Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT): Big Mouth. “Yeah, so…”
Chaffetz on Embassy Funding
(Which Included Benghazi)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) headhunter for Hillary Clinton on a lot of issues is back and says he is not done with her yet. So, she is a criminal in his eyes? But, what crimes did Hillary Clinton commit, Mr. Chaffetz?
Background on this post is from this short clip with Chaffetz on FOX with that aspect. Of course, on FOX – the place where assholes like him go to get attention and spread BS (again).
But, if you want a real honest-to-goodness criminal, then look no further than to disgraced former Army General David Petraeus (who was CIA chief). He pleaded guilty to overtly giving highly-classified documents to his adulterous lover, Paul Broadwell, the woman who was writing his bio. He knew it was wrong and pleaded guilty and was fined $100,000.00, and he is still on a 2-year probation until sometime in 2017.
What he did is miles beyond that which the GOP wants to nail Hillary on about her private email server and all that regardless of the fact that she has been cleared twice by the FBI – there was no CRIMINAL INTEND or CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
Updated Info from here (Politico):
Trump said Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for classified State Department emails made her unfit for high office and he said if elected he would appoint a special prosecutor to “lock her up.” He backed down after the election, but that may come back with Chaffetz’s help?
All that, however, is not stopping Trump from considering Petraeus for secretary of state. Trump’s hour-long meeting Monday with Petraeus, a retired general and former CIA director, to discuss the Cabinet position is the latest in the president-elect’s outreach to retired military leaders who have clashed with President Barack Obama on foreign policy and national security.
But it also calls into question the sincerity of Trump’s stance on the importance of safeguarding the nation’s secrets, according to former government officials and intelligence experts — a stance that was driven home with campaign trail chants of “Lock her up.”
Then this update: How will Chaffetz react to this request? Democrats now have made their strongest call to date for a congressional investigation into President-elect Donald Trump’s business entanglements and possible conflicts of interest, asking the GOP’s top House investigator to launch a formal probe.
Seventeen Democratic members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called on the panel’s chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to “begin reviewing [Trump’s] financial arrangements in order to identify and protect against conflicts of interest.”
The demand, in a seven-page letter, comes two weeks after the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), made a similar request to Chaffetz.
Cummings letter said in part: “You have the authority to launch a committee investigation, and we are calling on you to use that power now. You acted with unprecedented urgency to hold ‘emergency’ hearings and issue multiple unilateral subpoenas to investigate Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the election. We ask that you show the same sense of urgency now.”
Natch, that request, according to the Democrats, did not receive a reply.
A spokeswoman for Chaffetz did not return a request for comment, either.
Now the proverbial icing on the proverbial cake: Chaffetz hammers Hillary over her private email account but guess what – oh, never mind, here look at this this official House business card:
Also, regarding the GOP's Embassy security budget cuts – well, he said he was proud to have voted “No.” Reference to that is here.
Chaffetz’s middle initial surely must be “H” for hypocrite. What does it all mean, probably not much with the GOP hardcore side … don’t confuse their one-sided, narrow-minded views with fact. Lessons learned, but not by them.
Welcome to the new and sustained GOP majority of hypocrites about ready to gain it all. Why should anyone be surprised or worried, right?
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