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    What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Trump is attempting to divert the spotlight from the chaos ensuing in his administration to the leaks exposing that chaos. His supporters who have a shred of decency left are arguing that if intelligence officials have something important to reveal, then they should go through normal channels so that a proper investigation can be conducted. However, everyone should be completely clear that, going by present day political pressure, those with the power to instigate such investigations have made it abundantly clear that no such investigations will take place.

    When it comes to investigating Trump, Chaffetz has said he will investigate intelligence leaks, which ultimately made the White House look bad. But he appears to have no plans to investigate the revelation that members of the Trump’s administration — and inner circle — possibly had close ties Russian government officials.

    Chaffetz has formally admonished Kellyanne Conway for advertising Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, but has declined to investigate Trump’s numerous conflicts of interest. He did, however, once threaten to investigate the chair of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, for questioning Trump’s commitment to ethics laws.

    The Oversight Committee’s most recent request seems like protocol; investigating the handling of confidential information is an expected response to instances of intelligence leaks. And Trump has made clear that he expects some kind of consequence for the publication of classified material in the press.
    A guide to what the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won?t investigate on Trump - Vox

    And Paul Ryan had this to say:

    Senator Rand Paul even went so far as to suggest that it would be excessive for Republicans to closely scrutinize the actions of a member of their own party. “I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party,” the Kentucky senator said in an interview, according to CNN’s KFILE. “We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do, like repealing Obamacare, if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...gation/516633/

    Therefore, until such time as a responsible and principled Congress retakes control of both houses, leaks will be the order of the day.

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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Much ado about nothing.

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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    As on this message board, most of the supporters of Lunatic and Traitor Trump are so partisan, it overrides any sense of logic, decency, or patriotism.
    Meanwhile, Spies withhold their info to protect the National interest.. and their lives.

    Two Moles, Flynn and Manafort, are gone (Putin mildly miffed/sabre rattling), but the Big one is Still in the White House... where Putin, in cahoots with his campaign, put him.
    And the GOP doesn't want any more evidence/proof coming out that invalidates (or overturns) their 'mandate'.

    Board please take note of those higher IQ, decent, and sober, GOPers who are being fairly silent in these strings, and Not Knee-jerk defending our Huckster, con-man, Traitor President.
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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    In the House, Chaffetz has time to look into leaks but chooses not to look into constant contact with Russia. Amazing!

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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    In the House, Chaffetz has time to look into leaks but chooses not to look into constant contact with Russia. Amazing!
    That has not been proven.

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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by coldjoint View Post
    That has not been proven.
    That's what investigations are supposed to attempt to do -- prove (or disprove) things.
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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Only a rudimentary application of common sense is needed to realize this Russian
    connection is all FAKE NEWS & yet the MSM is trying to 'erect a cathedral' around
    that being possibly true. Apparently reading some of the posters here they believe
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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleray View Post
    In the House, Chaffetz has time to look into leaks but chooses not to look into constant contact with Russia. Amazing!
    Chaffetz has no credibility and probably even less character. This is the same guy who said that after the Access Hollywood scandal, he couldn't look his 12 year old daughter in the eye and tell her he supported Trump. Seems like "Dad" had a 180 degree change of heart when Trump started gaining momentum near the end of the campaign. He is EXACTLY what is wrong with Washington.

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    Re: What the GOP-led House Oversight Committee will and won’t investigate on Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Vetplus40 View Post
    Chaffetz has no credibility and probably even less character. This is the same guy who said that after the Access Hollywood scandal, he couldn't look his 12 year old daughter in the eye and tell her he supported Trump. Seems like "Dad" had a 180 degree change of heart when Trump started gaining momentum near the end of the campaign. He is EXACTLY what is wrong with Washington.
    Caught in a speech Trump made at his news conference, "We have totalk about it, to find out what's going on because the president honestly is out of control..." In Trump's own words.

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