美国司法部考虑是否对涉及克林顿问题开展调查

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月14日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

美国司法部长塞申斯11月初在纽约发表保护国家安全讲话
美国司法部长塞申斯11月初在纽约发表保护国家安全讲话

美国司法部正在考虑是否应该针对国会中共和党议员提出的问题进行调查,其中有的问题涉及前民主党总统候选人希拉里.克林顿。

美国助理司法部长博伊德星期一致函国会司法委员会说,塞申斯司法部长指示高级联邦检察官员对今年早些时候国会议员在一封信函中提出的问题进行评估。

众议院司法委员会主席古德拉特今年7月要求塞申斯任命一名特别调查员对若干问题进行调查,包括克林顿基金会、希拉里.克林顿担任国务卿期间使用个人电邮服务器、克林顿竞选班子可能与民主党全国委员会串通、以及有俄罗斯背景的一家公司在奥巴马执政期间购买美国一家铀矿。

古德拉特的信函还要求对联邦调查局有关俄罗斯干预2016年大选的调查中的部分行动进行核查。

博伊德说,司法部的检察官将直接向塞申斯部长和洛森斯坦副部长报告,就是否应该开始或扩大调查提出建议。他保证,司法部的所有行动将只基于事实和法律。

US Justice Department Considering Probes of Republican Concerns

The U.S. Justice Department is examining whether it is appropriate to open investigations into a number of issues raised by Republicans in Congress, including many related to former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

In a letter Monday to the House Judiciary Committee, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said Attorney General Jeff Sessions had directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate issues listed by lawmakers in a letter earlier this year.

The committee's chairman, Rep. Robert Goodlatte, asked Sessions in July to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation, issues linked to her use of a private email system while serving as secretary of state, allegations of collusion between her campaign and the Democratic National Committee and an Obama-era purchase of American uranium mines by a Russian-backed company.

The letter also asked for an examination of certain aspects of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Boyd said the DOJ prosecutors would report directly to Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "as appropriate" and recommend whether any investigations should be opened or expanded. He further pledged that the Justice Department "will never evaluate any matter except on the facts and the law."