House Judiciary Committee Targets 2016 Clinton Campaign — Comey Under Radar Too

After President Trump was elected it seemed him and Republicans were willing to let Hillary get away with her crimes, letting his campaign promise to investigate Clinton  fall to the way side.

However, since Democrats have continued to drag on this Russia collusion story, Republican lawmakers are getting ready to hit back.

GOP House Judiciary Committee members voted on Wednesday to ‘request documents about former FBI director James Comey’s conversations with the Obama administration,’ the Daily Wire reported.

The vote replaced a Democratic decision “that was designed to obtain documents about Comey’s firing by President Trump.”

“In my district, my constituents say, ‘Hey, what’s going on with investigation of the crimes of the previous administration?’ ” said Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), one of the amendment’s sponsors. “When I hear talk that this contains right-wing conspiracies — well, I’ll tell you, my constituents think what’s going on in the other bill are left-wing conspiracy theories.”

The amendment was a surprise to Rep. Primala Jayapal (D-Wash.), the freshman who had proposed the Democratic resolution of inquiry, which had been expected to fail. In a heated markup, Jayapal and other committee Democrats expressed amazement that Republicans wanted to resurrect questions about the defeated Clinton campaign.

“There appears to be deliberate stonewalling to stop any inquiry into the questions facing us today,” she said. “You want to have another beating of the dead horse of Hillary Clinton and her emails? Fine, I’ll include it. But let’s have another opportunity to debate.”

But over several hours, the drama and farce of the 2016 campaign — and even Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment — played out again between Judiciary members. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), an impeachment manager and a senior member of the committee, chastened Democrats who said that Clinton had been impeached over a mere sex scandal.

“Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury,” said Chabot. “It had something to do with the fact that he had a history of sexual harassment of women.”

“We have a lot more than a blue dress now,” said Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), referring to evidence in the Clinton impeachment.

This on going battle is going to make a year, or four, full of scandalous stories hitting the news cycle.

Hopefully it will end with Trump vindicated from the ‘Russiagate’ and Hillary/Comey in jail.

 

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