On the Inauguration Day of her political rival, Donald Trump, House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) had some parting words for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
“I thanked her for her service and wished her luck. The investigation continues,” he wrote on his Instagram account next to a Fox News screenshot of him shaking hands with Clinton.
“So pleased she is not the President,” Chaffetz said.
Chaffetz’ committee has been investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business. “It was potentially one of the largest breaches in security in the history of the State Department,” he told reporters last week. “It cannot and should not be repeated ever again.
On March 2, 2015 The New York Times first reported that Clinton’s use of a personal non-government email account may have broken government-wide rules on the handling of classified information.
On July 5, 2015 FBI Director James Comey said that the FBI’s own investigation found that Clinton and her aides had been “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” but that the agency was not recommending that she be criminally prosecuted.
“We can’t just simply let this go,” Chaffetz told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” host Martha MacCallum in November, less than two weeks after Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election. “A political election does not extinguish the need for transparency, truth and justice.”
Last October, Chaffetz and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued a joint memorandum stating that “newly produced FBI documents make clear the extraordinary special treatment in the State Department given to Secretary Clinton’s emails.”
That same month, Clinton emails were found on an unsecured laptop belonging to former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, the now estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.