Dem Reads Trump Tweets During Sessions Hearing

Dem Reads Trump Tweets During Sessions Hearing

Dem Reads Trump Tweets During Sessions Hearing

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 noted that there have only ever been two special counsels: one for the Waco siege in April 1993, and Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

More broadly, though, the renewed scrutiny of Clinton and the foundation reflects a political score Trump has a stated interest in settling, at a time that he would like far less interest in his own campaign's contacts with Russian Federation. John Conyers, mentioned to Sessions that he was once on President Richard Nixon's "enemies list" - and said the current conduct by the administration is reminiscent of the Watergate era.

"We intend to ask you about these inconsistencies", the committee's Democratic members said in a November 7 letter to Sessions, who has recused himself from investigations into the conclusions of USA intelligence agencies that Moscow meddled in the 2016 USA election to help then-Republican candidate Donald Trump's campaign.

The letter from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd did not confirm the existence of any investigation, and did not guarantee that the prosecutors' evaluation would lead to any investigations.

The revelation comes as Sessions, who previously told a Senate panel he would recuse himself from "those kind of investigations that involve Secretary Clinton and that were raised during the campaign or to be otherwise connected to it", is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday at an oversight hearing at which new questions regarding what he knew about contacts between the Russian government and the Trump campaign are likely to arise.

Asked in a House Judiciary Committee hearing whether he would review requests for a prosecutor "fairly and expeditiously", Sessions confirmed he would.

A statement responding to concerns from Republican lawmakers and issued in the name of A-G Jeff Sessions said he is leaving open the possibility. His letter, signed by 19 other Republicans, said that Judiciary Committee members were concerned that Mueller might not have a broad enough mandate to investigate other election-related matters, which he said included actions taken by Comey, Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said she thought it was ludicrous that Sessions had managed to get away with so many non-answers to House questions.

"After reading his account, and to the best of my recollection, I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorised to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter", Sessions said on Tuesday.

Now, Sessions said he recalled a March 2016 meeting with Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

"All of you have been in a campaign", Sessions told lawmakers. Sessions said he no memory of that interaction.

In terms of the CFIUS approval, Clinton has said she had nothing to do with it.

The letter follows comments made by President Donald Trump on November 3 when he expressed disappointment in the Justice Department.

Democrats say that five congressional committees have looked into the uranium sale and found nothing improper.

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