Cruz says Justice Dept. should investigate Clinton emails

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Posted: Mar 07, 2015 2:33 PM
Cruz says Justice Dept. should investigate Clinton emails

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz says the Justice Department should investigate Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account to conduct official business while she was secretary of state.

The Texas Republican and possible 2016 presidential contender said Saturday that the department "absolutely" should launch an investigation to determine whether Clinton violated any laws, adding that it has an "obligation to do so."

Cruz made the remarks at an agricultural forum in Des Moines that featured several 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls.

Clinton is considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, although she has yet to announce her plans.

Clinton's extensive use of her own email account and private server has raised questions about whether she adhered to accountability rules. She has asked that her work correspondence be made public.