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 SessionsMSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump Chris Wallace: AG Barr 'clearly is protecting' Trump Appeals court rules Trump end of DACA was unlawful MORE asking him to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyClash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Giuliani says Trump is 'doing the right thing' by resisting congressional subpoenas Giuliani strikes back at Comey: 'No one really respects him' MORE and others whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure 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 McCabeTrump accuses Hillary Clinton of 'destroying the lives' of his campaign staffers The Mueller report concludes it was not needed Ten post-Mueller questions that could turn the tables on Russia collusion investigators MORE, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesTrump: 'Impossible for me to know' extent of Flynn investigation Mueller didn't want Comey memos released out of fear Trump, others would change stories Sally Yates: Trump would be indicted on obstruction of justice if he were not president 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 DeSantisTrump officials not sending migrants to Florida after backlash Dem criticizes newest calendars for Trump Interior chief as 'fake' GOP gov pushes back on Trump plan to send migrants to Florida counties MORE (Fla.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Dave Brat (Va.), Jeff DuncanJeffrey (Jeff) Darren DuncanOvernight Defense: NATO chief urges US to support alliance on its 70th anniversary | Turkey rebuffs Pentagon pressure over Russia deal | Rand Paul, liberals team up to push Trump on Syria withdrawal Rand Paul teams up with Ocasio-Cortez, Omar to press Trump on Syria withdrawal House conservatives ask Trump to declassify documents underlying Mueller investigation MORE (S.C.), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGOP Mueller critic says Flynn contacted him during special counsel probe: report 2020 Dem Seth Moulton calls for expanding cannabis access for veterans Hillicon Valley: Trump takes flak for not joining anti-extremism pact | Phone carriers largely end sharing of location data | Huawei pushes back on ban | Florida lawmakers demand to learn counties hacked by Russians | Feds bust 0M cybercrime group MORE (Fla.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarHouse Freedom Caucus votes to condemn Amash's impeachment comments Amash storm hits Capitol Hill House passes tribal land bills after votes were canceled following Trump tweet MORE (Ariz.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisOvernight Defense — Presented by Huntington Ingalls Industries — Trump nominates Shanahan as Pentagon chief | House panel advances bill to block military funds for border wall | Trump defends Bolton despite differences House panel advances bill to block military construction funds for border wall House committee approves 9.8b health, education bill MORE (Md.), Jody HiceJody Brownlow HiceOvernight Energy — Presented by Job Creators Network — House Republican tries to force Green New Deal vote | 'Awkward' hearing to vet Interior nominee and watchdog | House panel approves bill to stop drilling in Arctic refuge House Republican moves to force vote on Green New Deal House Republican plans discharge petition on Green New Deal MORE (Ga.), Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaFemale Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations House passes year-end tax package Indiana New Members 2019 MORE (Ind.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoSecrecy behind Saudi nuclear talks infuriates Congress Congress can finally ensure horses are not tortured for ribbons and prizes Trump's decision on health care law puts spotlight on Mulvaney 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) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.