Dated May 22, 2018
Its heading shows:
Expressing the sense of Congress that the Attorney General of the United States should appoint a Special Counsel to investigate misconduct at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation, including an investigation of abuse of the FISA warrant process, how and why the Hillary Clinton probe ended, and how and why the Donald Trump-Russia probe began.
What follows is something around 57 “whereas” clauses which state like bullet-points what Congress KNOWS has transpired.
The document is 12 pages due to formatting. I think it would normally fit on around five pages. It takes about ten minutes to read.
Now, I think it is well and good BUT I have significant concern with this phrase: “… that the Attorney General of the United States should appoint…”. Considering that Mr. Sessions has recused himself from the Russia probe (aka witch hunt/an attempt (still ongoing) of a coup of the duly elected President of the USA), I suspect mister dirty-hands (aka R. Rosenstein) will be the one who would appoint a second special counsel – and that IS A HORRIBLE MISTAKE.
So what can the House legally recommend instead? Is there a legal way for the House of Representatives to “tap” someone specifically for the work?