White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not rule out President Donald Trump’s support for a second special counsel during a Wednesday morning hit on Fox News.
Congressmen Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte officially called for a second special counsel to investigate alleged FISA abuse by the FBI and Department of Justice during the 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday night.
“The president has not been shy about the fact he has real concerns with the FISA process and we’re going to continue being aggressive on this front to make sure American citizens are protect,” Sanders told Fox’s Bill Hemmer. “I think there’s been a lot of things in the Democrat and Republican memos that should be looked at.”
Multiple Republican members of the house of representatives have urged Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to investigate FISA abuse on the heels of a recent GOP memo. The memo alleged abuse in the particular case of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page with the FBI’s use of politically motivated opposition research to obtain a surveillance warrant on him.
“Matters have arisen—both recently and otherwise—which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly,” Goodlatte and Gowdy wrote Tuesday evening. “There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal.”