The awesome prosecutor that is Congressman Trey Gowdy from South Carolina stated last Friday at a Senate hearing that he wanted to know what exactly the Obama administration knew about the Russian hacking and when did they know it. In addition, he also said he wants to know what efforts did the Obama Administration take to thwart the Russians and their so-called hacking if they indeed knew about the issue.
And to make matters even worse for the previous administration he later added he wanted to know if the Obama Administration, who seems to have indeed had prior knowledge of the hacking, took any steps to notify the potential victims in this matter.
Gowdy went on to state that the moment the victim, in this case, the DNC, found out they had been hacked the first thing they should have done is hand over the affected server to Jeh Johnson and Jim Comey over at the FBI so they can trace where it all originated from. He also stated that the fact that server wasn’t handed over to be investigated proves there was something on it that the Democrat National Committee didn’t want law enforcement to see. Wonder if this has something to do with Seth Rich and all the other dead bodies which have been popping up lately who can be traced back to your good neighborhood Democrat Party?
Trey Gowdy, new Oversight Committee chair, plans to de-emphasize Russia investigation
Trey Gowdy, the new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he plans to turn the committee away from its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a departure from his predecessor’s aggressive approach.
The South Carolina Republican and former prosecutor believe much of the Russia investigation belongs under the special counsel or other congressional committees. He says he would prefer to have the Oversight Committee focus on some of the fewer headline grabbings, but still important issues such as overseeing the Census and National Archives.
“It’s probably a case-by-case basis,” Gowdy told a group of reporters on Capitol Hill Friday when asked if he would continue some of the outstanding inquiries former chair, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is leaving behind, including a series of requests to the White House for documents linked to the Russia probe. Gowdy did say he would investigate things as they came up. Chaffetz announced his retirement in April and Republicans picked Gowdy to take over his spot as committee chairman.
Democrats on the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to White House chief of staff Reince Priebus earlier this week, requesting information about the security clearances for President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner, his adviser, and son-in-law. Democrats want to know why Flynn and Kushner did not have their security clearance suspended in the wake of allegations they had previously unreported contacts with Russian officials.
Gowdy said such a request doesn’t fall under Oversight’s purview and that he has shared that view with the committee’s top Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
“Allegations of criminal or quasi-criminal activity are squarely in (Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s) jurisdiction,” Gowdy said. He added that his committee could look at the process by which security clearances are issued, but not specific individuals.
Mueller was selected to lead an investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election separate from the various congressional committees which are also looking into it. Gowdy is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and has a leading role in that committee’s investigation.
Gowdy also suggested that the House Judiciary Committee would have jurisdiction over some of the Russia investigation, but that committee has not been actively involved.
“I think the specifics of this letter are in Bob Mueller’s jurisdiction,” Gowdy said. “I told Bob Mueller Tuesday that I would never do anything wittingly or unwittingly that veered over into his lane and his lane is broad and it is undetermined at this point.” Later, Gowdy said that a major point of agreement between he and Cummings is they don’t want to impact Mueller’s investigation.
Gowdy said he has been talking frequently with Cummings since he was chosen to chair the committee. The two have done combat before: they led the Select Committee on Benghazi which investigated what happened during the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in Libya which killed four people. While that panel was a minefield of rancor — Democrats accused Republicans of using the investigation simply to hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton politically — Gowdy said the two men have maintained an honest and open relationship.
Cummings said he agreed with Gowdy that he would do nothing to interfere with Mueller’s investigation, but disagreed with the role Oversight should play.
“In this case, there are three big issues that must be investigated: Russian interference in our electoral system, possible collusion with the Russians, and whether there was any attempt to cover it up,” Cummings said. “The voters did not send us here to sit on the sidelines while our government is getting attacked.”
I truly don’t understand why the Democrats have pushed this Russian narrative so much. I understand they are still in denial that their crooked Hillary Clinton got her clocked cleaned by a total outsider, but they should be smart enough to know that if you live in a glass house and you throw stones up in the air sooner or later one of those stones will come down and break your own fragile house. Then again, maybe they really aren’t that smart, after all, they did nominate a woman who carries around more baggage than Zsa Zsa Gabor on vacation.
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