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GOP pushes to keep Clinton email issue alive

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>> The things she had been saying she had or had not done were false.>> Republicans in Washington exploding with rage, Wednesday after the FBI let's Hillary Clinton off the hook for her email. I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where the FBI may be done with their investigation into Clinton's use of private email while Secretary of State, but Republicans are just getting started with their own inquiries to keep the issue alive.
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>> We have seen nothing but stonewalling and dishonesty from Secretary Clinton on this issue.>> Paul Ryan leading the charge. The House speaker demanding Clinton, whom the FBI said was extremely careless with secret emails, not be given access to classified information as she normally would, once she's officially the Democrat's nominee.
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Also, House Oversight Committee Chair, Jason Chaffetz hauling FBI director James Comey in to testify Thursday on the Clinton decision. The quickly schedule of hearing, almost a new speed record for the wheels of Congress. Attorney General Loretta Lynch as due to testify next Tuesday.>> You failed utterly and totally.
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>> Chaffetz, known for his confrontational style, likely to go after Comey for first running through a litany of misdeeds by Clinton and her aids. But then saying there are no grounds for charges. Republicans seeing a big opening here with polls showing Clinton has deep trust issues with voters.
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In his comments, Comey contradicted Clinton's own account of the facts, revealing that she did in fact send and receive about 100 classified emails on the private system.>> There are a lot more questions that need to be answered.>> Republicans hope this will keep the email issue in front of voters as Clinton and Trump start to go head to head in earnest.
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Now Republicans are having troubles of their own unifying behind Trump. He's not making it any easier. On Tuesday night in North Carolina, for example, he praised former Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein.>> You know what he did well? He killed terrorists.>> Now Republicans risk losing control of the House and the Senate in the November elections, so they need all the help that they can get.