Great things are afoot in Congress today. The House Intelligence Committee just cleared the decks for battle and the gloves are off. They firmly declared President Trump did not collude with Russians but Hillary Clinton did.
“We did find clear links between the Russians and the Hillary Clinton campaign, which no one seems to care about,” Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) emphasizes. Those “clear links” may form a chain leading right up to ex-President Obama, that could turn into shackles.
Two House committees, one for Judiciary and Oversight and the other Government Reform, have his back.
Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will soon be interviewing high-level Obama administration officials to find out what was going on behind the scenes in the FBI. Somehow, the scales of justice were greased enough to let Hillary slip away in the secret-server scandal.
With the Trump collusion distraction out of the way, three congressional committees and an inspector general are ramping up to go after the real criminals.
High ranking Obama administration officials of the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the State Department are the new focus of the congressional spotlight.
Who knew what, when did they know it and who did they tell? How high up the ladder did the conspiracy reach?
Enough evidence has already surfaced to prove Barack Obama was aware of what his minions were doing. Did President Obama call the shots or just stand back and watch?
Another pot simmering on the back burner and giving off an eerily radioactive glow has Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation’s markings all over it.
Congress is also investigating how and why the FBI and the DOJ hid the Uranium One corruption, bribery, and extortion case from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told the nation on Monday that Chairman Nunes and the Intelligence Committee are scrutinizing the Obama administration’s abuses.
False and misleading information from the “Steele dossier” was provided to the FISA judge in order to illegally obtain a wiretap warrant on a low-level Trump associate, Carter Page.
King demands, “we want to know how many people actually saw this, how many people had access to it, how much reliance was put on it,” and most importantly, “when was it shown to President Obama.”
Chairman Nunes and the committee have been sending questionnaires out all over Washington. The latest copy went to Shailagh Murray. She was Vice-President Biden’s deputy chief of staff before working closely with Obama as a “senior adviser.”
Her husband is Neil King Jr. who, “left the Wall Street Journal to work for Fusion GPS.” Fusion GPS was the middleman that hired Steele using Clinton campaign and Democrat party funds.
One of the “critical questions” the committee is asking is “who they transmitted it to, who else they knew in the administration had it, and what was done with it.” Also, they want to know if anything was leaked to the media.
Rep. King is convinced that what is about to be uncovered is much more serious than a simple “scandal.” He says not only was the “salacious and unverified” dossier used illegally, there “has not been much cooperation at all” from the Justice Department or the FBI. That spells “cover-up.”
While the Intelligence Committee digs into the whole dossier issue, over in the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee they are jointly probing “ample evidence of bias against President Trump in the Justice Department.
Things haven’t been moving as quickly there as some members had hoped, so they are pressuring their committee leaders to turn up the heat.
Out of 20 witnesses that the committees want to talk to, only two have been interviewed so far. Those two were heavy hitters though. Jim Rybicki, the chief of staff to former FBI Director James Comey was the most recent one on the witness stand. Former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was also grilled.
McCabe is the “Andy” referred to by Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in their infamous email exchange.
They cooked up an “insurance policy” in case Trump unthinkably won the election. The insurance policy turned out to be the Mueller witch hunt. In “Andy’s” office, the three became the “secret society.”
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) are anxious to get both Strzok and Page on the stand. Strzok not only was the second in command on the email server case, he personally cleared Clinton of all criminal charges.
He is the one who changed “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” in the final FBI report.
Former FBI general counsel Jim Baker and FBI counterintelligence head Bill Priestap are also on the list of most wanted witnesses. Both were linked to the Steele dossier.
The chairmen in charge of the joint committee investigation, Reps. Goodlatte and Gowdy, have already called for the appointment of a special investigator to take over where Congress does not have proper authority.
“Congress doesn’t have the tools or frankly the public confidence to conduct these investigations,” Gowdy relates. “We leak like the gossip girls. We don’t have the ability to impanel a grand jury. We don’t have the ability to grant immunity.”
Gowdy also pointed out that the Justice Department’s inspector general is already on the case too. The IG is holding “a serious inquiry into the bureau’s conduct during the Clinton investigation.”