House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy has announced, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, that the two will be jointly investigating the Department of Justice’s handling of the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, saying that the department’s actions have left “a host of outstanding questions that must be answered.”
“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales… No entity or individual is exempt from oversight,” the two chairmen said in a statement Tuesday.
The “host of outstanding questions” pertain to subjects including, but not limited to:
“FBI’s decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump;
“FBI’s decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investigation both in October and November of 2016;
“FBI’s decision to appropriate full decision making in respect to charging or not charging Secretary Clinton to the FBI rather than the DOJ;
“FBI’s timeline in respect to charging decisions.”
In other words, a good number of the goofy, ridiculously fishy goings on of the Obama-era DOJ are on their way to being brought into the light, and we couldn’t be happier.
Former President Barack Obama’s Justice Department is as scandal-ridden as scandal-ridden gets, with former Attorneys General Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder potentially on the hook for a bevvy of misbehavior.
Let’s take a look at a couple of the worst incidents:
- Operation Fast and Furious, in which thousands of guns ended up in the hands of Cartel members and Holder became the first sitting cabinet member to be held by the House of representatives.
- Lynch’s infamous “tarmac meeting” with former President Bill Clinton before the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails was announced complete, an incident that even former FBI Director James Comey found problematic, according to Fox News.
- Lynch’s insisting to Comey to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter” instead of an investigation, a seemingly-blatant attempt to quash any Democrat scandals during the race for the presidency.
The list could go on, and with so many questions being linked to the FBI, I’d imagine that the walking-and-talking scandal that is James Comey will be a name in the news for some time to come.
We may grow tired of hearing the same names and hearing about the same issues, but it is absolutely vital that justice prevail in Washington.
Obama’s DOJ failed the American people. It’s time things were set straight, and I can’t imagine a more capable man to sort the matter out than the bulldog that is Trey Gowdy.
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