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Grassley: Vague update on FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails still leaves key questions unanswered

Charles Grassley was in Mason City, Iowa, November 7, 2016
Charles Grassley was in Mason City, Iowa, November 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite a memo from the FBI that no indictment looms for Hillary Clinton in connection to her email scandal, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley says more context and information is needed before the matter is put to rest.

Senate Judiciary Committee Grassley released the following statement regarding the FBI’s renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized use of a private email server as Secretary of State:

“For months now, I’ve been urging the FBI to provide details regarding the scope of its investigation. The American people deserve to know whether the FBI sought to determine if Secretary Clinton and her aides deliberately maneuvered around federal open records laws or congressional investigations. Another vague announcement by the FBI has again failed to provide this context.

“The growing number of unanswered questions demand explanations: Is the FBI continuing to review the newly-revealed emails? Did the FBI limit its review to email from when Clinton was Secretary of State, leaving out emails that could shed light on possible obstruction of Congress? Did the Justice Department authorize an application for a search warrant for this latest review, and if so, was it the first time such a tool was used in this investigation? Did the FBI seek compulsory process earlier in its review, and if not, why not? Answers to these questions would provide greater context of the FBI’s investigation and greater assurance to the American people of its thoroughness,” Grassley said.

Clinton fireside chat in Mason City, Iowa. (Posted by Hillary Clinton)
Clinton fireside chat in Mason City, Iowa.
(Posted by Hillary Clinton)

Grassley recently called on the FBI to provide greater context of the events that prompted its October 28 announcement that it was seeking tools to examine newly-acquired evidence that may be related to the server investigation. This includes whether the FBI sought compulsory tools such as search warrants or grand jury subpoenas, and whether the Justice Department denied any such request. Grassley also raised concern that the FBI’s scope of its investigation may have been limited, either through its own decision or the Justice Department’s refusal of compulsory process, to exclude any potential attempts to conceal emails or obstruct congressional inquiries. Following several reports of potential interactions between senior department and FBI officials, Grassley expressed concern that conflicts of interest may undermine the public’s trust in the investigation and sought a review by the Justice Department’s inspector general.

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