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Trump's lawyers want second special counsel as Republicans turn up the heat on Mueller investigation

Trump's lawyers want second special counsel as Republicans turn up the heat on Mueller investigation

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III isn't done with his investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, but Republicans increasingly are trying to stack up reasons for the American public to doubt whatever he concludes.

On Tuesday, President Trump’s legal team joined a growing chorus of Republicans who want to investigate the prosecutors investigating the White House, calling for another special counsel to examine decisions and personnel at the Department of Justice.

"The conflicts of interest here and the impropriety is a very serious concern,” Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s personal lawyers, said in an interview. "You have to look at all of...

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