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WATCH LIVE: TRUMP IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DAY 4

Jeff Sessions Reportedly Asking FBI to Review Hillary’s Connection to Uranium One Deal

It seems that the Justice Department is taking steps to re-examine Hillary Clinton‘s role in the Obama administration’s Uranium One deal with Russia.

Months ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee opened an inquiry into several corrupt actions that Russian nuclear officials allegedly made in connection with the 2010 deal. These illegalities reportedly involved financial exchanges that connected to the Clinton Foundation, and Clinton herself was still Secretary of State during this time.

According to a new report from NBC, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has order prosecutors to go over the results of their investigation on the deal determine whether a special counsel is required for an expansion:

In a letter to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd said Justice Department lawyers would make recommendations to Sessions about whether an investigation should be opened or expanded, or whether a special counsel should be appointed to probe a number of issues of concern to Republicans.

Aside from reviewing the evidence, the FBI is also reportedly being asked if there was any improper effort to squash a prosecution. This move comes after months of calls from President Trump, his allies and conservative media to re-examine Clinton’s level of involvement with the deal.

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