Sessions calls for probe into Uranium One and Clinton

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The New York Times reports some White House officials see appointing a second special counsel investigating the 2010 Uranium One deal as the only way Sessions can save his job as attorney general.

"These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel", he wrote.

"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 now under investigation should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel". Sessions, who was a Republican senator for Alabama before he was appointed attorney general, is also set to testify before Goodlatte's committee on Tuesday and was likely to face questions on the topics raised in the letter.

Goodlatte had particularly taken aim at former FBI Director James Comey after revelations surfaced earlier this year that he had drafted a statement ending the agency's investigation into Clinton's email server before over a dozen key witnesses had been interviewed about the issue. "But, honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats". Let's hope that is what the Attorney General has in mind.

The letter came days after President Trump publicly expressed his frustration the the Justice Department was not investigating purported wrongdoing by Secretary Clinton.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department said Monday.

The letter comes in the wake of tweets and critical comments from President Trump about what he called the "lack of investigation" into "the Uranium deal to Russian Federation, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more".

The letter indicated that some of the concerns raised by Goodlatte and other members of Congress were already being investigated by the Inspector General's office, the report said.

"Professionalism, integrity and public confidence in the Department's work is critical for us, and no priority is higher", Boyd said. Written by Matt Zapotosky.

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