White House chief of staff John Kelly said on Monday said that a special counsel should be appointed to investigate an Obama-era uranium sale and what role Democrats’ played in funding the infamous “Trump dossier.”
In an interview on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Kelly told host Laura Ingraham, “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. I think it’s important. Again, the American people have an absolute right to know these things.”
Kelly reiterated that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow and said that the Trump administration had been transparent and forthcoming with the American people. He further pointed to the president’s recent decision to release all the remaining files related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as evidence.
Kelly’s comments come on the heels of special counsel Robert Mueller’s having unsealed his first charges in the Russian probe against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates. Both stand accused of 12 counts, including money laundering and tax fraud.
At the same time, Republicans on Capitol Hill have moved to open investigations into an Obama-era uranium deal that was approved by the State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Some GOP lawmakers have suggested that the State Department approved the deal after the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit group started by Hillary Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, received a $145 million donation.
It was also revealed last week that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the research contained in the controversial dossier which featured outrageous accusations against President Trump.