Hillary Clinton Subject of 2 New GOP Investigations
Lawmakers are looking into uranium sale, private email server
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2017 2:26 PM CDT
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Hillary Clinton promotes her new book "What Happened," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Montreal.   (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election, but she hasn't lost the interest of Republicans. USA Today reports GOP lawmakers on Tuesday announced two new investigations involving Clinton. The House Intelligence and House Oversight committees will be investigating the Obama administration's approval of the purchase by a Russian state-owned energy company of a Canadian company whose mines control 20% of the US' uranium supply. Republicans say they want to know if the State Department under Clinton approved the deal because of donations made to the Clinton Foundation. "We're not going to jump to any conclusions at this time," House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes says. "Our job is to get the facts ... and we're going to do just that."

President Trump has been calling for an investigation into the uranium deal for months, NBC News reports. “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!" he tweeted last week. On Monday, Clinton called GOP concerns about the deal "baloney." Nine government agencies and a number of federal and state regulators approved the uranium deal. A second investigation by the House Oversight and House Judiciary committees will look into why the FBI isn't charging Clinton for her use of a personal email server. Democrats are criticizing both investigations as attempts to distract from the ongoing investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, according to ABC News.

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