GOP Lawmakers Demand Sessions Investigate Hillary, Comey or Step Down

While the investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia has continued for several months now, there has been very little action regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption.

Trump, and some other Republicans, have expressed frustration that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has not taken a more hardline stance in going after Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey and Clinton.

Now, with Sessions expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, the attorney general is facing calls from some Republicans to either investigate Comey and Clinton or resign, The Washington Timesreported.

Sessions is going to face some tough questioning from both Democrats and Republicans. Democrats are upset over some inconsistent answers about Russia that Sessions has given.

Republicans are upset that Sessions hasn’t done more to reveal what actions, if any, the Justice Departmenttook during the 2016 election.

In an op-ed for Fox News, Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz called for Sessions to either get a special counsel to look into Comey and Clinton, or resign.

“It’s time for Jeff Sessions to name a Special Counsel and get answers for the American people. If not, he should step down,” the congressmen wrote after listing out a string of questions they want answered.

CNN noted that on Monday evening, Sessions asked federal prosecutors to determine whether a special counsel was warranted to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Uranium One deal, in which a Russian state-owned nuclear conglomerate obtained control over 20 percent of the United States’ uranium resources.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee outlining the steps that Sessions was taking.

The letter noted that senior prosecutors would make a recommendation to Sessions on whether “any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any merit the appointment of a special counsel.”

We should stress that a special counsel should only be opened if there is sufficient evidence to merit one. If Republicans open one just to go after a political opponent, they are no better than the Democrats.

It is unclear if Boyd’s letter will be enough to placate some of the more eager Republicans, or if they will still continue to cry for a special counsel.

Right now, the GOP is looking to deliver on its multitude of promises that it made in 2016, and is desperately searching for something to follow through on.

If by 2018, the GOP has held Congress for two years and done nothing, they can’t guarantee that the voters will show up to continue to support them in the midterms.

If a special counsel is appointed, that would most definitely change the game, and might make some Democrats very nervous.

Source:conservativetribune.com

Investigate or Resign – GOP Lawmakers Call on AG Sessions to Investigate Hillary Clinton!

Disgruntled Republican lawmakers are beginning to voice the same displeasure over the inaction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as many conservatives have for months. The calls for Sessions to investigate the corruption surrounding Hillary Clinton and James Comey are growing louder.

The people want justice. 

On Monday, GOP Congressmen Jim Jordan and Matt Gaertz called on Sessions to probe the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton private email use or resign.

Washington Times reports:

“It’s time for Jeff Sessions to name a Special Counsel and get answers for the American people. If not, he should step down,” the congressmen said in a piece for FoxNews.com.

They said Mr. Comey’s decision to draft an exoneration letter regarding Mrs. Clinton months before the end of the investigation, and well before the FBI talked to her, was troubling.

So, they said, was Mr. Comey’s handling of the anti-Trump dossier. They said if it was so concerning, the director should have briefed the president-elect well before the Jan. 6 briefing Mr. Comey delivered.

And the congressmen said the 2010 deal that saw the U.S. approve sale of uranium to Russian interests demands a more thorough investigation, saying it calls into question the independence of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Trump campaign figures’ work with Russia.

In a fiery speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warned the U.S. is “at risk of a coup d’etat,’ unless Special Counsel Robert Mueller resigns or is fired.

Gaetz’s concern about Mueller mirrors his views Clinton. Unless Mueller, Clinton and Comey face accountability, the corruption they engaged in will go unpunished.

The Hill reports:

“We are at risk of a coup d’état in this country if we allow an unaccountable person with no oversight to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States,” Gaetz said. “That is precisely what is happening right now with the indisputable conflicts of interest that are present with Mr. Mueller and others at the Department of Justice.”

“I join … in calling for Mr. Mueller’s resignation or his firing,” Gaetz continued.

[…]In his Wednesday speech, Gaetz also called on the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to “investigate the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One deal and the Fusion GPS dossier.”

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is under pressure to resign as his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election drifts further and further away from its core purpose.

Many are asking if Mueller should resign after charging former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates with alleged crimes that have nothing to do with President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution demanding Mueller resign immediately due to the lack of oversight on the Special Counsel. If Mueller can be reigned in, Gaetz could change course, just like he may take back his statements on Sessions if the Justice Department launches a thorough investigation into the Comey-Clinton email scandal.

Source:www.usapoliticstoday.org