Earlier this week The House Oversight Committee which is chaired by none other than Congressman Trey Gowdy called for a new special counsel to be appointed to investigate crimes involving bias and FISA abuse at the Obama Department of Justice during his eight years in office.
The official request to the DOJ was made by Republican Congressmen Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte, who is now the chairman of the judiciary committee.
🚨Breaking: Chairmen @TGowdySC and @RepGoodlatte call for special counsel to investigate crimes involving bias and FISA abuse at DOJ.https://t.co/MYNFscE557
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— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) March 6, 2018
The letter goes on to state that “Matters have arisen” which require the appointment of a special counsel. The letter is addressed to both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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The letter goes on to cite the fake anti-Trump dossier which was paid for by both the Democrats and the Hillary Clinton campaign as being robust and irrefutable evidence of bias at both the FBI and DOJ. That sounds right because the dossier was never vetted and was a politically-motivated document which was used in court filings to get a warrant to wiretap a then private citizen.
Gowdy went on to state, “There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases, there is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal.” And later added “Congress doesn’t have the tools to investigate this. … We leak like the Gossip Girls.”
Glad to see someone is finally doing something. Although it’s doubtful any of these characters will ever end up seeing the inside of a jail cell, that’s only reserved for common folk. It will go a long way towards ending the so-called myth that former President Barack Obama’s administration had no scandals when in reality they were one of the dirtiest administrations in history, but since they owned the media, no one ever knew about it.
Via Jewish World Review:
“And he declared that his administration had been scandal-free.
“We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us,” Obama said. Sure, there were occasional mistakes and screw-ups, “but there wasn’t anything venal in eight years.”
Obama, his former aides, and his media devotees have been making this claim for years. With so much repetition, it has become a popular urban legend. But popularity isn’t truth.
The 44th president may not have been “embarrassed” by them, but his administration abounded in scandals, in at least three of which Americans died. Here’s a refresher:
Operation Fast and Furious. In a botched “gunwalking” sting, the Justice Department allowed thousands of guns to be sold to suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug cartels. But the Obama administration lost track of the weapons, many of which later turned up at crime scenes in which scores of people were murdered.
Among the dead: US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed by drug gangsters in 2010. Compounding the scandal was Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to turn over documents relating to the operation, a refusal for which he was held in contempt of Congress.
Benghazi. When Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Libya in 2012, administration officials falsely blamed their deaths on an irrelevant YouTube video. That wasn’t fog of war, it was deceit. In public statements, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attributed the attack to “inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” But in private e-mails to her daughter and the Egyptian prime minister â€” e-mails not discovered until 2015 â€” she candidly acknowledged that the Americans had been assaulted and killed by “an al Qaeda-like group.”
Veterans Administration. On Obama’s watch, tens of thousands of veterans were denied proper health care at VA hospitals. Their names were added to phony waiting lists and they were stonewalled for months or even years. More than 300,000 veterans may have died awaiting medical treatment that never came. According to the Veterans Affairs inspector general, thousands of veterans’ health care enrollment applications were deleted or buried. Eventually VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned in disgrace.
Numerous other scandals plagued the Obama administration.
The IRS discriminated against politically conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status, placing organizations on indefinite hold if their names contained such terms as “Tea Party” or “Patriots.”
The Office of Personnel Management suffered a catastrophic data breach that exposed the confidential records of at least 10 million federal employees to hackers. OPM’s director had repeatedly been warned that the agency was vulnerable to cyber attack, but had failed to take the warnings seriously.
The Obama administration, eager to promote “green” energy, lavished more than $500 million in loan guarantees on Solyndra, a high-risk startup. When the company went bankrupt, taxpayers ate the loss.
From letting Hezbollah funnel cocaine into the United States to secretly wiretapping AP reporters, there were scandals aplenty when Obama was president. The media reported them all, but never with the fury and frenzy that characterize coverage of Donald Trump’s schedule. Obama benefited from being a media darling. Trump, obnoxious and belligerent, practically invites hostile coverage.”