GOP Bill Targets Clinton, Comey, Holder for Lying to Congress
Rep. Matt Gaetz 'Justice for All' resolution calls out the lies that have gone unpunished
A resolution has been introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz this week that calls out Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Eric Holder, amongst other combatants of President Trump for lying to Congress and escaping punishment.
It was also noted by Gaetz, R-Fla. that former Trump campaign operative Roger Stone was arrested on five counts of lying to Congress, but others have avoided punishment for the same offense.
Gaetz "Justice for All" resolution highlights lies from the likes of Clinton and Comey that have gone unpunished, saying that the U.S must treat everyone equally when this occurs.
"Unfortunately, it often seems that we have a two-tiered justice system at work; certain people have the book thrown at them, while others face no consequences at all for their behavior," he said.
"This is unfair and wrong, and I hope to correct this with my resolution."
His resolution said that lying to Congress must be "prosecuted equitably," noting multiple cases where Trump's opponents may have escaped justice.
Hillary Clinton famously told Congress there was "nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received."
But the statement was later proven as false by the FBI and the Office of Inspector General, according to the resolution.
The resolution also called out t former FBI Director James Comey who claimed he never authorized anyone to leak information to the media.
But according to a report from the Office of Inspector General, Comey's claims where "indicating his response was likely untrue."
Former Attorney General Eric Holder was also called out for giving false testimony about the "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation, amongst other cases.
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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was also called out after he told Congress there was no effort to collect data on millions of Americans, but later admitted was "clearly erroneous" after a considerable phone surveillance program was exposed.
Public Trump critic and former CIA Director John Brennan was mentioned for telling Congress the Steele dossier was never used for legal proceedings in the investigation into the Trump administration.
Also IRS Director Lois Lerne for claiming she never attempted to prevent conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
After the media hysteria following the FBI prosecution Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen last year, the President asked why they didn't raid Hillary Clinton's office.
The FBI raided the offices of a Cohen who had previously done tax work for President Donald Trump.
“They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE!” Trump wrote, referring to an FBI raid on Cohen’s house.
“Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server or Crooked [Hillary]’s office?”
That is a good question.