Sessions Might Appoint Special Counsel Against Clinton

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that prosecutors may be looking to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton.

According to a letter to the House Judiciary Committee from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, Sessions has directed senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" raised by Republicans, Daily Mail reported. The "certain issues" include the Clinton foundation, an Obama administration uranium deal, Clinton's emails, and the handling of the FBI's investigation into those emails.

The oversight hearing will be held on Nov. 14. The letter did not specify what steps will be taken by the Justice Department to address Republican concerns. It also did not reveal whether any of the issues are already under investigation.

In the letter, Boyd wrote that the Justice Department "will never evaluate any matter except on the facts and the law."

"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," Boyd wrote, according to CNN.

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"Professionalism, integrity and public confidence in the Department's work is critical for us, and no priority is higher," Boyd added.

Sessions previously recused himself from any investigations involving Clinton and President Donald Trump's campaign's alleged ties to Russia.

Trump has renewed his calls for the Justice Department to look into Clinton after ex-DNC chair Donna Brazile released a book about the 2016 election, titled "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House."

"Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems," the president tweeted in the early hours of Nov. 3 "...New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus... People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!"

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In the tell-all book, Brazile provides details about the DNC's finances during her time working on the Clinton campaign. She wrote about the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.

"The agreement -- signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias -- specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised," Brazile wrote, according to Politico Magazine. "Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings."

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN, Politico, Donald J. Trump/Twitter (2, 3) / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: Keith Kissel/Flickr, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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