Rep. Meadows Joins Colleagues in Call for Second Special Counsel

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Washington, May 22, 2018 | Ben Williamson (202-225-6401) | comments

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Rep. Meadows Joins Colleagues in Call for Second Special Counsel

Washington, D.C. Today, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined a group of House Republicans, led by Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and including several members of the House Freedom Caucus, introducing a resolution calling for the appointment of a second special counsel.

The resolution, written by Rep. Zeldin, calls for a special counsel to investigate the growing body of evidence suggesting potential misconduct at the highest levels of the FBI and Department of Justice, related to potential FISA abuse, how and why the Hillary Clinton probe ended, the origins of the investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016, and documents leading up through the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in May of 2017.

Rep. Meadows released the following statement:

“Every day, we receive more troubling evidence regarding the conduct of FBI and Department of Justice leadership—and yet, the Department continues making every effort to stonewall, obstruct, and ignore legitimate oversight requests from Congress. Their repeated, consistent effort to avoid accountability is unacceptable, and it’s become quite clear that the Department of Justice cannot be trusted to adequately investigate themselves. Enough is enough.

As several of my colleagues and I have publicly said for months, it is time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel. We need an independent investigator to systematically examine what happened at our Justice Department so that Americans can receive the full truth about what occurred on their taxpayer dime. I thank my colleagues for their dedicated work on this—and particularly my friend, Lee Zeldin, for his outstanding leadership introducing the resolution. The House would do well to put it to a vote and send a loud and clear message: obstruction by officials at the DOJ, no matter what political party they belong to, will not stand.”

The full press conference, including remarks from Rep. Meadows, can be viewed here.

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