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 ZeldinGovernors brace for 2022 after year in pandemic spotlight Republicans hit Biden over Afghanistan, with eye on midterms McCarthy: 'There will be a day of reckoning' for Biden 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 MeadowsAllies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records MORE (R-N.C.) along with Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanAllies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid Republican leaders misjudged Jan. 6 committee Watchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments MORE (R-Ohio), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzWashington ramps up security ahead of Sept. 18 rally Police brace for Capitol rally defending Jan. 6 mob Watchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments MORE (R-Fla.), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) and Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertWashington ramps up security ahead of Sept. 18 rally Police brace for Capitol rally defending Jan. 6 mob Watchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments MORE (R-Texas) will join Zeldin on the House floor to push Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program MORE to appoint an additional special counsel as current special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book 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