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- Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade Calls For Trump To Investigate Adam Schiff
- Kavanaugh Votes To Restrict Abortion Rights And Liberals Are Furious With Susan Collins
- Matt Whitaker Blows Mile Wide Hole In CNN’s False Narrative About Trump
- Rand Paul Finds Skeleton In Deeps State’s Closet, Ruthlessly Exposes It
Lying to Congress is a serious crime as some people in Trump’s orbit found out the hard way.
No one is saying that is ok, but one wonders about past leaders and big shots like John Brennan, James Comey, Eric Holder and even Hillary Clinton not being honest to Congress and if they will be held to the same standards.
Rep. Matt Gaetz this week introduced a resolution that calls out Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Eric Holder, and other opponents of President Trump for avoiding any punishment even though they lied to Congress.
Gaetz, R-Fla., noted that Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign operative, was arrested on five counts of lying to Congress, but said most avoid any punishment for the same offense. His “Justice for All” resolution calls out other lies that have gone unpunished, and says the U.S. must treat everyone equally when this happens.
“Unfortunately, it often seems that we have a two-tiered justice system at work; certain people have the book thrown at them, while others face no consequences at all for their behavior,” he said. “This is unfair and wrong, and I hope to correct this with my resolution.”
His resolution said it’s the sense of Congress that lying to Congress must be “prosecuted equitably,” and noted several cases in which Trump’s opponents have gotten away with it.
Matt Gaetz has a powerful point. We all remember who lied about the NSA surveillance: one James Clapper. He was never prosecuted.
That was no small lie – our government was and probably still is eavesdropping on every electronic communication or at least storing them for later use.
Hillary told some whopper about her classified emails and Eric Holder did the same for fast and furious.
From Matt’s resolution clearly lays out his case:
James Comey, former FBI Director, who was questioned by Senator Charles Grassley, and asked whether he had ever authorized someone to leak information to the media, to which he responded ‘‘no,” despite reports from the Office of the Inspector General indicating his response was likely untrue.
James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, who was questioned by Senator Ron Wyden, and was asked whether the NSA ‘‘collected any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions of Ameri-cans’’, to which Clapper replied ‘‘No, sir’’, and ‘‘not wittingly’’, a response he later admitted was ‘‘clearly erroneous.”
John Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who was questioned by Representative Trey Gowdy, and asked whether the FBI or CIA had used the so-called ‘‘Steele dossier’’ as the basis for any legal proceedings of any kind, to which Brennan replied ‘‘no’’, and stated further that the dossier ‘‘was not, in any way, used as the basis for the intelligence community assessment’’ of possible election interference, a statement contradicted by news reports, investigative journalists, and the sworn testimony of many other members of the intelligence community.
Eric Holder, former Attorney General, who provided false information to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on May 3, 2011, regarding the origins of the program named ‘‘Fast and Furious’’, subsequently changing his statement during testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on November 18, 2011; (B) provided false information to the House Committee on the Judiciary on May 15, 2013, when he claimed that he had recused himself from the As-sociated Press leak investigation, without any records indicating a formal recusal letter, required under such circumstances, had ever been drafted.
Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, who was questioned about mishandling classified data by Representative Jim Jordan during a hearing of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and responded ‘‘there was nothing marked classified on my e-mails, either sent or received’’, a statement proven untrue by reports from the FBI and the Office of the Inspector General.
Enter Matt Gaetz. From The Washington Examiner: