Fri Feb 17, 2017, 10:02 AM
DonViejo (25,555 posts)
Chaffetz Joins Inquiry Into Flynn's 2015 Speeches In Russia
Source: Talking Points Memo
By CAITLIN MACNEAL Published FEBRUARY 17, 2017, 7:11 AM EDT
As former national security adviser Michael Flynn comes under increasing security over his conversations with the Russian ambassador before inauguration, House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joined an inquiry launched by Democrats into Flynn's 2015 speaking engagements in Russia.
The committee's ranking member, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and other House Democrats sent a letter to the Defense Department earlier in February asking for information on whether Flynn received payment from Russian officials for attending a dinner hosted by Kremnlin-backed outlet Russia Today. The Democrats charged that Flynn may have violated the Emoluments Clause, which bars government officials from receiving payments from a foreign government.
However, the Pentagon responded this week to inform House members that they do not have any records showing that Flynn requested permission to attend the speaking engagement or documenting payments Flynn received, according to a new letter from the House Oversight Committee.
Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chaffetz-flynn-russia-speech
Chaffetz Asks DOJ To Bring Charges Against Clinton Aide
By CAITLIN MACNEAL Published FEBRUARY 17, 2017, 8:49 AM EDT
House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said he would not back off from the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use even though she lost the presidential election, and he's staying true to his word.
Now that Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as attorney general, Chaffetz has asked the Justice Department to either convene a grand jury or bring charges against Bryan Pagliano, a Clinton aide who helped set up her private email server. Chaffetz wrote a letter to Sessions on Thursday referring Pagliano for prosecution for failing to comply with a subpoena to testify before the House Oversight Committee.
Pagliano refused to appear before the committee despite subpoenas demanding that he do so, prompting the committee to vote to hold him in contempt of Congress last year.
In his letter to Sessions, Chaffetz wrote that Pagliano was required to comply with the subpoena and that failing to do so amounts to a misdemeanor offense.
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Chaffetz Joins Inquiry Into Flynn's 2015 Speeches In Russia (Original post)
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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:37 PM
DK504 (1,635 posts)
4. Sweet mother of pearl
Chapped Ass is wasting time and money, again, totry to nail HRC for nothing, Instead of having the most basic investigation of Flynn's financials. It's not like they can't do it a day.
Sessions is moving right into the abuse of power damn fast.