Sessions says no new special counsel yet for Republican concerns

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official website] appointed [text, PDF] US Attorney for Utah John Huber [official website] on Thursday to investigate determinations made by the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] in 2016 and 2017.

However, Sessions stopped short of appointing a second special counsel, despite repeated requests by Republican lawmakers to do so, saying he wanted to wait for the results of the review from John Huber, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah. In March 2017, shortly after he took charge of the Justice Department, Sessions asked for the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were previous administration holdovers.

He explained that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation despite no evidence of any collusion.

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He was also a key piece of the Kansas City Royals 2015 World Series championship team, helping set up closer Wade Davis . Injuries prevented him from pitching that October and he spent all of 2016 recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Many Republicans were hoping a second special counsel would be appointed to investigate the FBI's handling of the surveillance of Carter Page.

Huber, whose identity had remained a secret, has been looking into allegations that the Federal Bureau of Investigation abused its powers in surveilling a former Trump campaign adviser, CNN reported.

Sessions' letter has not been popular on either side of the political spectrum.

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Instead, in a separate release, the election body explained that Malviya had given the reference of a news channel as his source . He had shared with the Commission a screenshot of his tweet, and a TV screen grab of Times Now's display of dates on its channel.

In a statement released Thursday night, House Judiciary Chairman Robert Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy said they were "encouraged" that Huber was tapped to investigate the issues.

Huber was appointed in 2015 by President Barack Obama, and reappointed a year ago by President Donald Trump. Republicans are also likely to be upset with what amounts to the Justice Department investigating itself.

A full report will be issued once Huber concludes his investigation, the attorney general said. His own involvement in any decision is further complicated by the fact that he is recused from all investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at least, said it did not preclude the need for a special counsel to "ensure the investigation is thorough and complete".

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz already has been probing aspects of the Clinton email case, and he announced Wednesday that he would review the surveillance of Page. Sessions, though, had not revealed the name of that person, and his public comments have done little to quiet the cries for a second special counsel.

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