Benghazi Congress

House Republicans Troll the FBI for More Emailghazi Documents

The Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Email Account may have concluded its business, but the House Oversight Committee is not quite done fucking that chicken.

Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has subpoenaed the FBI for access to unredacted files from the department's investigation of the former secretary of state's email server.

Why were some files redacted? Because they contained personal information about private citizens.

[Assistant director Jason Herring] defended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s decision to black out and withhold some material from lawmakers, citing personal information about people who were interviewed and aren’t public figures. Doing otherwise, he said, would risk "a chilling effect" that might discourage witnesses from cooperating with investigations.

"We’re not trying to play hide the ball with Congress," Herring said. "We don’t typically make our case files available."

Presumably, the idea here is that the unredacted files containing personal information about private citizens include the smoking gun that proves Hillary Clinton did Benghazi. Or something. And the FBI helped her cover it up?

It would be easy to forget what the point of all of this is, and even the GOP may not remember what it is they're investigating at this point, but this all started as an extension of the GOP's years-long investigation(s) of Benghazi. This is the same bullshit we've been dealing with for four fucking years.

The reason the investigation of the email server even became a thing is because they could not nail the Obama administration for any wrongdoing and Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president. That's it. This is a 4-year long, taxpayer funded exercise in opposition research.

We're 17 days away from a possible government shutdown and this is what Republicans are spending their time on. The Oversight Committee held a hearing on Emailghazi today at 10 a.m. and another yesterday at 5 p.m.