by Pamela Williams
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz has prepared for the Hillary Clinton investigation, which begins today, January 12, 2017. The U.S. House of Representatives passed, as amended, H.R. 5790, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016 (404-0). The bill clarifies Congress’s intent to protect FBI whistleblowers who make disclosures to managers and supervisors in their chain of command, bringing the agency in line with most others in the federal government. Chaffetz will be investigating the Hillary Clinton email scandal, which the FBI investigated unable to obtain the cooperation of the Department of Justice.
He is prepared for the battle with the DOJ, too. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting information on the unusual restrictions placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its criminal investigation of Secretary Clinton’s private email server. The restrictions were discovered in the course of the Committees’ review of the immunity agreements for former Clinton staffers Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson.
It is clear to Chaffetz exactly what laws were broken during the investigation into Clinton’s unsecured email server. In fact, there were multiple laws broken by Clinton and her staff. Chaffetz also questions the fact that Clinton committed perjury during that investigation. FBI Director James Comey found his hands tied by the DOJ during that time. They would not allow warrants that Comey so desperately needed to investigate the unbelievable criminal acts of Clinton and her staff. Comey has also been accused of violation of the Hatch Act when he sent his letter to Congress informing them of the fact that he was reopening the investigation of Clinton’s emails.
The FBI had been contacted by the NYPD alerting them during the time of investigating Anthony Weiner’s texting of an underage girl, they found pertinent emails of Hillary Clinton’s. The laptop shared by Weiner and his wife and aide of Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, had multiple emails between Hillary and Huma Abedin. It is a tangled web we weave when we seek to deceive, and that is what Clinton and her circle find themselves in…a web of their own making. If not for Jason Chaffetz that web might have gone untouched after the FBI finished in their investigation. However, Chaffetz is a good decent lawmaker, who wants to hold those accountable within the Hillary Clinton circle.
Chaffetz knows that during the investigation, he will have to subpoena many who might be afraid to testify against Clinton. This especially applies to FBI whistleblowers and to most likely some in the NYPD. He is well prepared to protect those people, and I believe there will be many who come forward. Of course, there have been reports that many within the FBI were not happy with Director Comey’s decision that Clinton had no intent to do wrong, but was guilty of extreme carelessness in her handling of government materials. Most found this finding of lack of intention of wrongdoing an absolute miscarriage of justice.
In my opinion, Hillary Clinton is guilty of the intention to commit a crime, as she had warnings and proof her unsecured email server was hacked, wide open to exploitation by invasive third parties, and she knew she was guilty of leaking highly delicate materials that could endanger our National Security. However, she intentionally chose to disregard all of the above for her own selfish convenience. She is most certainly guilty, and she is getting ready to discover that for herself.
Not only is Clinton guilty, but I believe the DOJ/Loretta Lynch aided and abetted Clinton in her criminal acts by tying the hands of the FBI during their investigation of Clinton. I think that Director Comey was weak and scared of losing his job, so he went along with the DOJ. Attorney Loretta Lynch also had a clandestine meeting with Hillary Clinton’s husband Bill Clinton before the FBI concluded Hillary was not guilty of intent. Lynch has declared she is sorry for that meeting, but we know it is too late for that. You are not above the law, Lynch. None of you are, and you are going to discover that. Now that we have a new President coming into office, you will find you are not able to squirm yourself out of following the law.
We the American people have suffered greatly as we watched what has played out before our very eyes, as all of these people broke the law and got away with it. It has made us feel powerless and violated, but that has not been properly recognized by anyone but President-elect Trump and Rep. Jason Chaffetz. I am so thankful, I believe, that we are about to be appeased by being able to observe accountability of those in this scandal.
Key excerpts from the letter:
“We write to express our concerns about the process by which Congress was allowed to view the Wilkinson letters, that the letters inappropriately restrict the scope of the FBI’s investigation, and that the FBI inexplicably agreed to destroy the laptops knowing that the contents were the subject of Congressional subpoenas and preservation letters.
“These limitations would necessarily have excluded, for example, any emails from Cheryl Mills to Paul Combetta in late 2014 or early 2015 directing the destruction or concealment of federal records. Similarly, these limitations would have excluded any email sent or received by Secretary Clinton if it was not sent or received by one of the four email addresses listed, or the email address was altered.
“Further, the Wilkinson letters memorialized the FBI’s agreement to destroy the laptops. This is simply astonishing given the likelihood that evidence on the laptops would be of interest to congressional investigators.
“The Wilkinson letters raise serious questions about why DOJ would consent to such substantial limitations on the scope of its investigation, and how Director Comey’s statements on the scope of the investigation comport with the reality of what the FBI was permitted to investigate.”
View the letter here.
FROM VIDEO:“While a great many changes remain to be made in how DOJ and the FBI respond to whistleblowers, this commonsense clarification is not minor. If implemented, it would have far-reaching implications in protecting whistleblowers at the FBI, just as Congress intended in 1978 in the first whistleblower protection law.”
“We have great respect and admiration for the FBI. They do wonderful work,” Chaffetz said. “It’s because I respect the FBI and it’s agents that I helped introduce this bill … The whistleblowers protections in the FBI have really not kept up with the rest of government, and that’s why we need a change here. The whistleblowers at the FBI should be treated the same as they are within the rest of the federal government.”
Chaffetz introduced the bill after a 2015 report found that protections for FBI whistleblowers were not as strong as those enjoyed by other federal workers.
“[The bill] would clarify Congress’ longstanding intent to protect whistleblowers when they make disclosures to the same supervisors who have the power to take personnel actions against them,” said Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“It would have far-reaching implications in protecting whistleblowers at the FBI, just as Congress intended in 1978,” Chaffetz said, pointing to the Whistleblower Protection Act before citing comments from FBI director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch in support of legal protection for whistleblowers.
The bill would also protect FBI employees if they blow the whistle to the Department of Justice’s Inspector General and the office of special counsel among others.
In conclusion, I want to thank the above lawmakers who have chosen to move forward in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server. WE THE PEOPLE feel grateful to you and to God. I believe we are about to see a web of deceit revealed that will shake America to its core, and I say it is about time. Get ready, America, you are about to rise and shine….while the darkness is transmuted by the Light of Truth.