Speaker of the House John Boehner will announce this week that he is going to waste millions of taxpayer dollars on a House investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
ABC’s Jon (Benghazi Emails) Karl reported, “Top House Republicans tell ABC News they expect Speaker John Boehner to announce a new House investigation next week into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail practices as Secretary of State, including her admitted destruction of some 30,000 e-mails that she determined to be purely personal.”
Here is what House Republicans never tell the taxpayers. These investigations aren’t cheap. From January 2013-January 2014, the House spent $5,657,142. The House budgeted the cost of the Benghazi Select Committee at $3.3 million in 2014. House Republicans were proud of themselves for only spending $1.5 million by December 2014 on a committee that didn’t do much of anything publicly during the year.
The IRS estimated that they had to spend $14 million to cover costs associated with document requests from House Republicans. House Republicans have wasted tens of millions of taxpayer dollars investigating the IRS, Obamacare, and Benghazi.
Republicans won’t tell the taxpayers exactly how much they are spending on each of these investigations, but if the Benghazi and IRS investigations are a measuring stick, the Clinton email investigation will cost millions of dollars.
House Republicans are set to throw this money down the drain in a completely partisan attempt to get some dirt that they can use on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Speaker Boehner is also looking for anything that will serve as a distraction from his record of failure. The Republicans are off to chase another conspiracy theory.
When the estimated costs of the Benghazi, Clinton, and the lawsuit against President Obama are put together, it is clear that Republicans are wasting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on partisan witch hunts.
Speaker Boehner refuses to tell the American people how much of their money that he plans to waste, so it is up to voters to demand to know what Boehner is doing with their money.
It isn’t enough for John Boehner to be wasting time; now he is wasting your hard earned money.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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