SALT LAKE CITY — Now that President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear he doesn't want to pursue an investigation into rival Hillary Clinton, will Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, go forward with his promised probe?
Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, declined to comment on Trump's new stand, spelled out during an interview Tuesday with reporters and editors at the New York Times.
But Trump's decision to "move forward" from his threat to go after the Democratic presidential nominee from the White House may mean that Chaffetz is rethinking his committee's look into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state.
"I think he's in a tight spot," said Chris Karpowitz of the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy. "That type of action tends to look like you're going after political enemies, not serving the legitimate oversight duties of Congress."