Below is most of a back-and-forth on September 30.between Jeanine Pirro and former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz. It is shocking to read in black-and-white.
Jason Chaffetz: I can tell you that while I was in Congress and the chairman of the Oversight Committee I did go over and visit with Attorney General Sessions, and it was one of the most frustrating discussions I had, because whether it was the IRS, Fast and Furious, the email scandal that we went through, I did not see the Attorney General willing to just let Lady Justice administer justice, and follow through ...
Jeanine Pirro: ... You spoke with Sessions on IRS, Fast & Furious. Did he give you a reason? Did he say he's presenting anything to a Grand Jury?
Chaffetz: No. No, basically, he let me know he wasn't going to present anything on the major cases.
Pirro: ... On the major cases? Are we talking about Hillary Clinton? Because I haven't even gotten to her yet. ...
Chaffetz: ... We had Bryan Pagliano. ... I issued a subpoena to appear before the committee. He said no. He didn't even show up. We issued another subpoena, the US Marshalls served it. In my world, and if you are a court, I guarantee you that a subpoena is not an optional activity. We wanted the Attorney General to prosecute him, and he said no. ... He actually issued a letter and said I will not do it.
Pirro: Let me see if understand ... OK, he told you he will not do it with Bryan Pagliano, that he's not going forward on the Clinton email, Clinton Foundation, IRS, and Eric Holder/Fast & Furious: no Grand Jury, no prosecution, yes or no? ...
Chaffetz: ... He told me no, he would not prosecute on Bryan Pagliano and the email case, they're still trying to look at the Fast & Furious case, and they have done nothing on the IRS case.
Watch it all here.
Maybe it doesn't quite sink in. Or maybe it does sink in, disappearing quickly into the capacious chambers and channels of the deep rot that is our government. Maybe it is the added dimension of betrayal that makes it so hard to comprehend. After all, if Chaffetz were talking about a fruitless and frustrating discussion with President Hillary Clinton's attorney general, that would be one thing, and understandable. We would gnash our teeth and decry the Clinton Crime Family and wait for a better day. But this is the Better Day. It is also corruption as usual -- and worse than usual because we voted for something completely different.
American betrayal, 2017.