Attorney General Sessions Declines to Appoint Second Special Counsel to Review FBI

(From NBC News)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions notified Congress on Thursday that he will not appoint another special counsel, despite pleas to do so from Republicans in Congress.

Some House and Senate Republicans urged him to launch an investigation of what they said was evidence of political bias in the FBI and irregularities in the way evidence was presented to the foreign intelligence court, seeking permission to eavesdrop on a former Trump campaign adviser.

But Sessions said in a letter to Congress that those matters are already being looked at — by the Justice Department’s inspector general and by the U.S. attorney in Utah, John Huber, one of the few holdovers from Barack Obama’s administration.

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