LIVING IN THE PAST

GOP-Led House Panels Open Probes About Hillary Clinton

Several Republican-led House panels on Tuesday launched investigations into matters related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. Rep. Devin Nunes announced Tuesday that the House Intelligence Committee will investigate the 2010 U.S.-Russia-Uranium deal struck under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Nunes, who chairs the committee, said they have “been looking into this for a while now” and have been receiving information from various sources about the uranium deal for “the last several months.” The Hill reported last week that the FBI had been investigating a bribery plot among Russian nuclear officials before President Obama approved the deal, which gave Moscow a majority stake in a firm owning much of American uranium. There is no evidence that Sec. Clinton knew about any investigation—and whether it even existed is, Nunes said, a part of this new probe’s focus, despite being simultaneously foundational to it—yet the deal has become a conservative cause du jour in deflecting from Trump-Russia scandal. Additionally, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy announced a joint investigation into the Obama FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe during the 2016 campaign. The investigation will also look into the FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign associates.