A special counsel to investigate Clintons?

Justice Department Confirms Prosecutors Are

The prosecutors will report to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and recommend whether any new investigations should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require additional resources and whether it might be necessary to appoint a special counsel to oversee a probe, according to a letter the Judiciary Committee's Republican chairman, Representative Robert Goodlatte.

Sessions, an early and leading supporter of Trump, was forced to recuse himself from oversight of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign after he gave misleading statements about his own interactions.

In Page's testimony, he said he "mentioned [the meeting] briefly to Senator Sessions as I was walking out the door" of a dinner just days before his trip to Russian Federation.

"The Attorney General of the United States should not be held to a different standard than the young police officer whose life you ruined", Jefferies said.

In addition to the meeting with Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page testified before the House Intelligence Committee recently that he told Sessions of his plans to travel to Moscow.

In recent weeks, he has repeatedly weighed in on Twitter on Justice Department business to call for investigations of Democrats and has challenged Sessions to be more aggressive in going after his political opponents, expressing particular support for investigating the Clinton Foundation.

The Washington Post and New York Times cited a letter from the Justice Department to the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Robert Goodlatte, responding to his request for the appointment of a special counsel to look into various matters.

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

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Sessions asked with a slight smirk.

Pressed on whether he has recused himself from any investigation of Clinton, Sessions declined to comment, citing department policy that he said keeps him from confirming or denying the existence of any such investigation.

During the March 2016 meeting, Sessions shut down Papadopoulos' idea of engaging with Russian contacts, according to a source familiar with the matter. In January, the attorney general testified to the Senate that he had not "been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day".

On Monday, the Justice Department told Congress that it was looking into whether to appoint a special counsel to investigate Mrs. Clinton and the Uranium One deal. It was after Sessions's recusal that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller 3rd to lead the investigation into the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

In response to the silence from the Justice Department, Reps.

And at his latest appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions seemed to shift his position again.

"It's time for Jeff Sessions to name a Special Counsel and get answers for the American people". But he said he had no memory of that conversation.

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