Sessions asked multiple times about possible Uranium One special prosecutor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has inquired about the need for a special prosecutor to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's role in approving a 2010 deal that has come to be known simply as Uranium One.
1:52 | 11/14/17

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Transcript for Sessions asked multiple times about possible Uranium One special prosecutor
The last night. Sir the assistant attorney general. Sent the chairman. Of the letter suggesting that the attorney general has directed senior. Federal prosecutors. Two. Evaluate certain issues like the sale of uranium one in 2010. He leaks a government document through a friend to the New York Times and what was his goal. To create momentum for special counsel and of course it can't just be a special counsel's got to be Bob Dole or his best friend his predecessor is meant to. The same Bob Mueller who was involved and now learned in this whole. Investigation with the informant regarding. Russian businesses wanting to do business in the Arabian business here in united states regarding uranium one deal. He should too because you know from everything I've been proffered. He has evidence of illegal conduct 2009 and 2010 before this deal was agreed to involving uranium on it was all connected in so. I think that that's something that we need to we need to do a. S wanna but he'd be clear that as it relates to the uranium one matter you do believe you have the authority to appoint a special counsel and you do not believe. That debt that. Authority that you have is subject to any refusal at this time. We've got a chart here. That shows just how integral the relationship is would mr. rose and staying mr. Mahler. End of this whole uranium one thing it sure stinks to high heaven then appeared me they ought to be involved in investigating. The FBI and the Department of Energy. Court documents detail an extensive. Coordinated scheme of kickbacks bribery extortion threats and general wrongdoing related to the acquisition of an American uranium trucking firm. The Canadian mining companies uranium one by the Russian nuclear giant Raza Tom.

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