsel to investigate concerns raised by Republicans, The Washington Post reported Monday.

The Post cited a letter it said it obtained from Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, who twice has requested Sessions appoint a special counsel. Among issues Goodlatte wants investigate are how the FBI handled the probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, several issues involving the Clinton Foundation, and multiple matters involving a Russia's nuclear energy agency's purchase of the Canadian mining firm Uranium One.

Goodlatte also wants a special counsel to look into former FBI Director James Comey's actions directing leaks of conversations he had with President Donald Trump.

According to the Post's reporting, Boyd responded to Goodlatte that Sessions has "directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters," adding the prosecutors would "report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and 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."

Special counsel Robert Mueller is currently probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which, at least publicly, has focused on hacks into Democratic National Committee emails and meetings between Trump campaign officials and Russians.

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