Republicans Want Hillary Clinton Investigated
Democrat Hillary Clinton, 69 anni, lost the Y 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Hussein Obama Admin officials.
The Russian meddling investigations should have a greater focus on Democrats.
Democrats who have pushed the election probes “have started a war of investigative attrition,” said Rep. Steve King (R-IO), a member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Several officials from former President Barack Hussein Obama’s Admin and Mrs. Clinton’s campaign have appeared before or been interviewed by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees as part of the Russia investigation, along with Trump campaign officials. The GOP-led committees are investigating whether President Trump’s campaign had any links to Russian interference in last year’s election.
The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-CA), has continued a separate investigation into whether Hussein Obama Admin officials inappropriately made requests to “unmask” identities of Trump campaign officials in intelligence reports.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a resolution last week to request documents related to the FBI’s now-closed investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s e-Mails.
In addition, Republican on that committee wrote the Justice Department Thursday and asked for a 2nd special counsel, in addition to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to investigate “unaddressed matters, some connected to the Y 2016 election and others, including many actions taken by Obama administration.”
“The American public has a right to know the facts, all of them surrounding the election and its aftermath,” the lawmakers wrote.
Republicans want to investigate the unmasking issue and also Mrs. Clinton’s e-Mail scandal that figured prominently in the campaign.
They also bring up former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that she told him to call Mrs. Clinton e-Mail investigation a “matter” instead of an investigation during the campaign.
Mr. Nunes wrote his own letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats last week, saying that his committee has learned that one Hussein Obama Admin official had made “hundreds” of the unmasking requests.
The committee has conducted bipartisan interviews of witnesses; Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner appeared last Tuesday, a day after talking to Senate staff.
Rep. Pete King (R-NY), who’s on the House Intelligence Committee, said after Mr. Kushner interview that the committee investigation into Russian meddling is a “Sham.”
“To me there is nothing to this from the beginning,” he said of his committee’s own probe. “There is no collusion … it’s the phoniest investigation ever.”
Both the Senate and House committees have interviewed or expressed interest in interviewing a series of Democratic witnesses, including Hussein Obama’s former national security adviser, Susan Rice, and former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, both of whom Republicans have said may be linked to the unmasking. Ms. Rice met with staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, and Ms. Power met with the panel Friday.
Stay tuned, this is just opening up.