Tag: Trey Gowdy

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Evil Czar

 

The White House should hire me immediately. The official job title is unimportant; it could be as an advisor or low-level staffer, but the inner circle will know why I’m there. I will be the Evil Czar.

What’s the Evil Czar? It’s simple. My job will be to come up with diabolically evil and devilishly imaginative ways to screw with the President’s opposition, whether that be Democrats, the media (I know, I know… I repeat myself), or even disgruntled Republicans. This could be done in service of several different goals, whether to further a policy agenda, to change the media narrative away from a negative story, or best of all, simply to drive them insane and to put that insanity on full public display.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Gowdy on Mueller: Let the Man Do His Job!

 

Trey Gowdy is one Congressman whom I greatly admire. He was the 7th Circuit Solicitor and led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 employees before joining Congress. He has been at the forefront of the Congressional investigations and doesn’t mince words when he gives his opinion.

So when people have repeatedly attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his work, Trey Gowdy supports him and suggests we let him do his job. As a result, I ask, why there is so much turmoil around the situation, so much gnashing of teeth? So, I investigated, and I think I know why people are so upset. And frankly, I think Trey Gowdy has the right idea.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Benghazi Timeline That Condemns

 

One of the most damning revelations in yesterday’s Benghazi Report from Rep. Trey Gowdy’s investigative committee is the news that there was a two-hour White House meeting — while Americans were still being attacked and Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were still alive — where the main topic of discussion was the completely irrelevant anti-Muslim YouTube video, rather than the rescue of their besieged compatriots. All the while, then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s order with President Obama’s urgent command to save lives went unanswered and unheeded. No generals in the chain of command were brought up on dereliction of duty charges or court-martialed for disobeying a standing order. Why?

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Benghazi Committee Wrap-up

 

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TDS-Logo-BYesterday, Hillary Clinton testified before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. She began around 10 AM and testified for more than 11 hours. (Luckily for Clinton, she had prepared ahead of time by drinking the blood of a thousand innocents.) As the hearing began, Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy let everybody know that Clinton had already been sworn in behind closed doors (meaning that there would be no memorable low-angle photos of Clinton with her hand raised) and also that if anybody needed one, “we can take a break for any reason or no reason. If you or anyone alerts me, we can take a break for any reason or for no reason.”

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Watching Trey Gowdy and co. attempt and fail to throw darts at a target so cosmically large as Hillary Clinton, I’ve begun to wonder if investigation by Congressional committee is hopelessly flawed. Think HUAC vs. the Hollywood 10, or the Select Committee on Iran/Contra vs. Oliver North: even badly compromised individuals emerge looking sympathetic. Or […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Hearings on Hillary

 

NYPostemailsHearings by the Republican majority on recent scandals have been mostly ineffective. In the IRS hearings, three former or current heads of the IRS were key witnesses. Those of us who stayed up with the Lois Lerner epic became familiar with the disdain exhibited by John Koskinen, the current head of the IRS, when he testified.

What the committee seems to do – I am talking about any investigating committee in recent history — is to get the head of the agency or subject under consideration and grill him or her. What happens is that the committee and the public gets the “ignorance of the chief.” The top people don’t know any details. This is true in two senses. If the witness is hostile, and they always are, then they can use ignorance as a delaying tactic. Even if, mirabile dictu, they are willing, they are still lawyers and administrators who deal with paper and people on a very high level. Details are not their forte.

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None. The Clinton hearings are rigged. Gowdy will finger wag but that’s about it. From Politico: But Democrats have repeatedly called foul on Gowdy’s work. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the panel, has accused the seven Republicans on the panel of focusing on Clinton to damage the 2016 presidential contender. More

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Jim Geraghty, whose “Morning Jolt” is something I find myself reading every day now, put a piece out this morning on a “Truth Squad” being placed outside of Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi hearings (never mind that the Truth Squad hasn’t asked for the truth from Hillary Clinton herself), headed by Lanny Davis. The kicker: Said Squad […]

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