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Jeff Sessions asks the Justice Department to consider appointing special counsel to investigate Uranium One deal

November 14, 2017

  After a year of doing nothing despite the growing evidence of wrongdoing in the Uranium One deal Jeff Sessions has finally directed the Department of Injustice to consider appointing a special counsel to investigate the matter.

  Here is more:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate “certain issues” Republicans have raised in recent weeks, including a Russian bribery scheme and whether donations to the Clinton Foundation influenced the sale of Uranium One.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd on Monday sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) indicating that Sessions has asked senior Justice Department prosecutors to evaluate and make recommendations to him and others on whether “any matters not currently under investigations should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any merit the appointment of a special counsel.”

Sessions, who is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, has not recused himself from decisions involving alleged corruption surrounding the deal that gave Russia control of a large portion of U.S. uranium-mining capacity.

  It is about time! He was pressed on this issue at a hearing today and when asked “if you’re now just considering it — what’s it going to take to get a special counsel?”  Jeff Sessions basically said they need more facts. I cannot understand with what we already know how Jeff Sessions is still only thinking about it but at least this is a small step in the right direction.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium


8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2017 2:04 am

    The following exchange at Sessions hearing points out why prosecuting Hillary will fix nothing and only further undermine the Trump administration. Unfortunately it will require a third party like Manafort, Podesta or Fusion GPS to cause Hillary to be indicted.

    “Rep Conyers [ reading Trump’s tweets as to why no investigation of Hillary] then asked, “In a functioning democracy, is it common for the leader of the country to order the criminal justice system to retaliate against his political opponents?”

    “Is that a question?” Sessions asked with a slight smirk. “Is it proper, is that what you’re asking?”

    Conyers repeated the question, and Sessions replied, “I would say that the Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents.”

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  2. Brittius permalink
    November 15, 2017 5:06 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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