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  Cheshvan 25, 5778 , 14/11/17

Report: Calls for special counsel on Clinton and uranium sale

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered senior federal prosecutors to evaluate whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate concerns raised by Republicans, including alleged unlawful dealings by the Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company, according to a document obtained Monday by NBC News. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd's letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte did not specify the nature of the allegations involving the Clinton Foundation, but in a letter calling for the investigation, Goodlatte discussed "WikiLeaks disclosures" concerning the foundation "and its potentially unlawful international dealings" and "connections between the Clinton campaign, or the Clinton Foundation, and foreign entities, including those from Russia and Ukraine."

NBC said those issues, as well as the sale of Canadian uranium interests to a Russian company in 2010 while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, have become Republican talking points and fixtures on conservative media for months.

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