(National Sentinel) Criminality: Eleven Republican lawmakers on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney John Huber demanding they conduct criminal investigations into several Obama-era officials.
Included on their list are former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; fired FBI Director James Comey; and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“In doing so, we are especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter released by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).
Other former officials on the list include recently fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
The letter specifically calls for a criminal investigation into former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Stzrok and Lisa Page.
A copy of the letter was tweeted out by Nick Short of the Security Studies Group and Michelle Malkin Investigates.
Letter from DeSantis & other lawmakers to Sessions, Wray and Huber referring Comey, Clinton, Lynch, McCabe, Lisa Page & Peter Strzok for investigation of potential violations of federal statutes. https://t.co/zNiZhHbYxr pic.twitter.com/aSwKpyeO2u
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) April 18, 2018
“Those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter, insisting that any violations of law need to be “vetted appropriately.”
The lawmakers also argued that Comey mishandled the investigation into Clinton’s criminal mishandling of classified emails and information via her unsecured private server. They charged that Comey’s probe was “motivated by a political agenda” to clear her so she could go on to defeat President Donald J. Trump in the November 2016 election.
There have been previous complaints about Comey’s behavior.
In May 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a memo criticizing the FBI director for making “serious mistakes” throughout the course of the investigation.
“Almost everyone agrees that the Director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives,” Rosenstein wrote. “The way (Comey) handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong.”
The letter formulated the basis for Trump to fire Comey.
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