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

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanRussia docs order sets Trump on collision with intel community The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Jordan says FBI used 'crushing power of the state' to probe Trump campaign based on dossier MORE (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump attack on Sessions may point to his departure Hillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe Sessions in Chicago: If you want more shootings, listen to ACLU, Antifa, Black Lives Matter MORE had a "come to Jesus" moment over whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump's exclusive interview with Hill.TV | Trump, intel officials clash over Russia docs | EU investigating Amazon | Military gets new cyber authority | Flynn sentencing sparks new questions about Mueller probe READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV Keeping up with Michael Avenatti 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) GaetzThe federal government must stop stifling medical marijuana research Hillicon Valley: Twitter chief faces GOP anger over bias | DOJ convenes meeting on bias claims | Rubio clashes with Alex Jones | DHS chief urges lawmakers to pass cyber bill | Sanders bill takes aim at Amazon Conservatives blame McCarthy for Twitter getting before favorable committee 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.

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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 GrassleyDem: 'Bulls---' to say GOP doing everything to contact Kavanaugh accuser Grassley wants unredacted version of letter from Kavanaugh's accuser Attorney for Kavanaugh accuser criticizes Senate panel's ‘rush to a hearing’ 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."