House Judiciary Republicans request special counsel to probe Lynch, Comey and ClintonBaltimore Post-Examiner

House Judiciary Republicans request special counsel to probe Lynch, Comey and Clinton

WASHINGTON- House Judiciary Committee Republicans on Thursday requested the appointment of special counsel to probe potential misconduct by Democrats and former FBI Director James Comey during last year’s presidential election.

“We call on you to appoint a second special counsel to investigate a plethora of matters connected to the 2016 election and its aftermath, including actions taken by previously public figures like Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” said the letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein in May following intense political fallout resulting from President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Comey-appointed Robert Muller III to investigate allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and high-ranking Russian officials.

Mueller is not tasked with investigating Hillary Clinton and former Obama Administration officials.

Lynch last summer met privately with former president Bill Clinton aboard a private plane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport. Lynch was heavily criticized for creating what appeared to be an impression of impropriety given that meeting took place just days after Comey had announced that the Bureau would not charge Clinton for having sent and received classified information on a private email server.

Lynch later said that she and the 42nd president had merely engaged in a social visit in which they discussed their grandchildren.

Comey last month told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that the revelation of the private meeting is what motivated him to tell the public that the Bureau would not pursue charges.

Lynch concurred with Comey’s recommendation that Clinton should not be charged.

However, 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey sent a letter to several Congressional committees announcing that the FBI was reopening the Clinton email investigation after having discovered more than 600,000 emails of interest in an unrelated probe.

Two days before the election, Comey announced that the second probe reaffirmed his original decision not to charge Clinton.

Clinton has blamed Comey and many others for her defeat to Trump.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 

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