A group of 11 Republican lawmakers is asking the FBI and the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, as well as FBI agents and other top figures who feature in the Clinton email investigation.
‘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,’ according to the letter by Florida GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis and 10 other Republicans.
They complained about ‘dissimilar degrees of zealousness’ between how Clnton and President Trump were investigated, a reference to the Mueller probe.
GOP lawmakers wrote attorney general Jeff Sessions urging criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton and others
On Comey, who is in the midst of a book tour criticizing President Trump, the GOP lawmakers say he his actions suggest ‘improper investigative conduct, potentially motivated by a political agenda.’
On Clinton, they mention how her campaign lawyer made payments to the firm that hired Christopher Steele to produce the dossier of damaging information on Trump. Trump brought up the issue in his press conference Wednesday.
For former obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch, they cite the Uranium One deal.
ON TOUR: They also called for an investigation of former FBI Director James Comey
LOCK HER UP? The lawmakers urged an investigation of Hillary Clinton
The criminal referral doesn’t have the force of law. Ordinary citizens also can urge investigations.
They also accuse fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe with potential criminal violations, and also raise concerns with FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, accusing them of ‘interference’ in the Clinton email probe.
Several of the signers of the letter also pushed a second special counsel to investigate Clinton, the Hill reported.
The letter comes as former FBI director James Comey does interviews on a book tour, where he has repeatedly accused President Trump of acting like a mob boss, and urging him to life the ‘cloud’ of the Russia investigation.
Trump said at a press conference Wednesday: ‘There’s been nobody tougher on Russia than President Donald Trump.’
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