Chaffetz Blasts DOJ: No More Press Conferences On Leakers "Until You Have Some People In Handcuffs"

Tyler Durden's picture

Since election day, the Trump administration has been hit with an unprecedented number of intelligence leaks as classified information seems to be flowing quite freely from Obama holdovers occupying various government agencies and members of the intelligence community directly to various mainstream media outlets.  At this point, one has to wonder why the Washington Post and the New York Times shouldn't just have an office setup inside the NSA with server access and the highest security clearance...taxpayers might actually some money if we didn't have to pay for our spies to sneak around Washington passing info to journalists.

But, some hope was offered last week by AG Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats who, after months of doing basically nothing, finally announced a plan to crackdown on leakers.  Meanwhile, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein took to the Sunday talk show circuit this past weekend for some more 'tough talk' saying the DOJ will prosecute any "case that warrants prosecution no matter what their position is."

“We're after the leakers. We’re not after
journalists we’re after people who are committing crimes.  We're going to devote the resources we need to identify who is responsible for those leaks and who has violated the law and hold them accountable." 


"If we identify anybody, no matter what their position is, if they violated the law and that case warrants prosecution, we'll prosecute it."


But former House Oversight Committee Chair, and now Fox News political analyst, Jason Chaffetz is calling the bluff of the suddenly eager Deputy Attorney General saying that he "comes with absolutely zero credibility on this" issue after repeatedly refusing to investigate, much less prosecute, Hillary Clinton for lying under oath and/or her litany of other federal crimes. 

"[Rod Rosenstein] comes with absolutely zero credibility on this."


"Remember last year when we had Director Comey come before the Oversight Committee, I was the Chair, I asked him if he looked at Hillary Clinton, whether or not she told the truth under oath.  He said he needed a request from Congress so myself and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, sent that request to the Department of Justice and it's never been answered."


"So, if they want to start, lets start with Hillary Clinton and whether or not she lied under oath.  And lets also go back to the State Department who had an open investigation.  They reopened it July 7th of 2016.  They've never closed it.  Nearly 300 people who are dealing in classified information in a nonsecure setting, why didn’t they ever close that investigation? They need to answer those questions. Start with that. They come with zero credibility on this issue."


"There becomes a point where you actually have to answer these things.  Don't do another press conference until you have some people in handcuffs.  This is classified information.  It's against the law to just leak it out and give it to whoever you want."


So what say you on Rosenstein?  Dedicated public servant intent upon tracking down and prosecuting leakers or just another political hack who will say whatever is most politically expedient at any given time to maintain his power base?  Time will tell.

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IntercoursetheEU's picture

All of them, yes. Summary from George Webb, who from lack of attribution and attention from ZH and the other content providers, could be an unknown political prisoner by tomorrow evening -

EuroZone's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Kidbuck's picture

Cankles, is this you now that foreign contributions and speaking fees have dried up?

BetterRalph's picture

Bet Jason and others will have something to say if it happens. I wasn't able to pin down the details of anything sadly, I got the gist of it but that's it.

thedespised's picture

George Webb is a plant, he's part of the Mega ritual. His initials GW tie into events surrounding July 23 (G = 7 , W = 23), which then tie into the August 21 culmination of the 20 year super ritual, started with JFK, Waco, and moving forward from there.   The ritual involves destruction of the USA. You probably think this sounds nuts, and it does, but that doesn't make it less true.

goober's picture

Rosenstein nor Sessions have any credibility of these issues. We now live in a neo liars state of garbage !  I have serious doubts about Sessions abilities and folow thru to get anything done. He seems to worship the judicial system and does not realize it is seriously fucked up and broken ! For one thing he should have fired Rosenstienn the day he appointed Mueller. But then he should have never recused himslef for any of to have been created ?  Seems a serious circle jerk of over educated fucking morons and cluster fuck of idiots to me. Is it possible Sessions cannot understand the links below ?


918pigpen's picture

Giddy up!! LOL

What is holding all theses politicians back???

Bought and paid for?

Surely not all of them!!

Bob Beachcomber's picture

Soro's has a big checkbook.  God is the only one with a larger one.  Of course they can.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

Mr. Beachcomber, you are correct, but here is THE problem:  (((they))) believe that (((they))) are God-incarnate, walking-upon-Earth, and instead of following the tenets of "religion", (((they))) believe that all of this planet, and everyone and everything living upon it, are for (((their))) pleasure, to do whatever (((they))) will, or want, AND WE ALL ARE EXISTING AT THE WHIM OF THE (((OVER-LORDS))).


If you people have ever read, or listened to my narration of, THE PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION, you would know that FACT, in-spades.



All Risk No Reward's picture

>>Bought and paid for?

Surely not all of them!!<<


How could it be any other way when a private cabal controls the nation's money supply and defined it as a zero-sum game (debt-money and asset-money MUST = ZERO; not including coinage)?


"The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks."
~Lord Acton

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
~Lord Acton

How To Be a Crook

Poverty - Debt Is Not a Choice

Renaissance 2.0 The Rise of [Debt-Money Monopolist] Financial Empire

Debunking Money

Krugman (and each MIT economist professor - THEY KNOW AND THEY OCCULT!) is a Goebbelsian propagandist as he covers the crimes of wolves with his fake sheep suit and lisp.

Krugman to Lietaer: "Never touch the money system!"

And don't think Steve Keen is any better. He was called to the carpet for not admitting the system is a fraud when it was explained EXACTLY HOW THAT FRAUD WORKED... and he tucked tail and ran away PRETENDING he was responsive...

The Principal And Interest On Debt Myth (technically correct, but practically reveals inherent fraud as exposed CLEARLY in the comments section)

Bottom line - Steve Keen won't "touch the money system" either. He learned well from his Debt-Money Monopolist Overlords.

30 sheckels of silver over THE TRUTH.

"The best way to control the opposition is to lead it and/or finance it."
~Yours truly, based upon Vladimir Lenin's quote

"If all the bank loans were paid, no one could have a bank deposit, and there would not be a dollar of coin or currency in circulation. This is a staggering thought. We are completely dependent on the commercial Banks. Someone has to borrow every dollar we have in circulation, cash or credit. If the Banks create ample synthetic money we are prosperous; if not, we starve. We are absolutely without a permanent money system. When one gets a complete grasp of the picture, the tragic absurdity of our hopeless position is almost incredible, but there it is. It is the most important subject intelligent persons can investigate and reflect upon. It is so important that our present civilization may collapse unless it becomes widely understood and the defects remedied very soon."
by: Robert Hemphill, Credit Manager of Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta, Ga.
Source: In the foreword to a book by Irving Fisher, entitled 100% Money (1935)

"No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking."
J. P. Morgan

thedespised's picture

To put all your eggs in the basket where God will save you will not be looked favorably by God.

BetterRalph's picture

presume blackmail with "Awan's spy ring circus"

root access with implicit trust
classified access granted by oath breakers
assume cozybear, fancybear, and umbra

for Centcom and other intel agencies.

using the Congressional Credit union

Yeah. That's why, blackmail.

tbd108's picture

Not all of them but enough of them to beat back anyone who goes after them. The pedophiles and other scum largely control Washington .... that is what is holding them back (and you would probably "hold back" if some of the meanest devils on earth were threatening you and your family if you did not tow the line).

Kidbuck's picture

When you say politician, you say bought and piad for. That is the definition of politician.

918pigpen's picture

Rosenstein  Comey   Lynch  Clinton 

What do they all have in common???


LindseyNarratesWordress's picture



We have taken all that we can stand, and we, simply, can not stand, any more.


I am pretty sure that is what he is REALLY saying, and I am with him, 100%.



Trucker Glock's picture

There's a town in New Mexico in need of prisoners.  Send them some bureaucrats and politicians.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

He has a point, and I am coming to observe Rosenstein is full of shit! The investigation on Trump is full of shit! Mueller is full of shit! Comey is full of shit! Lynch is full of shit! Schultz is full of shit and most of these Congress clowns are full of shit!

All these assholes are protecting Clinton, why??? What is it about the Clinton Crime Family that has them terrified??? What the hell are they all afraid of???

G-R-U-N-T's picture

Whatever she is she has somehow amassed enough power to cause inaction and it's the inertia of this perpetual inaction behavior that's causing the collective forces of truth and justice to sooner or later explode into rebellion! 

jcaz's picture

Yep.  This is the culmination of 40+yrs of work by the Clinton Mafia.   There are bigger questions as to who they are and how they came to power, and yet NO ONE in Washington wants to shed ANY light on this matter;  

I'm a believer that this goes back to the days of the CIA running drugs thru Arkansas-  this seems to be where Clinton started to matter,  and it also may have something to do with Bill's sketchy lineage;

I'm not normally a fan of conspiracy theories, but I've lived thru this one for the past 40 years, and I saw close-up how the Clintons operated in Arkansas- there's something here that hasn't come to light, and DC is actively keeping it quiet.

Too many secrets, Marty.  I like Chaffetz,  but less talky-talk about what you're going to do, more actual DOING.

BetterRalph's picture

There may be problems and rat lines for years.

I say the heat started turning up when they CREATED DHS, once it became Activated, nothing but a downward spiral. I used to get Government Executive Magazine, and I remember by 2004 DHS was a clusterfudge of epic proportions. They don't obey the Constitution and Bill of Rights. That's the whole problem they are oath breaking and commit treason against our existing rule of law.

That's what I demand redress for.
and if it takes
de-activating FBI, NSA, CIA, DOJ then SO BE IT de-fund them too.

LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

You must have been channeling me!  I agree with everything that you wrote, and there is not much more to add, except an answer to the question!



keep the bastards honest's picture

What about ZH??? just re ran an old silly article and tacked on the end a clip from an interview with that champ Chaffetz?  no depth, no info, no research. 

Uncle Skid's picture

They surely must be thinking if they do it to the Clinton's they can do it to me.  They're just protecting themselves.  The good ole boy network.  Not an honest one in the bunch.

HRClinton's picture

The Globalist, Rotten child ((((Kazarian Mafia))), that runs out Deep State. 

The Clinton were merely happy to partake, for the right price and status.  Plus they have the dirt on too many, which is their life insurance policy. 

Jimbeau's picture

and they also have that well-oiled "death" insurance policy...

malcolmevans's picture

The Clintons have been knee deep in crime and pay-to-play, but they are just a part of a huge racket. And if need be, the racket would be just fine without them, thank you very much. The Clinton's biggest contribution to the Syndicate is probably facilitation. 

Antivenom's picture

The corruption is so affects every last one of them...

Trump eon, because we are tired of this SHIT!

BetterRalph's picture

where eon = won , up-voted pal.

StarGate's picture

Your article about Clinton Prez Filegate is that which in 1996 WH Aide Livingstone was believed ordered by Hillary to unlawfully obtain 100's of background files on their political rivals from FBI.

Special ConSell Starr dismissed the allegation. Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit which was thrown out of court.

Rosenstein - appointer of 911/WTC Mueller as current ConSell - was on the Starr team that let Hillary off the hook for stealing the files of her rivals.

Livingstone lost his job.
Not good to get caught.
But no prison consequences, right Rosenstein?

Along the same line after former WH security chief Sandy Berger stole 911/WTC documents from the National Archives and repeated the crime 3 times, he was let off the hook by Rosenstein's former boss...


911/WTC Mueller.

See Congress report - "Law enforcement (FBI) not engaged quickly":

Seems Mueller is a slow walker. Took FBI nearly 3 weeks to show up at Benghazi and secure the by then lost evidence.

And Rosenstein --
as to Leakers/ Hackers U might look
no further than your (former?) boss,
Who reputedly was recently caught by Genl Kelly
spy bug listening to the Prez discuss 911/WTC,
causing Kelly to close down WH to clean out the spy bugs and send the Prez on vacation.

meterman's picture

It would be good If you would just speak out with your true feelings - No more pussy-footing around.

Ms No's picture

Rosenstein is on it.  ROFL  Somebody put that guy in handcuffs while you're at it.  And stop bitching about phantom Russian election meddling when AIPAC runs the US openly.


LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

Ms. No, I have read your comments, for quite a long while, now, and I like the way that you think, because you are, generally, 100% correct.  I wish that there were many, many more like-minded females, such as yourself, for men, like me, to know in real-life, and not on a comments-section, or message-board.



Ms No's picture

Does this mean you want to have unprotected sex?  Just kidding.  Thanks Lindsey.  ( :


LindseyNarratesWordress's picture

That escalated, rather quickly, but I would not mind, at all, inviting you to dinner, if that was possible, and conversing in the real-world, because there are just not enough ladies on-your-level, who I have met, and that is such a disappointing shame.





ChimiBonga's picture

I know some good plumbers. Best price!

CanadaGoose's picture

Notice the proviso "and that case warrants prosecution".  If they break the law, then the leakers should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  This is the problem with govt.  They squirm around trying to avoid consequences.  They either broke the law or not ... there is no maybe!  These guys never heard the phrase "consequence management"!

Md4's picture

This country has dealt with organized crime before.

It seems to me that we're dealing with a political la costra nostra here...and either people who should be doing their jobs are themselves neck deep...

...or are in fear of their lives from those that are.

We need an Elliot Ness, and a few Tommy gun fights to get to the bottom of all of this, no matter what the cost.

Senator Sessions is NOT an Elliot Ness.

There's a lot of fire in this smoke...

richatstructure's picture

"dealing with a political la costra nostra here.."

Correction... it's la kosher nostra

Anteater's picture

Trump's 'partner' (money launderer): Kushner

Session's handler (and redactor): Rosenstein

Director National Intel (chief spook): Coates

The odds of these three Jews holding those highest Federal positions is zero.

Undoubtedly, 1999 was in fact the Bankers' Coup and 2001 the Military Coup.

We are Greater Yisrael to these plotters, and they just sold $112 BILLION of

our tactical and theater weapons to the al-Saud Wahhabi-ISIS terrorist head-

choppers, when Yisrael has repeatedly been documented arming, funding and

giving artillery cover and medical treatment to those same headchoppers!

We just armed Yisrael with $112 BILLION worth of our genocidal weaponry,

and the screed of deniable culpability! Oh, it was ISIS, or oh, it was Al Nusra!

If Trump:Kushner succeeds in dodging this treason investigation, then we are

'go-time' for multiple simultaneous genocidal exterminations around the globe.


Yisrael's Final Solution.