Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump Administration’s Special Counsel Threat: ‘Such an Abuse of Power’

Multiple reports over the past few days have asserted that President Donald Trump‘s administration is said to be considering the possibility of a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton.

Speaking with Mother Jones Wednesday, Clinton, in her first public comments on those reports, went to town — blasting the Trump administration for what she views as dramatic judicial overreach.

“I regret deeply that this appears to be the politicization of the Justice Department and our justice system,” Clinton said. She added, “It’s personally offensive that they would do this.”

The focus of a Clinton special counsel, according to reports, would be to examine the Uranium One deal in which the Clinton-led Department of State signed off on a deal to sell Uranium to Russian interests, with certain people involved in the transaction having had links to the Clinton Foundation. Eight other Federal agencies also backed the deal.

Clinton dismissed the scuttlebutt over Uranium One as, “nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up to avoid attention being drawn to them.”

She added, “This is such an abuse of power. And it goes right at the rule of law.”

Watch above, via Mother Jones.

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