Sessions as AG could mean renewal of Clinton email probe
Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could spell trouble for Hillary Clinton through a possible revival of investigations into her private email server and her family’s charitable foundation.
The Republican senator has previously said he was “uncomfortable” with the way the Clinton email investigation was conducted and has said President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge during his campaign to appoint a special prosecutor to review the case “might be justified.”
Mr. Sessions was nominated Friday by Mr. Trump for the nation’s top law enforcement position and, if confirmed, would have the authority to revisit the email probe.
The FBI and Justice Department formally closed the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server over the summer, with FBI Director James Comey concluding that though Mrs. Clinton’s handling of classified materials was “extremely careless,” there was no basis for a criminal case. – READ MORE