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WATCH: Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies before Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Attorney General Loretta Lynch is being questioned by the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server.
    
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, says in his opening statement for Tuesday's hearing that the decision "defies logic and the law."
    
He says he believes less-powerful government workers would not have received the same treatment.
    
Lynch is making her first appearance before Congress since the Justice Department closed its investigation without bringing criminal charges.
    
Goodlatte also says the timing of the Justice Department's announcement is "troubling" given that it came just days after Lynch had an impromptu meeting aboard her plane on a tarmac in Phoenix with former president Bill Clinton.

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