Yesterday, the House of Representatives formally referred Hillary Clinton’s testimony to the FBI for investigation into perjury/false statements under oath.
Hillary Clinton, as you well know, made no less than three false statements under oath during her previous Congressional testimony.
She declared she never sent any emails with information marked classified. She did.
She asserted that she handed over all of her work-related emails. She didn’t.
And she claimed that her attorneys went through all of her emails before deciding what to turn over and what to delete. They didn’t.
The FBI will now investigate and submit a recommendation to Loretta Lynch.
But after yesterday’s joke of a hearing, does anyone really think that Lynch would prosecute Hillary Clinton? Lynch refused to answer at least 74 questions pertaining to the Clinton email scandal.
She was asked point-blank to explain her reasoning in declining to indict Hillary Clinton and each time, she just refused to answer.
Unfortunately, after yesterday’s performance, it is clear that even if the FBI does find evidence that Hillary Clinton committed perjury or made false statements under oath – which is absolutely obvious – Lynch will protect the Clintons once again.
But there is a way to take Loretta Lynch out of the equation entirely. There is a way to ensure that a Grand Jury is impaneled and that both the FBI and DOJ would be powerless to stop it.
When the House refers a matter to the FBI, there is no guarantee that anything will come of it. Technically, the FBI doesn’t even need to accept the referral.
Even when there are so many clear lies and false statements, the Obama administration can still derail such an investigation at every level.
The same is not true for Contempt of Congress charges.
When Congress charges someone with Contempt, the law is actually written to take the DOJ and FBI pretty much out of the equation.
According to the law, the Attorney General has a “duty” to impanel a Grand Jury for action on a Congressional Contempt charge. The law does not allow the DOJ or FBI to insert themselves into the case if they don’t agree with the findings. It the House votes to charge someone with Contempt of Congress, the Sergeant at Arms is instructed to have that individual arrested and, if necessary, is given the power to imprison someone in the Capitol Jail pending the Grand Jury’s decision.
In 1983, the House of Representatives held Rita Lavelle, an EPA administrator, in Contempt of Congress for lying under oath. The Attorney General impaneled a Grand Jury, as the law requires, and Rita Lavelle was convicted and ultimately served three months of her sex month sentence.
This isn’t some obscure function that hasn’t been used since the 1800s. This is a legitimate method for Congress to hold administration officials accountable without having to deal with corruption in the Executive Branch.
One floor vote. That’s all it takes. One House of Representatives vote.
It takes 218 “yes” votes and then the House can force the Attorney General to impanel a Grand Jury. Just to put it in perspective, twenty-nine RINOs could vote with the Democrats and there would still be enough votes to hold Hillary in Contempt.
No more political interference… no more re-interpreting the law to get Hillary off the hook…