Sessions, testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, was grilled by Democratic lawmakers about the letter, implying that the possible investigations into Uranium One and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server were being politically influenced by President Donald Trump.
Peter Zeidenberg, former deputy special counsel who served under special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald during the investigation of former Dick Cheney advisor Scooter Libby told the Post employees at the Department of Justice "would be completely disgusted and demoralized by" the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. "They don't like feeling that they are political tools to be used by the president".
In 2010, Secretary of State Clinton approved a deal which saw Rosatum acquire a controlling share of Uranium One.
The Washington Post reported Monday US time that Mr Sessions has directed senior prosecutors to investigate alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russian Federation when Mrs Clinton was secretary of state in the Obama administration.
"I appreciate yesterday's letter saying you were considering appointing a special counsel that you sent to us", Jordan said.
Republicans have said special counsel Robert Mueller can not impartially investigate the matter because he led the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the time of the deal. "And if you're now just considering it, what is it going to take to get a special counsel?"
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Greenstone twice in the head during last weekend's game against the Southest Missouri State Redhawks at Hale Stadium in Nashville. The Tennessean notes Greenstone is meeting with police today to decide whether he wants to press charges against Lee.
US Congressman Adam Schiff tweeted, "If the AG bends to pressure from President Trump and his allies, and appoints a special counsel to investigate Trump's vanquished rival, it could spell the end of the DOJ as an independent institution".
It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel.
Sessions insisted in his testimony that he is not leaning one way or the other on the appointment of a new special counsel and that he is awaiting a detailed presentation from senior officials at the Justice Department.
And that's the only thing I can tell you, Mr. Jordan.
"We know the Clinton campaign, the Democrat National Committee, paid for through the law firm, paid for the dossier".
Now, a Justice Department letter dated November 13 says Sessions directed federal prosecutors to "evaluate certain issues" from the list of concerns and figure out if they warrant additional resources or a special counsel. "I am not supposed to be involved with the Federal Bureau of Investigation".