The water may be getting hot: according to a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee by the Justice Department Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is contemplating naming a special counsel to investigate a host of issues regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Reportedly, Sessions’s interests include the Obama administration’s Uranium One deal, which partially granted a Russian company control of America’s atomic energy resources. Furthermore, officials reported to The Hill that Sessions is also looking into the Clinton Foundation debacle, the intelligence community’s unmasking of certain American identities, and former FBI head James Comey’s management of the Clinton private email server investigation.
Republican Representative Robert Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary panel, has twice this year implored Sessions to appoint a special counsel for the above issues. The letter from the Justice Department comes as a response to those calls. Goodlatte has been particularly harsh in his criticism of Comey, since it was learned that the FBI Director had ended the Clinton investigation before Clinton and over a dozen key witnesses had been interviewed.
In the letter, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote:
"[Senior federal prosecutors will] 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.”
Furthermore, Boyd was quick to indicate that the probes — if in fact they are initiated — will not be a political witch hunt:
“As noted during our prior meeting in response to your letters, the Department of Justice takes seriously its responsibility to provide timely and accurate information to Congress on issues of public interest and seeks to do so in a non-political manner that is consistent with the Department’s litigation, law enforcement, and national security responsibilities…In addition, you must know the Department will never evaluate any matter except the facts and the law.”
Clinton has more to fear than Sessions: last month, the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees said they will perform a joint probe into the FBI’s investigation of Hillary’s server and classified documents scandal.
The Intelligence Committee will also be investigating the Obama-era sale of a company with control over U.S. uranium to a Russian business entity while Clinton was Secretary of State. According to documents and interviews, the FBI had reason to believe bribery was involved, as Russian officials were routing millions of dollars through the corrupt Clinton Foundation.
Never before in American politics has one person been tied to so much scandal as Hillary. Like her husband, she has slithered out of many incriminating situations. However, there may yet be hope that her misdeeds will finally give way to justice.