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Two House committees announced Tuesday that they would conduct a joint probe into the FBI’s handling of the Clinton e-mail investigation.
The Clinton investigation concluded with no charges being levied against the former secretary of state who was running for president under the Democratic ticket.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in a joint statement that they are unsatisfied with how the probe into Clinton’s private e-mail server concluded.
Among other things, the chairmen want to know why the bureau publicly said it was investigating Clinton while keeping silent that it was looking into President Donald Trump’s campaign associates and their connections to Russia.
“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales.
Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status,” Goodlatte and Gowdy said in a joint statement. “The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic, and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness.
The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight.”
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