Top House Republican says Clinton email probe isn't over


If you thought Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential election would be the end of her email scandal, you apparently thought wrong.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz says he's still not done investigating whether Clinton's mishandling of classified information qualifies as a crime.

Clinton was already cleared of criminal negligence by FBI Director James Comey. His surprise announcement about emails found on Clinton aide Huma Abedin's computer turned out to be nothing.

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DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 28: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters following a campaign rally at Roosevelt High School on October 28, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. With less than two weeks to go until election day, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Iowa.

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds an unscheduled news conference to talk about FBI inquiries into her emails after a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016.

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U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leaves after an unscheduled news conference on FBI inquiries about her emails after a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. October 28, 2016.

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US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during a press conference about the FBI's reopening of a probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of State, in Des Moines, Iowa, on October 28, 2016. The FBI dealt Hillary Clinton's seemingly unstoppable White House campaign a stunning blow Friday by reopening a probe into her use of a private email server while secretary of state. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD

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The House Oversight Committee's highest-ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings, has pushed back against the investigation given that the FBI's own probe came up empty.

He said, "I think the American people deserve more from Congress than to continue squandering taxpayer dollars on these baseless Republican accusations and partisan attacks."

But Chaffetz said he isn't out to get Clinton. He believes that the Trump administration will be more cooperative with an investigation and that could turn up previously unseen emails.

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