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Trump's lawyers want a second special counsel to probe those investigating Russian meddling


Updated December 12, 2017 03:31 PM EST

President Trump’s legal team wants a special counsel appointed for investigating the people probing Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to Axios.

Axios on Tuesday reported that Trump’s attorneys blame the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) under Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the ongoing Russia investigation.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of last year’s White House race includes potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interest,” Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump’s legal team, said Tuesday.

“These revelations require the appointment of a special counsel to investigate,” Sekulow added.

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The demand for a second special counsel was inspired by a Fox News article published late Monday.

Fox News on Monday reported that a DOJ official’s wife worked for a firm that created a controversial dossier of opposition research during the 2016 race.

Nellie H. Ohr worked for Fusion GPS last year while her husband, Bruce G. Ohr, held two titles at DOJ.

Bruce G. Ohr was and remains director of the DOJ’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

The DOJ demoted Bruce G. Ohr last week, however, from his role as associate deputy attorney general at the agency.

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Bruce G. Ohr lost his former title after Fox News reported last week that he met with the founder of Fusion GPS last year.

Christopher Steele, the former British spy who created Fusion GPS’s dossier, was also present during the meeting between Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele.

Fusion GPS’s dossier was given to the FBI in July 2016, shortly before then-candidate Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination.

Former FBI Director James Comey has labeled the materials as a catalog of “salacious and unverified” allegations about Trump and his associates.

Trump has repeatedly called the Russian investigation a “witch hunt” against him and his administration.

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