(CNSNews.com) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Congress on Tuesday that the Justice Department will move "correctly and properly" on a Republican request to investigate matters associated with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) told Sessions that Republicans, "on multiple occasions," have asked the Justice Department to investigate Clinton's mishandling of classified information as well as Comey's decision not to prosecute Clinton.
Goodlatte noted that he received a letter from Sessions on Monday, stating that "senior federal prosecutors will review our letters and make reccomendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, require further resources, or merit the appointment of a special counsel."
"Do I have your assurance that these matters will proceed fairly and expeditously?" Goodlatte asked Sessions.
"Yes, you can, Mr. Chairman, and you can be sure that they will be done without political influence, and they will be done correctly and properly," Sessions replied.
Sessions also was asked if the Justice Department inspector-general will be allowed to brief the committee on his findings into some of those same Republican concerns.
"I will do my best to comply with that," Sessions said.