How Corrupted Our Congress Has Become: No Accountability For Federal Agencies!
FBI official Peter Strzok’s recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee continued a time-honored practice of elected members of Congress doing nothing about the open contempt of federal departments or agencies and their unelected officials.
Strzok was just the latest in a long procession of officials, from both Democratic and Republican administrations, who refused to answer questions, produce documents, or otherwise comply with the constitutional authority of Congress to exercise oversight. Aside from outraged words of protest or toothless sense-of-Congress resolutions, none — not one — has suffered any serious consequences.
ASPEN, Colo. — FBI Director Chris Wray suggested on Wednesday that he has threatened to resign — and pushed back against President Donald Trump’s recent comments that cast doubt on Russian interference in the election.
“My view has not changed, which is that Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and that it continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day,” Wray told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum.
“Well, I think Page has the opportunity to become the anti-Strzok. She’s going to look for an immunity deal, or at least being treated as a cooperating witness. She’s seen from last week what her boyfriend was doing, and she’s probably a pretty sharp attorney. She sees an opportunity or an opening to kind of recast herself, and I think she’s taking advantage of it,” Farrell said Monday on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that Mr. Trump asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Mr. Putin to Washington this autumn, “and those discussions are already underway.”