“The Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters.”
After months of pressure from President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors to begin evaluating “certain issues” regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The “certain issues” that Sessions instructed senior federal prosecutors to start evaluating include the Uranium One deal and suspected criminal business dealings connected to the Clinton Foundation, Fox News reported.
The letter, written by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, was in response to requests from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and other committee members to appoint a special counsel to investigate the “certain issues” regarding Clinton.
“The Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” Boyd wrote. “These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the 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.”
Fox News noted that the letter specifically mentioned the FBI’s handling of the criminal investigation into Clinton’s emails and the actions taken by former FBI Director James Comey.
The report from Fox News confirms an earlier report from Circa News which stated that requests to Justice Department officials over the past year have triggered “ongoing investigations.” Circa News reported:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has confirmed it has received multiple congressional referrals for investigations over the past year regarding the sale of twenty percent of the American uranium supply to Russia’s nuclear arm, as well as calls for investigations into allegations of pay-for-play regarding the Clinton Foundation, Circa has learned.
Multiple sources, including congressional officials, tell Circa that the requests sent to the Department of Justice over the past year have led to ongoing investigations, which they say also include investigations into the alleged leaking of classified information to the media and the improper unmasking of Americans.
These latest developments come just weeks after the Washington Post revealed that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) funded the unverified Trump dossier compiled by the opposition “research” firm Fusion GPS.
JUST IN: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate concerns raised by Republicans, including alleged unlawful dealings by Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company pic.twitter.com/YthDt9ozMn
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