2 new probes into Obama and Clinton

Republican lawmakers in the US Congress have launched new investigations targeting former Democratic President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.

The lawmakers announced two new probes on Tuesday – one included the FBI investigation of Clinton’s alleged misuse of a personal email server and the other was an Obama-era deal in which a Russian company bought a Canadian firm that owned some 20 percent of US uranium stockpiles.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said in a statement that the probes addressed “outstanding questions” about why former FBI Director James Comey publicly revealed the bureau’s investigation of Clinton but never disclosed one into then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s associates in the election race last year.

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