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 SessionsTrump says 'people will not stand' for Mueller report Jeff Sessions returns to Justice Department to retrieve Cabinet chair Rosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March MORE asking him to investigate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic Socialists of America endorses Sanders for president How to end the Electoral College and elect our next president by popular vote CNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary MORE, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game Comey: I'm not rooting for Mueller to demonstrate Trump is a criminal Trump's attacks on McCain exacerbate tensions with Senate GOP MORE and others whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated 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 McCabeRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Graham says he'll probe Rosenstein's 25th Amendment remarks The damning proof of innocence that FBI likely withheld in Russian probe MORE, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesA question of privilege: How Trump could still gut the Mueller report From border to Mueller, Barr faces challenges as attorney general Hillicon Valley: House Intel panel will release Russia interviews | T-Mobile, Sprint step up merger push | DHS cyber office hosting webinars on China | Nest warns customers to shore up password security 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 DeSantisGillum launches voter-registration campaign Republicans need solutions on environment too Republicans up for reelection fear daylight with Trump MORE (Fla.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Dave Brat (Va.), Jeff DuncanJeffrey (Jeff) Darren DuncanThe 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution House passes anti-hate measure amid Dem tensions House conservatives want ethics probe into Dems' handling of Kavanaugh allegations MORE (S.C.), Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzTrump: I told Republicans to vote for 'transparency' in releasing Mueller report House votes for Mueller report to be made public Matt Gaetz jabs Don Lemon while talking to Chris Cuomo on CNN MORE (Fla.), Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarTrump: I told Republicans to vote for 'transparency' in releasing Mueller report House votes for Mueller report to be made public The 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution MORE (Ariz.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisHouse passes bill expressing support for NATO Activist who met with GOP lawmakers also promotes ‘black violence’ gene: report Marijuana activists arrested for smoking outside GOP lawmaker's office MORE (Md.), Jody HiceJody Brownlow HiceJordan jokes that sport coats inhibit him during heated hearings House lawmakers clash over GOP allegations Dems coached Cohen GOP lawmaker asks Cohen to reveal any 'cooperation' with Dems on congressional testimony 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 YohoThe 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution House passes anti-hate measure amid Dem tensions The new Democratic Congress has an opportunity to move legislation to help horses 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.