On Wednesday, 11 members of Congress signed a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Chris Wray, and U.S. attorney John Huber asking them to conduct a criminal investigation into multiple members of the Obama administration.
“In doing so, we are especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter released by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
The letter specifically calls for a criminal investigation into former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page.
Letter from DeSantis & other lawmakers to Sessions, Wray and Huber referring Comey, Clinton, Lynch, McCabe, Lisa Page & Peter Strzok for investigation of potential violations of federal statutes. https://t.co/zNiZhHbYxr pic.twitter.com/aSwKpyeO2u
— Nick Short ???????? (@PoliticalShort) April 18, 2018
“Those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American,” the lawmakers said, insisting that any violations of law need to be “vetted appropriately.”
The lawmakers argue that Comey mishandled the criminal investigation into Clinton over her use of a private email server, claiming that the investigation was “motivated by a political agenda.”
In May 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo slamming Comey for making “serious mistakes” throughout the course of the investigation.
“Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives,” Rosenstein wrote. “The way (Comey) handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 18, 2018
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