Nadler and Cummings Object to Partisan Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Emails
Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2018)—Today, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wrote a letter to Chairmen Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy objecting to the manner they are conducting their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“We are writing to strongly object to the manner in which you are conducting the partisan, repetitive, and dangerous investigation by our two Committees of the decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) not to charge Secretary Clinton with a crime relating to her email usage. You originally described your review as an ‘investigation regarding charging decisions in the investigation surrounding Secretary Clinton’s email server in 2016.’ Today, it has morphed into a partisan, abusive, and improper inquisition of Special Counsel Mueller's investigation of President Trump's campaign and its connections to Russia. This investigation has been conducted in an unfair and biased manner, in violation of Committee and House Rules. For these reasons, we also object to holding the joint hearing scheduled for tomorrow, which does not comport with our rules as it is not operating under a Memorandum of Understanding agreed to by unanimous consent.”