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House Republicans close investigation into FBI and DOJ

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) revealed in a letter to top Justice Department officials Friday that they are closing their investigation into how the FBI and the Justice Department handled their probes of Hillary Clinton's emails and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The bottom line: Goodlatte and Gowdy's letter issued few new revelations, but the outgoing chairmen urged House Democrats to “continue to identify and eliminate bias” in federal agencies when they take over in January. Democrats have already indicated, however, that they plan to drop the investigation.

  • One big thing: The two Republican chairmen heavily criticized the Clinton investigation, and said they can't conclude whether a case could have been brought against her. As Politico's Kyle Cheney points out, this contradicts the belief shared within Trump's base that there is already sufficient evidence to charge her.

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