Let’s be honest with ourselves, our current administration is like your grandma’s favorite soap opera combined with a horrific car wreck and we are ashamed to admit that we can’t stop watching.
On the latest episode of Obstruction of Justice: White House Edition, the House Oversight Committee continues its investigation into payments received from foreign countries by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. As the law stands, government employees can receive payments from foreign governments as long as they disclose said payments. It would appear accepting money from the Kremlin in 2016 slipped Flynn’s mind while filling out government form SF-86 to renew his security clearance. In fact, according to beleaguered Speaker of the House Jason Chaffetz:
Personally, I see no data to support the notion that General Flynn complied with the law.
Ouch. Failing to disclose information on an SF-86 is an actual felony, with actual repercussions.
Jason Chaffetz and the House Oversight Committee are attempting to determine if our former National Security Advisor did, in fact, commit a felony by accepting money from foreign governments without disclosing them. . . and the White House is refusing to turn over the documents, with Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short stating that:
It is unclear how such documents would be relevant to the stated purpose of the committee’s review. . . documents sought by the committee. . . involve sensitive information.
Um. It’s not like these documents are going to be publicized or viewed by anyone other than the House Oversight Committee of our OWN GOVERNMENT. So why the concern?
It seems like an administration who is ok with dragging the nuclear launch codes around Mar-A-Lago while publicizing it on social media would be ok with turning over a few documents about a former security advisor to the House Committee investigating him.
As for whether or not said documents are “relevant,” maybe we should let the actual people conducting the investigation decide.
WATCH: White House Refuses To Turn Over Flynn Documents