Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, today hand-delivered a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting a Special Counsel be appointed to oversee the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton–s use of a private, unsecured e-mail server to conduct official government business.

During a CBS interview on October 11, 2015, President Barack Obama commented on the ongoing investigation into Secretary Clinton–s server, stating that: “I don–t think it posed a national security problem.”?

“Just as he did with the IRS investigation, the President prejudged the investigation into Hillary Clinton–s use of private emails and her handling of classified information,”? DeSantis said. “Members of the military and intelligence communities have been ’ and continue to be ’ prosecuted for infractions potentially less egregious. Secretary Clinton is not above the rule of law. It is critically important that this investigation is conducted impartially and that the decision to prosecute does not hinge on political considerations. For that reason, I am demanding that Attorney General Lynch appoint a Special Counsel.”?

43 members joined DeSantis in issuing this request. The full text of the letter can be viewed here.