Congressional Committee to Examine Hillary Clinton’s Emails

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Mike Coppola/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope/AFP

According to a New York Post report, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will head a panel, joining the House Benghazi committee to investigate whether former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton broke the law in using a personal email account for official business while Secretary of State.

Chaffetz stated:

Violations of the Federal Records Act within federal agencies is something we take very seriously. The House Oversight Committee will work with [Chairman] Mr. [Trey] Gowdy and the Select Committee on Benghazi to further explore Hillary Clinton’s use of personal emails while at the State Department.

The news involving the personal email accounts broke Monday, just as Hillary was poised to headline a major Emily’s List event.

Hillary Clinton’s email situation casts a big shadow over Tuesday night’s Emily’s List gala—per a Washington Post report.

…with the New York Times report about her exclusive use of a personal e-mail account during her tenure at the State Department, the excitement and buzz around the Emily’s List event has been tempered. Rather than a flat-out celebration of the group’s work and of Clinton, the evening is likely to be somewhat awkward. Will Clinton address the email controversy? Or ignore it entirely? Whatever she says (or doesn’t say) will now be the headline out of the event.

There are already conflicting reports floating around as to the legality, let alone the appropriateness of the practice, leading to all forms of speculation—including this gem from Ron Fournier at National Journal. With so much else going on in Washington now, the dust has yet to settle on this latest Clinton controversy.

Maybe Hillary Clinton Should Retire Her White House Dreams

Maybe she should stay at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, where the former secretary of State could continue her life’s work of building stronger economies, health care systems, and families. Give paid speeches. Write best-selling books. Spend time with Charlotte, her beloved granddaughter.

Because she doesn’t seem ready for 2016. Like a blast of wintry air in July, the worst of 1990s-style politics is intruding on what needs to be a new millennium campaign: Transparent, inspirational, innovative, and beyond ethical reproach.


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