Congressional Republicans Plan to Continue Investigation of Hillary Clinton

PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Benghazi Committee.PlayEvan Vucci/AP Photo
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At least four House and Senate committees with active investigations into Hillary Clinton’s private email server are planning to continue their probes and oversight into the next Congress.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the leader of the House Oversight Committee, plans to continue investigating her handling of classified information and her server. His committee also has jurisdiction over federal records laws.

"My duty and obligation to get to the truth about one of the largest breaches of security at the State Department doesn't end with the election cycle," Chaffetz said in a statement. "There are still tens of thousands of documents that still have not been turned over to Congress. I'm hopeful a new administration will actually work with us to quickly get to the truth, learn what we need to learn, and then fix it."

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the panel's top Democrat, called Chaffetz's comments "extremely disappointing."

"After everything our country has just been through -- and particularly given that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have both called for healing our nation’s divisions -- I think the American people deserve more from Congress than to continue squandering taxpayer dollars on these baseless Republican accusations and partisan attacks," Cummings said in a statement.

The House and Senate Judiciary committees, which both conduct oversight of the FBI and DOJ, say they will continue to review the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s email server and handling of classified information.

“The House Judiciary Committee will continue to press for answers to the questions about whether the investigation was thorough and whether there was special treatment given to the political elite," an aide to the House panel said. "There are no hearings planned at this time.”

A spokesman for Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate committee, said he will perform oversight “regardless of which party holds the White House.”

“Sen. 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 said.

The House Science and Technology Committee, led by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, has been investigating Clinton’s server set-up from a cybersecurity prospective – and has subpoenaed several tech companies as part of that probe.

“The issue of cybersecurity remains a top priority for the chairman, and the Committee is continuing its discussions with Platte River Networks to ensure that it complies with the Committee’s subpoena as the other companies involved with former Secretary Clinton’s private email server have,” a spokeswoman for Smith said in an email.

That panel has worked closely with The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin.