The Justice Department’s internal investigative unit has kicked off a query into the agency’s own doings regarding the Hillary Clinton email server scandal.
Justice officials are investigating the FBI for the same.
Here’s a litte background:
But really, this couldn’t come at a more oportune time. As Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller breathes down the backs of Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, the larger picture of Russia collusion seems to be pointed directly at the Clintons’ way.
It’s about time the feds peer deeper into Clinton’s email server — from the more truthful perspective of a Republican-run administration.
CBS Miami has more:
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is launching a probe into the department and FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
According to CNN, the announcement comes amid criticism about how the Justice Department handled the investigation which became a major issue on the campaign trail.
The decision to start the review was prompted by requests from various members of Congress and from the public, according to the Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz.
The review will look into several allegations including those claiming FBI Director James Comey’s actions did not follow policy. Particularly, when he publicly stated last July that the FBI would not pursue criminal charges against Clinton.
The White House clarified Thursday that they did not have a hand in the decision to investigate the matter.
“Decisions that are made by inspectors general across the administration are independent, and this administration has assiduously protected the independence of inspectors general,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.