Several Conservative GOP legislators reiterated on Thursday their call for a second Special Adviser to investigate alleged surveillance violations in the Justice Department.
Reps. Mark Meadows Mark Randall MeadowsConservative lawmakers ready calls for second special council GOP ponders how to fill rest from 2018 Trump signs massive spending bill and supports veto risk MORE (RN.C.) And [ Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spoke to the need A second Special Counsel during a joint appearance with Fox News Moderator Laura Ingraham after Attorney General Jeff Sessions Jefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsConservative lawmakers hold calls for second special adviser Carter Page says FBI asked about RNC meeting with Russian envoy GOP -Chairman: postpone meetings to investigate alleged FISA abuse n "A step in the right direction" MORE resisted such demands earlier in the day. The government accuses the FBI officials of disclosing facts when they go to a secret court under the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) to get a surveillance order against former Trump campaigner Carter Page
"Laura, it should be the whole truth, not a part of it, [ed.]And if you go to court, you have to give them the whole truth, they did not do that at the FISA court, "Jordan said.
"And it was these people – two of them were fired, three of them were demoted," he said. "And we do not believe extraordinary circumstances justifying a second special adviser?"
Meadows, the chairman of the Conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Jordan, the group's former chairman, have been calling for another special advisor for months alongside more than a dozen other GOP legislators.  The Republicans have picked up revelations that the FBI has not rescued five months of text messages between two agents accused during the presidential race by Pro-Clinton and Anti-Trump.
Sessions announced Thursday that it would not elect a second special advisor to investigate alleged FISA abuses, but instead would appoint a federal prosecutor from Utah to initiate a Justice Department investigation.
Rep. Trey Gowdy Harold (Trey) Watson GowdyConse Rvative legislators hold calls for second special counseling GOP chairpersons: Sessions move to investigate alleged FISA abuse "a step in the right direction" House Dem calls for serve Census Bill to Stop Citizenship Issue MORE (RS.C.) and Bob Goodlatte Robert (Bob) William GoodlatteConservative lawmakers uphold calls for second special advice GOP presidents: Sessions move to alleged FISA abuse "A Step in the Right Direction" to Consider Sessions Refuses to Appoint Second Special Counselor  (R-Va.), Chairpersons of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, referred to the move as "a step in the right direction" and said that they still believed that a special lawyer was necessary.
"We continue to believe it is necessary to appoint a second Special Adviser, this is a step in the right direction and we expect US Attorney Huber to conduct an independent and thorough investigation based on his reputation," said the two chairmen in one Statement.
"Such an investigation is crucial to rebuilding the reputation of the Bureau and the DOJ in the eyes of the American people," they added.
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