Sessions, knows the GOP would lose if he calls for second “REAL special counsel” to probe FBI actions in Clinton and Russia investigations

Let’s sum this up correctly.  Sessions know the independent counsel would probably not find a great deal of wrongdoing within the FBI but would find that the GOP use of the agency is out of control.  As well it might also find that use, to be, illegal as well.  Sessions doesn’t really want that to come out, so he must put in place a person on the side of the GOP to do as quite an investigation as posable.

John W. Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, is leading such a review for now,

Sessions revealed.

March 29 at 6:50 PM
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rebuffed — at least for now — a call from Republican leaders to appoint a second special counsel to look into the FBI’s handling of its most high-profile probes and announced that he has asked the U.S. attorney in Utah to spearhead a broad review.Sessions made the revelation in a letter to three key GOP leaders in the House and Senate who have called on him to appoint a second special counsel, noting that Justice Department regulations call for such appointments only in “extraordinary circumstances” and that he would need to conclude “the public interest would be served by removing a large degree of responsibility for the matter from the Department of Justice.”

He asserted that the department previously has tackled high-profile and resource-intensive probes and revealed he had named U.S. Attorney John W. Huber to lead a review of the topics that the legislators had requested he explore. Those topics include aspects of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and several matters related to Hillary Clinton and her family’s foundation.

“I am confident that Mr. Huber’s review will include a full, complete, and objective evaluation of these matters in a manner that is consistent with the law and the facts,” Sessions wrote. “I receive regular updates from Mr. Huber and upon the conclusion of his review, will receive his recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any merit the appointment of a Special Counsel.”

Sessions in November revealed to GOP legislators that he had directed senior federal prosecutors to look into matters they wanted probed, and he said in an interview with Fox News this month that the review was being led by a person outside Washington. Sessions, though, had not revealed the name of that person, and his public comments have done little to quiet the cries for a second special counsel.

Source: Sessions, for now, rebuffs GOP calls for second special counsel to probe FBI actions in Clinton and Russia investigations

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