Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed calls from Republican lawmakers for a second Special Adviser to investigate possible misconduct by the Justice Department and the FBI in earlier investigations against Hillary Clinton, and said the issues had already been investigated
In a letter Sessions told three Republican committee chairpersons Thursday that he commissioned John Huber, a Utah-based US attorney, to conduct an internal investigation into allegations and misconduct by the FBI.
"I am confident that Mr. Huber's review will include a complete, complete and objective assessment of these matters in a lawful and factual manner," Sessions wrote to Chuck Grassley, Senate Judge, Bob Goodlatte, House Chairman Judiciary, and Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight. Sessions said he would consider the recommendations that Huber could make, including "whether any matters justify the appointment of a special adviser"
Huber has been US Attorney in Utah since June 201
Gowdy and Goodlatte said in a joint statement released Thursday night, "While we continue to believe that the appointment of a second Special Adviser is necessary, this is a step in the right direction."
They added "We expect US attorney Huber to conduct an independent and thorough investigation in the light of his reputation." 19659008] Clinton's Emails
Republicans have alleged that the FBI was investigating Clinton's use of a private e-mail -Server's treatment as Minister of Foreign Affairs wrong – which did not lead to criminal charges – and the approval of a government panel A uranium sale to Russian interests was tied to donations to the Clinton Foundation. They also say that some agents were biased towards Donald Trump during his successful presidential campaign.
Meetings reminded the chairmen in his letter that the inspector of the department is also investigating some of the same matters. The law enforcement officer's letter came a day after this internal watchdog, Michael Horowitz, confirmed that he is now investigating the FBI's actions at the beginning of his investigation into Russian campaigning interventions, including receiving a warrant to oversee foreign policy adviser Carter Page
Democrats have responded that Republicans are trying to undermine the work of current special adviser Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, whether anyone close to Trump is involved in this interference and whether Trump tried to block the probe.