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House GOP Wants Independent Probe Of Clinton Insiders’ ‘Special Treatment’

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) (R), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) speak about immigration during a news conference on Capitol Hill, April 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By Kathryn Watson | The Daily Caller

Republican members of the House Committee on the Judiciary are calling on two agency watchdogs to investigate the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI’s “special treatment” of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides.

Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte and his GOP colleagues on the panel asked Department of State Inspector General Steve Linick and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Tuesday to scrutinize the FBI’s decision to let Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson attend the Democratic presidential candidate’s FBI interview while they were immunized witnesses with a “conflict of interest” in the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server.

“Allowing them to sit in on Secretary Clinton’s interview raises questions as to whether a serious interview of Secretary Clinton was ever even contemplated,” the letter said.

“In fact, it offered Ms. Mills and Ms. Samuelson an opportunity to further corroborate their stories with the target of the FBI’s investigation — Secretary Clinton — and have insight into questions being asked of Secretary Clinton regarding communications to which they may have been parties.”

Mills and Samuelson could have prepped Clinton with information ahead of her interview, as FBI officials had already interviewed them, the letter said.

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