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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

Johnson Urges Department of Justice Investigation of Loretta Lynch and James Comey

July 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joined fellow Republican House Judiciary Committee members in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to request the appointment of a special counsel to investigate lingering issues concerning actions taken by public figures under the Obama administration, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The letter urges this action as an effort to help restore public confidence in our nation’s justice system and its investigators, specifically the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Rep. Johnson released the following statement:

“There is little question that members of Obama’s administration repeatedly broke protocol throughout their investigations into Hillary Clinton. What is unclear, however, is why we have received few answers over the past twelve months to our questions about their actions, especially concerning the former attorney general and FBI director. These officials should be held accountable for their actions while in office.

“The House Judiciary Committee has continued to seek answers on various issues of interest stemming from their hearings and oversight responsibilities. This is simply an effort to finally get some of those important questions answered.”