Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz was Key in Pressuring FBI Into Reopening the Hillary Email Investigation

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Former US House Chairman of the Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, will always be known as a key player in the FBI announcing reopening the Hillary email investigation shortly before the 2016 election.  Here’s what happened?

FOX News guest, former House Oversight Chairman, Jason Chaffetz, has been excellent in his reporting over the past year or two.  He was one of the first in the media to confirm what we believed at TGP and declare that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not doing his job.  He shared this with Stuart Varney on Lou Dobbs Tonight shortly before the 2018 midterm election –

I have long thought that Attorney General Sessions should go. I think he’s there as Attorney General in name only. He’s not leading the department or agency in the core fundamental problems they have there. Months ago I said he ought to leave and until he leaves they are going to continue to have these problems.

However, Chaffetz wasn’t always spot on.  He asked the DOJ to investigate the Comey firing, for example.

But what is not well known are the actions that Chaffetz took before the 2016 election to force the corrupt FBI to re-open the Hillary email investigation. 

On October 16, 2016, Chaffetz reported at FOX News that he had a whole new slew of Hillary Clinton emails –

The Republican chair of the House Oversight committee told Fox News that new evidence turned over by the FBI pointed to a “quid pro quo” arrangement between the FBI and the State Department and that was grounds for at least “four new hearings” after Congress comes back from recess.

“This is a flashing red light of potential criminality,” Chaffetz said.

The allegations emerge after the FBI gave lawmakers a third tranche of documents related to their investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email server during her time as secretary of state. Those documents have not been made public, but some lawmakers have been given access and Chaffetz said he was briefed on the matter.

Text messages between the corrupt FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from a few days later on October 26th show that the FBI was going crazy at this time and Chaffetz was on their mind.   –

Notice that the corrupt lovers text about talking on the phone about Chaffetz.  They did this when things were really getting crazy and they wanted to hide something and not leave a trail.

But regardless the FBI’s sinister plans were now coming undone.  On October 27th, Rudi Giuliani reported that that there might be a “surprise or two” before the election –

Then on October 28, 2016, the far-left Washington Post reported that Chaffetz said that he would investigate Hillary Clinton for years if she won the Presidential election –

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who told The Washington Post this week that Hillary Clinton would face “years” of potential probes if she won the presidency, has asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to provide documents about his wife’s 2015 campaign for Senate — a campaign that received financial support from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), a close Clinton ally. Chaffetz also tweeted Friday that the FBI would examine new emails related to the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private server.

“There are outstanding questions . . . regarding a possible conflict of interest into this case,” Chaffetz said in the letter. To investigate the questions, Chaffetz requested documents related to “when you first became aware the State Department was pressuring the FBI to reverse its decision regarding the classification of one of Secretary Clinton’s emails,” and “when you first became aware the FBI had opened an investigation into Secretary Clinton’s email server,” with a deadline of Nov. 10, two days after the general election.

The corrupt James Comey and his corrupt senior agents and attorneys at the FBI were in a crisis in responding to the Wall Street Journal’s article put out by Devlin Barrett on Andrew McCabe.  The article was published on October 30, 2016, two days after James Comey, the FBI director at the time, announced in a letter to Congress that the bureau was reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Obama’s Secretary of State.

According to Business Insider

The article was a detailed account of internal strife within the top ranks of the DOJ about how to proceed after FBI agents investigating Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman, discovered 650,000 emails on his laptop that could have been sent to or received from Clinton’s private email server.

Comey was very upset! You can tell because he didn’t make a public announcement of the reopening of the investigation. Instead, he shot off a very terse letter to Congress, telling them about it. (Unlike what he did with the Trump investigation by making a huge production of it all)

And the man to announce to the world Hillary’s email investigation was reopened shortly before the 2016 election on October 28th via a tweet was none other than Jason Chaffetz –

We don’t know much that went on behind the scenes before the 2016 Presidential Election but we do know that the former US Representative from Utah, Jason Chaffetz, was key in the FBI re-opening the Hillary email case.  For this he deserves much credit!

Hat tip D. Manny

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