According to NBC News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pursuing the debunked conspiracy theory that Bill and Hillary Clinton are linked to a controversial uranium deal, with Sessions instructing Justice Department prosecutors to interview FBI agents on the subject.
At issue is a 2010 transaction in which the Obama Administration allowed the sale of U.S. uranium mining facilities to Russia's state atomic energy company. Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time, and the State Department was one of nine agencies that agreed to approve the deal after finding no threat to U.S. national security.
President Donald Trump, along with some other Republicans, have criticized the deal and held tight to the notion that the Clintons were complicit in illegal activities surrounding the sale.
In a letter to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd said Justice Department lawyers would make recommendations to Sessions about whether an investigation should be opened or expanded, or whether a special counsel should be appointed to probe a number of issues of concern to Republicans.