Surprise! Get Ready for More Email Hearings

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Just because Republicans haven't found anything incriminating after years of searching doesn't mean they're going give up their search for something -- anything -- to justify their own existence.

Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says just because the election is over doesn't mean they're done fucking that chicken.

“This was never a political targeting from the beginning. Just because there’s a political election doesn’t mean it goes away. So of course I’m going to continue to pursue that,” Chaffetz said. [...]

“It’s potentially one of the largest breaches of security in the history of the State Department. It cannot and should never be repeated again. How was it that so much information was able to migrate out the door? These are still open questions that we need to finish up so they don’t happen again.”

No, Chaffetz isn't referring to Russian or third party hacks, he's referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server which was never breached. No information "migrated out the door."

The reason Republicans intend to continue investigating this should be obvious. Spending their time investigating a political opponent who they've already investigated ad nauseum will excuse them from investigating something real. Letting go of the email nontroversy would mean moving on to other things and, as far as they're concerned, there is nothing else worth investigating.

Don't be surprised if Trump's eventual secretary of state, whoever it may be, uses a personal email account. Don't be surprised if Trump's entire administration communicates off the book. Don't be surprised if congressional Republicans don't give a single shit about it.

  • muselet

    Hey, businesses are told all the time they should concentrate on their core competencies, and Rs insist government should be run like a business. Looked at this way, Jason Chaffetz isn’t a one-trick pony, he’s merely following the advice of every overpaid, undersmart, un-clever business consultant in the country.

    In reality, Chaffetz is a one-trick pony, and a not-terribly-clever one at that. The people of UT-3 should be ashamed of electing this boob every two years.


    • Draxiar

      “Undersmart”…I like that word.

  • Aynwrong

    Fuck these people!

  • Scopedog

    Of course, I wonder if there will ever be an investigation into the 22 million emails deleted by the administration of George W. Bush…

    …Oh, wait, none of those emails had anything to do with Hillary Clinton? Okay, no investigation then.

    That chicken is dead, and its corpse is rotting, but there go the GOP, dropping their pants and pulling out their withered peckers to start screwing the corpse again. Jesus. Talk about necrophilia….

    • fry1laurie

      Do Democrats have subpoena power on the committee as well? Call in Bush Admin. email deleters. Get them on the record. Show how much of a g-d farce this whole matter is.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius
    • Aynwrong

      Oh, you are not.

  • ninjaf

    Trump doesn’t know how to use email himself so there will be no emails from him to his SoS. Because, despite his use of Twitter, he is a Luddite. But we could keep tab on the courier services and see what transpires.