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Thu May 18, 2017, 05:11 PM

Gowdy poised to replace Chaffetz as Oversight chief

Source: Politico

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is expected to become the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, replacing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in the high-profile post when he leaves Congress late next month, according to multiple senior House Republicans.

Gowdy, who led the Republican investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has started buttonholing members of the House Steering Committee in recent days to build support. Five members of that panel, which decides committee assignments, told POLITICO that Gowdy would easily win a race for the high-profile position.

If he does clinch the chairmanship, Gowdy would oversee a sensitive investigation into whether President Donald Trump pressured the FBI to drop a federal investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, previously was chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/trey-gowdy-oversight-chairman-jason-chaffetz-238568

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Reply Gowdy poised to replace Chaffetz as Oversight chief (Original post)
brooklynite May 2017 OP
countryjake May 2017 #1
Plucketeer May 2017 #8
Rorey May 2017 #2
47of74 May 2017 #3
mhw May 2017 #4
justhanginon May 2017 #9
bucolic_frolic May 2017 #5
DK504 May 2017 #13
Shell_Seas May 2017 #6
sharp_stick May 2017 #7
Plucketeer May 2017 #10
BobTheSubgenius May 2017 #11
kairos12 May 2017 #12
tavernier May 2017 #14
moonscape May 2017 #15
Zorro May 2017 #16
herding cats May 2017 #17
turbinetree May 2017 #18
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 #19
Scarsdale May 2017 #20
Nitram May 2017 #21
MGKrebs May 2017 #22
UT_democrat May 2017 #23

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:13 PM

1. ...

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Response to countryjake (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:43 PM

8. Ain't that the truth!?

I think I've figured it out now. This congress is a reality show : DUMB-A-THON! Gowdy's gonna make Chaffetz look smart.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:17 PM

2. Replacing a POS...

...with another POS. I'm not surprised.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:22 PM

3. what a fucking joke

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:23 PM

4. Oh ya, the "bright one"

 



RawStory
Conservatives ridicule GOP Benghazi committee members: "Hillary is too smart for them.."..

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Response to mhw (Reply #4)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:45 PM

9. Hey Gowdy, got your ass whupped

by the smart lady in the pants suit and you look like it really hurt!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:25 PM

5. Are we going to come out ahead with all these investigations?

You know where Gowdy stands. You want a political slant, a better man
could not be found.

The Senate? I think Burr is giving lip service to it. He'll drag his feet
where he can and tell you he's galloping like a racehorse.

Special Prosecutor? Will he get the resources he needs? I think he'll do
a great job, but this is such a large case, involving international elements.
Does the FBI have experience in that? I don't know. Hiring Bahrara even as
an underling, would infuse some energy into it. We may wind up with a dry
report, akin to Iran-Contra, or the S&L Crisis. Did you read them? Try finding
someone who did.

Of course, the criminal aspects could trump all the others and in far less time.
As a country, we need to root this out completely.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Thu May 18, 2017, 09:29 PM

13. The little pinhead can't stop the investigations.

Mueller would crush the little imbecile.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:32 PM

6. Ugh

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:37 PM

7. Dumb and Dumber

Then again, I'm not sure there is a Republican on that panel with enough intellectual heft to read a novel.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 05:51 PM

10. I just can't get over this one

There's actually a few half-ass decent GOP reps they could tap, but nope - "Let's dig around for the dumbest bag-o-farts we can find in our midst!"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:45 PM

11. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!

Trey Gowdy actually fabricated evidence against HRC during the Benghazi "investigation." How can he be given ANY appointment at all, when he's proved he can't be trusted with a burnt match.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:56 PM

12. Definitely a game of whack a wing nut.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:25 PM

14. I can see his point.

Perhaps if he parted his hair differently...

Ok, ok, it's an OLD joke, but in his case it really fits.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:46 PM

15. Oh goody n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 10:50 PM

16. Draco Malfoy

Just who we need to lead this investigation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:06 PM

17. I'm just going to mention here, the Republicans hold all the power right now.

This is what happens when we (Democrats) don't have the power of committee.

Remember that when your heads are exploding because a conservative leaning Democrat made you angry. It's all about the math in the end.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:22 PM

18. And this ass**** and the one leaving in June ...................

spent over 25 million in an investigation and kept getting the same result---------------- and now he's going to be the head fruit cake of the right wing fascists party on oversight, oh boy more .................... logic and hypocrisy and this twit will make over $223,000 a year doing exactly what....looking like a and re-opening investigations to massage the right party ego of BS

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:35 AM

19. Well he has one thing in common with Trump

A shitty haircut

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #19)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:56 AM

20. Hey Trey

don't forget to pack your banjo, darlin" I see him and all I hear are "Duelling Banjoes"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:34 AM

21. Oh, great. Just what we needed. Mr. Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

Who refused to investigate any Republican wrong-doing. Good thing a special council has been appointed. Gowdy's committee will be worse than useless.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:05 AM

22. It's actually perfect irony.

Everyone who pays the least attention will be comparing his behavior on this investigation to his behavior on that other investigation. He will lose whatever credibility he has if he doesn't appear at least somewhat honest about it. And if he's not, I expect Elijah Cummings will eat him alive.

At this point the committee investigation probably doesn't mean that much anymore. It's just a way to keep the public informed, but I don't expect we will learn anything that we wouldn't eventually learn from Mueller's investigation anyway.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:17 PM

23. from one A-Hole

to an even bigger A-Hole.

Yippee.

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