ICYMI: Democratic Congresswoman Wore Hillary Pin At House Hearing Over FBI's Investigation Into Clinton

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Oct 02, 2016 8:30 PM
ICYMI: Democratic Congresswoman Wore Hillary Pin At House Hearing Over FBI's Investigation Into Clinton

Last week, FBI Director James Comey was brought before the House Judiciary Committee for questions concerning their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. One area of inquiry was the offers of immunity to Clinton’s former chief of staff at State, Cheryl Mills, who also acted as one of the former first lady’s legal counsels that raised questions about a conflict of interest. Comey was adamant that his agency acted professionally throughout the course of the investigation. He also said that the FBI agents tasked with this assignment were not weasels in this investigation. As to who offered immunity to Mills, Comey couldn’t answer that question since someone within the halls of the Department of Justice made that call.

Yet, another thing that was a tad odd was Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) wearing a Hillary pin during the hearing. Madeleine Weast of The Washington Free Beacon and Fox News noted that while this practice isn’t necessarily illegal, it’s rare and considered unseemly concerning when official government business is involved:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) wore a gold Hillary Clinton campaign pin Wednesday to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the FBI investigation into Clinton’s private email server.

FBI Director James Comey testified on the email probe and the bureau’s controversial decision not to recommend charges against Clinton for mishandling classified material. Lawmakers also grilled Comey on the immunity deals the government granted to several Clinton aides who worked closely with the former secretary of state.

Jackson Lee donned a gold Clinton campaign “H” pin during the hearing, signifying her support for the Democratic nominee.

Weast added that Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) accidentally ventured onto the Senate floor with a Hillary pin. He said he had forgotten to take it off.

Oh, and just for entertainment sake, Ms. Lee is the congresswoman who thinks the U.S. Constitution is 400 years old.


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