The Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last Thursday asking him to appoint a special counsel to investigate the 2016 presidential election.
Fox News reported that Republicans, who were led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va, warned that there are still many questions lingering from last year’s election that can’t “be allowed to die on the vine” amid the Russia probe firestorm.
“The American public has a right to know the facts – all of them – surrounding the election and its aftermath,” the Republican lawmakers wrote. “We urge you to appoint a second special counsel to ensure these troubling, unanswered questions are not relegated to the dustbin of history.”
The congressmen would like an entirely separate special counsel probe from the one Robert Mueller is currently leading into possible Trump-Russia collusion. Republicans argue that questions about Hillary Clinton’s conduct during the election with the Obama administration have been pushed back as everyone has simply focused on the alleged Russia collusion.
“Our call for a special counsel is not made lightly,” the lawmakers wrote. “We have no interest in engendering more bad feelings and less confidence in the process or governmental institutions by the American people. Rather, our call is made on their behalf. It is meant to determine whether the criminal prosecution of any individual is warranted based on the solemn obligation to follow the facts wherever they lead and applying the law to those facts.”
We’re glad to see that Republicans aren’t ready to let Clinton off the hook for the corrupt things she did during the 2016 election. The mainstream media may refuse to report anything negative about Clinton, but Republican lawmakers are still on a mission to make sure she’ll have to answer for what she did.
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