Congress picks up Hillary Clinton probe post-election: Americans deserve to know

With her election loss barely behind her, Hillary Clinton must now look ahead to a continuation of investigations by Congress.

The federal probes on allegations that Clinton lied to Congress about her emails in October 2015 and the destruction of government records are continuing regardless of the election’s outcome, two senior Republican senators told Fox News.

Four congressional committees have open investigations into six allegations against the former Democratic presidential nominee, Chief Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge told Bret Baier on “Special Report” on Tuesday.

“I still don’t have the information I need,” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told Fox News.

A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said politics plays no part in the ongoing investigations.

“Senator Grassley has always followed inquiries through to their logical end, until he feels he’s received the answers he needs to be able to satisfy the questions he posed on the public’s behalf. He performs oversight regardless of which party holds the White House, just as he initiates oversight inquiries irrespective of politics,” the spokesperson said.

In addition to investigating Clinton’s 2015 testimony and destruction of government records, Congress is still looking into allegations against the former secretary of state, including mishandling of classified information, obstruction of justice, the Clinton Foundation and a quid pro quo between a senior State Department executive and an FBI agent, Herridge reported.

“We still have some questions because [FBI Director James Comey’s] latest letter narrowed the scope of their investigation to the time that she was secretary of state, but we’re also interested in what happened before and what happened after that. It’s this huge … mess that has to be cleaned up. So we would be remiss if we just dismiss it and moved on,” House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told Fox News.

Clinton told top donors in a conference call over the weekend that Comey’s decision to reopen the email case 11 days before the election cost her the White House.

Republican lawmakers, however, believe the election results are overshadowed by the importance of getting the answers Americans deserve to know.

“I think it’s one of the messages of this election that the public is disgusted when they see double standards, when they think people in high places, high government officials can get away with what ordinary citizens can’t,” Johnson told Fox News. “So, I just think it’s extremely important to follow this thing through and get all the information. Make it public.”

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