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Pompeo not reserving judgment on Clinton’s conduct

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Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, didn’t bother to wait for the House Benghazi Committee to finish its work before concluding that Hillary Clinton deserves a federal indictment over her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. Panel member Pompeo’s recent remarks to a radio talk show host have renewed suspicions that the Benghazi probe was intended to ruin Clinton’s presidential candidacy. That said, it will look just as political if an ongoing FBI investigation finds Clinton mishandled classified information and the Justice Department shrugs it off, given that former CIA Director David Petraeus pleaded guilty to a federal charge after comparable conduct. – Rhonda Holman