Sessions Says GOP Needs ‘Factual Basis’ For Clinton Investigation

While many Republicans (including President Trump) are trying to launch another pointless investigation into former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he does not agree with that strategy. In fact, the top Republican said the conservatives really do need more evidence to warrant such a time consuming and expensive investigation. During a House meeting, Sessions said that the GOP would need  “a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel” for the Justice Department to launch another investigation.

 

Sessions explained: “We will use the proper standards and that’s the only thing I can tell you, Mr. Jordan. You can have your idea but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standards it requires.” One Republican lawmaker argued with Sessions that: “We know one fact. We know the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the dossier.”

 

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) continued: “And it sure looks like the FBI was paying the author of that document and it sure looks like a major political party was working with the federal government to then turn an opposition research document — the equivalent of some National Enquirer story — into an intelligence document to take that to the FISA Court so they could then get a warrant to spy on President Trump’s campaign. That’s what it looks like and I’m asking you, in addition to all the things we know about James Comey in 2016, doesn’t that warrant naming a second special counsel?”

 

Sessions snapped back: “I would say ‘looks like’ is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel.” Clearly, the attorney general is not concerned with his party’s petty wars and deflection attempt. There is simply not enough evidence to warrant a special investigation.