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Welcome To The Next Stage of Clinton Email Imbroglio

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Today's hearing will be a chance for Republicans to treat Comey like a piñata, but I expect you'll also see them testing new themes that will let them keep the flame burning on this so-called scandal through November, if not beyond. New prosecutors, new committee probes, new conspiracies. There's too much invested already, and too much ginned-up expectancy within the GOP base to see Clinton criminally charged, and frankly too much political value to let this end here.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.