Trey Gowdy (R-SC-4th) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6th) met earlier this month with U.S. attorney, John Lausch, who has been designated to respond to Republican demands for documents.
Goodlatte, who is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Gowdy, who is Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Monday in a joint statement that the DOJ agreed to provide them with various documents related to the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The statement read:
“We look forward to reviewing the information to better understand the decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. Congress has a constitutional responsibility to preserve the integrity of our justice system by ensuring transparency and accountability of actions taken.”
Right. Sure. Because transparency has been of the utmost importance for Republicans of this era. From sending legislation for votes on healthcare and “tax cuts” in the eleventh hour to ensure even those voting on it wouldn’t have a chance to read before voting to… limiting White House press access… to pretending it’s cool that the president is still so precious about his tax records. Honestly, I could go on forever. But none of that opacity seems to bother Gowdy or Goodlatte.
But here we are. It’s almost May 2018. This White House has been plagued with unprecedented turnover, a laundry list of scandals, numerous indictments of former cabinet members, and approval ratings which have averaged between 35-40% and the very best that this little joint task force of House Republicans can do to damage the Democratic Party is to hop into the way-back machine and attempt to make ‘But Her Emails: The Remix’ a thing.