Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Chairman Trey Gowdy Request DOJ Special Counsel…

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has direct oversight authority over the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Courts. Within this oversight, the House Judiciary Committee also has oversight over the FISA court. Additionally, in his current oversight role, Chairman Goodlatte has been working closely with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Today Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Representative Trey Gowdy pen a letter (full pdf below) to Attorney General Jeff Sessions requesting the appointment of a special counsel to investigate “conflicts of interest” and decisions “made and not made” by current and former Justice Department officials in 2016 and 2017, noting that “the public interest requires” the action.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Gowdy and Goodlatte spoke about the discovery of new information as their reasoning behind calling for a second independent counsel:

“What changed for me was the knowledge that there are two dozen witnesses that Michael Horowitz, the [DOJ] Inspector General, would not have access to,” Gowdy said. “When I counted up 24 witnesses that he would not be able to access were he to investigate it, yeah only one conclusion, that’s special counsel.”

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(Authors note: Sorry for the delays – I had surgery today)
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468 Responses to Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Chairman Trey Gowdy Request DOJ Special Counsel…

  1. DanO64 says:

    Sure hope Sundance isn’t “transitioning” with an elective tuck or snip some. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Just say N. Get well Sundance. If that is really your name now.

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  2. Pelicansview says:

    Seemingly, the calls and motives for a second Special Counsel have become too thunderous to be repressed merely by the self-preserving forbearance of the swamp. It appears that now the fight must be fought.

    So, it matters not now that an independent investigation commences, but rather, who commences it. It is certain that the swamp has long ago prepared for this contingency, and one or more names will already have been given the post position. Rosenstein et al., surely have many “friends of the family” standing ready to begin the performance, …er …investigation.

    If we expect to see any consequential outcome provided at better a glacial pace, Congress must demand of the DOJ that a second Special Counsel be from outside the swamp, and preferably an unassailable patriot from the heartland. Is it possible that such an Eliot Ness still exists today?

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    • Coast says:

      Is it possible that such an Eliot Ness still exists today? Yeah, some guy named Sundance. Now wouldn’t that be cool.

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    • Ags says:

      Disagree. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Not only should the second SC should be a friendly associate of Trump, it should be a personal friend. Additionally, the SC’s top legal staff should be comprised of Trump supporters, donors and/or political hacks.

      The Left wouldn’t object object to that. We have proof.

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    • New kangaroo….same kangaroo court…

      all the swamp rats do is claim ‘national security’….

      Military Tribunals for Treason….only solution….

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      • dagnyshrug says:

        Without a second special counsel we won’t get military tribunals. A special counsel can, where appropriate, refer bad actors for military prosecution.

        The special counsel will have to be chosen carefully. There must be someone out there somewhere who will act appropriately. The trick will be where to try those that don’t meet the criteria for a military tribunal. DC courts and jury pools will not bring convictions for democrats, no matter how egregious their crimes. We’ll see lots of jury nullification in those situations, provided we can even find grand juries to indict them.

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    • Tampa Geek says:

      It’s time for a #SecondSCNow tweet storm!

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    • Tampa Geek says:

      It’s time for a #SecondSCNow tweet storm!

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    • brenrod says:

      so far it appears that Rosenstein, as Sessions would likely continue to recuse himself from such a “controversial” issue, would select the SC, which is not good at all!

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    • Black Irish Rose says:

      Rudy Giuliani perhaps?

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  3. beach lover says:

    It was. And we now have the advantage of hindsight of the consequences. But, I thought all along, the Dims knew if they could get him out of the picture, they could control any investigation on what they had done against Trump. They almost succeeded in doing the same thing to Nunes. Luckily, by then, the right people had seen enough of the evidence to start the ball rolling. Unfortunately, too late for Sessions.

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  4. glk26glk26 says:

    Just asking. Can Horowitz be appointed as special counsel.

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    • beach lover says:

      I doubt it, if only because he is still in the position as IG until his term has ended. ?? That doesn’t mean that any of his work up to this point can not be used by the new SP, I wouldn’t think. So its not like he will have to start from scratch… God forbid the thought.

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      • Bill Henslee says:

        He could resign the post of IG. This guy has been instrumental, along with his many investigators, in picking apart the Deep State within the DOJ and FBI. He could empanel a grand jury tomorrow with what he has already found and go from there, saving huge amounts of money and time it would take to bring someone else (and the staff already in place) up to speed.

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  5. Andy says:

    If the IG has been investigating the FISA matter along with the conduct of the email investigation and he issues his report by April, I don’t see how Sessions cannot appoint a special counsel. OTOH, if Horowitz has only been investigating the email investigation, and will not take up the FISA matter until after he issues his report on the email investigation, then Sessions should have appointed a special counsel months ago. It makes no sense to wait another year for another IG investigation.

    Looking into the conduct of an email investigation that really only involves scrutinizing the actions of DOJ and FBI people can be handled by the IG. But turning the investigation of the political crime of the century involving, by Goddlatte’s estimate, 24 people outside the DOJ/FBI over to the IG makes no sense. It would be like turning the Watergate investigation over to the IG or to the AG John Mitchell, who was ultimately tried and imprisoned. No one ever contemplated doing that because, like here, key people in the Nixon administration, including people in the DOJ and FBI, were under suspicion. Only a special counsel makes sense in that kind of a situation..

    I’m going to be really disappointed if we find out the IG has not been investigating the FISA abuse matter. We’ve known since last summer that serious crimes have been committed, by people both inside and outside the DOJ. It would be a serious dereliction of duty if a full-scale investigation was not started at that time by a prosecutor with full prosecutorial authority. If we find out that not even an IG investigation has been started, all hell will break loose imo.

    There’s a requirement in the IG statute that the IG “report immediately to the head of the establishment involved (here the AG) whenever the Inspector General becomes aware of particularly serious or flagrant problems, abuses, or deficiencies….The (AG) shall transmit any such report to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of Congress (Judiciary and Governmental Affairs) within seven calendar days.” I wonder if that’s been done, considering the blatant stonewalling of Nunes’ committee by Sessions, Rosenstein, and Wray that took place.

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    • beach lover says:

      My thoughts are he must be somewhat involved since he has all the lovers texts and turned them over. It sounds like Horowitz has lots of info that has taken him into the land of more than the FBI and DOJ. He must be talking with members of Congress, I remember Gowdy saying something to that effect. So much is known of what the IG has been doing. And therefore, much is known where the facts are now leading, and it’s going to take more than the IG can do. Think. This is going to be HUGE… the take down of major people in the O administration. Don’t think we want this to be just a “add on” to Hillary’s emails.

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  6. Guy says:

    Of course Sessions reply will be; “But if I appoint a Special Council, Hillary will release all her blackmail stuff on me.”

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  7. Flight93Gal says:

    THREE POINTS from this reader:
    ONE: Get well SD and a speedy recovery please. The country needs you and Treepers love you!
    TWO: I can’t believe a poster on this site asked “…what crimes have been committed to justify a SC?”… ANSWER: MANY CRIMES! “A recently unsealed FISA court document dated April 26, 2017 and centered around a hearing dated October 26, 2017, just days before the 2016 election, in which the FISA court apparently learned for the first time of “widespread” and illegal spying on American citizens by the NSA under the Obama administration”…
    THREE: Gowdy needs to fade away. He knew long before his letter to AG on need for SC that the IG could not interrogate witnesses outside the DOJ/FBI. Therefore, why don’t he and the 13 republicans that showboat on TV and call for SC daily take a different approach: DEMAND that House Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader Senate McConnell and EVERYONE in House/Senate that stands for justice DEMAND SC NOW and/or AG resignation. Also DEMAND that Rosy announce publicly in a news conference WHEN and WHY he expanded Mueller scope to look at UAE, beyond Russia. The SWAMP theatrics are getting hard to take and this reader believes we are dropping the midterm ball.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      if you’re talking about my post asking about a crime, I didn’t say crimes weren’t committed—I only asked which specific crime would the special prosecutor be tasked with first. IIRC, the law states a special counsel needs a crime to investigate– Mueller was not given a specific crime to investigate–his investigation was more of counter-intelligence.

      The letter talks about decisions made and not made, potential conflicts of interest, and whether or not biases existed. It doesn’t really lay out a specific crime imo…not that there aren’t possible crimes committed.

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      • Andy says:

        I believe Greg Jarrett of Fox News has a list of 6 felonies committed just be those who submitted the false FISA applications to the court (contempt, perjury, etc.). It’s also crime to solicit or pay for anything of value from a foreign national (Steele) or to receive it (the dossier). Think broadly on this one of all who took part in the conspiracy to do that (Hillary, DNC, the law firm, Simpson and Fusion GPS, Steele). It’s also a crime not to accurately list the real nature of an expenditure on an expense for to the FEC. Hillary and her law firm disguised the nature of the payments to Steele. The leaks surrounding testimony given and people under investigation are all felonies. This is just scratching the surface. And then, as we’ve found out with Mueller, once the investigation is started, the sky’s the limit. Anything remotely connected is fair game. It’s time for payback.

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        • Pat Frederick says:

          I agree with all your statements–I am not saying there is not a lot of directions to go and explore–I am only asking if anyone sees a clear starting point. Will it be FISA Abuses? Will it start with the FEC? Will it be felony leaks?
          It seems to me the felony leak of Flynn’s conversation with the Russian Ambassador is the easiest to prove and ties to the Obama administration are the straightest through that crime…

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      • David says:

        Reason for a new special counsel ? The already admitted FISA court abuse brought to light by Admiral Mike Rogers ( a real hero ! ). The illegal use of the FISA court to spy on Americans and the users and uses of that spying . From there a special counsel can run down into the entire pantheon of Obama regime abuses.

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        • Pat Frederick says:

          but does the FISA abuse issue intersect with Mueller’s “jurisdiction” for lack of a better word and the Russian probe?
          I’m not disputing anything anyone is saying–merely seeking to clarify and answer nagging questions I have.

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  8. f.fernandez says:

    For those calling on Sessions to appoint a Special Counsel it’s important to remember one facet of the I.G.’s investigation. Horowitz may not have subpoena power but he doesn’t need it to question FBI/DOJ employees. Who is still employed at the FBI/DOJ? There has been many people wondering why the following are still employed; Ohr, Strzok, Page, Priestrap, etc.

    There’s a reason they’ve been kept on the payroll and it’s because Horowitz was going to handle this all along. Those people and more whistleblowers than you can shake a stick at. He has all that he needs to show the conspiracy including texts, emails, phone calls, visitor logs, etc. Sit back and wait for the fireworks to begin.

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  9. With Gowdy leaving after this term in Congress it wouldn’t surprise me to see him leave NOW and be appointed to that SC role.

    Problem is though, would we see the “REAL” Trey Gowdy or just an extension of the “cover up/showman” that we’ve seen the past few terms? I know he has it in him to really kick ash but does he remember how to bring it out, and would he bring it out would be the question?

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    • Flight93Gal says:

      LG 45, To answer your question, I viewed another DiGenova video wherein he states unequivocally that Gowdy is playing “Hamlet” . I laughed out loud at this because I thought that even as Gowdy professes his desire to return to private life, like Hamlet, Gowdy deploys hesitation and obfuscation as tactics to “further the drama”. So to answer your question, I believe Gowdy would forever remain a showman–versus focusing like a laser to deliver justice only.

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  10. SD best wishes for a speedy recovery! God Bless you! and thank you for all the research you publish! We look forward to hear from you!

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  11. Well, if Gowdy’s involved I suspect this is a swamp setup. He wants to pass the investigation to a do-nothing showboater where it will go to die.

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  12. kallibella says:

    No need to apologize for delays, Sundance. Please get well soon. Praying for a complete recovery.
    Thank you for all you do!
    Many blessings to you and yours!

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  13. lokiscout says:

    Lord, have mercy! Two Special Councils rummaging around trying to one up the other is all we need. Not saying an SC isn’t needed to shake out the FBI, DOJ, State Dept, etc but it will get messy.

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  14. kallibella says:

    I am convinced that there are things going on that I can only speculate about. Among the most obvious to me is the role of AG Sessions. I CAN’T believe that he is purposely and blatantly trying to go against the law. With the facts being as they are, I am NOT convinced that AG Sessions is blind to the many legal violations on the FISA abuses and all the rest of the violations ensuing.
    I CAN’T be convinced that he is not understanding of the role SC Mueller has in this mess given the fact that his so-called investigation is fruit of a poisoned tree and therefore has no teeth.

    My point is: this is all too obvious. It’s so obvious that it looks contrived, orchestrated. But, for an ultimate purpose all needs to be played out. The apparent AG’s apathy about the rule of law in this regard of the SC, FISA and all the higher ups in the DOJ/FBI looks to me like a strategy rather than an act of desperation to cover for the swamp.

    Who knows! Since these two men formally requested another SC to do a thorough investigation and get to all the witnesses, it may give AG Sessions a way to comply as a matter of process and appear unbiased.

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  15. Rooster says:

    I have no faith in the DOJ or the FBI or the US Congress. They all are corrupt and lazy and want to protect and preserve thier power. They all throw out little tidbits of information in order to give you some sort of hope that something will get done and the law will be enforced. It’s all false and lies, nothing is going to happen to those that have betrayed our trust and broke the law. We have lost our country, we will enter into a failed state, we will go down fighting each other , as we collapse only to be swept up into something we never wanted or dreamed we would have to go through. All because the ones that are to enforce our laws , will not do it.

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  16. Pelicansview says:

    Well now, there’s a nugget that’s been missing from all the “salient” analysis that I’ve seen.
    “The DOJ IG does not have the authority to investigate other government entities or former employees of the Department, the Bureau, or other agencies.” He has absolutely no subpoena power at all over that population of “persons of interest.”

    How does that bode for the “rigorous” Hillary email prosecution investigation that Horowitz is supposedly conducting and that we are all breathlessly waiting for? Without ever talking to McCabe, Comey, Yates and others, how can the IG report be anything but a hot mess with lipstick?

    And doesn’t that fit nicely into Jeff Session’s and Rod (the snake) Rosenstein’s narrative that alleged FISA abuses are well within the OIG’s purview to investigate. Are we to believe they did not know of the OIG’s rather substantive limitations until just now?

    And just how did Rooster Head and company finally figure out this pearl of wisdom? Was it leaked to them by some long-suffering, disgusted employee of DOJ that is sick of the ongoing cover-up?

    Perhaps we should wonder if the only reason Peter Strzok, and Bruce Ohr still are employed at the FBI is to feed barely enough fodder into the OIG’s investigative silo that the pretense of a solid inquiry appears real. Mark Levin said it best the other day when speaking to Sean Hannity, “Something smells like a rat.”

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  17. freddy says:

    The IG has been investigating the Hillary issues like her email’s not the FISA issues. His report has none of that coming as to who signed the warrant requests and the corruption at the FBI and Hillary’s exoneration… Your waiting for a different set of issues. Sessions is not playing chess he’s playing block the road to his pal Rosenstien who is one of the conspirators….A new special counsel is needed yesterday and get Sessions back to work on immigration and fire Rosenstien….Let roll no waiting…

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  18. Sessions is recused from Russian Collusion Investigation items. It is what it is. In my humble opinion, this is what MUST be done in order for the US Justice System to work as it should.

    1. Sessions needs to appoint and publicly direct a Special Counsel to re-open, re-investigate, CONVENE A GRAND JURY, and seek indictments on Hillary Clinton and all of her underlings, and anyone else in the government who sent any classified email to, or recieved and classified email from the “clintonemail.com” domain. This includes Barak Obama and all members of his nationial security team including James Clapper and John Brennan. These are direct violations of 18 US CODE 793(f). Clinton and Abedin committed hundreds of violations of this statute. Cheryl Mills, and all of the other Clinton loyalist who sent any classified information over that domain should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. It is my opinion that any prosecutor could easily obtain convictions on violations of this statute.

    Also included in this investigation is a COMPLETE Examination of the Clinton Foundation and all of it’s entities. It is seemingly clear as day that Hillary Clinton sold her influence as Secretary fo State for personal gain.

    2. Sessions need to appoint and publicly direct a Special Counsel to investigate James Comey and his role in torpedoing the Hillary Clinton Email Investigation. It is apparent to me that Comey Obstructed Justice in this investigation.

    Until the people in power are shown to be subject to the law of the land, our descent into chaos as a country will continue.

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  19. HickTick says:

    My understanding is when the IG found the lovers texts , his investigation turned criminal and the DOJ gave him his own prosecutors to work with . His report should come with inditements , as much evidence as we have seen , leaked ., Changing 302 forms wont go good for McCabe . Receiving 750K for your wife from the Clintons cant be covered back up .
    Who would know how a FISA application should read coming from supposed Russian intelligence through a British spy . ?? , Nellie Ohr , the Russian expert , Was moved from CIA to Fusion to write the dossier , no way around that ., The DOJ is neck deep .

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  20. deplorablehummer says:

    SD: hope you feeling better!!

    As much as I am demanding of my Congressman for an SC, I have a reservation… namely, to whom will he answer? If Rosey, the outcome is predetermined, if Elf- jury out.
    Seems best option is for POTUS to appoint.
    Just saying…

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  21. deplorablehummer says:

    SD: hope you feeling better!!

    As much as I am demanding of my Congressman for an SC, I have a reservation… namely, to whom will he answer? If Rosey, the outcome is predetermined, if Elf- jury out.
    Seems best option is for POTUS to appoint.
    Just saying…

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  22. (Authors note: Sorry for the delays – I had surgery today)
    Wishing you well Sundance.

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  23. Ron Van says:

    The new Special Counsel should come be one of the 19 left from President Trump’s Supreme Court list; and be from the Heartland, to avoid any tainting from the Swamp!

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  24. Lulu says:

    My selfish response to the news of your surgery was, “what would we do without Sundance?” For that matter, what would many radio talk-show hosts do?
    I pray you are well, or getting there.
    Thank God you are back on the case.

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  25. Anthonydog says:

    When are they going to tell the nation ” THE REAL RUSSIA STORY” that took place at Port Canaveral where Obama and Hillary put SADDAM’s nuclear mastermind Dr Jafar and his and his brother’s company GULFTAINER inside the wire…while they (the Jafars) had entered into a joint venture with Russia for URANIUM ONE and for the CLUB K. (Launches nuclear, EMP and ballistic missile from what appears to be a standard intermodal cargo container)

    …HILLARY received $70 BILLION in monies to the CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE for selling out America…

    I’d put the link …but facelook ghosts it ….as does twits

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  26. wood0813 says:

    3:01 – “DO you have evidence the “DOJ” was spying on the Trump team…?”

    “The whole FISA warrant was on Carter Page…The answer to that question is defacto, yes, when you approve the warrant on Carter Page.” Trey Gowdy March 6, 2018

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