Clin­ton lost, but Repub­li­cans still want to in­ves­ti­gate her

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - OPINION -

WASHINGTON » Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton lost the 2016 elec­tion to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, but some Repub­li­cans in Con­gress are in­ten­si­fy­ing their calls to in­ves­ti­gate her and other Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials.

As in­ves­ti­ga­tions into Rus­sian med­dling and pos­si­ble links to Trump’s cam­paign have es­ca­lated on both sides of the Capi­tol, some Repub­li­cans ar­gue that the in­ves­ti­ga­tions should have a greater fo­cus on Democrats.

Democrats who have pushed the elec­tion probes “have started a war of in­ves­tiga­tive at­tri­tion,” said GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a mem­ber of the House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee.

The House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, which has de­clined to in­ves­ti­gate the Rus­sian med­dling, ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion last week to re­quest doc­u­ments re­lated to the FBI’s now-closed in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Clin­ton’s emails, and Repub­li­cans have asked for a sec­ond spe­cial coun­sel to in­ves­ti­gate the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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