Cornyn: We’ll Keep Investigating Clinton If She Wins Presidency

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, on Wednesday said that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, Congress will still continue its investigations regarding her email use.

“Either way, I think the investigations are going to continue,” Cornyn told Newsmax radio host Joe Pagliarulo when asked if Congress would keep up its investigations into Clinton if she wins or loses.

Corynyn said that he thinks Republicans will definitely keep their majority in the House before pivoting to the Senate.

“If we retain the Senate majority, which I’m hopeful of, we should also work with our House colleagues to continue our investigations and oversight hearings,” he said. “There are things we can do.”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, said last week that the House is prepared for “years” of investigations should Clinton win the presidency.

Pagliarulo also asked Cornyn whether President Obama could pardon Clinton. The Texas senator said that Obama could technically pardon Clinton but that he did not think the President would do that. Cornyn added that pardoning Clinton after the November election would be a “dramatic departure from historical norms, but I guess it’s possible.”

Listen to the interview via Newsmax:

H/t Buzzfeed News

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