Republicans Ask for Independent Counsel Investigation

Sep 27, 2017

14 Republican House Judiciary Committee members wrote a letter to the Department of Justice asking that a special counsel be appointed to investigate “actions taken by Obama Administration officials like former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Director James Comey, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.” The matters that the Republicans are asking to be investigated, “appear to be outside the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.” The letter to Attorney General Sessions points out that Director Comey “had prepared a statement ending the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, before interviewing at least 17 key witnesses, including the former Secretary herself.” The letter points out that Clinton’s FBI interview was not recorded and completely “inexplicable.” “The nation’s top law enforcement officials … conspired to sweep the Clinton ‘matter’ under the rug … [confirming] that there is, truly, one system for the powerful and politically well-connected, and another for everyone else.”