For some time now, Republicans have been pushing for a second special prosecutor to look into matters involving Russia and the 2016 presidential election. They have deep concerns when it comes to the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails while Secretary of State, any wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and also the Uranium One sale to Russia, as well as other issues. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlattle (R-Va) has twice asked for the appointment of a second special prosecutor, once in July and then again in September. It now appears the chairman may get his wish as it is reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering the appointment of a second special prosecutor. According to reports, he has directed senior prosecutors to look into the matters and report back to his top deputy on whether or not a special prosecutor is needed. With the attorney general now considering the matter, it begs the question: Should Jeff Sessions appoint a second special prosecutor?
People who want a second special prosecutor believe one is needed because Robert Mueller’s investigation doesn’t go far enough. They feel he is only looking at President Trump, when he really needs to look at Hillary Clinton and the Democrats’ connections to Russia. People feel that the Uranium One sale is very questionable and needs to be looked at to make sure nothing illegal happened. Plus, they feel that the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails was very poorly done and needs to be reexamined. They believe that the only way the country will get the whole truth is if everyone is investigated, not just President Trump.
Those against the idea of a second special prosecutor feel that it would be a desperate attempt to distract people from the Trump scandals. They also see it as grounds for impeachment because they contend the Trump administration would be guilty of obstruction of justice. Also, many feel it would be proof that President Trump is using the Department of Justice as a weapon against his political enemies. They believe that, if this step is taken, we really are living in a dictatorship.
Fox News covering Jeff Sessions considering a 2nd special prosecutor:
Should Attorney General Jeff Sessions appoint a second special prosecutor? Is one needed to find out the whole truth about the 2016 election? Or, if one is appointed, would Donald Trump be guilty of obstructing justice?
Yes, appoint a second special prosecutor
People who want a second special prosecutor say that one is desperately needed. They feel that Robert Mueller’s investigation is not going far enough. They believe that the Democrats and Hillary Clinton need to be investigated also.
LIGHT AT END OF TUNNEL? AG #Sessions says he will not rule out Special Prosecutor on #UraniumOne. Reviewing situation now. Sources tell @seanhannity that Sessions has not recused on #UraniumOneDeal. Come on Uncle Jeff! Let’s #DrainTheSwamp & #LockHerUp.https://t.co/L3Uq2re07W
— TrumpGuy (@TrumpGuyTV) November 14, 2017
He needs to get this going whilst Mueller is still working on his. We need cross-over investigations!! It will drive the press crazy for one and we will find out who thinks it’s ok for Russia to own 1/5 of our Uranium. ASAP @USAGSessions & Trump Appointment!
— Fielding2001 (@jennyfields79) November 14, 2017
Hooray! Good news!?I Pray there will be a 2nd special counsel very soon! https://t.co/RfFDhskj0X
— william barrett (@willdani61) November 13, 2017
@USAGSessions FINALLY SESSIONS OPENS THE DOOR TO 2nd SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE URANIUM ONE AND CLINTONS (Foundation, Emails, Pay for Play, ?) MOMENTUM MOUNT FOR INVESTIGATION & *IMO* SESSIONS WILLGET THE MONKEY OFF HIS BACK AND APPOINT SPECIAL COUNSEL VERY SOON
— Ray (@RayRay11700948) November 14, 2017
No, don’t appoint a second special prosecutor
Those against a second special prosecutor say that, if one is appointed, then you know we are now living in a dictatorship. They feel that the president is using the DOJ to go after his political enemies.
If this 2nd special counsel does happen, we can officially say declared that 2017 was the year democracy died in America!
— Frank(lin) ?? (@fuegonexttime) November 14, 2017
if jeff sessions appoints a 2nd special counsel for clinton, just go ahead & shut down the DOJ.
— last bump monk (@bellyakim) November 14, 2017
The fact that this 2nd Special Counsel would be specifically catering to @gop concerns from the start shows how corrupted the @WhiteHouse and @TheJusticeDept are. They’re supposed to be running independently of one another.
— Bob Doombringer (@fck_twtr) November 14, 2017
Screams of a smarmy coward who is trying desperately to deflect attention from his own transgressions. It’s all about choices, @AGJeffBSessions. You’ve made poor choices bred of poor character.
— Mindy (@bttr_as1) November 14, 2017
Do you think Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint a second special prosecutor?