- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee reportedly want another special prosecutor to investigate the 2016 presidential election — this one focusing on possible wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

According to NBC News, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia and his fellow Judiciary Republicans have sent a letter to the Justice Department saying that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s mandate is narrow and does not address some remaining issues from the race.

Their letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein mentions actions taken by such Obama administration officials as Mrs. Clinton, then FBI Director James Comey and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The counsel needs to investigate such issues as whether Ms. Lynch told Mr. Comey to mislead the public about the Clinton investigation, grants of immunity to possible co-conspirators in the Clinton email probe, and the “unmasking” of Americans caught up in surveillance of foreigners.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

Copyright © 2022 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide