As the Mueller probe marches on, President Trump’s personal lawyer wants a new special counsel to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the Department of Justice and among FBI officials.
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow is calling for a special counsel following a Fox News report that detailed how the wife of a DOJ official demoted for concealing his meetings with Fusion GPS, the firm behind the Trump “dossier,” herself worked that same firm during the 2016 election.
“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate,” Sekulow told Axios.
Sekulow confirmed his desire for a new special counsel to NBC news.
A new line crossed:— Ari Melber (@AriMelber)
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow confirms to NBC he is calling for a special counsel to *investigate* special counsel Mueller’s team.
Citing alleged conflicts of interests, he says “New revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate.”December 12, 2017
Sekulow’s demands follow a string of reports revealing how several members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe have questionable ties to the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton.
President Trump has previously called the Mueller probe a “witch hunt” and has reportedly contemplated firing the special counsel. According to Axios, however, Trump plans to cooperate with Mueller and let the investigation reach its conclusion with the expectation that President Trump will be fully cleared by next year.
On the contrary, LevinTV host Mark Levin has repeatedly warned that Mueller’s investigation is not meant to prove or disprove that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election, but rather is a partisan ploy to hand the Democrats ammunition in an impeachment process.
In November, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was contemplating a new special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the Uranium One deal.
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