At the end of February, Rep Lee Zeldin (R-NY) sent a letter to AWOL Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him appoint a Special Counsel to investigate FISA abuses and how/why Hillary’s probe ended and Trump’s Russia probe began.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise
Rep Zeldin posted the letter to his Twitter account and said, “Just sent letter asking Jeff Sessions to appoint Special Counsel to investigate decisions/activities re FISA abuse, & how/why Clinton probe ended, & Trump-Russia probe began. TY to @Jim_Jordan, @RepRooney @RepTedBudd @RepMattGaetz @RepMarkMeadows @replouiegohmert & other signers!”
The letter reads (partial transcript):
As you know, evidence has come to light that raises serious concerns about decisions and activities by leadership at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI regarding how and why the Clinton probe ended and how and why the Trump Russia probe began. Additionally, important questions have been raised with regards to FISA warrants targeting U.S. citizen Carter Page. We write you to urge you today to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate these decisions and activities.
Initially 13 GOP Reps total signed Zeldin’s letter.
On Tuesday, Rep Lee Zeldin announced House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy both signed his letter demanding a second special counsel.
Zeldin tweeted: HUGE NEWS: @GOPLeader & @SteveScalise just joined call for appt of 2nd Special Counsel!! I originally penned attached letter that 12 fellow Reps signed onto. Accountability & transparency needed re misconduct how/why Clinton probe ended, Trump-Russia probe began & FISA Abuse!