Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) are both leaving Congress, but they’re powerful until Monday.
Gowdy (the Benghazi Special Committee guy, tapped by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Cal.) to make Hillary look bad in her 2016 presidential run, and Goodlatte, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, have been conducting oversight investigations into how the FBI has investigated Hillary, but today they closed their investigation, at the same time suggesting that Dems, starting on January 3, continue their investigations (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/28/house-republicans-justice-department-fbi-clinton-trump-probe-1076869).
There’s one thing both Goodlatte and Gowdy overlooked: how convicted felon and former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort was extorted by former Russian intelligence operative Victor Boyarkin to repay a huge debt that Manafort owed to Russian oligarach Oleg Deripaska (https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/29/politics/russian-former-spy-paul-manafort-trump-campaign/index.html).
Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, our chief congressional correspondent, broke into Gowdy’s home at the same time that associate solitary reporter Keith Coleman, a longtime, close observer of what happens in Washington, broke into Goodlatte’s home.
They demanded that their close-our report on their oversight investigation focus on Manafort and not Hillary.
Goodlatte tried to call Trump, but he was holed up all alone in his White House, fuming over what he claims is Dem intransigence on his Wall.
Gowdy tried to call his senators, Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott, but they were both in the Palmetto State wondering why they are Republicans.
That’s when associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones told Smith and Coleman to tell Gowdy and Goodlatte that the Republican Party no longer exists. ASR Jones suggested that they look deep into their consciences and do their best to tell their fellow Republicans to figure out a way to talk Trump and his Chief Lackey, Mike Pence, to resign simultaneously on January 4, after Nancy Pelosi retakes the gavel as Speaker so she can be the forty-sixth president of the United States.