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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:16 PM

Sessions casts doubt on need for Hillary Clinton special counsel [View all]

Source: Politico




By KYLE CHENEY 11/14/2017 11:19 AM EST

UPDATE 12:02 p.m.:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, pressed by Republicans Tuesday on why the Department of Justice has not appointed a special counsel to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said the facts needed to justify one before his department would act.

"'Looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel," Sessions said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday it would be inappropriate for the president to direct him to target a political rival, after the Justice Department released a letter hinting at the prospect of investigating years-old matters connected to Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"I have not been improperly influenced and would not be improperly influenced" by President Donald Trump, Sessions said during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/14/jeff-sessions-no-trump-influence-doj-clinton-244885?lo=ap_b1

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