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 SessionsBudowsky: Senate must protect Mueller from Barr, President Trump Feinstein grappling with vote on AG nominee Barr Central American women fleeing domestic violence deserve refugee status MORE asking him to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Pompeo’s Cairo speech more ‘back to the future’ than break with past MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Dems demand access to interpreters at Trump's meetings with Putin Kremlin official: ‘Stupid’ to think Trump is working for Russia MORE and others whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles 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 McCabeFISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Rosenstein, DOJ exploring ways to more easily spy on journalists Trump: I never worked for Russia MORE, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesCould Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States? Witch hunt or mole hunt? Times bombshell blows up all theories Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret 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 DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida governor threatens Airbnb over West Bank settlements Florida governor announces sheriff's suspension over Parkland shooting DeSantis asks entire South Florida water management board to resign MORE (Fla.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Dave Brat (Va.), Jeff DuncanJeffrey (Jeff) Darren DuncanHouse conservatives want ethics probe into Dems' handling of Kavanaugh allegations Bipartisan group of lawmakers offer bill to provide certainty following online sales tax ruling Conservatives blame McCarthy for Twitter getting before favorable committee MORE (S.C.), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMaduro starts new term in Venezuela facing US sanctions, lack of legitimacy abroad Rick Scott threw party at Florida governor’s mansion after DeSantis and family had moved in: report Native American lawmaker: Haven't heard back from GOP rep who called Warren 'Sacagawea' MORE (Fla.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarOn The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers Live coverage: House elects new Speaker as Dems take charge MORE (Ariz.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisMarijuana activists arrested for smoking outside GOP lawmaker's office Interior to publish Zinke's calendars weekly Freedom Caucus members see openings in leadership MORE (Md.), Jody HiceJody Brownlow HiceThree Republicans battle to succeed Meadows at House Freedom Caucus Here's how politicians celebrated Halloween House Freedom Caucus roiled by Trump's attacks on Mark Sanford MORE (Ga.), Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaHouse passes year-end tax package Indiana New Members 2019 Braun knocks off Donnelly in Indiana MORE (Ind.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoThe new Democratic Congress has an opportunity to move legislation to help horses On The Money: Trump says he won't declare emergency 'so fast' | Shutdown poised to become longest in history | Congress approves back pay for workers | More federal unions sue over shutdown The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers 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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.