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Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Rep. Jason Chaffetz to forget about investigating Hillary Clinton.
Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“The Oversight Committee has jurisdiction on the Federal Records Act, and we intend to pursue that,” Chaffetz said previously. “We also have jurisdiction on FOIA [the Freedom of Information Act], so if you’re not providing emails, it begs the question of your compliance under FOIA. So, I’m not specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she’s ensnarled herself.”
On Monday, Ryan and McCarthy told the Utah Republican he is not allowed to investigate the former secretary of state. They said the FBI should lead any probe into Clinton wrong-doing.