Thursday, February 16, 2017

More squirrels!

The degree seems to have gone out from Caesar Augustus, and the Fair 'n' Balanced network is on the case! (Indeed, it's the No. 3 story on the homepage at this writing.)

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.

Well, OK, it's an AP story, as you probably could have told by that annoying relative clause in the lede. You can see how that might have slipped by in the thrill of the chance to say "homebrew server" -- let alone BENGHAZI!!!!!!!!! -- again. But the real fun is in the fourth graf:

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.

Pagliano did not comply with two subpoenas ordering him to appear before the oversight panel. The GOP-led committee later voted to hold him in contempt of Congress.

Earlier this month, Chaffetz met with Trump at the White House and agreed not to discuss oversight. He has rebuffed calls for his panel to look into Trump's businesses and possible conflicts.

Why do you suppose comments aren't enabled on this one?



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