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Breaking: Appointment Of A Second Special Counsel Is Underway

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GOP leaders, along with Rep. Steve Scalise has sent a letter to AG Jeff Sessions requesting a second special counsel to investigate the Clinton probe, Trump-Russia probe and FISA abuse.

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are noting their support for a second special counsel in order to investigate allegations by conservatives of bias in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The Hill reported.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Monday that he favors a second counsel, echoing a similar call from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., over the weekend, the website reported.

“I agree with the many others who have called for the appointment of an additional special counsel,” Scalise said in a statement, The Hill reported.

“The credibility of the Mueller investigation will be in doubt unless we get to the bottom of the many serious questions regarding the FBI’s handling of their investigation of the Trump campaign,” Scalise said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have not endorsed the notion of a special counsel, and have not issued criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, The Hill’s report said.

A second special counsel could obscure the Mueller investigation by raising questions about the evidence in the probe.

President Donald Trump’s legal team wants a second special counsel to probe whether FBI and Justice Department officials abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by spying on former campaign adviser Carter Page, The Hill reported.

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