Monitor the Way you Vote — This is clearly not what I voted for…
House Republicans are divided over whether they should open a separate probe of Hillary Clinton’s controversial email setup, with some conservative firebrands calling for an expanded inquiry while other GOP lawmakers would rather the Justice Department take the lead. Seriously now — who in their right mind is going to believe that the Justice Department, headed by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who has already demonstrated her propensity to do not law enforcement activity.
The internal debate — which has been simmering for months — follows the resignation of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner had barred GOP committee chairmen, including House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), from investigating Clinton’s email setup for fear of muddying the waters around the ongoing Benghazi Committee probe. “That is simply preposterous,” says William Blake from Annapolis Maryland.
“With this kind of action going on [in the House] where the Speaker allegedly has the power to bar anything whilst he is giving the Obama administration everything they could possibly want and even more,” Blake continued.
But with Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) vowing that he won’t expand his probe to include Clinton’s server — and with Boehner out the door — some Republicans say the time has come to take direct aim at the former secretary of state’s server setup. (Gee! Ya think so…)
“I just think it needs to happen. … We already know [Clinton] messed up,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a member of the Benghazi and Oversight committees who remains skeptical of Clinton because a handful of her emails have surfaced from other sources, even though Republicans asked for all her Libya-related correspondence from the State Department.
“It seems to me we have to do everything we can to ensure we know if [she turned over everything]. … Whether that should be on the Benghazi Committee or the Oversight Committee or the Foreign Affairs Committee — that’s up to them.” Rubbish! It should be up to the American people, and thus far her “Trust factor” is making its 4th or 5th trip to hell and back.
The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said it did not have any updates on the matter at this point. But other Republicans say it would be best to leave the issue to the Justice Department, which has the 2016 Democratic contender’s server and is investigating whether classified information was ever mishandled.
Still, the FBI has not called its probe a formal investigation, while suggesting it is interested in broader questions about how classified materials were handled — and not necessarily launching a criminal inquiry.
Dear Mr. Speaker: At any last mention, the FBI has been told by the White House “to speed things up” if it wouldn’t bother you folks this vote of the American people say we want a Special Prosecutor to intervene.
What too many of you crash heads are lazy-like forgetting is that the former Attorney General, Eric Holder, was held in Contempt of Congress for constantly and continually delaying the activities of the Oversight committee. This is what we already know: the White House, Justice department, the Senate, as well as the House, including the State department has never ever proceeded to see this particular case along. This has always been worse than the Watergate cover-up and we all know that!
“I think it’s best served by law enforcement,” said Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois, another Republican on the Benghazi panel. “I would not recommend a separate investigation of any kind.”
Rep. Mark Meadows, an Oversight subcommittee chairman from North Carolina, said that’s the impression he’s gotten about where things are headed in the House: “I think the general opinion is that we defer to the FBI because they have an investigation.” Do they? What does it say?