Hillary Clinton calls possible Justice Department investigation 'an abuse of power'

The former secretary of state made the comments in a new interview.

— -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against news the Trump administration is considering appointing a special counsel to investigate her alleged ties to the Uranium One deal in an interview with Mother Jones on Wednesday.

Clinton called the possibility a "disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department" and "such an abuse of power."

Republicans have raised questions because around the same time, business associates of Uranium One donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton said such an investigation would have devastating consequences for the justice system in America, going as far as to say the move signaled moving to a "dictatorship."

"If they send a signal that we're going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system," Clinton told Mother Jones.

Sessions had said he would recuse himself from any Clinton-related investigations in the past.