Is special counsel needed to investigate Clinton, Comey?

Casey Dawson
November 15, 2017

Mr Page's trip has drawn scrutiny in inquiries into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election.

After that meeting, Sessions said, he did not have "any further knowledge" of additional contacts between the campaign and Russian officials.

The dossier was just one of many dirty tricks Hillary Clinton's campaign used in an effort to undermine her opponent's campaign during the 2016 election cycle.

Earlier this year, the department appointed a special counsel, the former F.B.I. director Robert S. Mueller III, to take over the government's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the possible involvement of Trump campaign aides.

The hearing comes after a year where Sessions has been under repeated pressure from the President to launch investigations into Clinton and has been under fire from congressional Democrats about his answers on Russian Federation and push end the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, among other issues.

Sessions testified at an open hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, and Conyers made a decision to base his first line of questioning on the following Trump tweets.

On Monday, the head of the Justice Department's legislative affairs office responded to those requests by confirming that "senior federal prosecutors" were "evaluat [ing] certain issues raised in your letters".

Sessions previously said he had "no recollection" of the meeting that he chaired that included Papadopoulos until a picture of it surfaced after the staffer's guilty plea for false statements.

"Attorney General Sessions has misrepresented the truth ... time and time again", Al Franken, a Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee member, said on the Senate floor on Monday.

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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said she thought it was ludicrous that Sessions had managed to get away with so many non-answers to House questions.

Jeff Sessions's memory works in mysterious ways.

During an Oval Office meeting with the president on November 1, Pirro denounced Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his refusal to go after Clinton, who was Secretary of State when the deal was approved.

Now, Sessions said he recalled a March 2016 meeting with Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

Senior federal prosecutors are investigating Hillary Clinton, the sale of Uranium One, and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a move that may lead to the appointment of another independent prosecutor, Fox News reports. There is no structural reason to believe the Justice Department is unable to conduct a fair investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

The department's letter, dated November 13, is a direct response to July 27 and September 26 letters sent by the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Robert William Goodlatte (R., Va.), and other members of the committee.

The letter follows comments made by President Donald Trump on November 3 when he expressed disappointment in the Justice Department.

Gordon has also said that Papadopoulos went around him and Sessions and that they did not know he had continued to try to arrange such a meeting.

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