Jay Sekulow, the most recognizable name on President Trump’s outside legal team, wants the appointment of a separate special prosecutor to look into potential conflicts of interest involving Department of Justice and FBI officials.
“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 the liberal-leaning media agency, Axios.
According to Axios, Sekulow’s statement is influenced by a Fox News report revealing that the wife of a DOJ official was demoted for concealing his meetings with Fusion GPS during the 2016 election. Fusion GPS is the firm behind the anti-Trump “dossier.”
According to Fox News, Trump’s team is not, at this point, making any formal petition seeking a special prosecutor but is making its views known. Sekulow stressed that this call is not connected to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia meddling investigation, nor is it a reflection of Trump’s confidence in Mueller.
For months, a group of House Republicans has called for the appointment of a second special counsel to probe certain Obama and Clinton-related controversies, something Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggests he is considering.
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