Gowdy: Democrats Never Cared About Oversight During Obama Era

"... for eight years, they didn’t lift a finger ..."

As Congressional Democrats use former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation as a chance to demand more oversight and investigations into the doings of the White House, Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., noted Tuesday that their zeal has vastly changed now that the party holding the White House has also changed.

Gowdy, who chaired the House Select Committee on Benghazi, told Martha MacCallum of Fox News that his “colleagues have amnesia.”

“I will say this,” he said. “They are very well rested because for eight years, they didn’t lift a finger to do oversight.”

Democrats on Tuesday demanded select committees and special investigations related to Flynn’s connections to Russia and what kinds of information he may have given Russia before his Monday night resignation.



Trey Gowdy: Democrats Took ‘An Eight-Year Long Vacation From Doing Oversight On The Exec. Branch’ [VIDEO] http://trib.al/quBFHLo 


“All of that energy you saw today at their press conference, that is because they went on an eight-year long vacation from doing oversight over the executive branch,” Gowdy said.

While agreeing there were unanswered questions, Gowdy made it clear there is a right way and a wrong way to pursue an investigation.

“I am all for the committees of jurisdiction, looking into it. I am also for looking into how classified information can make its way into the public domain,” he said.

“That is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It’s a legal issue,” he added.

The issue of leaks was noted by commentator Andrew Mark Miller on Young Conservatives.

“The question no one seems to be concerned about is how in the world did this information about Flynn’s phone calls get leaked to the public? Was it the Obama machine? Was it someone on the Trump team? That’s far more important than this hysterical conspiracy theory the liberals are pushing about Trump and Russia,” he wrote.

Although Democrats are claiming not enough attention has been paid to connections to Russia among President Donald Trump’s advisers and Russian influence on the elections, Gowdy said that’s not the case.

“The Democrats may be new to this investigation. But the Republicans in the House, as it relates to Russia and their attempts to interfere in our elections, we’re not new to it,” he said on the Fox News show America’s Newsroom.

Gowdy said Democrats are more focused on “politics … than actually finding out what happened.”

“We know they were messing around with it. We don’t think they had any impact on the outcome, but obviously we’re not going to ignore something like that,” he said.

Asked whether there was evidence Russia impacted the election, Gowdy hedged.

“I don’t think anyone knows. I’ve seen no evidence of it,” he said.

 

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Frankmusic, love all of your cartoons.  Are you a cartoonist? They're amazing and soooooo funny, but sad, too.

I can hardly believe we Americans survived those eight horrible years and with what is going on against our President, America, and we the voters by morons, I wonder if we did.

never a word about oversight but i saw plenty of over reach

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Crooked Bill and Hillary Clinton were brutally mocked Monday after defending the Clinton Foundation on social media.

The Clinton Foundation’s official Twitter account tweeted Saturday, “ICYMI: President @BillClinton wrote on Facebook this week about our work improving lives in the United States and around the world, from fighting climate change to combating the opioid crisis.”

Former President Bill Clinton’s Facebook post served to correct the record about so called fake news smearing the Clinton Foundation. Naturally, he linked to far left sites such as Snopes and Politifact to debunk the smears.

After touting all the charity the Clinton Foundation brings to hurricane victims, farmers in East Africa and combating Climate Change, Bill Clinton unleashed on Breitbart News for spreading conspiracy theories and false information about the Foundation.

Nevertheless, spreading false information about the Foundation continues, apparently as part of an ongoing strategy to distract attention from real problems and, over the long run, to completely erase the line between fact and fiction.

For example, just a few weeks ago on MSNBC, during a discussion of the President’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, his designated defender repeated the ridiculous assertion that I had taken money raised for Haiti for personal use and was responsible for the apparent suicide of a Haitian who knew all about it. Thankfully, the host cut her off, refusing to provide a forum for known false conspiracy theories. I’m proud of the work the Foundation and I have done in Haiti and will give you a more detailed report on that soon.

These attacks on the Foundation began in earnest with the 2015 publication of the Breitbart-inspired book, Clinton Cash. I thought the Foundation staff did a good job debunking the book’s charges, but they were published as written even in “mainstream” outlets, and even now the charges continue to be repeated online and in forums favorable to those who make them.

I have never responded personally to these charges, but out of respect for our donors, partners, and those who work at the Foundation, I think I should—because as we see, attacks, no matter how outrageous, can have a long life.

Bill Clinton also argued Chelsea’s wedding wasn’t paid for by Clinton Foundation donations nor do any of them receive salaries.

No, Foundation funds were not used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc. It was a wonderful day that Hillary and I were grateful to be able to pay for.

Clinton also argued the foundation was given 4 out 4 stars from Charity Navigator, Platinum from GuideStar, A from Charity Watch, and a 20 out of 20 score for meeting all of the Better Business Bureau’s good practice standards.

Hillary Clinton tweeted: Want to hear the real story of the @ClintonFdn? Read this: 

 Trump supporters savaged the Clintons.

How about when Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman donated MILLIONS to your foundation when you were Secretary of State and then you conducted official US business with them? 

What about how Haitian villages that you raised money for are STILL without the homes, schools and infrastructure you promised for them? Where did it go Hillary? Where's that money? Why did you plunder the great people of Haiti? 

  

Unless it explains

Benghazi 33,000 missing emails  Haiti  Destroyed electronics  Missing money
Uranium One Etc

Then no. Nope.  
Not on Presidents day.  

Care to tell us how much the Foundation pays out in salaries each year? 

 

Slush fund? Pay-to-play? Salaries for Sid Blumenthal?
Fraud in Haiti?  The vast majority of funds don't reach people in need?
That's the real story, right?   

 

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