WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced Thursday it has launched a probe into the department and the FBI's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
The announcement, which was expected, comes after criticism of the Justice Department's handling of the investigation, particularly on how the public was notified.
The email controversy was a major issue on the 2016 campaign trail. A message left with Clinton's office was not immediately returned.
The White House said Thursday it wasn't involved in the decision to investigate.
"Decisions that are made by inspectors general across the administration are independent, and this administration has assiduously protected the independence of inspectors general," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a briefing.
™ & © 2017 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
Hart was in Las Vegas with his mystery woman just a few weeks ago.
Sarah Stonebaker tattooed "It's a boy" on the ankle of her husband, Kyle Devaney.
This man seems to have no shame because cops say he broke into a funeral home and stole clothes and jewelry belonging to a deceased man.
Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn is featured in Forbes magazine’s special centennial issue, released Tuesday, as one of the world’s …
A couple cops in California got a shocking message on their Pieology receipt.
It's been a complaint as long as high-heels have been around. They're uncomfortable. Well, sore feet meet Evelyn Schockling.