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Hillary Clinton making her concession speech. Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Amy Chozick's new book "Chasing Hillary" is already making news around town with new details about Hillary Clinton's campaign falling under the microscope in the days before its release.

"I knew it. I knew this would happen to me ... They were never going to let me be president."
— Hillary Clinton, per a quote from the book.

Basket of deplorable tiers: Clinton commonly referred to Trump supporters as deplorables in three tiers, Chozick writes:

    • Basket #1: The Republicans who hated her and would vote Republican no matter who the nominee."
    • "Basket #2: Voters whose jobs and livelihoods had disappeared..."
    • "Basket #3: The Deplorables. This basket includes ‘the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it." (Daily Beast)

Joe Biden wanted to run for president but feared the Clintons would try and "destroy" him. Chozick writes “he added something like ‘You guys don’t understand these people.'" (Daily Beast)

Chozick blamed Clinton for ignoring media and not recognizing how Trump used journalists: “Trump understood our gluttonous short attention span better than anyone,” she wrote, “but especially better than Hillary.” (Washington Post)

Clinton knew she had a likability problem but Chozick said she "cut off" staff members who brought it to her attention. “You know, I am getting pretty tired of hearing about how nobody likes me." (Daily Beast)

"I Became an Unwitting Agent of Russian Intelligence" is the title of one of the chapters in the book where Chozick details her sympathy about the Clinton e-mail scandal story. (Washington Post)

What's next: The book detailing Clinton's campaign, her strategies and what happened after she lost the election will hit shelves on April 24.

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DOJ watchdog to probe whether officials sought to alter election results

Former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Jan. 20. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

The Justice Department's inspector general will investigate whether any current or former DOJ officials "engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome" of the 2020 election, the agency announced Monday.

Driving the news: The investigation comes in the wake of a New York Times report that alleged that Jeffrey Clark, the head of DOJ's civil division, had plotted with President Trump to oust acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen in a scheme to overturn the election results in Georgia.

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Biden signs order overturning Trump's transgender military ban

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President Biden signed an executive order on Monday overturning the Trump administration's ban on transgender Americans serving in the military.

Why it matters: The ban, which allowed the military to bar openly transgender recruits and discharge people for not living as their sex assigned at birth, affected up to 15,000 service members, according to tallies from the National Center for Transgender Equality and Transgender American Veterans Association.