President Trump has been asking the Department of Justice to well, do their job. And now, it finally looks like their listening. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is preparing to appoint special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton and James Comey.
In a letter, Sessions has directed senior federal prosecutors to explore matters concerning the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal. His directive, came at the behest of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
The list of problems Goodlatte wants included in the probe is long, and mostly relate to Hillary Clinton. Her use of a private email server, dealings within her foundation, and the sale of uranium to Russia, are the top priorities.
Recent reports are prompting the inquiry, suggesting that both Clinton and Obama, were aware that Russia was using bribery and kickbacks to secure a chunk of U.S. uranium. Moreover, Russian funneled millions into the Clinton Foundation to ensure the sale.
Also on the list of GOP concerns is former FBI director, James Comey. Specifically, prosecutors will be looking in to leaks he orchestrated regarding his conversations with President Trump. If it happens, this would be the second inquiry into Comey’s actions.
Congressman, Trey Gowdy, is currently leading a joint investigation into both Clinton and Comey. His main concern, is why Comey decided to not prosecute Clinton for her mishandling of classified of emails. An error that Comey called, “unintentional.”
President Trump often criticizes the DOJ for their lax attitudes about allegations against Democrats. He said recently that officials “should be looking at the Democrats” and that it was “very discouraging” they weren’t “going after Hillary.
However, Sessions reluctance to initiate a probe is likely a result of ongoing tensions between him and the president. Trump publicly slammed Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. He’s also referred to the A.G. as taking a “weak position” on Clinton.
Not surprisingly, Clinton allies aren’t taking the news of Sessions letter very well. Brian Fallon, former press secretary for Clinton’s campaign, is accusing the Trump administration of deflecting from a story about the president’s oldest son.
“Like clockwork, just as we learn of damning details of Donald Trump Jr.’s contacts with WikiLeaks, the Trump administration is firing up the fog machine to distract from the Mueller probe,” Fallon said.
Speaking of distraction, Donald Trump Jr. made the contact with WikiLeaks, available to the public via Twitter. It was also freely given to Mueller’s team, effectively making it a non-story.