New FBI texts divide Congress over need for second special counsel

Lankford said rather than appoint another special counsel, he would entrust the Department of Justice to do an internal probe using their own inspector general and leadership team.

Across the Capitol, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who heads the government oversight panel, also called for a second special counsel.

Johnson, in a Jan. 20 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, revealed exchanges between Strzok and Page during the Clinton email probe that suggest they were working to shield her from a criminal charge.

In the exchange, the two discussed the “pressure” to “finish” the Clinton probe when it became clear Trump would become the GOP nominee.