Republican lawmakers are pushing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel besides Robert Mueller, this one to investigate the FBI and the Justice Department for how they handled the 2016 election. Of particular interest is surveillance of a Trump campaign aide and the probe into then-candidate Hillary Clinton's email server.
"The FBI and the Department of Justice were corrupt, in my view, when it came to handling the email investigation of Clinton," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) argued on Fox News in support of a new counsel. "And the entire FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] warrant application process was abused."
Graham was referring to the allegation in the memo compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) that the FBI acquired FISA permission to spy on Trump campaign aide Carter Page based significantly on the Steele dossier, whose creation was partially funded by a Clinton campaign lawyer, without telling the court the source of the information. The counter-memo released by House Democrats from the committee says the FISA court was properly informed of the dossier's political provenance.
Graham sent a letter to Sessions Thursday asking for an additional special counsel, and other House members including Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Va.) and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (S.C.) have made the same request.
A new CNN/ORC poll out Wednesday revealed that voters aren't sure whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would best handle immigration issues. Voters were nearly evenly split on which presidential candidate would do the better job, with 49 percent putting their trust in Clinton and 47 percent in Trump.
The divide was driven largely by a differing sense of what the top immigration priority is: For those who trust Clinton, it is figuring out how to ensure undocumented immigrants in the country can stay. For Trump backers, it is preventing immigrants from entering the country illegally.
Voters weren't as sold on Trump's immigration proposals thus far. Nearly 60 percent are against his U.S.-Mexico border wall proposal. About 66 percent oppose mass deportation, which Trump mentioned again last week in a speech in Arizona about immigration.
The poll, which surveyed 1,001 adults nationally, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Becca Stanek
Kwasi Enin had a difficult choice to make: The high school senior was accepted to all eight of the Ivies, in addition to several other colleges, and with graduation right around the corner, it was time to make a decision. After weighing the pros and cons of each university (and, wisely, waiting to hear about financial aid packages), he's made his selection: Enin is headed to Yale.
The 17-year-old, whose parents emigrated from Ghana, announced his pick during a press conference. The Long Island teen told the crowd that he loved the Yale campus, liked the university's emphasis on music (he plays the violin and is a singer), and plans on attending medical school once he's finished in four years. He also imparted some words of wisdom to his fellow high school seniors: "You need to have your passion, the things that you love doing most, to push yourself as far as you can go," he said. --Catherine Garcia
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