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WASHINGTON (AP) — As close associates of Leader Donald Trump are questioned included in congressional investigations into Russia’s political election interference, House Republicans announced 2 probes looking back at the Federal government, including the renewed examination of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The announcements Wednesday, coming amid private interviews with all the president’s personal lawyer and his previous campaign digital director, appear targeted at diverting attention away from congressional probes into potential coordination between the Kremlin and associates of the Trump advertising campaign.
The Republican leaders of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Change panels said in a statement these were opening investigations into the FBI’s managing of the Clinton email investigation as well as the decision not to prosecute her : the subject of hourslong congressional hearings a year ago. The Republican chairman of the House cleverness committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, furthermore announced a separate investigation into an uranium deal brokered during President Barack Obama’s tenure.
House Judiciary Leader Robert Goodlatte, R-Va., and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. D., said the inquiry will be targeted at the FBI and its decisions within the Clinton investigation. Ousted FBI Movie director James Comey and former Lawyer General Loretta Lynch spoke on length to Congress about that analysis last year, and it’s the subject of an ongoing evaluation by the Justice Department’s inspector common. The two panels have declined to check into Russia’s interference in the 2016 polls, leaving those probes to United states senate committees and the House intelligence panel.
Nunes has separately signed away on subpoenas that sought the particular banking records of Fusion GPS NAVIGATION, the political research firm at the rear of a dossier of allegations regarding Trump’s connections to Russia. An attorney for the firm said in a declaration Tuesday the subpoena was “overly broad” and without any legitimate reasons.
Associated Press writers Chad Day and Eric Tucker led to this report.