By Jim Kouri
Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, was visibly upset with Attorney General Loretta Lynch over what she told the lawmakers responsible for oversight of her office and the Department of Justice.
During the open hearing before both Republican and Democratic members of Congress, Lynch said that she had no intention of answering questions regarding the FBI refusal to recommend the indictment of about former Secretary Hillary Clinton for mishandling of classified information on private email servers.
“It’s clear that, a little over an hour into today’s hearing, Attorney General Lynch has no intention of answering any of our questions regarding the Department’s decision not to charge former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even the most basic questions about the legal elements the government is obligated to prove in a criminal prosecution,” said Goodlatte.
“Instead of providing the Judiciary Committee with the candor provided to Congress last Thursday by FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Lynch is dodging any responsibility to be forthright to Congress by referring members to the statements of her subordinate. If Attorney General Lynch doesn’t want to answer questions about the investigation, then she should have appointed a special prosecutor at the start of the investigation,” the veteran congressman advised.
“Instead, she never even sought to recuse herself, despite the fact that Secretary Clinton is the wife of her former boss, President Bill Clinton. It’s equally troubling that she met privately with former President Clinton just days before FBI Director Comey announced that he does not recommend criminal charges be filed against Secretary Clinton. The American people deserve transparency about this investigation,” declared the Virginian politico.
Despite the lack of criminal charges or a grand jury indictment, the FBI’s investigation did exposed presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton’s repeated and flagrant dishonesty and lack of good judgement expected of a Commander in Chief.
“Many of her talking points surrounding her email scandal – ‘No emails were marked classified … I only used one device for convenience … I turned over all work related emails …’ – were found to be lies as a result of the FBI’s investigation” said Goodlatte.
With regard to Democratic Party talking points — for example, that the FBI’s Comey will rescind his statements about Clinton’s suspected criminal actions — former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said, “I was particularly distressed to hear that he [Director Comey] said there was no intention to violate the law when the laws involved don’t require an intention to violate the law.”
“You seem to have picked a new standard out of thin air – extreme carelessness – to describe the actions of Secretary Clinton and her staff. We do not understand the need to have cited any lack of intent on the part of Secretary Clinton when the law sets forth a felony violation for something less than intentional conduct – gross negligence,” said Mukasey.
Meanwhile, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, at the same time exposed FBI director Comey and Hillary. Gowdy appears to be pushing to charge Clinton for perjury. Hillary previously testified about her emails to Gowdy’s House Benghazi Committee. Hillary is on record saying under oath that she had not sent or received classified documents on her personal email server.
Under cross-examination, Director Comey admitted that Hillary out-and-out lied. Since she was under oath for the congressional hearing, this sets her up for being charged with perjury.