Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who acts as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Wednesday that the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s misuse of her private email server would not stop.
“It would be totally remiss of us to dismiss [the email investigation] because she’s not going to be president,” Chaffetz said of the defeated Democratic nominee.
Even though the FBI agreed that Clinton must not be prosecuted, the chairman added that
“I still have a duty and obligation to get to the truth about one of the largest breaches of security at the State Department, … Tens of thousands of documents still have not been turned over to Congress.”
Chaffetz even said that those staff of the State Department who helped Clinton to set up her emails server would be “dragged again into an investigation” and may lose their status that allows accessing classified information.
Republican congresspeople are not the only concern with the content of Clinton’s emails.
Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, has filed dozens of civil open-records lawsuits against the agency for Clinton-related documents.
Of course, many Democrats want to avoid unnecessary conflict.
“It is extremely disappointing that Chairman Chaffetz plans to continue investigating Secretary Clinton for years to come,” Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the Oversight Committee’s top Democrat, said in a statement. “… I think the American people deserve more from Congress than to continue squandering taxpayer dollars on these baseless Republican accusations and partisan attacks.”
Thankfully, there are people interested in the investigation and making sure the mishandling classified information, a violation of criminal laws, get the right retribution.
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