Sessions Considers Appointing Special Counsel To Investigate Clintons

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly preparing to make another round of arrests in his probe into the Trump campaign’s efforts to “collude” with Russia, House and Senate Republicans - not to mention President Donald Trump - will be thrilled to learn that Attorney General Jeff Sessions might soon appoint a second special counsel to investigate allegations of corruption and self-dealing involving several prominent Democrats and Obama-era officials, including Bill and Hillary Clinton.

According to the Washington Post, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia. A letter obtained by WaPo shows Sessions directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of these matters and report back to him and his top deputy, Rod Rosenstein, as to whether the DOJ should follow up with a full-blown investigation.

For months now, President Trump has encouraged Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clintons. Those calls grew louder - and were joined by several senior Republicans in Congress - after it was revealed that the DNC and the Clinton campaign jointly financed the infamous “Trump dossier” - which contained several salacious claims that the FBI reportedly used to justify launching the original investigation into collusion between the Trump camp and Russia back in July 2016.

Those calls only intensified further after the Hill reported that the FBI had launched an investigation into corruption surrounding Russia’s efforts to gain control over a stockpile of Uranium based in the US - uranium that was owned by the Canadian company Uranium One and represented 20% of total uranium assets in the US. That investigation led to the arrest of the most senior official of the US subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state-backed nuclear agency. Yet, for some unknown reason, the FBI neglected to inform Congress of the investigation. Several months after the arrest of the Russian, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voted to approve the sale of the Uranium One assets to Rosatom. Around the time she voted ‘yes’ on the deal, her husband Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee from Kremlin-aligned Alfa Bank, while the Clinton Foundation received more than $100 million in donations from Russia-affiliated entities.

Session’s letter was a response from the Justice Department to an inquiry from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, who in July and again in September called for Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate concerns he had related to the 2016 election and its aftermath.

The list of matters he wanted probed was wide ranging, but included the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, various dealings of the Clinton Foundation and several matters connected to the purchase of the Canadian mining company Uranium One by Russia’s nuclear energy agency. Goodlatte took particular aim at former FBI director James Comey, asking for a second special counsel to evaluate the leaks he directed about his conversations with President Trump, among other things.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote that Sessions had “directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” and those prosecutors would “report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel."

It appears that, after a year of being dogged by allegations that Russia was partly responsible for Trump’s upset victory over Clinton in the 2016 election, Trump’s claim that the DOJ “should be looking at the Democrats” is finally being heeded by his own attorney general.

As we’ve long maintained, the Clintons have just as many - if not more - connections to the Russian government than Trump and his affiliates. And given the recent revelations about Don Jr’s contact with Wikileaks and Carter Page’s freelance trips to Moscow, it’s about time that these connections were brought into full public view.

We can only hope that Sessions follows through.
 

Comments

insanelysane Nov 14, 2017 8:46 AM Permalink

In 2017, Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea didn't have to split their time between the Foundation and the Campaign, they must have brought in a bunch more in "donations" in 2017 versus 2016 or 2015.  Can't wait to see the filings.

Van_Helsing Nov 14, 2017 7:50 AM Permalink

I think they finally realised that having the Mueller probe on Trump as a form of blackmail to keep him in line is not a viable Republican strategy. A bit too late me thinks, not sure if they have the will power or if its even possible  to walk back the Russia meme.

cat-foodcafe Nov 14, 2017 7:45 AM Permalink

How many times have I commented here on ZH that the FBI are a worthless bunch of fucks, including the "Justice" Dept., Atty Gen., and now let me include all the FEDGOV Cabinet Officers, Dept. Heads, and Super-Dicks.......they are chair-warmers working to get to retirement, they are mentally incapable of doing their jobs, and they are worse than useless.  In spite of FBI Anon, Q Anon, whatdoesitmean.com, and all the other professional contract bullshit artists out there putting total shit on the web to confuse us well-meaning dweeebs, we are totally screwed.  "120 sealed indictments, pedo arrests, U1," -  more pure shit.  The gov is not going to do a dam thing......"they" are not going to eat themselves, unless the meal comes from the Trump Exec Office staff.Forget the "feel-good" shit from the "WE ARE WINNING" websites.  NO, we are being fucked at a faster rate than ever before.  If you don't believe it, look where the tax  reform bill is going.......to hell.All the TV networks are hyper-looping their fake news crap, Trump can't seem to get out of his own way, Deep State can go to Las Vegas and murder white Trump voters in a "cattle pen" without any counter-reaction, and about all the USA can do is arrange 3 large aircraft carriers in parallel in the So. China Sea in order to impress the peasants.  I am just so impressed.....wow, what stupendous floating targets for surface-launched missiles......I am beginning to believe that Atty Gen Jeff Sessions cannot wipe his own ass without assistance.  He should be in a nursing home on a feeding tube.  SESSIONS IS FUCKING DISGUSTING !!

Don in Odessa Nov 14, 2017 5:03 AM Permalink

So it takes them four months to even respond to the original request? One thing is sure, four months is plenty of time for them to concoct a path to annul justice.

RussianSniper Nov 14, 2017 4:49 AM Permalink

Whatever.....

A more fitting solution is to walk in to the Capital Building from all directions, with flame throwers and RPGs.

At the same time, have agents round up every Bush, Clinton, and Obama; including every family member.
Load them on a plane, send them all to Iraq, and let the government there figure out how to administer justice.

ludwigvmises Nov 14, 2017 4:41 AM Permalink

What is there to consider? If Sessions was in charge of the Nuremberg trials in 1945, would he also just have CONSIDERED charging Joedl, Keitl, Goering and their ilk? CONSIDERED IT? Or done it?

NoPension Nov 14, 2017 4:23 AM Permalink

I've been reading and watching. Watching and reading.

Everything...and I mean everything....has been unusually quiet lately. No Clinton, Pelosi, Shumer, McCain. Nothing on Manafort. CNN tamped down, all talking about Moore. Caught Morning Joe yesterday... weird. Something's going down. If I could speculate, based on all I see and read....Mueller is in on it, with Trump. Dozens or hundreds of sealed indictments....I don't know...but a lot. I believe " they " are working down the line, behind the scenes, offering immunity for complete testimony. Probably did not have to get far into the list, before they got a complete and thorough rundown. I sense the jig is up, a new sheriff is in town ( Trump) ...and he's kicking ass and taking names...damage be damned.
Met with Mueller...ostensibly to ask him to be FBI director. But Mueller had already exceeded his term limit. By two years with senate approval. So the meeting was for something else.
I'll say it again....everything from the " Swamp " has a tamped down feel to it. Watch CNN and MSNBC....the steam is out of their presentation. You can see, sense and feel it.
I could be 100% wrong...but my spidey sense tells me something big is about to pop.

Organic Patriot NoPension Nov 14, 2017 9:01 AM Permalink

Maybe.  But lest not forget that Mueller, who served as FBI director from 2001-2013, "puked" on 9/11, did not investigate the IRS targeting scandal, did not investigate Fast and Furious (2010), did nothing about NSA warrantless wire taps or Clapper lies to congress, or the Clinton Foundation, was deeply conflicted by allowing U1 to move forward, and is best "buds" with Comey and Rosenstein.  Comey was on the board of HSBC when they were charged with ("drug cartel") money laundering and when Comey stepped down to take the FBI job in 2013, Mueller went to work for the law firm who was representing HSBC.  He is a dirty cop.  Hell, he doesn't even have the same political ideology as DJT, and owes him nothing.  Are we to believe Mueller has "seen the light" now or is trying to make up for past sins?  I doubt it.  He is too wetted to the deep state and too old to change now.  Wishful thinking though.

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Expat Nov 14, 2017 4:21 AM Permalink

This is excellent news.  My only question: will this stop you Trumpeteer snowflakes from whining about the investigations into Trump and his campaign?

Koba the Dread Nov 14, 2017 3:42 AM Permalink

What a stupid article. If Sessions had wanted to, he could have appointed a special counsel to investigate the Clintons about ten seconds after he was sworn in as attorney-general.Nor does he need "contemplate" such action now. Just do it! But he won't. . .because he hasn't done so already.

John_Coltrane Nov 14, 2017 3:22 AM Permalink

Its so easy to break this case wide open. Just offer Bill Clinton complete immunity-from Hilliary. Getting rid of that pathological lush with a temper to match Attila is incentive enough for Slick Willy to reveal where all the bodies (literally) are hidden. For something extra, offer Bill "exile" on Epstein's pedo-island where he can slowly let his AIDS finish him off while fornicating to his heart's content.

Hilliary, meanwhile, deprived of babies blood to keep her neurologically damaged "brain" alive, will die quickly in her cell, saving taxpayers money, but not before taking down all of her enemies in the Demonrat party (in other words, the whole DNC)

Get on it Sessions you've been a huge disappointment so far. Appoint Sheriff Joe Arpaio if you want it done right and quickly. The hot desert sun has a way of focusing the mind and bringing forth honest testimony.

Cigarshopper Nov 14, 2017 11:07 AM Permalink

I think Sessions is sitting in the catbird seat right now.  He doesn't have to do a thing because Congress is going to do all the heavy lifting with their investigations while Sessions keeps an eye on what they're doing.This would be a smart move because he and the attorney's in DOJ can see the onion being peeled by the congressional committee's and plan accordingly.  I'm not as sure as some of you that Sessions hasn't been doing anything in regard to the Clinton and Obama Crime Families.This bit of Kabuki theater we're watching in DC could be the prelude to the plug being pulled and all of the swamp gas coming to the top and the stench wafts it's way throughout Maryland and Virginia. Today, Sessions testifies before the oversight committee.  This should make for some interesting viewing.  Pay special attention when Al Franken, Richard Bluementhal and Kamala Harris question Sessions.  There was some contentious moments during their last hearing while Sessions was testifying, especially with Franken.

africoman Nov 14, 2017 4:03 AM Permalink

 "Special Council ..."you mean to to Uncover "The Cover-Up" or Cover-Up "The Cover-Up"? I go with the latter.Jeff Sessions wiln't his a$$ dead over the investigations of deep swamp creatures like John Brennan, Susan Rice, Comey, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, John Podesta, Clinton's and all treasonous bastards, its swamp time for nwo vs America

NickPeeMe Nov 14, 2017 3:15 AM Permalink

This will be enough of a ditraction to give a trumptard a partial boner. that is as good as it ever gets for these retards. Still stupid enough to think hillary is going to jail.

FreedomWriter Cigarshopper Nov 14, 2017 7:45 AM Permalink

A little melodramatic but a good article from a good journalist.Anonymous Q making similar allusions on 4Chan. Something is definitely going on, and it is not about Trump getting impeached for Christmas. In fact, that little bedtime story (along with Trump/Russia collusion) is about the only thing Hillary supporters have left to calm their night fears.The worm is turning, and it is a big, fat nightcrawler.

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“Rebellion to … Nov 14, 2017 1:17 AM Permalink

Sessions needed time to expose the Clinton crime family, the Obama crime family, the Bush crime family, the corrupt and complicit corporate fake news industry, the hollyweird jew degenerates, and the corrupt and disgusting establishment of DC, for their criminal behavior. When all is said and done, those mentioned above will wish they were never born. Disgusted citizens will disembowel these traitors and rip them limb from limb.These criminals are put on notice.

Victor999 Nov 14, 2017 1:00 AM Permalink

So Sessions has asked Rosenstein to look into this.  Rosenstein was at teh centre of the FBI/DoJ effort to keep the Unranium One deal hidden from Congress and the State Department, along with Meuller and Comey. Sessions is giving the Foxes the keys to the hen house.