Chaffetz: Reopen Probe Into Whether Clinton Obstructed Justice over Emails

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz requests a new investigation into whether Hillary Clinton and her aides impeded a congressional inquiry by deleting an archive of her emails.

Reports The Wall Street Journal:

In a letter on Tuesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) asked the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to investigate why an information technology staffer working on Mrs. Clinton’s server purged an archive of her emails even after they had been subpoenaed as part of a congressional investigation.

“The Department should investigate and determine whether Secretary Clinton or her employees and contractors violated statutes that prohibit destruction of records, obstruction of congressional investigations and concealment or cover up of evidence material to a congressional investigation,” Mr. Chaffetz wrote. “In furtherance of such an investigation, you should consider why records were destroyed after Secretary Clinton and her agents were on notice to preserve them.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Fridayreleased new details about its investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server, which was closed without any charges being filed against the Democratic nominee or her aides. That investigation was related to possible mishandling of classified information from Mrs. Clinton’s time in office as secretary of state.