United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions admits there's not enough evidence to probe Hillary

Nov 15, 2017, 12:00 IST | IANS

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has revealed that there is "lack of basis" available to appoint a special investigation of Hillary Clinton. This came days after Sessions was considering to appoint a special counsel to examine charges levelled against Clinton Foundation, reported the Independent. But while appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions said that he did not believe there was a sufficient basis for carrying out the same.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Republican congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio pressed Session to know 'what it would take to get a special counsel'. 'It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel', Sessions said. Jordan, in response, further asserted that it doesn't warrant probe that Clinton's campaign had paid the company that produced Steele Dossier. Replying to Jordan, Sessions said: 'That's the only thing I can tell you, Mr Jordan. You can have your idea, but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standard that requires a special counsel.'

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