GOP lawmaker: Probe deleted emails
WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House committee investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices asked a federal prosecutor Tuesday to determine whether she or others working with her played a role in the deletion of thousands of her emails by a Colorado technology firm overseeing her private computer server in 2015.
The written request by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, RUtah, to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia is based on recent revelations from the FBI, which decided not to press for criminal charges after its own yearlong investigation.
Clinton and her longtime aide and lawyer, Cheryl Mills, told FBI investigators during questioning that they had no knowledge of the deletions. Those occurred separately from the email deletions overseen by the former secretary of state’s legal team last year before she turned over 33,000 work-related messages to the State Department.
The FBI’s recently released summaries of its investigation did not offer any evidence contradicting their statements.
Clinton dismissed Chaffetz’s outline of the email deletions as “his latest conspiracy theories.”
“The FBI resolved all of this,” Clinton said Tuesday en route to Tampa, Fla. “Their report answered all of the questions.”