Powerful GOP lawmakers are urging Sessions to pull the trigger on second Special Counsel

The reported abuses of prosecutorial power and of the FISA Court by the FBI and the DOJ are the cause for calls of a second special counsel. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the receiving end of letters from Congress demanding that he take positive action. There is already an Inspector General’s report due to come out shortly, but a Special Counsel would be able to go a lot further. Will the Attorney General make a decision to appoint another special counsel? Only time will tell, but if I were a betting man … … 

As Written and Reported By Katie Bo Williams for The Hill:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under mounting pressure from the right to appoint a second special counsel to investigate conservative allegations of abuse at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI.

Up to now, those calls have gone quietly unanswered, with officials pointing to the existence of a Justice Department inspector general investigation that is expected to wrap up sometime this spring.

But Sessions last week revealed that he has tapped a former official outside of the Beltway “with many years in the Department of Justice” to review the need for a special counsel, suggesting the idea is receiving a serious look.

Powerful GOP lawmakers are urging Sessions to pull the trigger, arguing the inspector general does not have the prosecutorial authority needed to conduct a full investigation of the FBI’s actions.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday sent a letter to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein calling for a special counsel to “gather all the facts.”

“The FBI and the Department of Justice were corrupt, in my view, when it……

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