White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called for a probe into Clinton and the DNC funding of the Russia dossier. He wants to appoint a special counsel to investigate the sales of uranium during Obama’s term.
Kelly told Laura Ingraham during an interview on Monday, “One of the strengths I have in looking at issues in my job, I think probably as a layman looking at this kind of thing, we need to find someone who’s very, very objective, who can get to the bottom of these accusations.”
He added, “I think it’s important. Again, the American people have an absolute right to know these things.”
Kelly adamantly denied any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. He also pointed out how the Trump administration has been transparent through the entire thing.
The Hill reports:
On Monday, Mueller unsealed charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a business associate of Manafort’s, including money laundering and tax fraud, marking the first charges of the special counsel’s probe.
At the same time, Republicans on Capitol Hill have moved to open investigations into the sale of Canada-based Uranium One, which provided much of the United States’ uranium supply, to a subsidiary of a Russian state-owned energy corporation. That sale was subject to approval by the State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent in the election.
Some GOP lawmakers have suggested that the State Department approved the deal after the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit group started by Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, received a $145 million donation from Uranium One investors.