A trio of Republican lawmaker has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney John Huber of Utah seeking answers regarding his nine-month investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and the FBI’s lightweight probe into her criminal abuse of classified materials.
As reported by The Conservative Treehouse, the letter from House Judiciary Committee, ranking member Doug Collins, Rep. Jim Jordan (ranking member of the House Oversight Committee), and Freedom Caucus chair Representative Mark Meadows, “begins the formal process to expose a widely believed fraud.”
The lawmakers note that it’s been nine months since then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Huber rather than a second special counsel to investigate alleged malfeasance by certain FBI and Justice Department officials during the 2016 election cycle.
As then-reported by The Washington Times, Huber was given all of the authority of a special prosecutor: He can convene a grand jury, issue subpoenas, collect evidence and order witnesses to testify, all the usual authority granted both to special counsels and U.S. prosecutors.
Huber may need all of his authority “as he delves into whether the FBI abused its powers when it sought permission and then carried out wiretapping of a Trump campaign figure, or whether it trod too lightly in pursuing questions about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton” regarding her mishandling of classified email, the Times reported.
But, as the GOP letter notes, none of those things has occurred. In fact, there is no evidence that Huber’s office has done anything it was mandated to do.
“Your investigation has been ongoing for more than nine months,” the letter states. “During the course of our extensive investigation we have interviewed more than a dozen current and former DOJ and FBI personnel, and were surprised to hear none of these potentially informative witnesses testified to speaking with you.”
The letter noted further that lawmakers were “disappointed” when Huber, via the Justice Department, would not make himself available to update the House Oversight Committee’s subcommittee on Government Operations on the progress of his investigation or lack of it.
The lawmakers want to know whom Huber has interviewed, how many more witnesses remain to be interviewed, the number of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications he’s reviewed, the number and type of documents reviewed, and details of any coordination with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
As we reported in mid-December, two whistleblowers — Lawrence Doyle of DM Income Advisors and John Moynihan of JFM Associates — informed Meadows and his committee during the hearing Huber skipped that they turned over evidence to his office three times since Huber was assigned this investigation in April because those materials kept getting ‘lost.’
Huber’s team suddenly became interested in the material again once they learned that Doyle and Moynihan were going to testify.
Doyle and Moynihan claimed to have some 6,000 pages of evidence against the Clinton Foundation, which they say was acting more as a foreign agent rather than a non-profit charity. They also said they’ve given the IRS and the FBI copies of their evidence.
But they wouldn’t turn any of it over when Meadows demanded it.
As The Conservative Treehouse notes, “A misinformation campaign has been waged to give the appearance of an investigation that does not exist. There is ZERO factual evidence of any investigative action underway by U.S. Attorney Huber, beyond speculation and supposition.”
Huber’s probe, in other words, was a scam from day one, and Sessions was in on it. In fact, a RealClearInvestigations report from Paul Sperry late last month essentially confirms this.
But Meadows & Co. couldn’t get answers from anyone when Republicans were in charge of the House; now that the Democrats are, there won’t be any further investigations save for those aimed at undermining the White House. And Huber won’t be under any pressure to provide them with answers.
Unless he’s made to.
That said, whoever POTUS Trump is planning to nominate as attorney general become all-important. The system of oversight and self-policing within the FBI and DoJ is non-functional. If the president chooses the wrong person, none of this will ever get fixed. — Jon Dougherty
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