GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee are asking the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to investigate former FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for their actions during 2016 presidential campaign, The Daily Caller reports.
Republicans in the committee said they are not confident that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will cover matters related to last year’s election and its aftermath.
Judiciary Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asking that a second investigator be named matching Mueller’s mandate.
Mueller, a former FBI Director, is overseeing the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the outcome of the presidential election.
The letter comes after the committee on Wednesday passed an amendment demanding from the DOJ information related to Comey’s investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information using a private email server.
Comey was fired by President Donald Trump as FBI director in May because of his handling of Clinton’s case.