Republicans are asking for a formal review of a top Clinton aide's role in the email scandal

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The Republican National Committee has requested a formal review of Hillary Clinton aide and lawyer Cheryl Mills, who represented the Democratic presidential nominee during an FBI investigation into her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.

The complaint was filed with the DC Bar on Monday.

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Deputy White House Counsel Cheryl Mills (L) and President Clinton's private attorney Nicole Seligman (far R) leave the Mayflower Hotel, where former White House intern [Monica Lewinsky] is staying, January 31. Lewinsky will be the first of three witnesses to be deposed in President Clinton's impeachment trial February 1, marking the first time a White House lawyer had a chance to question her since the scandal began.
White House Deputy Counsel Cheryl Mills, seen on the U.S. Senate floor during President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial in this January 20, 1999 file photo, has rejected Clinton's offer to become White House Counsel August 8. White House counsel Charles Ruff left the post August 6, on which he served since 1997. GAC
Deputy White House Counsel Cheryl Mills illustrates her defense with visuals while White House Counsel Charles Ruff (R) listens during President Clinton's impeachment trial on the Senate floor January 20. Mills rebutted allegations contained in the two articles of impeachment stemming from the Monica Lewinsky case during the afternoon session. MMR/AA
Attorney Cheryl Mills (L) listens as former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 22, 2015. Clinton took the stand Thursday to defend her role in responding to deadly attacks on the US mission in Libya, as Republicans forged ahead with an inquiry criticized as partisan anti-Clinton propaganda. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: Cheryl Mills, (R) Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department, arrives for a closed-door deposition before the House Select Committee on Benghazi September 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mills was on the Hill to be interviewed regarding Hillary Clinton's private email server controversy during her time as the secretary of State. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Cheryl Mills (L), Sec. Penny Pritzker (C) and Neera Tanden attend ELLE's annual Women in Washington Power List dinner hosted by Robbie Myers, ELLE Editor-in-Chief, with Gucci at Villa Firenze, the home of the Italian Ambassador, on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Elle)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Robbie Myers (L) and Cheryl Mills attend ELLE's annual Women in Washington Power List dinner hosted by Robbie Myers, ELLE Editor-in-Chief, with Gucci at Villa Firenze, the home of the Italian Ambassador, on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Elle)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills speaks onstage at the Cinema For Peace event benefitting J/P Haitian Relief Organization in Los Angeles held at Montage Hotel on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Cinema For Peace)
Cheryl Mills, counselor and chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaks during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. The nonpartisan conference offers participants a forum for networking and building support for projects and financial commitments to alleviate poverty, disease and social obstacles and encourage development. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images
US Counselor and Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State Cheryl Mills talks to journalists prior a meeting for supporting a Haitian-led food security program in Rome's World Food Program headquarters on February 12, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
US Counselor and Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State Cheryl Mills talks to journalists prior a meeting for supporting a Haitian-led food security program in Rome's World Food Program headquarters on February 12, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Counselor and Chief of Staff to Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills attends the Cinema For Peace Event Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization the at Montage Hotel on January 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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The letter from the RNC read:

"The District of Columbia's Rules of Professional Conduct strictly prohibit a lawyer from accepting employment in connection with a matter the lawyer 'participated personally and substantially as a public officer or employee.' This is an 'absolute disqualification' that 'carries forward a policy of avoiding both actual impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.'"

"During the time Secretary Clinton allegedly mishandled classified information, Ms. Mills was serving as Secretary Clinton's chief of staff and counselor at the State Department. Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department employee and Clinton campaign staffer, told federal investigators that, in 2009 or 2010, he approached Ms. Mills relaying State Department concerns that Secretary Clinton's private email server might pose a federal records retention issue."

The RNC also called into question a potential conflict of interest issue over the FBI granting Mills partial immunity for cooperating with the investigation.

"Director Comey testified that the FBI granted immunity to Ms. Mills because her current role as Secretary Clinton's attorney could have posed potential legal issues for the FBI in its attempt to subpoena Ms. Mills's laptop," the letter said.

"Even though the records the FBI sought were not from a time period during which Ms. Mills was serving as Secretary Clinton's personal attorney, Ms. Mills apparently used her current role as Secretary Clinton's attorney to shield herself from prosecution in the event any classified information was discovered on her laptop."

The FBI declined earlier this year to recommend charges against Clinton for her use of the server.

FBI Director James Comey said in July that while there is evidence that Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless in handling classified information," there wasn't sufficient evidence to prosecute.

But Republicans have questioned the FBI investigation, particularly the agency's decision to offer immunity to several key individuals tangled in the scandal.

The Clinton campaign has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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