Trump Wants 2nd Special Counsel To Investigate 1st Special Counsel


The president's lawyers want an investigation into the investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia.

The president's lawyers have called for a second special counsel to investigate the activities of the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

From the Guardian:

According to a report from Axios published early Tuesday, one of Trump’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow, has raised concerns over potential conflicts of interest within special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

Trump and his allies have long insisted the investigation into the campaign is biased, and Sekulow issued his statement following a Fox News report that the wife of a senior Justice Department official had been employed by Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Trump dossier.

“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests,” Sekulow said. “New revelations require the appointment of a special counsel to investigate.”

Trump's Justice Department might be sympathetic to the idea:

Attorney general Jeff Sessions has reportedly floated the idea of appointing a second special counsel. Trump has meanwhile called on the FBI to investigate Clinton, while repeatedly denouncing the Russia investigation as “witch hunt”. The president has yet to accept the US intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.