AG Sessions declines to appoint second special counsel to review Federal Bureau of Investigation

Justice Dept watchdog to probe Republican claims of FBI surveillance abuses

Sessions said he directed US attorney John Huber of Utah to lead the investigation into Republicans' allegations that the FBI and Department of Justice abused a surveillance program against a former Trump campaign aide and determine whether a second counsel may be required in the future. Check back for updates.

The letter comes a day after the announcement that the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz would be looking into the FBI's "relationship and communications" with the confidential source in relation to the bureau's application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). That inspector general's report has not been released but is expected out soon.

Democrats say all of the GOP allegations are an attempt to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Under pressure from lawmakers to move more quickly, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that he has now assigned 54 FBI staff to collecting documents for separate congressional investigations into the Justice Department initiated by the House Judiciary panel's Republicans.

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During the Trump administration's removal of Obama holdover United States attorneys in March 2017, Huber submitted his resignation, but he was reinstated to his job via a temporary appointment by Sessions. Republicans are also likely to be upset with what amounts to the Justice Department investigating itself.

Those Republican calls for another special counsel have come from several powerful members of Congress, including Sens.

In a statement to the Washington Post, Albury's attorneys said: "Terry Albury served the US with distinction both here at home and overseas in Iraq".

"For instance, the IG's office does not have authority to compel witness interviews, including from past employees, so its investigation will be limited in scope in comparison to a Special Counsel investigation", Goodlatte said in a statement. The U.S. Senate then unanimously confirmed him to another four years.

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In the meantime we intend to continue our investigation into the decisions made and not made by DOJ in 2016 and 2017.

Huber, originally appointed by former President Barack Obama and but recently renominated by President Donald Trump, will conduct a "full, complete, and objective evaluation" of Republican concerns and submit recommendations, Sessions said.

Huber has appeared at a number of press conferences alongside top justice officials like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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