The Republican-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Wednesday it will continue its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state, although the Democratic nominee did not win the election.
"It would be totally remiss of us to dismiss [the email investigation] because she's not going to be president," Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "I still have a duty and obligation to get to the truth about one of the largest breaches of security at the State Department... Tens of thousands of documents still have not been turned over to Congress."
Clinton's final two weeks on the campaign trail were spent playing defense after FBI Director James Comey said on Oct. 28 the federal agency had opened a new probe to learn more about the tens of thousands of her emails that were found on the computer of top aide Huma Abedin's estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. Comey then told Congress on Sunday that the agency did not find anything in the emails that would warrant charges against Clinton.
Chaffetz remained adamant Wednesday that Clinton's future life as a private citizen does not erase the mistakes she has made while serving as a government servant. The first-term committee chairman said he has a "duty" to continue his team's investigation into Clinton.
The committee may call on State Department employees to take part in transcribed interviews. Hearings also may be held, even though Chaffetz admitted he does not expect he will have to call on Clinton to testify.