Fox News host Jeanine Pirro told Donald Trump he should appoint a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton during a private meeting in the Oval Office.
At the November 1 meeting between Trump and Pirro, the TV host also hit out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for failing to investigate the former secretary of state, including her role in the Uranium One deal, The New York Times reported.
Shortly after the conversation Pirro and Trump had in the Oval Office, Sessions announced the Department of Justice would be looking to “evaluate certain issues” outlined by Republicans, including the Uranium One deal. The latter involves the controversial 2010 sale of a large uranium company to Russian interests; some of the company’s owners were Clinton Foundation donors. A special counsel would be among the options that could be recommended in the DOJ probe.
Pirro said in a statement to the Times that she had made comments about Sessions’s DOJ publicly on previous occasions.
“Everything I said to President Trump is exactly what I’ve vocalized on my show, Justice With Jeanine,” Pirro told the paper.
Indeed, Pirro had said in a September episode of her show that she wanted to see Clinton investigated—a sentiment she has repeated on more than one occasion.
“Jeff Sessions needs to follow his prosecutorial instincts and open a federal criminal investigation into the actions of Hillary Rodham Clinton and impanel a grand jury immediately,” Pirro said during the show. “This woman should not get a free pass because she lost an election. Her reign was one of bold, brazen, in your face pay-to-play corruption.”
Sessions’s moves come shortly after Trump repeatedly called for him to look into Clinton. The president tweeted on November 3: “Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems.”
“New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus.… People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!” he added.