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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Clinton Documents Are Federal Records, Not Emails

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By    |   Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016 08:18 AM

The messages sent through Hillary Clinton's computers weren't just emails, they're federal records, and the House committee investigating her email practices will "get to the truth," its chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, said Wednesday.

"There are a lot of documents and things out there the public has a right to have," the Utah Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "There are federal records. They're not her emails, and we are going to get to the truth."

On Tuesday, Chaffetz released a letter he wrote asking a federal prosecutor to determine if Clinton or her staff played a role in a Colorado technology firm's deletion of thousands of her emails in 2015.

Clinton and her aide and attorney, Cheryl Mills, told FBI investigators in questioning during July they did not have a role in the deletions. The Colorado firm's deletions were separate from another series of deletions occurring before she turned 33,000 messages over to the State Department.

Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote a separate letter warning the Denver firm, which had hosted Clinton's server, that one of the engineers who deleted her files could face federal criminal charges.

"More than two years after she left office suddenly, when the subpoenas were in place, a preservation order is in place, you have this high level meeting with David Kendall, with Cheryl Mills, the top lieutenants there for Hillary Clinton," Chaffetz told Fox News on Wednesday.

"This is roughly March 25 of 2015. A couple days later, we don't know exactly what time, but within days, certainly less than a week later, there is a work order at Platte River Networks. Then these documents are destroyed using Bleachbit, nonetheless, a tool to erase everything and these were federal records under subpoena."

Further, said Chaffetz, when his committee questioned FBI Director James Comey, he asked him directly if he'd looked at what Clinton said under oath, and he said he did not take that into consideration.

"The House of Representatives has to stand up for itself," said Chaffetz. "I'm tired of Congress just sending off letters and not doing anything. We have some equities here we have to protect and to protect those federal records."

Clinton on Tuesday said that Chaffetz's call for more hearings is "just a perfect segue" as the "FBI resolved all this" and its report answered the questions.

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