44 lawmakers demand special counsel in Clinton email probe

Dozens of lawmakers signed onto a request Tuesday for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private emails.

Led by Rep. Ron DeSantis, who handed Lynch the letter during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, 44 Republicans questioned whether the probe of Clinton's emails was "politically impartial."

The lawmakers pointed to an Oct. 11 interview with President Obama in which he dismissed the notion that Clinton's private server risked national security.

"Given that the FBI has not finished its investigation regarding the use of Secretary Clinton's server, the president prejudged the outcome of the investigation," the 43 members wrote.

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