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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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Judge rules against NC man who says lynching ‘threat’ to Muslim candidate is ‘free speech’

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A federal appeals court ruled this week that a North Carolina man must face trial after he allegedly threatened a Muslim candidate with lynching.

Attorneys for Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 52, argued that charges against their client should be dropped on the grounds of freedom of speech, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday.

Vandevere is charged with interstate communication of a threat to injure a person. He allegedly used anonymous social media accounts to communicate lynching threats.

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BUSTED: Trump-loving sheriff tried to murder deputy who caught him on tape making racist remarks

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A North Carolina Sheriff and Trump supporter reportedly plotted to murder a man who had a tape of him making racially offensive remarks, reports the Raleigh News and Observer.

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins was indicted Monday, based on a recording of Brindell advising a man on how to kill a former deputy who accused him of racist language.

According to court records, the sheriff told another person to “take care of it” and “the only way you gonna stop him is kill him.”

He instructed him to get rid of the weapon. “You ain’t got the weapon, you ain’t got nothing to go on,” Wilkins said. “The only way we find out these murder things is people talk. You can’t tell nobody, not a thing.” The conversation took place in 2014.

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Judiciary Democrats schedule Trump ‘corruption’ hearing on ’emoluments and profiting off the presidency’

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The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a "corruption" hearing on President Donald Trump's business practices.

The committee on Tuesday, which is controlled by Democrats, posted a notification about the hearing on its website.

The hearing is titled "Presidential Corruption: Emoluments and Profiting Off the Presidency." It is scheduled for Sept. 23 at 2 pm. A witness list was not immediately available.

Trump's opponents have argued that he has violated the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution by profiting off foreign dignitaries who visit his hotels and restaurants.

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