Will AG Sessions Appoint Another Special Prosecutor?

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Sessions expected to face questions about knowledge of Russia meetings

According to a report from Fox News, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is looking into possibly opening an investigation into Hillary Clinton's involvement with sales of a uranium mining company to Russian Federation.

After a series of scandals, ethically questionable moves and the outright buyout of the Democratic party, the Justice Department is finally considering an honest, independent investigation into Hillary Clinton.

Appointing a second special counsel would be seen as a move to appease President Donald Trump, who has always been critical of Sessions and recently publicly aired his frustrations with the traditional divide between the White House and the Justice Department and his inability to aim the nation's premier law enforcement agency at his political adversaries.

Those prosecutors would then 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", the letter said.

Mueller is now heading up a special counsel investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Sessions' relationship with the president has been significantly strained since he recused himself from the investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election. It was after Sessions's recusal that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to lead the investigation into the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment for this article, as did a lawyer for Comey.

Democrats will likely blast Sessions for caving to Trump's inappropriate demands if he follows through with the probe, the report noted.

Will a special counsel actually be appointed to look into Hillary's misdeeds?

The inquiry comes after GOP calls for an investigation into Clinton's participation in the Uranium One deal sparked public interest.

On Monday, the head of the Justice Department's legislative affairs office responded to those requests by confirming that "senior federal prosecutors" were "evaluat [ing] certain issues raised in your letters".

Representative Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, said five congressional committees, including the oversight panel, had investigated the deal and "identified no evidence to substantiate allegations that Secretary Clinton orchestrated, manipulated, or otherwise coerced" the interagency committee to approve the deal.

"We will conduct this evaluation according to the highest standards of justice", he wrote.

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