GOP Reps Call on Sessions to Appoint Second Special Counsel to Investigate DOJ Bias
GOP Reps Call on Sessions to Appoint Second Special Counsel to Investigate Allegations of Bias, Abuse at DOJ (The Washington Free Beacon)
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.) on Monday night was joined by multiple Republican members of Congress on the House floor to call for a second special counsel to investigate allegations of bias and abuse at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Zeldin spoke on the House floor along with Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) and Reps. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio), Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.), Claudia Tenney (R., N.Y.) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) to express their view that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has not gone far enough to investigate the impact of potential bias on DOJ investigations. They called for a second special counsel because they believe Robert Mueller is partisan and won't look into certain critical issues, according to the Hill.
Proponents of the measure argue a new special counsel is needed to look into evidence they feel raises concerns over why the FBI closed the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, why the Trump-Russia probe began and whether FISA warrants that were granted to target Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were politically motivated.