WASHINGTON (UPI) — FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify before the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday about his agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah., chairman of the committee, invited Comey to testify on Capitol Hill.
“Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable. Congress and the American people have a right to understand the depth and breadth of the FBI’s investigation,” Chaffetz said in a statement on Wednesday. “I thank Director Comey for accepting the invitation to publicly answer these important questions.”
On Tuesday, Comey said that “although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”
“In looking back at our investigations into the mishandling or removal of classified information, we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts,” Comey said — effectively ending the federal government’s probe into Clinton’s use of a private server.
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday told Fox News the House of Representatives is “going to have hearings.”
“There are a lot of unanswered questions here,” Ryan said. “She clearly lives above the law.”
“She’s just going to get away with this in the sense that she grossly was negligent, she mishandled classified information and now she wants to be commander in chief,” Ryan said.
The Department of Justice will now decide how to move forward with the Clinton case, but U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday said she would accept the findings of the FBI investigation.
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