Hillary Clinton: Appointing Special Counsel to Investigate Me Would Be Abuse of Power

Democrat Hillary Clinton said that if President Donald Trump orders the Justice Department to investigate her role in the sale of Uranium One, that would be a step into politicizing the Department. After the reports that the Justice Department is thinking about appointing a special counsel to investigate the sale, Clinton assessed that that would be an abuse of power.

“I regret if they do it because it will be such a disastrous step to politicizing the 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 unfair, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system,” Clinton said.

The Republicans want a special counsel to be named to investigate the deal, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the State Department would think about it only if it fits a factual basis that meets the standard of a special counsel. Clinton is not worried because, according to her, there is no basis for the appointment of a special counsel.

“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,” she told Mother Jones.

When Uranium One was sold, it controlled about 20 percent of the American uranium capacity, The Hill reports. Amid probes into the alleged connections between Trump campaign officials and Russians, the Republicans tried to connect the takeover to 145 million dollars of donations to the Clinton Foundation by stakeholders in the company, but Democrats claim that Clinton personally was not connected to the sale. The deal has been approved by nine agencies and it has been investigated by congressional committees two years ago.

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