Former U.S. attorney says new evidence of political interference warrants fresh look at Clinton email probe.
President Donald Trump on Monday took to Twitter to call for reopening the criminal investigation into 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.
In doing so, the president took shots at his own attorney general and at congressional committees investigating Russian interference into the 2016 campaign.
“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” he tweeted.
Trump followed up with a tweet attacking Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
“Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into ‘Russia,’ spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!” he wrote.
Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokeswoman for Sessions, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The FBI’s investigation of then-secretary of state Clinton’s practice of using a private server in her house to bypass secure government facilities helped sink her presidential ambitions. But in a roundabout way, it also set off a chain of events that have added to a cloud over Trump’s presidency.