House Republicans close their investigation into 2016 candidates' probes

<![CDATA[Two senior House Republicans on Friday said they are closing their investigation into the FBI’s handling of its probes into both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, issuing few new revelations but urging the continuation of their work when Democrats take the majority in January.In a letter to top Justice Department officials, including acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy wrote: “We invite your attention to the transcripts of witness testimony and we encourage you to continue to investigate these matters, consistent with your jurisdiction, so the final definitive accounting can be made to the American people.”The letter contained little new information beyond what was already in the public realm, and Democrats in the House have said they intend to call off the investigation, contending it’s a partisan effort meant to undermine the ongoing Russia probe.Goodlatte and

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