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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 SessionsGarland rescinds Trump-era memo curtailing consent decrees Biden picks vocal Trump critics to lead immigration agencies The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings MORE asking him to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyShowtime developing limited series about Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges MORE and others whom President TrumpDonald TrumpDC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' Taylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics 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 McCabeJohn Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' MORE, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesThere was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder Holder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ Biden directs DOJ to phase out use of private prisons 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 DeSantisSunday shows preview: Russia, US exchange sanctions; tensions over policing rise; vaccination campaign continues American expats returning to US to get COVID-19 shots Oddsmakers say Harris, not Biden, most likely to win 2024 nomination, election MORE (Fla.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Dave Brat (Va.), Jeff DuncanJeffrey (Jeff) Darren DuncanGeorgia county says removal of All-Star Game will cost tourism 0M GOP senators push to end MLB antitrust status Trump calls for boycott of MLB for moving All-Star Game MORE (S.C.), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzAlleged sex trafficking victim may be cooperating with feds in Matt Gaetz investigation, ex-girlfriend says Kinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' MORE (Fla.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarTaylor Greene defends 'America First' effort, pushes back on critics Freedom Caucus member condemns GOP group pushing 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' Kinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees MORE (Ariz.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisEthics panel upholds metal detector fines totaling K against Rep. Clyde Ethics upholds Gohmert's ,000 metal detector fine 14 Republicans vote against resolution condemning Myanmar military coup MORE (Md.), Jody HiceJody Brownlow HiceTrump digs in on attacks against Republican leaders Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Exclusive: Biggs offers bill banning federal vaccine passports MORE (Ga.), Todd RokitaTheodore (Todd) Edward RokitaWe need a Herbert Hoover to reel in Big Tech Juan Williams: The GOP's big lie on voting rights GOP AGs say House voting rights bill unconstitutional MORE (Ind.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.) and Ted YohoTheodore (Ted) Scott YohoOcasio-Cortez: 'No consequences' in GOP for violence, racism 7 surprise moments from a tumultuous year in politics Why AOC should be next to lead the DNC 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.