House Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said they were launching two new investigations into Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, keeping alive a pair of storylines that have fueled anger with the party base.
One is a project aimed at looking into the FBI's decision not to prosecute Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. Less than an hour later, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he would look into Clinton's role in a 2010 uranium deal that became a favorite attack line by then-candidate Donald Trump.
Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he wants the committee to find out what role Russia played in the agreement, in which a U.S. government panel that included Clinton, then secretary of state, gave the green light to the sale of a uranium mining company to a Russian one.
Clinton's enemies later charged that Clinton's foundation received "pay for play" donations from Russians in the matter, a claim that fact-checkers have debunked.
For Trump, however, the case was made: "Remember that Hillary Clinton gave Russia 20 percent of American uranium and, you know, she was paid a fortune," Trump said at a campaign rally in October 2016. "You know, they got a tremendous amount of money."
Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time of the deal, and The New York Times reported in 2015 that the Clinton Foundation had received donations from leaders involved in the deal.