Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) asserted on Tuesday that former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton and Ocasio-Cortez joke about Kushner's alleged use of WhatsApp Hillicon Valley: Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email for official work | White House rejects request for Trump-Putin communications | Facebook left 'hundreds of millions' of passwords unsecured | Tech pressured to root out extremism Man accused of mailing pipe bombs to Dems pleads guilty MORE perjured herself when testifying before Congress about her private email server and accused the Obama administration of suppressing the FBI’s investigation.


The FBI delivered a report to Congress on Tuesday providing details of the agency’s interview with Clinton, now the Democratic presidential nominee, conducted days before the end of its investigation. Shortly before the report arrived, Marino was asked in an interview on Fox News what he believed it would show.

“That she lied under oath to Congress when she came into testify” before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, Marino responded. “And if she lied, she perjured herself. She lied to Congress, therefore she can be prosecuted and spend as long as 10 years in prison for doing that.”

“The director of the FBI, the Justice Department, in my opinion, they’re taking direction from the White House saying, ‘Do nothing about this,’” he added.

On Monday, Marino led a group of 35 GOP House members in calling on FBI Director James Comey to provide Congress with details on the agency’s interview with the former secretary of State. The FBI sent notes of the interview as part of its report on Tuesday.

That day two other House Republicans, Reps. Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteTop Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview It’s time for Congress to pass an anti-cruelty statute DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling MORE (Va.) and Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzLawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay Top Utah paper knocks Chaffetz as he mulls run for governor: ‘His political career should be over’ Boehner working on memoir: report MORE (Utah), chairmen of the Judiciary and Oversight committees, respectively, called on the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton for perjury.

The intensifying attacks from Marino, a supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton and Ocasio-Cortez joke about Kushner's alleged use of WhatsApp Missouri Gov. declares state of emergency amid severe flooding Swalwell on Hicks testimony: 'She's going to have to tell us who she lied for' in Trump admin MORE, and other GOP members come more than a month after the FBI closed its investigation into the server Clinton used while secretary of State and recommended against pressing charges.

It also coincides with Trump’s plummet in battleground state polls.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the Oversight Committee, blasted Republicans on Tuesday, calling the new efforts politically motivated.

“The FBI already determined unanimously that there is insufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing,” Cummings said in a statement. “Republicans are now investigating the investigator in a desperate attempt to resuscitate this issue, keep it in the headlines, and distract from Donald Trump’s sagging poll numbers.”