Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her
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.