CAPITALS — The US Department of Justice says it has asked prosecutors to scrutinise the Clintons' charitable foundation and a uranium deal.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a top-level inquiry could be launched into "certain issues" at the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Uranium One.
Mr Sessions outlined the move in response to a letter from congressional Republicans.
The matters are longstanding political grievances of President Donald Trump.
Democrats have called Uranium One a "massive diversion" from the investigations dogging Mr Trump's presidency.
His aides are currently the focus of inquiries by a special counsel and congressional committees into whether they colluded with alleged Kremlin attempts to sway last year's US presidential election.