Frustrations and Fighting Back

Most of us remember a time or two, when as children in the back seat of the car, while raising holy hell, mom looks back with the flat of her hand pressed against her chin, declaring “I’ve had it up to here…!”

It seems as if the White House and conservative Republicans feel the same way. For some time, there has been this sense of the inevitability of frustrations boiling over, resulting in pushback against one-sided investigations and new calls for the appointments of additional Special Counsel investigations.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte R-VA Chairman House Judiciary Committee along with twenty Republican House members have called for the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate both Hilary Clinton, James Comey and Loretta Lynch: (Wash Examiner)

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee want the Justice Department to appoint a second special counsel to investigate actions taken by Hillary Clinton, James Comey and Loretta Lynch during the 2016 presidential election. Twenty Republicans, led by Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who is Judiciary Committee chairman, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting the appointment of a new special counsel.

These House members “have had it up to here” with the one-sided liberal attacks concerning all things Russia all the while seeing actual criminality ignored.

“The unbalanced, uncertain, and seemingly unlimited focus of the special counsel’s investigation has led many of our constituents to see a dual standard of justice that benefits only the powerful and politically well-connected,” the Republican lawmakers wrote. The letter comes after the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment demanding from the Justice Department, information related to Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case. Comey is the former FBI director fired by President Trump in May.The amendment demands information on “leaks” by Comey on “the propriety and consequence of immunity deals given to possible Hillary Clinton co-conspirators” and Comey’s decision to “usurp the authority of then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in his unusual announcement that criminal charges would not be brought against” Clinton.

But they also want to balance the Russian investigations: (Wash Examiner)

In addition to Clinton and Comey, the amendment targets Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser.Some Republicans argue she inappropriately sought the identities of people close to Trump — in a process known as “unmasking” — whose communications were captured after the election in surveillance of foreigners by U.S. spy agencies. The Judiciary Committee Republicans want a special counsel to probe whether Comey had advance knowledge of Rice’s unmasking request. Other information sought includes communication between Comey and Mueller before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last month in which the former FBI director described his interactions with Trump, and evidence of “any or all” leaks by Comey to New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt dating back to 1993.

But, they are not stopping there, finally DWS comes under the spotlight: (CNN)

Imran Awan, who has worked for several House Democrats, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was arrested Monday and charged with bank fraud as he tried to leave the country, legal documents show. FBI spokeswoman Lindsay Ram said FBI and US Capitol Police arrested Awan at Washington’s Dulles International Airport as he attempted to travel to Pakistan. Awan, 37, of Lorton, Virginia, was a shared employee paid by more than a dozen Democratic House offices, congressional disbursement documents show, for January to March 2017, the most recent period for which data are available. A report from BuzzFeed in early February said House staffers were under investigation for stealing equipment, and Politico reported Awan was one of those under investigation. Gowen said most offices ended their relationship with Awan, but that Wasserman Schultz’s office continued to keep him on the payroll until the day of the arrest.

The White House is now pushing back and demanding a thorough Congressional investigation: (Wash Times)

The White House called Thursday for a thorough investigation related to the arrest of an IT staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz D-FL who remained on the job and with congressional computer access for about five months after FBI began investigating him for fraud.“I do think it is something we should fully look into and there should be a thorough investigation,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

These two investigations are a decent start into a corrupt Obama administration and should only be the start. The Clinton Foundation’s ties to the Clinton State Department and Obama White House should have its own Special Counsel. The IRS should be investigated for its criminal activity against Tea Party and conservative political non-profit organizations, and the Assistant FBI Director McCabe should be investigated for his role within his wife’s political campaign while he was directing the Trump Russia FBI investigation.

When frustration boils over, when people feel attacked from all sides, when one’s agenda is continually resisted, reaction isn’t always honorable or righteous. To be sure, tweet attacks on Jeff Sessions and a profanity laced interview by Mr. Scaramucci are neither. They are sinfully shameful.

One would hope the White House recognizes the assistance coming from the House of Representatives, and prompts the Justice Department to move full steam ahead with those investigations. The only sure way to blunt the Resistance is to overwhelm them with government investigations into their own illegal activities.

Recognizing this, the MSM has now begun a new talking point, to wit: it is unseemly for the White House and Republicans to investigate and prosecute their political opponents, namely Hilary Clinton. However, it seems as if  Rep. Goodlatte and Sen. Grassley have had enough and that argument will fall on deaf ears. Time will tell if the Republicans have the stomach for a long drawn out fight against the Resistance, but if they don’t, they have only themselves to blame.

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Wm. P. Fitzhenry

5th generation Texan, 2nd generation reformed Presbyterian, a twin and a serial entrepreneur.

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