Gowdy, Goodlatte announce investigation into DOJ's handling of Clinton emails

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"This new investigation is a massive diversion to distract from the lack of Republican oversight of the Trump administration and the national security threat that Russian Federation poses", Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. John Conyers, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

"We knew that Russian entities paid Bill Clinton half a million dollars for a speech, and that they diverted millions and millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State, and obviously she was involved in approving this".

In Clinton's defense, the donations to the Clinton Foundation and the speaking fees seem a little low for this type of conspiracy, and, more importantly, several other government agencies she was not the head of (along with the Canadian government) approved the deal. The State Department, headed by Clinton at the time, was also one of the agencies that approved the deal. "This is basically based off of our conversations with informants over the last several months", he said. Lawmakers hope to discover whether the United States government was investigating Kremlin-linked Rosatom at the time American officials greenlighted its purchase of Canadian uranium mining company Uranium One.

The two lawmakers are also seeking more details about what led Comey to reopen the investigation into Clinton in November, days before the election.

The line of attack was renewed recently after the Hill reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had found "substantial evidence" that Russian officials engaged in "bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering created to grow Vladimir Putin's atomic energy business inside the United States" before the Obama administration gave the deal the go-ahead.

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"I got a letter in response from Treasury Secretary [Tim] Geithner, saying this was getting full scrutiny", said King.

The House is not the first body to resurrect the Russian uranium deal. It was negotiated under the administration of President Barack Obama.

The lawyer, William Taylor, also says the subpoena for the banking records is created to "punish President Trump's political foes while chilling future investigative research into his actions". He made those allegations after visiting the White House, leading Democrats to accuse him of coordinating his efforts with the Trump administration. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) arrives at a House interview with Jared Kushner - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser - in July.

King, appearing with Nunes, insisted that the investigation of the uranium deal was a separate matter entirely from the committee's ongoing inquiry of Russian meddling in the USA election. He stressed that his focus, at the time of the deal and now, was primarily driven by concerns about "why 20 percent of the U.S.'s uranium supply was being given to a Russian-owned company".