GOP Rep Introduces Bill Targeting Clinton, Comey and More for Lying to Congress: ‘That Stops Today’

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Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is calling for fairness in punishment to those who lie to Congress, singling out former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and several others.

Introducing a resolution this week, Gaetz pointed out a longtime ally to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone — who pleaded not guilty after he was arrested for five counts of lying to Congress — while others go unpunished, according to the Washington Examiner.

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“Unfortunately, it often seems that we have a two-tiered justice system at work; certain people have the book thrown at them, while others face no consequences at all for their behavior,” Gaetz said, according to the Washington Examiner. “This is unfair and wrong, and I hope to correct this with my resolution.”

Gaetz’s “Justice for All” resolution, H.Res.97calls for those lying to Congress to be “prosecuted equitably.”

“That stops today,” Gaetz wrote on Twitter, discussing his bill.

According to the resolution, Comey claimed he never authorized anyone to leak information to the media, “despite reports from the Office of the Inspector General indicating his response was likely untrue.”

Clinton said “there was nothing marked classified on my e-mails, either sent or received,” but it was “proven untrue” by FBI and the Office of the Inspector General reports, according to the resolution.

Additionally, the resolution states that Holder “provided false information” about the “Fast and Furious” program, along with two other instances of providing false information.

Gaetz’s resolution also targets former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former Director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service Lois Lerner.

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Donald Hanson

How about we fix the problem of not being able to prosecute the government for committing serious crimes?

Amber Rae

All of them NO matter which party or who they are need to be held accountable for any wrong doings.They all need to be held to them same standards NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
I’m so sick of hearing the same thing over and over. I want to see action,get it done stop talking about it and DO IT!!!

Steve Holmes

there were never any consequences for eric holder with regard to fast & furious. congress (didn’t he get “contempt of congress”) let him get away because the Deep State protected him.
Who thinks congress will do anything more now? (I don’t)

Lael Davis

I think they should be punished for what they did





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