According to the chairman of the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Jason Chaffetz, President Donald Trump has expressed interests in bringing Hillary Clinton to justice. This newest information comes just days after congress ordered the FBI to hand over the contents of her email server.
During his discussion with Congress, Chaffetz told members:
“President Trump visited Philadelphia when we were at our planning and strategy session.
I went backstage with the President here’s what he said:
‘You do a great job. Listen, I understand I’m the president and you have a job. You do the oversight. Don’t slow down. Go after everything you want to go after. You look at everything you want to look at.’
If you sat there and heard what he said to me about pursuing oversight and government, you would be inspired. And for him to convey a message of ‘don’t slow down,’ I think was a good message.”
Of course, Chaffetz has already expressed his own personal interest in investigating Clinton and ensuring that she be brought to justice. Despite the fact that he shook her hands at the inauguration, Chaffetz made sure to mention the former presidential nominee on his Instagram account shortly after shaking her hand.
“So pleased she is not the President,” Chaffetz wrote. “The investigation continues.”
“Just because there was a political election doesn’t mean it goes away,” he said of the investigation last week, saying that classified emails that surfaced on Clinton’s server were “the largest breach of security in the history of the State Department.”
Now, with both Chaffetz and Trump on the same page regarding the investigation, it seems likely that something may actually come out of the Clinton email scandal. The newly elected president’s words can only strengthen the resolve of those currently investigating the emails. If it is discovered that Clinton did, in fact, commit a crime punishable by a prison sentence, which seems likely, we may see her finally brought to justice for once. However, for now, only time will tell.