One of President Trump’s outside legal team members called for the appointment of a new special prosecutor today in order to look into possible conflicts of interest involving the Justice Department as well as FBI officials.
The call was made by Jay Sekulow after a Fox News report revealed that the wife of a Department of Justice official concealed meetings with the firm that was responsible for the anti-Trump Russian “dossier.” She actually worked for this very firm called Fusion GPS during the time of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Sekulow notified Fox News that a special prosecutor may possibly be appointed to take a deeper look into these very issues.
Sekulow spoke to Axios saying, “The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate.”
President Trump’s legal team is not making a formal petition as of yet in order to find a special prosecutor. The team is making their views clear, however. Sekulow made sure to note that this call was not connected in any way to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia meddling investigation into Trump.
Sekulow told Fox News today, “I was asked about it, and let my feelings be known.”
It has been going on for months now that a group of House Republicans have been calling for the appointment of a second special counsel that would look into certain Obama and Clinton-related scandals and controversies. This is something that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently reviewing.
Sessions was questioned about the Sekulow call and explained that he has already ordered that review after the previous call from Congress members.
He explained,“I’ve put a senior attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me … if things aren’t being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met.”
Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina) tweeted on Friday, “I will be challenging Rs and Ds on Senate Judiciary Committee to support a Special Counsel to investigate ALL THINGS 2016 — not just Trump and Russia.”
The new findings about the Department of Justice official and his wife hold true to reports that an FBI official was taken off Mueller’s investigative team in the beginning of the year due to anti-Trump texts that were found between him and another ex-investigator with whom he was having a romantic affair.
The details have been pieced together and have sparked some serious concerns for the Republican Party about the goal of key officials at the FBI and the DOJ.
It was just last week that Fox News reported that Bruce Ohr was demoted after an investigation into his personal contacts with Fusion GPS figures. Evidence that was taken in by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is chaired by Representative Devin Nunes (Republican, California) has stated that Ohr met with Christopher Steele during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Steele is the former British spy who authorized the dossier on Trump.
On top of all that, House investigators have found that Ohr also met with Glenn Simpson not long after the election last year. Simpson is the founder of Fusion GPS.
I’d like to see a Liberal try to tell me that the Special Counsel investigating Trump doesn’t need to have another Special Counsel investigating them at this point. Something very dirty is going on here, and it’s about time that we get to the bottom of it.