GOP Rep. Zeldin to lead call for second special counsel

GOP Rep. Zeldin to lead call for second special counsel
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Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinGOP rep: I wasn't 'duped into an interview by Borat' Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill Trump supporters, GOP lawmaker Donald Trump Jr. called to check on GOP campaign volunteer after reported threats MORE (R-N.Y.) on Monday is slated to lead a special order calling for a second special counsel to investigate conservatives' allegations of bias and abuse at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Freedom Caucus chairman Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsFreedom Caucus lawmakers call on DOJ to probe Rosenstein allegations House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus MORE (R-N.C.) along with Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanJordan interviewed in OSU investigation into alleged doctor's sex abuse Former OSU wrestlers sue university over sex abuse allegations Freedom Caucus lawmakers call on DOJ to probe Rosenstein allegations MORE (R-Ohio), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGOP lawmaker criticizes calls for Trump's Russian interpreter to testify Key GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment GOP lawmaker regrets appearing on Alex Jones's radio show MORE (R-Fla.), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) and Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertHouse GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day Ex-GOP lawmaker: Strzok hearing 'was a humiliating day' for Republicans Peter Strzok exhibited an astonishing lack of self-awareness MORE (R-Texas) will join Zeldin on the House floor to push Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsKey GOP lawmaker throws cold water on Rosenstein impeachment With new immigration policy, Trump administration gutting the right to asylum Homeland Security advisory council members resign over family separations: report MORE to appoint an additional special counsel as current special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE continues his investigation into possible connections between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign.

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"Tonight, sometime in 7PM hour, I'll be leading a Special Order on House Floor, joined by other Members, detailing case for a 2nd Special Counsel to be appointed re FISA Abuse, how/why Clinton probe ended & Trump-Russia probe began. Watch here: http://houselive.gov," Zeldin tweeted.

Proponents of the measure argue a new special counsel is needed to look into evidence they feel raises concerns over why the FBI closed the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE, why the Trump-Russia probe began and whether FISA warrants that were granted to target Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were politically motivated.

Critics fear adding a second special counsel would undermine Mueller's ability to conduct his investigation into potential collusion.

Sessions declined lawmakers request for an additional appointment late last month, but appointed John Huber, a federal prosecutor in Utah, to look into the allegations