Rep. Gaetz Calls Out 'Outrageous Hypocrisy' at the DOJ
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "do his job" and appoint a second special counsel to investigate potential political bias at the Department of Justice and FBI in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information and the Russia probe.
Sessions announced on Thursday that a federal prosecutor was evaluating certain issues involving the FBI, but said he would not appoint a second special counsel at this point.
Gaetz said that is a step in the right direction, but more must be done.
"It still highlights the outrageous hypocrisy that exists at the Department of Justice," he said.
He explained that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia despite no evidence of any collusion.
"Here, we have evidence of wrongdoing. And at the Department of Justice, they think that one of their own employees can investigate it," Gaetz said. "No reasonable American believes that someone can investigate their own boss. And since Mr. Rosenstein's conduct is implicated here, we need someone outside the chain of command in the Department of Justice."
He argued they have all of the evidence necessary justify the appointment of a second special counsel, and they also have much more of a factual basis than there was to warrant Mueller's investigation of President Trump and his campaign.
"We've got a lot of evidence here that there was wrongdoing. And we cannot have the Department of Justice investigate themselves. That is ludicrous."
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