House Judiciary Committee Republicans called on the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate actions taken by Obama Administration officials like former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a Tuesday-published press release, 14 Republicans requested a “second special counsel to investigate unaddressed matters that appear to be outside the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.”
The request’s signatory Republicans are Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Martha Roby (R-AL), Mike Johnson (R-LA), John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Blake Farenthold (R-TX), and John Rutherford (R-FL).
An attached letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein points to James Comey’s preparation of a letter — in his former capacity as FBI director — regarding the termination of an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system through which to execute government correspondences as secretary of state:
We write to renew this Committee’s recent call for a second special counsel, to investigate matters which may be outside the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Such a step is even more critical given the recent revelation that former FBI Director James 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. At least one former career FBI supervisor has characterized this action as “so far out of bounds it’s not even in the stadium,” and “clearly communicating to [FBI executive staff] where the investigation was going to go.”
The letter also noted the extension of immunity to Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson by the FBI, who both joined Clinton during her unrecorded interview with the FBI. The FBI’s decision not to record its interview with Clinton is described as “inexplicable.”
The letter describes the Obama administration’s refusal to meaningfully investigate Clinton’s felonious conduct as a violation of the rule of law:
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.
H/T Cristina Laila at Gateway Pundit.
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