Chaffetz, right, confers with Cummings on Capitol Hill.
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Senior Republicans on the panel said Trump has never held a government job or been elected to public office.The Oversight Committee operates in a "target-rich environment with lots of different investigative possibilities," Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, acknowledged. Yet he said he's unaware of anything Trump is alleged to have done that would trigger a probe by his panel.The hands-off approach to Trump is in contrast to the Oversight Committee's focus on Clinton, who served as President Barack Obama's secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 .Angered by Comey's decision, Republicans said Clinton lied to Congress about her handling of emails when she testified last October before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks.At a recent hearing on Clinton's emails, Rep. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee's national security panel, lamented the zeal with which Republicans are pursuing Clinton.But Lynch told the AP that he had no interest in a congressional probe of Trump. There are higher priorities, he said, and pursuing Trump would be seen as an attempt to drag down the Republican nominee.
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