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A new federal investigation of the controversial Russian Uranium One deal and its ties to the Clinton Foundation may result in a special counsel looking into this and other Obama-era controversies.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was one of the lawmakers calling for a second special counsel to investigate the Clintons, in addition to the one investigating any ties the Trump campaign could have to the Kremlin.

"It isn't about Clinton. It isn't about Trump and Russia," the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday.

"What all this is about is a political interference within the Justice Department. Is there a political interference in the FBI?"

Another special counsel could bring "more independence and more credibility" to the Russia investigation given Special Counsel Robert Mueller's conflict of interest. Mueller was close to FBI leadership during the time of the Uranium One deal.

"It's the responsibility of the Judiciary Committee to investigate it," Grassley said.

Grassley also weighed in on tax reform's progress through Congress, saying they will have a bill on President Trump's desk before Christmas.


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