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FBI & Hillary Clinton Investigation to Take Center Stage on Capitol Hill: Here's Who'll Be on the Hot Seat


The countdown is on! 

Very soon we may know more information about the Department of Justice inspector general's report on how the FBI's handled the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails during her time as secretary of state.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley announced a hearing titled, "Examining the Inspector General's First Report on Justice Department Decisions Regarding the 2016 Presidential Election." 

It will be held Monday, June 11 at 10:00 am Eastern time.

Republican lawmakers who wanted to remain unnamed told CBN News the inspector general will be going after former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on how they handled the case against Clinton.

A number of key officials will be called to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In January 2017, the DOJ inspector general opened the investigation.

In February 2018, the inspector general released a report exposing McCabe as a serial liar and justified his firing by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

It's a report some say could end with indictments against several District of Columbia power players including the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundations said, "There is no question by setting up a home server to handle all of her government communication including classified materials, that fits the definition of gross negligence."

The report is also expected to show why then FBI Director James Comey initially cleared Hillary Clinton in July 2016, in the middle of her presidential campaign.

Both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee are preparing to have Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz appear before them later this month.

The report will also look deeper into the unusual, private meeting between then Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac. 

It happened only days before Comey announced the FBI would not seek criminal charges in the email server case. 

"That was improper, it wasn't ethical for that to happen," said Spakovsky. "The inspector general has got to look at that. Plus things like Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills were quickly granted immunity by the FBI without any real explanation as to why that was needed or why that was done."

The OIG found that then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions" of improperly leaking sensitive information to the Wall Street Journal, which he then lied about and misled former FBI Director James Comey.

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