Sessions Letter Shows DOJ Acted on Trump’s Authoritarian Demand to Investigate Clinton

American Oversight has uncovered the signed directive from Jeff Sessions instructing a federal prosecutor to carry out Trump’s authoritarian demand to investigate Hillary Clinton.
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