At least four congressional investigations into Hillary Clinton’s personal email use and mishandling of classified information are expected to go forward even after the former secretary of state’s election loss last week, Republican lawmakers tell Fox News.
The probes, which cover allegations that Clinton lied to Congress about her email practices in October 2015 and that government records were destroyed, are ongoing and not dependent on the election’s outcome, two senior Republican senators said.
“I still don’t have the information I need,” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told Fox News. Johnson said the work of his committee, with jurisdiction over government records and the mishandling of classified information, would be careful not to disrupt President-elect Donald Trump’s priorities.
“I think it’s one of the messages of this election that the public is disgusted when they see double standards, when they think people in high places, high government officials can get away with what ordinary citizens can’t,” he said. “So, I just think it’s extremely important to follow this thing through and get all the information. Make it public.”
A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said answers, not the political calendar, are driving investigators.
“Senator Grassley has always followed inquiries through to their logical end, until he feels he’s received the answers he needs to be able to satisfy the questions he posed on the public’s behalf. He performs oversight regardless of which party holds the White House, just as he initiates oversight inquiries irrespective of politics,” the spokesperson said.
While the senators have more latitude to conduct committee investigations, there is an expectation on the House side that leadership will set immediate priorities for the new session.
Both the House judiciary and government oversight committees have pending investigations that cover allegations of a quid pro quo between a State Department executive and an FBI official over stripping an email of its classified status in return for coveted slots for the bureau overseas. Congressional sources said lingering questions about the FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation, and pay-to-play allegations, must also be resolved – though FBI Director James Comey sought to close the book on the email case right before the election, after briefly re-opening the matter.
Why stop with Hillary lets also go on to Obama,Al Gore Slick Willie plus a few more of those on the bottom of the barrel
It needs to be known that you can’t just run out the clock by stonewalling and escape responsibility. Currently, that is seriously in doubt.
They say a lot of things, 90 percent of which turns out to be nothing more than hot air. Consider all the things they said they would do before the previous election. It’s not that they failed; they didn’t even get around to making the effort. Now, in addition to a useless Congress, we’re going to have a total amateur in the White House who has no experience whatsoever with the complexities of government. Worse still, he has disdain for government.
If they go after Clinton again, it will only be an effort at distraction.
@Greg: This time, there will be no interference from the president and the justice department will honor the subpoenas for information. From the wiki leaks, there are many state department, justice department IRS and administrative people complicit in concealing information. I notice most of your posts are based upon hot air rather than reality.
Unless Obama pardons Hillary, she’s toast. You thumb your nose at the national security and intelligence agencies at your own peril.
One difference between Nixon and Hillary; Nixon’s crime was a cover-up of a criminal act, not committing that criminal act. He committed obstruction of justice. Hillary not only committed obstruction (go ahead… pardon her for that), but she committed criminal acts herself in the way of perjury and the violations of the laws regulating the handling of classified information.
@Bill… Deplorable Me: Greg is so delusional he can never believe HRC committed a crime.