Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), along with 43 other members of Congress, hand-delivered to Attorney General Loretta Lynch a letter requesting she appoint a Special Counsel to oversee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.
The investigation is focused on Clinton’s use of a private and unsecured email server during her time as Secretary of State.
Last month during an interview with CBS, President Obama commented on the investigation into Clinton’s private email server saying, “I don’t think it posed a national security problem.”
“Just as he did with the IRS investigation, the President prejudged the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private emails and her handling of classified information,” DeSantis stated in a press release.
Members of the military and intelligence communities have been – and continue to be – prosecuted for infractions potentially less egregious. Secretary Clinton is not above the rule of law. It is critically important that this investigation is conducted impartially and that the decision to prosecute does not hinge on political considerations. For that reason, I am demanding that Attorney General Lynch appoint a Special Counsel.
Citizens United President David N. Bossie responded to the letter sent by the 44 members of Congress.
We are pleased that 44 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have joined Citizens United and Senator John Cornyn in calling for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint an impartial special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement. Democrat political appointees at the Justice Department cannot be expected to thoroughly investigate a person who may turn out to be the Democrat nominee for President of the United States. Furthermore, Attorney General Lynch has a personal conflict of interest in this matter since President Bill Clinton appointed her United States Attorney in 1999. Citizens United first called for a special counsel in this case on July 29th.
The letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch can be read here.