Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley made the following statement after the Justice Department Inspector General announced a review of “allegations regarding various actions by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in advance of the 2016 election.”  Grassley raised concerns to the Inspector General about the public’s lack of confidence in the Justice Department’s ability to handle investigations related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  That letter can be found here.

“It’s good to hear that the Inspector General agreed to my request to look at multiple concerns that I raised throughout the investigation.  Conspicuously absent, though, is any specific reference to the Attorney General’s failure to recuse herself from the probe, particularly after her meeting with former President Clinton.  It’s in the public interest to provide a full accounting of all the facts that led to the FBI and Justice Department’s decision-making regarding the investigation.”