By my count, this latest State Department inquiry makes for three active investigations by the federal government that touch directly or indirectly on the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner.
1. The newly revealed State inquiry into the Clinton Foundation and top Clinton aide Huma Abedin
2. The ongoing State inquiry into Clinton's private email server
3. The FBI investigation into Clinton's email server
And that list doesn't include the myriad looks Congress is taking into Clinton's time at State.
It strains credulity to believe that Republicans somehow concocted a way to get the State Department and the FBI to look into Clinton's tenure at State.