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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

(CNN)US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked senior federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" presented by House Republicans, including alleged ties between the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One.

The Obama-era sale of the Canadian uranium mining company to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatom, is already being investigated by House Republicans. The deal was approved in 2010, when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state.

Although the claims have not been proven, some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have alleged that Russian interests sought to donate to the Clinton Foundation to persuade Clinton to support the deal.

Monday's letter comes after public criticisms of the Justice Department's focus from Trump, who has bemoaned the fact that he can't give direction to the agency.

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Goodlatte and other Republicans on the House judiciary committee sent two letters to Sessions and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, dated July 27, 2017 and September 26, 2017, asking for the appointment of another special counsel to look into "matters that appear to be outside the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation."

During Sessions' confirmation hearing, Sessions told Sen. Chuck Grassley he would recuse himself from any investigation pertaining to the Clinton email investigation and anything relating to the Clinton Foundation.

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Trump CAN give such directions to the AGs office, if he just tweets about it.

And the Uranium deal? Just a GOP distraction from the Mueller probe with no beef.

Even Forbes knows it....

Claims of Clinton-Russia Uranium Collusion Are A Real Empty Barrel

www.forbes.com

www.snopes.com

Uranium One, the bizarre Clinton-Russia story lighting up right-wing news, explained
Trump is peddling a made-up Clinton Russia scandal to distract from his own real issues.

www.vox.com

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-14 12:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Though it hurts me to say this but you are correct this is just a bunch of hoopla about nothing.

The reason why repubs have a hard time having a real investigation of the Clintons is that every crappy thing that the clintons have done they got the idea from the repubs.

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-11-14 01:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As long as the Republican Party can distract their constituents with Hillary, they're free to be pedophiles, traitors to the nation, and solely serve the 1%.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-14 04:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"As long as the Republican Party can distract their constituents with Hillary, they're free to be pedophiles, traitors to the nation, and solely serve the 1%. "

They can distract them with any shiny object.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-14 07:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, the Republican establishment is damn evil. But can't you see that Hillary was just as bad? If the war goddess where president, there would be boots on the ground in Libya and Syria right now, and we would be fighting a real proxy war with Russia. Tell me I'm wrong.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-14 07:20 AM | Reply

#5

I'll tell you you're silly. The man in the WH now is willing to play games with American military and civilian lives in a nuclear exchange. That's not just as bad, that's almost the worse you can have.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-14 07:54 AM | Reply

#6 Actually, I think he's just applying pressure. Lot's of pressure. The Norks haven't done a single missile test in over 50 days, when they used to do one every few days. Consider that the message might actually be getting through.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-14 08:06 AM | Reply

#5 will "you're full of ----" suffice?

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-14 08:51 AM | Reply

If the war goddess where president, there would be

She's not president.

No need to ponder the "ifs".

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-11-14 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

- No need to ponder the "ifs".

They are only a Deflection from the trials and tribulations of his Dear Lying Leader Trump.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-14 12:06 PM | Reply

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat

Uhhhh - there ARE boots on the ground in Libya and Syria. In fact the numbers have gone up under Trump.

Also Speaking frankly, many more boots on the ground in Syria should have been done a long time ago. This is a proxy war we have clearly just handed over to Russia and Iran this week.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-14 12:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Umm... Jeff Sessions in his confirmation hearing said he would recuse himself from investigating Hillary. Just another lie from the demented keebler elf.

"SESSIONS: Mr. Chairman, it was a highly contentious campaign. I, like a lot of people, made comments about the issues in that campaign. With regard to Secretary Clinton and some of the comments I made, I do believe that that could place my objectivity in question. I've given that thought.

I believe the proper thing for me to do, would be to recuse myself from any questions involving those kinds of investigations that involve Secretary Clinton and that were raised during the campaign or to be otherwise connected to it.

GRASSLEY: OK. I think, that's -- let me emphasize then with a follow up question. To be very clear, you intend to recuse yourself from both the Clinton email investigation and any matters involving the Clinton Foundation, if there are any?

SESSIONS: Yes."

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-14 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Jeff Sessions my need to start wearing a body cam.

He has a bad case of CRS.

Can't Remember "Stuff".

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-14 05:36 PM | Reply

Sessions hasn't quite folded yet.....

"In a marathon appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, the pressure the former Alabama senator faces from his own party and the White House was at the forefront even as he endured tough questions from Democrats.

The most memorable exchange of the day came when Sessions told a testy Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a leading voice among House conservatives, that it would take "a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel" for the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor.

"We will use the proper standards and that's the only thing I can tell you, Mr. Jordan," Sessions said. "You can have your idea, but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standards it requires."

Democrats have slammed even the suggestion of a new special counsel as a partisan move that reflected a dangerous acquiescence to political demands from the president.

Sessions rejected a fiery argument from Jordan that "it sure looks like a major political party was working with the federal government ... so they could then get a warrant to spy on President Trump's campaign."

"I would say ‘looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel," Sessions said sharply."

thehill.com

He appears to be hesitating about calling for another SC as long as the different investigations are making him look like a senile old fool... whose actions might look like payback.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-14 08:08 PM | Reply

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