GOP lawmaker: Probe deleted emails

Baltimore Sun - - ELECTION 2016 - By Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan

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.”

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