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 ZeldinTrump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author House Republicans ask Trump to declassify Carter Page surveillance docs Biographer criticizes Republicans for using Pat Tillman's memory to attack Kaepernick 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 MeadowsRepublicans threaten to subpoena Nellie Ohr Conservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Graham to renew call for second special counsel MORE (R-N.C.) along with Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanGOP set to move 4B spending bill despite Trump criticisms Hillicon Valley: Trump cyber strategy lets US go on offense | AT&T urges court to let Time Warner merger stand | Conservatives want wife of DOJ official to testify | Facebook, nonprofits team up to fight fake news | DC camera hacker pleads guilty FBI memos detail ‘partisan axes,’ secret conflicts behind the Russia election meddling assessment MORE (R-Ohio), 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.), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) and Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertTrump: 'Fake news media’ didn’t cover when Obama said '57 states' in 2008 Bipartisan pair offers advice on ‘Climbing the Hill’ Trump allies want Congress to find anonymous op-ed author MORE (R-Texas) will join Zeldin on the House floor to push Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump distances himself from Rosenstein by saying Sessions hired him Gowdy: Declassified documents unlikely to change anyone's mind on Russia investigation Pompeo on Rosenstein bombshell: Maybe you just ought to find something else to do if you can't be on the team 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 ClintonGraham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump Fox News poll shows Dems with edge ahead of midterms Poll: Democrats in position to retake the House 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