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Jason Chaffetz promises to pursue investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails: It’s ‘not going away’

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Monday said he intends to continue the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State, insisting, “just because there was a political election doesn’t mean it goes away.”

Chaffetz told CNN Clinton’s use of classified emails is “the largest breach of security in the history of the State Department,” despite the FBI’s recommendation not to press charges against the former Democratic candidate.

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Donald Trump made prosecuting Clinton a pilar of his campaign, entertaining calls by his supporters to “lock her up” and at one point dubiously insisting he would instruct his Attorney General to “get a special prosecutor to look into [her] situation.”

Following his election, Trump backed off his promise to put Clinton in jail, insisting the former Secretary of State has already “suffered greatly” and prosecuting her is “just not something I feel very strongly about.”

But Chaffetz promised he would continue to push the investigation in to Clinton’s email use, though he insisted his “job is not to be a cheerleader for” Trump.

“I will not shy away from taking a look,” Chaffetz said of investigating the Trump administration, later adding perhaps some of the laws regarding potential conflicts of interest for the president-elect “should be tightened up.”

Still, despite his insistence that he won’t back down from challenging the Trump administration, he called Democrats’ concerns over Trump’s sprawling business interests ”premature at best.”

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Republican Kevin McCarthy gets taken down by former top GOP colleague

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was attacked by a former Republican colleague who alleged McCarthy and his fellow members of Congress have allowed the House GOP to become the official shill for the White House.

In a profile for the New York Times, former Oversight Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA) shamed the GOP House for the way that a once-respectable institution has fallen.

“Congress no longer operates as an independent branch of government, but as an appendage of the executive branch,” said Davis. “He is made for that role.”

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Former senator reveals to Maddow how one brave Democrat can reveal key document in impeachment trial

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Near the end of Wednesday's impeachment trial, Chief Justice John Roberts announced that an agreement had been made to allow senators to read supplemental testimony from Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.

The document will remain classified, despite claims that there is no classified material in the document, only evidence that is damning to the president.

"In terms of this document potentially being improperly classified, which is something that has been raised in writing by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and raised on the floor of the Senate tonight by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)," MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow noted. "Obviously, it was the vice president's office that said it was classified, they are getting publicly criticized for that. If it has been improperly classified and it should be something that the public can see, who adjudicates that?"

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Florida Republican Matt Gaetz admits Trump’s legal defense was ‘like an 8th grade book report’ — only worse

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) admitted that President Donald Trump's team of lawyers weren't quite the legal eagles that he thinks they might be, said Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio.

Questioned about his take on the way the case is unfolding in the Senate, Gaetz said that the House presented it like it was going to be on "cable news." For many that may be an insult, but it appears to Gaetz that was a compliment.

Desiderio said that Gaetz then lamented that the White House presented their case more like “an 8th-grade book report.”

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