13 Republicans ask Jeff Sessions to appoint second special counsel to investigate FBI, DOJ

13 Republicans ask Jeff Sessions to appoint second special counsel to investigate FBI, DOJ

[Ed. – Investigation fever rages on.]

A group of 13 Republican lawmakers have signed on to a letter asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate concerns they have with the Justice Department and FBI.

The lawmakers say this special counsel would look into agency leadership decisions to end the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized private email server, the circumstances surrounding the genesis of the Trump-Russia investigation, and allegations in a recently released House Intelligence Committee memo regarding government surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“It’s simple: We’ve learned deeply concerning information on FISA abuses, the dossier, former high-level FBI officials, and more—and it stinks to high heaven. Americans deserve the truth,” tweeted Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chair of the House Freedom Caucus and one of the signees of the letter.

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Many Republicans in recent months have sounded the alarm about potential bias in the DOJ and FBI.

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