Sessions’ contemplation comes after the House Judiciary Chairman urged him to look into Comey’s handling of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s email use, the 2010 Uranium One deal, and the Clinton Foundation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel tasked with investigating several issues related to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
Of particular concern to Goodlatte were some actions taken by officials in former President Barack Obama’s administration, including former attorney general Loretta Lynch, Comey, and Clinton.
The September letter came following revelations that during his tenure as FBI director, Comey prepared a statement ending the bureau’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business while she was secretary of state.
In addition to investigating the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email controversy, Goodlatte also urged that a second special counsel be appointed to look into the Clinton Foundation’s dealings, and the 2010 Uranium One deal, which was approved by the Obama administration.
After Goodlatte voiced his concerns about Comey, the Clintons, and Obama administration officials, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote that Sessions had “Directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” according to The Post.