Sessions: We Will ‘Consider Seriously’ Gowdy and Goodlatte’s Second Special Counsel Request

During an interview aired on Wednesday’s “Fox News @ Night,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that the Department of Justice will “consider seriously” the request made by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) for a second special counsel.

Sessions said, “I have great respect for Mr. Gowdy and Chairman Goodlatte, and we’re going to consider seriously their recommendations. I have appointed a person outside of Washington, many years in the Department of Justice, to look at all the allegations that the House Judiciary Committee members sent to us and we’re conducting that investigation. I also am well aware that we have a responsibility to ensure the integrity of the FISA process. We are not afraid to look at that. The inspector general — something that our inspector general is not very strong, but he has almost 500 employers — employees, most of which are lawyers and prosecutors, and they are looking at the FISA process. We must make sure it’s done properly, and we are going to do that. And I will consider their request.”

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