GOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey

GOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey
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A group of conservative lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: For Trump endorsement: The more sordid, the better Those predicting Facebook's demise are blowing smoke If bitcoin is 'digital gold,' it should be taxed like gold MORE asking him to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCountering the ongoing Republican delusion How Biden should sell his infrastructure bill 'Finally, infrastructure week!': White House celebrates T bill MORE and others whom President TrumpDonald TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official MORE has targeted on Twitter and elsewhere.

The letter outlines accusations against Clinton and several former and current members of the FBI and Justice Department. The allegations largely relate to the lead-up to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The letter lays out allegations of criminal wrongdoing by Clinton, Comey, ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeAndrew McCabe's settlement with the Department of Justice is a signal to John Durham Trump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesFormer Chicago Red Stars players accuse ex-coach of verbal, emotional abuse An unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Sally Yates reveals breast cancer battle MORE, former acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente and FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

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Conservatives since the 2016 campaign have accused nearly every individual listed of being biased against Trump or in favor of Clinton.

“Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately,” the lawmakers wrote. 

The letter was addressed to Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney John Huber, the latter of which was appointed last month to lead an investigation into Republicans' allegations that the FBI and DOJ abused a surveillance program against a former Trump campaign aide.

Eleven Republican members of Congress signed the letter: Reps. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDemocratic frustration growing over stagnating voting rights bills A sad reality: In a season of giving, most will ignore America's poor Walt Disney World pauses vaccine mandate after DeSantis signs new legislation MORE (Fla.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Dave Brat (Va.), Jeff DuncanJeffrey (Jeff) Darren DuncanRep. Boebert does her version of Ocasio-Cortez's Met dress: 'Let's Go Brandon' Trump campaign sells 'Let's Go Brandon' T-shirts Noem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event MORE (S.C.), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMcCarthy pleads with Republicans to stop infighting: 'Congress is not junior high' GOP infighting just gets uglier Vigilantes are not patriots MORE (Fla.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarPelosi: Democrats can't allow 'indecent' Boebert comments to stand McCarthy pleads with Republicans to stop infighting: 'Congress is not junior high' Ocasio-Cortez slams McCarthy's 'Ku Klux Klan caucus' after Omar death threat MORE (Ariz.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisGOP lawmaker fined ,000 for failing to complete House security screening Georgia Republicans advance map that aims to pick up House seat in redistricting The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - House to vote on Biden social spending bill after McCarthy delay MORE (Md.), Jody HiceJody Brownlow HiceGosar faces increasing odds of censure on House floor Cheney, Kinzinger signal they'd back Gosar censure Raffensperger: Trump request to 'find' votes was a threat MORE (Ga.), Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaIndiana governor asks state Supreme Court to review law giving legislators greater emergency powers Judge strikes down several Indiana abortion provisions Federal judge will not block Indiana University's vaccine mandate MORE (Ind.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoOcasio-Cortez: Gosar so weak he 'couldn't open a pickle jar' Rep. Gosar posts anime video showing him striking Biden, Ocasio-Cortez Will America fight for Taiwan? MORE (Fla.).

Several of the Republicans who signed Wednesday’s letter also previously urged Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate Clinton.

A number of conservative lawmakers have called for an investigation into Clinton over the course of the past year. Many of those same representatives have argued the Justice Department is infected with a bias against Trump.

Democrats and others have argued that those representatives are seeking to undermine special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate 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 MORE's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.