Even though the mainstream media is referring to cover the proceedings, congress is still investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server months after Barack Obama’s FBI refused to charge her with any crime.
On Monday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz was having a hearing with seven FBI panel members present, but they didn’t come willingly. After they ignored his first invitation, Chaffetz threatened them with legal action if they did not appear, and when they finally arrived, he was ready for them with a trap they never saw coming.
Right Wing News reported that Chaffetz began by pointing out that it was totally wrong for the FBI to not allow the congressional committee to view it’s full file on their investigation into Clinton’s private server. The FBI refused despite many Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that were filed in a move that was totally unprecedented.
When he began questioning the FBI members, he immediately went after acting FBI legislative affairs chief Jason Herring.
“What information do you believe that Congress does not have the right to see?” Chaffetz asked.
Herring tried to deflect the question, but Chaffetz was ready for that. Since he knew the FBI would arrive at the hearing armed with tons of excuses, Chaffetz had prepared a little lecture for them.
“It’s ‘trust, but verify’ is how it works,” Chaffetz yelled at Herring. “You don’t get to decide what I get to see. I get to see it all.”
And Herring didn’t stop there! No, he had another surprise waiting for them…
“I’ve signed this subpoena. We want all the 302s (investigative summaries) and we would like the full file,” he said. “You are hereby served. We have a duty and a responsibility. You can cite no precedent. Nothing in the Constitution. No legal precedent. You know this is important to us. You now have your subpoena. We would all like to see this information.”
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