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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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Neo-Nazi arrested by FBI in terror plot before his comrades tried to kill him for being ‘stupid’ and ‘incompetent’: report

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On Saturday, CBC News reported that several members of a white supremacist group called The Base have been arrested in Georgia and Wisconsin. This comes one day after another set of raids in Maryland and Delaware that caught Patrik Mathews, a former reservist from Manitoba who crossed into the United States illegally and has been missing for five months after being accused of recruiting for the extremist group.

One new key detail came out about Mathews in an affidavit used to secure the arrest warrants for Mathews' alleged compatriots, according to the CBC: "Although the document suggests the group member believed to be Mathews stayed with a Georgia cell member for months, he is later reportedly characterized as 'incompetent' and 'stupid' and is seen as a liability to the local group. In fact, he eventually becomes a new potential murder target."

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WATCH: Trump lawyer Pam Bondi brushes off her meeting with Lev Parnas during NBC grilling

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During an interview with NBC News' "Today" on Saturday, Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida and one of the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in impeachment matters, dismissed the photograph released by House Democrats that shows her with indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.

"Clearly, Lev Parnas liked to take pictures with a lot of people," said Bondi unconcernedly. "He showed up at events pretty much everywhere where Republicans were."

Asked about Trump's relationship with Parnas, she added, "I don't know what that matters, what they're planning on doing with it. We're going to stick to the facts and stick to the law in this case."

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Trump will face uphill battle discrediting Parnas after so many other aides ended up in jail: columnist

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Writing for The New York Times, columnist Michelle Goldberg pointed out that President Donald Trump could have a difficult time trying to discredit indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas as untrustworthy in his allegations about the Ukraine scheme — because his sleaziness and disrepute is the whole reason that he was so useful to Trump's team in the first place.

"Now that Lev Parnas, a key conspirator in Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s plot to shake down Ukraine, is singing, Trump’s defenders are pointing out that he is a disreputable person who can’t be trusted," wrote Goldberg. "'This is a man who is under indictment and who’s actually out on bail. This is a man who owns a company called Fraud Inc.,' the White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, said on Fox News, the only network on which she regularly appears. (Parnas's company was actually called Fraud Guarantee, though that’s not any better.)"

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