“The Russian investigation isn’t a “witch Hunt”; it’s a needed effort to get to the bottom of this matter”.
– “No, I would not give General Flynn immunity for his testimony. For Congress to grant him immunity during an FBI investigation would be a mistake. What if they uncovered some serious violation.”
WHO SAID THAT? ADAM SCHIFF? OF COURSE NOT! HE’S A DEMOCRAT. HE DOESN’T HAVE TO SAY. THERE’S ALWAYS A “VICHY” REPUBLICAN WHO WILL CARRY THE ESTABLISHMENT WATER.
THE ANSWER: JASON ‘CHASIN’ CHAFFETZ (on Fox News Friday AM)
Even as Chaffetz was giving the reasons General Flynn should not be given immunity, he was providing compelling recollections of GOP ineptitude and solid justification for granting it. Chaffetz noted that “5 people were given immunity during the Clinton email investigation…and we saw that nothing was able to be uncovered.”
Uh, yeah, ‘Chasin’ . You could also recall the Valerie Plame “FBI/special prosecutor investigation” which saw Scooter Libby convicted of perjury and obstruction because his recollections differed from those of reporter Tim Russert’s. Flynn would be crazy to testify without immunity. Libby was not convicted of any crime he committed. He was convicted of being a a Republican Cheney staffer.
News flash, Chasin’, it IS a witch hunt!
HERE’S THE VIDEO OF CHAFFETZ’S FOX APPEARANCE this morning (we urge you to listen to his remarks):
BY THE WAY — Think his position on the “Russian election interference” has anything to do with his aspirations to run for Orrin Hatch’s seat??
AND DO YOU RECALL THIS (from the liberal The Atlantic but essentially factual):
Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz chairs the House’s watchdog committee. But critics charge he’d rather overlook the Trump administration’s infractions than look into them.
When Donald Trump’s now-notorious Access Hollywood tape first leaked in October last year, Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz reacted to the news the way he usually does—he got himself in front of a camera, and fast.
Within hours after the story broke, he was on the set of Salt Lake City’s Fox 13 News, declaring, “I’m out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president.” Chaffetz was the first Republican in Congress to officially withdraw his endorsement from Trump, and he milked the moment for all it was worth—going on for several minutes in the interview about Trump’s “abhorrent and offensive” language, about the “awful place” the nominee had put the country in, about how he could no longer look his teenage daughter in the eye while supporting this candidacy.
Two and a half weeks later, he announced he would vote for Trump after all.
The apparent reversal did not escape the attention—or derision—of the political press. (“Jason Chaffetz just set some sort of modern record for flip-floppery,”wrote one Washington Post blogger.) To the congressman’s detractors, the episode encapsulated all the worst traits Chaffetz is accused of: the shameless camera-mugging, the brazen partisanship, the wet-finger-in-the-air opportunism. Chaffetz, though, has no regrets.
Jason “Chasin’ is “Establishment” all the way.