TRUMP LAWYER CALLING FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE COLLUSION BETWEEN DOJ AND GPS FUSION OVER TRUMP DOSSIER
( Fox News ) A top member of President Trump’s outside legal team called Tuesday for the appointment of a separate special prosecutor to look into potential conflicts of interest involving Justice Department and FBI officials.
Jay Sekulow made the call following a Fox News report revealing that the wife of a DOJ official demoted for concealing his meetings with the firm behind the anti-Trump “dossier” herself worked for the same firm, Fusion GPS, during the 2016 election.
Sekulow told Fox News that a special prosecutor should be appointed to look into these issues.
The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate,” Sekulow also told Axios.
Trump’s team is not at this point making any formal petition seeking a special prosecutor, but is making its views known. Sekulow stressed that this call is not connected to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia meddling investigation or Trump’s confidence in Mueller.
“I was asked about it, and let my feelings be known,” Sekulow told Fox News on Tuesday.