Chaffetz on Clinton probe: 'We can’t just simply let this go’

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzHouse Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke GOP senators decline to criticize Acosta after new Epstein charges MORE (R-Utah) says Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE’s actions as secretary of State have raised too many red flags for Congress to stop investigating her just because she lost the presidential election.

“We can’t just simply let this go,” Chaffetz told host Martha MacCallum on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday.


“If the president or president-elect wants to pardon Secretary Hillary Clinton for the good of the nation, that is their option," Chaffetz added. "But I have a duty and an obligation to actually fix the problems that were made with Hillary Clinton.”

During the 2016 campaign, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE repeatedly promised to prosecute Clinton for her use of a private server while she led the State Department.

Trump has dialed down his rhetoric since winning the White House, however, noting last week that Clinton has already “suffered greatly” for her actions.

“It’s just not something that I feel strongly about,” he told New York Times reporters.

But the House Oversight chief has indicated no such shift, saying the day after the election that he would be "totally remiss" to drop his investigation over results at the ballot box.

“A political election does not extinguish the need for transparency, truth and justice,” Chaffetz said. "We want to get to the truth."

He added, “There are tens of thousands of documents the State Department still has not turned over to the United States Congress that should be available. There’s issues relating to the Department of Justice. I still think that the federal government needs to provide to Congress the records which we sought.”