Numerous left-wing scandals have remained uninvestigated over the years leading to Republican demands that investigations begin now.
According to Fox News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a surprising move. He’s directed investigators to look into “certain issues” raised by congressional Republicans, opening up the potential for another Special Counsel to be formed.
In a letter addressing the concerns raised by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and others, a Special Counsel was requested to look into the Uranium One deal, Hillary Clinton’s private email server, unlawful activity within the Clinton Foundation and other scandals. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said the department was looking into it.
The letter states: “The Attorney General has directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters. These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein], 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.”
In addition to the potential for a Special Counsel to be formed, the letter also mentions that many of these scandals and allegations are being addressed by the Inspector General’s Office within the Department of Justice. One example is the FBI’s controversial handling of Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The Inspector General’s Office is looking into how former-FBI Director James Comey handled the investigation, allegations that he had planned to exonerate her before the investigation was finalized, and that many “investigative decisions were based on improper considerations.”
The letter clarifies that the Department of Justice has not yet involved itself in the investigations, but is waiting to see what the Inspector General thinks of the raised allegations and concerns before acting.
It stated: “The Department has forwarded a copy of your letters to the IG so he can determine whether he should expand the scope of his investigation based on the information contained in those letters. Once the IG’s review is complete, the Department will assess what, if any, additional steps are necessary to address any issues identified by that review.”
This news is surprising given Attorney General Sessions’ controversial recusal in January regarding the private email scandal.
Responding to a question by Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) about his impartiality, Mr. Sessions stated, “With regard to Secretary Clinton and some of the comments I made, I do believe that that could place my objectivity in question.”
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He added, “I believe the proper thing for me to do would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kinds of investigations that involve Secretary Clinton and that were raised during the campaign or to be otherwise connected to it.”
While not a guarantee that a proper investigation will be conducted, it does leave the door open for one to be conducted by a Special Counsel. If the Inspector General determines in his assessment that these matters need to be readdressed, then it would be huge news for those on the Right who’ve been demanding answers for numerous uninvestigated allegations.