GOP rep: Sessions had a 'come to Jesus moment' on Clinton special counsel

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanCNN's Cuomo spars with GOP lawmaker over memos in heated exchange Burned by the budget, right warns Ryan on immigration Freedom Caucus chairman on budget deal: 'The swamp won and the American taxpayer lost' MORE (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE had a "come to Jesus" moment over whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE.

In an interview with CNN's "New Day," Jordan said that Sessions had a "come to Jesus" moment after reading Jordan's Monday op-ed in which Jordan and fellow Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzBipartisan bill offered in House to protect marijuana users in legal weed states House Republican says Trump calls him regularly ‘because I defend him on television’ The Memo: Nunes ‘bombshell’ fails to move debate MORE (R-Fla.) called for Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to examine allegations surrounding the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One, as well as the 2016 FBI investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information while secretary of State.


Sessions is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee later Tuesday, and the issue of a special counsel is likely to be brought up by senators.

"What we do know are all of the things that we have learned in the last few weeks on top of what Mr. Comey did in 2016, relative to the Clinton email investigation," Jordan said. "All of that combined certainly warrants a special counsel investigation."

Jordan used similar language Monday night in an interview with Fox News, calling the allegations that Clinton was involved in a scheme to sell a company with access to U.S. uranium to a Russian nuclear agency in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation "serious."

"It's amazing. Today we do an op-ed, and suddenly, the Department of Justice has had a come to Jesus moment and now there's going to be a special counsel, at least they're talking about a special counsel," Jordan said Monday.

“That's exactly what has to happen when you think about the things we've learned and how serious they are. The American people want answers, we want to give them those answers, and we think a special counsel's the way to go."

Democrats have countered that Clinton wasn't personally involved in the sale of the company, which was approved by the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, not just the State Department.

A report from The Hill earlier this month revealed that the Uranium One sale resulted in some U.S. uranium being shipped to Canada and Europe, despite promises from the Obama administration that it could not leave the U.S.

“The more that surfaces about this deal, the more questions it raises," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyPavlich: The claim Trump let the mentally ill get guns is a lie Congress fails miserably: For Asian-Americans, immigration proposals are personal attacks Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees MORE (R-Iowa) said in a statement earlier this month. "It now appears that despite pledges to the contrary, U.S. uranium made its way overseas as a part of the Uranium One deal."