(CNSNews.com) - "Mr. Attorney General, it’s time to do your job," two Republican congressmen wrote in an op-ed on Monday.
Reps. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to look into questions involving the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation, former FBI Director James Comey, the Russian dossier, and the Uranium One deal.
Later on Monday, Fox News and the Washington Post reported that Sessions has asked Justice Department prosecutors to find out “whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel.”
Sessions is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee later today (Tuesday), and the possibility of appointing a special prosecutor is sure to come up then. (Update: Sessions told the committee he would move "correctly and properly" on Republican requests to investigate Clinton and Comey.)
On Monday night, Jordan told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham that the Justice Department must have been listening to him:
"It's amazing. Today we do an op-ed, and suddenly, the Department of Justice has had a come-to-Jesus moment and now there's going to be a special counsel, at least they're talking about a special counsel.
“That's exactly what has to happen when you think about the things we've learned and how serious they are. The American people want answers, we want to give them those answers, and we think a special counsel's the way to go.
Gaetz, appearing with Jordan, said the American people are tired of the double standard, "where there is one set of rules for the Clintons and another set of rules for everyone else."
"Now we're six months into this investigation of President Trump and his team and Russia. They've found nothing,” Gaetz said. “But look at the treasure trove of information that continues to be found out about the Clinton Foundation, functioning, essentially, as a money laundering operation for the Uranium One deal, and that really ought to concern us."
Gaetz said it was "crazy" to give Russia 20 percent control of U.S. uranium, when the U.S. is an importer of uranium.
Rep. Jordan said the Uranium One deal is not the only issue involving the Clintons.
He listed the other concerns as follows:
James Comey called the Clinton investigation a ‘matter,’ not an investigation. James Comey began drafting his exoneration letter prior to interviewing secretary Clinton, before the investigation was over. When he ultimately gets fired -- which he should have been a long time ago, but when he's fired, what does he do? Leaks a government document through a friend, to the New York Times, and what was his goal? He told us under oath. To create momentum for a special counsel? And who does that special counsel happen to be? His best friend, his predecessor, his mentor, Bob Mueller, who was the guy who was conflicted in this whole Uranium One deal!
So when all of those facts come out -- not to mention the dossier -- when all this comes out, we're saying, if this doesn't warrant a special counsel, what the heck does? That's all we said, and finally today, they finally decide, 'Oh, there's an op-ed today, maybe we better answer Congress who three-and-a-half months ago sent us a letter demanding it clear back then.