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Rep. Zeldin Leads 13 Member Letter Calling for DOJ Appointment of Special Counsel re FISA Abuse, and How/Why Clinton Probe Ended and Trump-Russia Probe Began

February 28, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Jim Jordan (OH-4), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Francis Rooney (FL-19), Matt Gaetz (FL-1), Ted Budd (NC-13), Jody Hice (GA-10), Mark Meadows (NC-11), Scott Perry (PA-4), Paul Gosar (AZ-4), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-1), Louie Gohmert (TX-1), and Dave Brat (VA-7) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate decisions made by and activities of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with regards to FISA abuse, and how/why the Clinton probe ended and Trump-Russia probe began.

A signed PDF of the letter is available here.

Full text of the letter is as follows:

February 28, 2018

The Honorable Jeff Sessions                                                           

Attorney General                                                                 

U.S. Department of Justice                                                 

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.                                         

Washington, D.C. 20530                                                      

Dear Attorney General Sessions,

As you know, evidence has come to light that raises serious concerns about decisions and activities by leadership at the highest levels of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding how and why the Clinton probe ended and how and why the Trump-Russia probe began. Additionally, important questions have been raised with regards to FISA warrants targeting U.S. citizen Carter Page. We write to urge you today to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate these decisions and activities.

We acknowledge with immense gratitude that nearly every single man and woman in the DOJ and FBI conducts themselves daily with integrity, independence, patriotism, objectivity and commitment to the rule of law. That is why this Special Counsel is of the utmost importance to ensure that these historic, legendary and necessary agencies move forward more respected and effective than ever before.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.