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the House Committee on Oversight and Government is in charge of looking into legal and ethical problems in the federal government. During the Obama administration, they were relentless in its investigations of Hillary Clinton. First on her role in Benghazi, and then on her use of a private email server. None of these investigations ever led anywhere, but they did serve their purpose of discrediting Clinton during the presidential election.

But now, the same committee is steadfast in refusing to investigate anything against Trump or members of his administration. No investigations of violations of the Logan Act, which ended up forcing Trump’s National Security Advisor to resign because he conducted illegal communications with the Russians before Trump was inaugurated and then lied about it. No investigation of several violations of the emoluments clause of the constitution by Trump. No investigation of Kellyanne Conway promoting Ivanka’s clothing lines from the White House. No investigation of executive orders being signed by the president even though he never bothered to read them. And no investigation of the unsecured phone that Trump is using to tweet in the middle of the night. In an administration that is already reeling from multiple scandals, including both legal and ethical problems, this committee has been silent.

But now, this committee has decided to launch a new investigation. And it should come as no surprise to anyone that they are launching yet another investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. They want to bring criminal charges against the former State Department employee who set up Clinton’s private email server.

All of this is because of Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the committee. Last week, Chaffetz sent a letter to Trump’s new Attorney General asking him to either convene a grand jury or to directly charge Bryan Pagliano with a crime, based on the idea that the server was a potential security risk, despite multiple investigations that did not turn up any evidence of any successful attacks on the server that resulted in security breaches.

© Matt Bors

Also published on Medium.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    I do hope your assessment gets “pinged”

    So so like 1936. I was born in 1944. Has there ever been such corruption during my 72 years?

    And I think these people want to undo everything Obama did as fast as they can before they are voted out of office.

    Our representative is Chris Collins, friend of Padino and Trump. He has managed to make himself totally inaccessible to his constituents. (Town Halls are waste of time) Just speaks to his corrupt buddies. Now he will be reelected because this is an area where if you have committed a crime and are serving a jail term and have (R) next to your name, you are voted in.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:34 am | Permalink
  2. Jonah wrote:

    Here’s how the swamp is cleaned

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:55 am | Permalink
  3. Yudith wrote:

    No wonder the Republicans don’t want to investigate Trump; this is the kind of stuff that brings bad luck, like freak car accidents, poison in food, a girl with a LOL t-shirt squirting water that just happens to be a deadly disease concentrate, stumbling on a bullet, etc. But enough with the sadness and dread. Who wants to hack DJT’s phone and make it tweet trash doves?

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:41 am | Permalink
  4. Squeaky Wheel wrote:

    If they investigate Donny, they are afraid they are will accidentally publicly uncover their collusion with the Russians, and the GOP’s own well-oiled vote-fabricating operation.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:03 am | Permalink
  5. redjon wrote:

    And yet, we keep re-electing them. Corruption and cronyism and sex scandals in the Democratic Party are shocking and something to be investigated, while corruption and cronyism and sex scandals in the GOP are business as usual and certainly nothing extraordinary.

    Isn’t that pretty much the message?

    The foxes are now in near complete charge of the henhouse with only the SCOTUS to stand in their way, and that may change soon, too.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm | Permalink
  6. Ralph wrote:

    It’s clear from his statements about “the next eight years”, the chest-thumping victory rounds and the ra-ra rally stops along the way to his rounds of golf last weekend in Florida, Agent Orange is already campaigning for 2020. So in the spirit of the new political tradition as recently established by the current majority party, I submit that no SCOTUS nomination hearings be held until the American people are free to exercise their collective democratic voice for our next President. It’s only fair.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:20 am | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:
    This is frighteningly relevant.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 4:59 am | Permalink