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But on closer inspection, Monday's letter promises nothing more than that senior federal prosecutors within the Justice Department will "evaluate certain issues raised" by Republicans and "will make recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened, whether any matters now under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel".

Also unclear Tuesday was how Sessions might appoint such a special counsel for some of the issues, given that he has recused himself from investigative matters involving the 2016 campaign due to his vocal support of Trump and fierce public criticism of Clinton.

A federal law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak freely, said the move is particularly frustrating because numerous subjects Sessions says could fall under the purview of a special counsel were previously investigated by the FBI or are under investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general.

If these protections go away, there is no guarantee that the Department of Justice won't begin to implement federal prohibition laws in states that have moved in a more common sense direction on marijuana policy.

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That's out of 53 US attorneys nominated so far by President Donald Trump, according to the department.

Sessions pushed back at the perception that he is doing anything because the president demanded he do it, and said his department would not and will not be used to settle political scores. On Monday, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd responded to a request by House Judiciary Republicans for a new special counsel in a letter that said senior Justice Department prosecutors would evaluate the matter.

The first one was the Waco [siege] - Sen. "They should be looking at a lot of things, and a lot of people are disappointed in the Justice Department, including me".

"Why is the Special Counsel Robert Mueller?".

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Under Sessions' direction, the Justice Department is now examining allegations that donations to the Clinton Foundation were related to an Obama administration decision to give a Russian nuclear agency access to uranium in the United States.

"I appreciate yesterday's letter saying you were considering appointing a special counsel that you sent to us", Jordan said.

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. But there is no evidence that Clinton herself was involved in the USA government's approval of the deal.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said he doubted there was any prosecutor appointment or assignment that would lead to Mueller stepping down.

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

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