HILLARY CLINTON LAUNDERED $10 MILLION TO LAW FIRM FOR OPPO RESEARCH TO AVOID TRANSPARENCY – TREY GOWDY
On “Fox News Sunday,” House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) discussed the opposition research conducted by Clinton campaign and DNC on President Donald Trump in the so-called Russian dossier. Gowdy said he was interested in looking into if the Hillary Clinton campaign attempted to “launder all of this through a law firm” to avoid transparency laws.
“I’m not an election law expert, but the good news is you don’t have to be too understated the absurdity believing you can just launder all of your campaign money by just hiring a law firm. Imagine if you and I were running for Congress, and we just hired a law firm and said ‘Hey, you go to all the opposition, you go buy all the television, you go buy all the bumper stickers, you go higher all the experts, and we will launder all of this through a law firm. I can’t think of anything that defeats the purpose of transparency laws more than that.”
He continued, “I am interested in that, and I am also interested in sharing some memory tricks with folks at the DNC because no one can remember who paid 10 million dollars to a law firm to do oppo research. I find that stunning. $10 million and no one can remember who authorized it, who approved it. So you’ve got two issues, a memory issue and then the lack of transparency by laundering money through a law firm.”
- It is necessary to “better understand the reasoning behind how certain conclusions were drawn
Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the Oversight Committee, announced they will launch a probe into the Justice Department’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
They described it as necessary to “better understand the reasoning behind how certain conclusions were drawn.”
Other questions the Republican lawmakers said they want addressed revolve around the decision not to file criminal charges against Clinton, FBI’s timeline in respect to charging decisions, etc.
The House Judiciary tweeted the following announcement:
“Our justice system is represented by a blind-folded woman holding a set of scales. Those scales do not tip to the right or the left; they do not recognize wealth, power, or social status. The impartiality of our justice system is the bedrock of our republic and our fellow citizens must have confidence in its objectivity, independence, and evenhandedness. The law is the most equalizing force in this country. No entity or individual is exempt from oversight.
“Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered. These include, but are not limited to:
- FBI’s decision to publicly announce the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s handling of classified information but not to publicly announce the investigation into campaign associates of then-candidate Donald Trump;
- FBI’s decision to notify Congress by formal letter of the status of the investigation both in October and November of 2016;
- FBI’s decision to appropriate full decision making in respect to charging or not charging Secretary Clinton to the FBI rather than the DOJ;
- FBI’s timeline in respect to charging decisions.
‘The Committees will review these decisions and others to better understand the reasoning behind how certain conclusions were drawn. Congress has a constitutional duty to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken.”
- The Benghazi guy is taking over, so that’s not necessarily something that Democrats will appreciate that much.”
( Daily Caller ) While discussing House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ recusal from the Russia probe on MSNBC Thursday, Zerlina Maxwell cast doubt over Trey Gowdy’s ability to conduct the investigation in a “completely transparent,” bipartisan fashion.
Gowdy, along with Mike Conaway and Thomas Rooney, were announced Thursday morning as the three committee members now heading the probe, to which guest Kristin Tate said she was “happy to hear.”
“The Benghazi guy,” Maxwell, who previously served as Hillary Clinton’s director of progressive media, incredulously responded to Tate. “The Benghazi guy is taking over, so that’s not necessarily something that Democrats will appreciate that much.”
BLEACHBIT: HILLARY CLINTON USED BLEACHBIT APP TO SCRUB 30,000 EMAILS FROM HER PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER…LOOKS LIKE BLEACHBIT SCRUBBED NOT ONLY HILLARY’S EMAILS BUT ALSO HER MEMORY!
Hillary Clinton email scandal has taken a new turn. Tech company Bleachbit , the publicly-available application that was used to delete some of Clinton’s emails ahead of an FBI investigation, said it had not yet been served a subpoena over its involvement in the destruction of potentially classified records from 30,000 scrubbed emails.
The company’s website brags: “BleachBit stifles investigation of Hillary Clinton.”
Last year when Hillary was asked about wiping her email server she joked, “Like with a cloth or something?” Maybe BleachBit was that cloth, says by Sen. Trey Gowdy.
“Perhaps Clinton’s team used an open source application [like BleachBit] because, unlike proprietary applications, it can be audited, like for backdoors,” BleachBit noted in a post on its site.
“As of the time of writing BleachBit has not been served a warrant or subpoena in relation to the investigation,” the company wrote. “BleachBit is free of charge to use in any environment whether it is personal, commercial, educational or governmental, and the cleaning process is not reversible.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy told Fox News that Clinton’s emails were so fully deleted that “even God can’t read them.”
Rep. Gowdy told Fox News:
She and her lawyers had those emails deleted. And they didn’t just push the delete button; they had them deleted where even God can’t read them. They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or bridemaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see.
During Edward Snowden NSA leaks in 2013, privacy expert Bruce Schneier advised, “Closed-source software is easier for the NSA to backdoor than open-source software.” He also admitted he used BleachBit:
When the Bleachbit story broke the morning of August 25, traffic to its web site and download servers spiked. As the trending story went viral on Twitter, a second, larger wave of traffic came to the site which were passed to new servers that are now fully handling the loads.