House Judiciary Committee Votes to Investigate Comey
As Trump supporters will gleefully tell anyone who cares to listen, Hillary Clinton lost the election…eight months ago. Therefore, she is pretty much out of politics right now. Yet, as Rachel Maddow suggested they would do, they are going to investigate Comey’s conversations with the Obama Administration last year, because…well our President did say to her face, “you’d be in jail,” and the GOP has to keep enabling him because Obamacare must be repealed, and tax cuts, and BUILD THE WALL!!!
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to request documents about former FBI director James B. Comey’s conversations with the Obama administration and journalists, amending and replacing a Democratic resolution 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.
“They’re not focused on things like the Clinton Foundation functionally selling access to the State Department; they’re not worried about selling uranium to the Russians; they’re not worried about unmasking,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), another amendment sponsor, referring to Democrats.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), another sponsor, suggested a probe of Comey’s interactions with sources, the Obama administration, and especially former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch. After referring to part of the amendment that asked for documents about Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in Phoenix, just a few days before her FBI interview, Jordan argued that Comey also needed to explain why he followed apparent advice from Lynch to call the Clinton email probe a “matter” instead of an investigation.