Jeff Sessions Takes First Steps Toward Investigating The Clintons (Again)

The attorney general has instructed senior federal prosecutors to “evaluate certain issues” pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and a uranium deal, often referenced by right-wing conspiracy theorists. (Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed senior federal prosecutors to “evaluate certain issues” recently raised by Republican congressmen, all of which pertain to Hillary Clinton and the Obama-era uranium deal with a Russian-backed company.

The prosecutors will report to Sessions and the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, and recommend whether any new investigations should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require additional resources and whether it might be necessary to appoint a special counsel to oversee an investigation, according to a letter sent to congressman Robert Goodlatte of Virginia, the judiciary committee’s Republican chairman.

The president has also called for a stronger response to the Clintons' dealings and the uranium sale, tweeting on 3 November:

Sessions indicated at his confirmation hearing that he would recuse himself from any potential investigations regarding Hillary Clinton, as he did with the Russian collusion investigation.

The House Republicans have already initiated their own investigations into Clinton's emails and the Obama administration.

Some have specifically said they want to know more about whether Obama’s justice department was investigating the purchase of American uranium mines by a Russian-backed company in 2010. The agreement was reached while Hillary Clinton led the state department and some investors in the company had relationships with former president Bill Clinton and donated large sums to the Clinton Foundation.