Sessions Will Not Appoint Special Counsel To Investigate Claims Of FBI Misconduct

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told Congress he will not be naming a special counsel to investigate accusations of misconduct at the FBI, CNN reports.

The details: Sessions revealed on Thursday that federal prosecutor John Huber is investigating “Republican-driven accusations” against the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page and “Hillary Clinton’s ties to a Russian nuclear energy agency.” The AG said in a letter to Congress that he will wait for Huber to recommend if a second counsel is needed. President Trump’s legal team has supported the idea, along with House Republicans.

While we continue to believe that the appointment of a second special counsel is necessary, this is a step in the right direction,” House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina said in a statement late Thursday. “We applaud the attorney general for demonstrating his commitment to this investigation by selecting an individual outside of Washington, DC to lead the review.”


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