Democrats condemn Chaffetz for refusal to probe Flynn

Posted by | February 14, 2017 08:34 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

In Chaffetz’s world, it’s “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” if you are a Republican or a GOP appointee. Keep in mind: this happened hours before Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor.

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee ripped into Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Monday for ignoring their requests to investigate White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.

In a letter to Chaffetz, the committee’s Democrats called on him to reconsider his decision to pass on probing whether Flynn had inappropriate contact with Russia. The request comes in the midst of reports that Flynn discussed sanctions imposed by President Obama with the Russian ambassador during the transition and then and then allegedly misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the panel’s ranking Democrat, had also called on Chaffetz to investigate Flynn’s appearance at an event celebrating the Kremlin-aligned outlet RT with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2015, along with whether he potentially violated federal law and deceived members of the Trump administration after speaking with the Russian ambassador about lifting sanctions put in place to respond to election interference.

“If you are not willing to initiate this investigation or make these request, then we ask that you not prevent us from calling put his matter at the next business meeting so we may request a vote on this and other proposals going forward on this matter,” the committee Democrats wrote in the letter.

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4 responses to Democrats condemn Chaffetz for refusal to probe Flynn

  1. Buford2k11 February 14th, 2017 at 09:13

    it is starting to look a lot like Chaffetz may have been in on the entire campaign against Hillary from the beginning…including looking away at the proper times, to allow all that happened to happen…from the fake investigations, to all of the problems that he has ignored in the past few weeks…

    someone needs to investigate Chaffetz…

    • mea_mark February 14th, 2017 at 09:47

      It sure seems to me that Chaffetz should be investigated also. It is time to start demanding more resignations and to start an investigation by casting a big net. One thing we don’t want to do is to make Pence the president if he is also involved.

  2. Foundryman February 14th, 2017 at 10:57

    Chaffetz is certainly much more despicable and deplorable than we give him credit for. He wants Trumps illegal and unamerican activities to be swept under the rug. That alone is dishonoring his oath to uphold the constitution.
    It’s way past time for all of us to really rise up and resist this attempt to tear the country down. Chaffetz needs to resign or be run out.

  3. amersham1046 February 14th, 2017 at 15:09

    He will as soon as he is finished investigating Hillary’s emails

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