The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday asking him to convene a grand jury or charge Bryan Pagliano, the computer specialist who helped establish Clinton's server while she was secretary of state. (our emphasis)So, as far as investigating nut- in- chief Donald "Rump" Trump's connection with Russian President Vladimir "Vlad the Invader" Putin or Rump's lack of transparency in ongoing business "deals," Chaffetz is adopting the "nothing to see here, move along" approach with a side of "but let's go back to Clinton emailghazi!!" Chaffetz is perhaps the epitome of the party- before- country Republican; it's hard to imagine someone more concerned with his own political skin and the survival of his party of deplorables than Chaffetz.
As Norm Ornstein aptly put it,
When the history of this dark period is written, Jason Chaffetz will go down as one of the real villains— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) February 16, 2017