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Sessions admits GOP’s phony Clinton scandal doesn’t meet “factual basis” for special counsel

The letter conceded that it was possible a special counsel might be appointed.

JORDAN: What’s it going to take to actually get a special counsel?

SESSIONS: It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of an appointment of a special counsel. The first one was the Waco Janet Reno – Sen. Danforth who took over that investigation as special counsel, and Mr. Mueller. You can have your idea but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standard that requires a special counsel. I’m asking you, doesn’t that – in addition to all the things that we know about James Comes in 2016 – doesn’t that warrant naming a second special counsel? As 20 members of this committee wrote three and a half months ago, asking you to do.

SESSIONS: Well, Mr. Comey is no longer the director of the FBI. We have an excellent man of integrity and ability in Chris Wray, and I think he’s going to do an outstanding job, and I’m very happy –

JORDAN: He’s not here today, Attorney General Sessions, and you are, and I’m asking for a special counsel.

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