Republicans Demands Another Special Counsel Investigation

Members of Congress want a special counsel investigation to look into the illegal spying through FISA that may have taken place.

Members of the House Judiciary Committee are demanding a second special counsel investigation to look into possible FISA abuses and the political use of the FBI.

Unlike the fairy tale of Russia interfering in our election, forces in the Department of Justice and the FBI are credibly accused of using their power for political ends—to prevent, and then undermine, the Presidency of Donald Trump.

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Fox News reports, “Gowdy, Goodlatte demand appointment of special counsel, citing FISA abuses.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Rep. Trey Gowdy on Tuesday demanded the appointment of a special counsel to investigate “conflicts of interest” and decisions “made and not made” by current and former Justice Department officials in 2016 and 2017, noting that “the public interest requires” the action.

Gowdy, R-S.C., and Goodlatte, R-Va., penned a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“Matters have arisen—both recently and otherwise—which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly,” Gowdy and Goodlatte wrote.

They pointed, specifically, toward the use of the infamous anti-Trump dossier used in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

“There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases,” they wrote. “There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal.”

Asked why a special counsel was needed, Gowdy told Fox News, “Congress doesn’t have the tools to investigate this… We leak like the Gossip Girls.”

They added: “Questions have arisen with the FISA process and these questions and concerns threaten to impugn both public and congressional confidence in significant counterintelligence program processes and those charged with overseeing and implementing these counterintelligence processes.”

Goodlatte also told Fox News he thought the FISA process “was abused.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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