Trump and the right wing have long implored their lackeys to investigate Hillary Clinton for extremely dubious reasons and, according to the Daily Beast, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions did take a step toward doing that.
A document obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) revealed that Sessions wrote a letter to a US attorney asking them to investigate the Justice Department's handling of the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One.
Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote the letter on Nov. 22, 2017 for Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber. Matt Whitaker, who was Sessions’ chief of staff at the time, emailed the letter to Huber that day, writing, “As we discussed.” He also sent Huber a copy of a letter the Justice Department’s Congressional affairs chief sent to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 13 of that year.
The existence of a letter documenting Sessions’ directive that the DOJ revisit probes of Trump’s top political foe is a surprise because a department lawyer said in court last year that senior officials insisted it didn’t exist. The liberal nonprofit American Oversight obtained the letter through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request they filed on Nov. 22, 2017––the same day Whitaker emailed Sessions’ letter to Huber.
This was essentially a directive to investigate nothing because the Clinton Foundation was never implicated in a crime and the so-called Uranium One "scandal" was never anything more than a conspiracy theory that spawned from right wing fever swamps.
Republicans accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of approving the sale of Canadian-owned mines inside the United States to a Russia company because of donations to the Clinton Foundation, but those claims were never substantiated. Moreover, as the secretary of state, Clinton had very little involvement in the decision to approve the sale which was approved by the National Security Council.