February 25, 2018

House GOP leaders launch investigation into FBI's Clinton email probe

25 October 2017, 12:38 | Rufus Hill

House Will Further Investigate DOJ Decisions of Hillary Clinton's Emails; “Host of Outstanding Questions”


"These investigations were initiated on a partisan basis, and will shed no light on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, but then again they are not meant to do so", House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a statement Tuesday.

"This new investigation is a massive diversion to distract from the lack of Republican oversight of the Trump administration and the national security threat that Russian Federation poses", Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. John Conyers, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. Clinton, as secretary of state, headed one of the nine government agencies making up CFIUS. Earlier this year, he came under fire for suggesting that the Obama administration had inappropriately unmasked the identities of members of the Trump transition team, and perhaps the president himself, in intelligence reports. Republicans say they want to know if the State Department under Clinton approved the deal because of donations made to the Clinton Foundation.

President Donald Trump and other Republicans have accused the Russian uranium company of donating to the Clinton Foundation in an effort to sway Clinton to sign off on the deal, though the allegations are unproven. Former President Bill Clinton was also paid $500,000 to speak in Moscow during the same month the deal went through.

Trump recently called out the mainstream media for ignoring "one of the big stories of the decade".

The move was seen by Democrats as a Republican attempt to deflect attention away from continuing investigations into alleged Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

"Uranium deal to Russian Federation, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!" the President tweeted.

"I'm their favorite target". "I think the real story is how nervous they are about these continuing investigations".

According to Nunes, the investigation will focus on whether the FBI or Department of Justice investigated the deal - and why Congress wasn't informed, if any probes were conducted.

After that report was published, the Senate Judiciary Committee launched a probe into the deal.

Grassley claims that the DOJ, under Obama, "threatened" the informant with prosecution "if he disclosed details of his involvement in the investigation".

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