Jeff Sessions rebuffed a Republican who wants to investigate Comey

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During the 2016 election campaign he routinely led supporters in chants of "lock her up", but immediately after his victory said he would not be pursuing Mrs Clinton and thanked her for her distinguished public service.

Peter Zeidenberg, who once served as deputy special counsel in the investigation of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, said "the best-case scenario" is that the attorney general is trying simply to mollify an angry president and doesn't really plan to name a special counsel.

"I have not been improperly influenced and would not be improperly influenced" by the president, Sessions said.

Republicans have said special counsel Robert Mueller can not impartially investigate the matter because he led the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time of the deal.

The announcement from the Attorney General comes after President Donald Trump's interview last week, where he said he was "sad" and "frustrated" that he was unable to be involved with the Justice Department or the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The line of questioning came weeks after Trump publicly called for the Justice Department to investigate Clinton, lamenting that the "saddest thing is that because I'm the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department".

Sessions vowed Tuesday to decide quickly on whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's alleged mishandling of classified materials.

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Specifically, if the approval of the sale was linked to donations to the foundation and what role, if any, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton played.

As The Times reported, "Donors related to Uranium One and another company it acquired contributed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill Clinton received $500,000 from a Russian bank for a speech".

Former FBI chief, Robert Mueller, is now investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the run-up to last year's election.

"There's no way the American people can trust Robert Mueller to investigate anything Russia-related", Hannity has said.

But we know one fact.

"After another heated exchange, Sessions said, "'Looks like' is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel".

"You should never float the idea on your side, because when you float the idea, you are at least suggesting there's a possibility you may not be capable of doing the job yourself for ethical reasons", he explained.

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