Congress opens probes into Clinton email investigation and Uranium One sale
Members of Congress announced Tuesday that they would conduct two probes into the Clinton email investigation conducted by the FBI.
Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced in a joint statement they are opening their inquiries due to their dissatisfaction with how former FBI Director James Comey handled the investigation.
“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales,” Goodlatte and Gowdy said in their statement. “Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic, and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight.”
The announcement came on the same day that same two committees announced they would open inquiries into the Uranium One sale during which 20% of the United State’s uranium supply was sold to Russia shortly after the Clintons received a massive amount of money from … Russia.
Democrats call the probes politically-motivated while they defend the, so far, unproductive inquiries into President Trump’s alleged collusion with, you guessed it, Russia.
“These investigations were initiated on a partisan basis and will shed no light on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, but then again they are not intended to do so,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement Tuesday. “This may be good politics, but it is a disservice to the far more important cause of investigating Russian interference in our democracy and protecting our elections in 2018 and beyond from outside influence.”
Hillary Clinton Tuesday told C-Span that the Uranium One probe was another right-wing conspiracy to deflect attention from the Trump – Russia probes. The former Secretary of State said that the controversy had “been debunked” and would “continue to be debunked.”
“It’s the same baloney they’ve been peddling for years, and there’s been no credible evidence by anyone,” Clinton said. “In fact, it’s been debunked repeatedly and will continue to be debunked.”
“Trump and his allies, including Fox News, are really experts at distraction and diversion. So the closer the investigation about real Russian ties between Trump associates and real Russians, as we heard Jeff Sessions finally admit to in his testimony the other day, the more they want to just throw mud on the wall,” she added.
The Trump collusion probes were started after Hillary Clinton made baseless accusations during the 2016 election leaving Schiff and Hillary looking a bit hypocritical.