Republicans launch probes of Clinton emails decision, uranium deal

By REUTERS
October 25, 2017 07:12
1 minute read.
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

WASHINGTON- Republican lawmakers on Tuesday launched investigations to examine several of US President Donald Trump's longstanding political grievances, including the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton's emails and her alleged role in a sale of US uranium to a Russian firm.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy announced a probe to address "outstanding questions" about why former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey publicly disclosed the bureau's investigation of Clinton but never disclosed one into Trump's associates in the 2016 presidential campaign.

"These investigations were initiated on a partisan basis, and will shed no light on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, but then again they are not intended to do so," Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday in a statement.

Instead, said Schiff, "they are designed to distract attention and pursue the President's preferred goal – attacking Clinton and Obama."

Republicans in Congress also are investigating whether officials in former President Barack Obama's administration spied on Trump's campaign and whether Russians helped pay for a dossier on Trump commissioned by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm. So far, there is no evidence to support either allegation.

Clinton was Trump's Democratic rival in the 2016 US presidential election and faced questions about her handling of classified material after it became public that she used a private email server in her home for some of her correspondence.

Since winning the presidential vote last year, Trump has been beset by questions about Russian efforts to manipulate the US election and whether any of his campaign advisers, some of whom had contacts with Russian officials, were involved.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 20, 2018
U.N. secretary-general 'deeply troubled' by Saudi journalist's death

By REUTERS