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Elijah Cummings hammers Chaffetz over his plans to hound Clinton over emails

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Less then 24 hours after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was swept into office, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Jason Chaffetz said he intends to continue to hound former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her missing emails.

The announcement by the Republican was greeted with disdain by fellow committee member Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings  saying America deserves better.

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In an interview with the Washington Post, the Utah Republican said, “It would be totally remiss of us to dismiss” the investigation despite the fact that Clinton did not win the election.

“I still have a duty and obligation“ to get to the truth about one of the largest breaches of security at the State Department,” he claimed. “Tens of thousands of documents still have not been turned over to Congress.”

In a statement, Cummings fired back at both the announcement and the timing.

“It is extremely disappointing that Chairman Chaffetz plans to continue investigating Secretary Clinton for years to come,” he said. “After everything our country has just been through — and particularly given that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have both called for healing our nation’s divisions — I think the American people deserve more from Congress than to continue squandering taxpayer dollars on these baseless Republican accusations and partisan attacks.”


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Trump plans to attack the ‘left wing mob’ in culture war tirade at Mount Rushmore: report

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On Friday evening, President Donald Trump will deliver a Fourth of July speech in front of Mount Rushmore. And according to ABC News reporter Will Steakin, the president plans to use the speech to engage in culture war saber-rattling, attacking the "left wing mob" for pushing to remove Confederate statues and other monuments that glorify racist aspects of American history.

Trump Rushmore speech will slam “left wing mob” trying to tear down “our history," campaign official briefed tells @ABC News

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‘Reprehensible’ cops fired for reenacting chokehold at memorial site: ‘A crime against humanity and decency’

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Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.

"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."

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DC police union buried in mockery after accidentally revealing their own incompetence in stopping crime

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On Friday, the Twitter account for the Washington, D.C. police union posted statistics on a recent upswing in crime rates in the area — trying to imply that police accountability reforms in the wake of the George Floyd killing are preventing officers from doing their jobs.

YoY Crime Stats in DC 6/3 - 7/3

Homicide ⬆️28%Armed Robbery ⬆️33%Shootings ⬆️41%Burglary ⬆️45%Stolen Auto ⬆️45%

This is what ‘knee-jerk’ policies look like in your neighborhood.

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