Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are threatening to appoint a new special counsel to once again investigate Hillary Clinton. Well, now Hillary has a few things to say about it.
Trump and the Republicans can’t seem to get over their obsession with Hillary-hate. Earlier this week the New York Times reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a new special counsel to investigate Hillary and the Uranium One deal. Their bogus claims about Uranium One have been widely debunked. But that isn’t stopping Trump and the Republicans from demanding yet another Hillary investigation.
On Wednesday, Hillary spoke out about this move by Trump and Sessions, calling it “a disastrous step into politicizing the Justice Department” and “such an abuse of power.”
In an interview with Mother Jones, Hillary said that if they do appoint a new special counsel it will have devastating consequences for the American justice system.
“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,” she said. “It will be incredibly demoralizing to people who have served at the Justice Department, under both Republicans and Democrats, because they know better. But it will also send a terrible signal to our country and the world that somehow we are giving up on the kind of values that we used to live by and we used to promote worldwide.”
“I regret deeply that this appears to be the politicization of the Justice Department and our justice system. This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts. It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up to avoid attention being drawn to them.”
Hillary said that she thinks the Trump administration is desperately trying to change the subject from Bob Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. But she said that she is not personally worried about being investigated again.
“I’m not concerned, because I know that there is no basis to it,” she said. “I regret if they do it because it will be such a disastrous step to politicizing the justice system. And at the end of the day, nothing will come of it, but it will, you know, cause a lot of terrible consequences that we might live with for a really long time.”