Sometime this week, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Florida) will introduce a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to form a special committee to investigate the Obama Administration’s high crimes and misdemeanors.

The resolution was drafted on April 13, 2016.

Below is the text of the Resolution (you can also read it for yourself on Scribd. by going here).

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RESOLUTION

Providing for the establishment of the Select Committee on Alleged High Crimes and Misdemeanors within the Executive Branch and the Obama Administration.

SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT.

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There is hereby established the Special Select Committee on Alleged High Crimes and Misdemeanors within the Executive Branch and the Obama Administration which give rise to immediate concerns regarding national security (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Special Select Committee’’).

SEC. 2. COMPOSITION.

(a) The Speaker shall appoint 12 Members to the Special Select Committee, five of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader. The Speaker shall designate one Member to serve as chair of the Special Select Committee.

(c) Any vacancy in the Special Select Committee shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

(d) The Special Select Committee shall enlist the assistance of a Special Task Force established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for the sole purpose of leading the investigation into alleged high crimes and misdemeanors.

SEC. 3. INVESTIGATION AND REPORT ON ALLEGED HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND THE UNITED STATES EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

(a) The Special Select Committee is authorized and directed to conduct a full and complete investigation and study and issue a final report of its findings to the Committee on the Judiciary regarding

(1) all policies, decisions, and activities that may meet the standard of high crime or misdemeanor, especially related to aiding and abetting known enemies of the United States, weakening United States sovereignty and security;

(2) all policies, decisions, and activities within the Obama Administration related to border security and illegal immigration, as well as current Administration policies related to Middle Eastern refugee resettlement activities as they pertain to national security;

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(3) internal and public executive branch communications about economic policy, foreign policy, Military readiness and Rules of Engagement, illegal immigration, Middle Eastern refugee resettlement, the attacks on United States facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, events surrounding the downing of Extortion 17, August 6, 2011, Fast and Furious gun running on the southern border, and other alleged arms dealing in the Middle East that may have aided and armed ISIL (ISIS) or other known terror organizations, involving the Department of State and the Department of Justice;

(4) accountability for policies and decisions related to the security and force protection for all Military, Intelligence, Contract and Diplomatic members on foreign deployment in the interest of the United States, in particular throughout the Middle East since January 20, 2009, including individuals and entities responsible for those policies and decisions;

(5) executive branch authorities’ efforts to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, the downing of Extortion 17 in the Wardak Province, Tangi River Valley, Afghanistan, August 6, 2011, and the Raven 23 incident, Nisour Square, Iraq, September 16, 2007;

(6) executive branch activities and efforts to obstruct Congressional inquiries into the attacks on United States facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 and the downing of Extortion 17, August 6, 2011, as well as illegal Executive Orders misusing Federal Agencies to target constitutionally protected rights of specific classes of Americans on the basis of race, religion or political affiliations;

(7) executive branch activities and policies regarding compliance with standing court orders to cease and desist aiding and abetting illegal immigration, and the persons responsible for those decisions and policies, and illegal Executive Orders forcing Immigration Officers to violate the 1986 Immigration Reform Act and all standing immigration and naturalization laws;

(8) information related to lessons learned from the attacks and executive branch activities and efforts to protect United States facilities and personnel abroad; and recommendations to the House Judiciary Committee on the best path for holding individuals fully accountable for any and all acts which threatened or weakened national sovereignty and security, directly or indirectly, and whether or not those activities are believed to involve malice or ill intent; and any other relevant issues relating to national sovereignty and security, and any measures taken to remedy any policy decisions which may demonstrate malice or ill intent on the part of any Obama Administration official, including by the President or Vice President.

(b) In addition to any final report addressing the matters in subsection (a), the Special Select Committee may issue such interim reports as it deems necessary, to expedite the findings of fact necessary to the protection of United States sovereignty and security.

(c) Any report issued by the Special Select Committee may contain a classified annex.

SEC. 4. PROCEDURE.

(a) Notwithstanding clause 3(m) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Special Select Committee is authorized to study the sources and methods of entities described in clause 11(b)(1)(A) of rule X insofar as such study is related to the matters described in section 3.

(b) Clause 11(b)(4), clause 11(e), and the first sentence of clause 11(f) of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall apply to the Special Select Committee.

(c) Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall apply to the Special Select Committee except as follows:

(1) Clause 2(a) of rule XI shall not apply to the Special Select Committee.

(2) Clause 2(g)(2)(D) of rule XI shall apply to the Special Select Committee in the same manner as it applies to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

(3) Pursuant to clause 2(h) of rule XI, two Members of the Special Select Committee shall constitute a quorum for taking testimony or receiving evidence and one-third of the Members of the Special Select Committee shall constitute a quorum for taking any action other than one for which the presence of a majority of the Special Select Committee is required.

(4) The chair of the Special Select Committee may authorize and issue subpoenas pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI in the investigation and study conducted pursuant to section 3 of this resolution, including for the purpose of taking depositions, as is deemed necessary in the pursuit of truth and justice for the American people.

(5)(A) The chair of the Special Select Committee, upon consultation with the ranking minority member, may order the taking of depositions, under oath and pursuant to notice or subpoena, by a Member of the Special Select Committee or a counsel of the Special Select Committee.

(B) Depositions taken under the authority prescribed in this paragraph shall be governed by the procedures submitted by the chair of the Committee on Rules for printing in the Congressional Record.

(6) The chair of the Special Select Committee may, after consultation with the ranking minority member, recognize—

(A) Members of the Special Select Committee to question a witness for periods longer than five minutes as though pursuant to clause 2(j)(2)(B) of rule XI; and

(B) staff of the Special Select Committee to question a witness as though pursuant to clause 2(j)(2)(C) of rule XI.

SEC. 5. RECORDS; STAFF; FUNDING.

(a) Any committee of the House of Representatives having custody of records in any form relating to the matters described in section 3 shall transfer such records to the Special Select Committee within 14 days of the adoption of this resolution. Such records shall become the records of the Special Select Committee.

(b)(1)(A) To the greatest extent practicable, the Special Select Committee shall utilize the services of staff of employing entities of the House. At the request of the chair of the Special Select Committee in consultation with the ranking minority member, staff of employing entities of the House or a joint committee may be detailed to the Special Select Committee without reimbursement to carry out this resolution and shall be deemed to be staff of the Special Select Committee.

(B) Section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 4301(i)) shall apply with respect to the Special Select Committee in the same manner as such section applies with respect to a standing committee of the House of Representatives.

(2) The chair of the Special Select Committee, upon consultation with the ranking minority member, may employ and fix the compensation of such staff as the chair considers necessary to carry out this resolution.

(c) There shall be paid out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary for the expenses of the Special Select Committee. Such payments shall be made on vouchers signed by the chair of the Special Select Committee and approved in the manner directed by the Committee on House Administration. Amounts made available under this subsection shall be expended in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on House Administration.

SEC. 6. DISSOLUTION AND DISPOSITION OF RECORDS.

(a) The Special Select Committee shall cease to exist 30 days after filing the final report required under section 3.

(b) Upon dissolution of the Special Select Committee, the records of the Special Select Committee shall become the records of such committee or committees designated by the Speaker.


CALL TO ACTION!

What you can and must do:

(1) Disseminate this post to all your contacts via email and social media.

(2) Get on the phone and tell your House representative this:

“In keeping your oath to protect and defend the United States, the people and the U.S. Constitution, and to uphold the laws of these United States, I call upon you as an elected representative of all Americans to join Representative Ted Yoho of Florida on his Resolution to open a Special Investigation into the High Crimes and Misdemeanors of the entire Obama Administration, before there is no country left to save. Co-Sponsor and vote for the Establishment of the Select Committee to investigate.”

To find out who your House representative is and how to reach him/her, click here.

Below are the House representatives who are combat veterans, and their respective phone numbers in Washington, D.C.:

  • Jeff Denham (CA): (202) 225-4540
  • Paul Cook (CA): (202) 225-5861
  • Paul Chabot (CA): (202) 225-2216
  • Michael Coffman (CO): (202) 225-7882
  • Adam Kinzinger (IL): (202) 225-3635
  • John Kline (MN): (202) 225-2271
  • Trent Kelly (MS): (202) 225-4306
  • Ryan Zinke (MT): (202) 225-3211
  • Joe Heck (NV): (202) 225-3252
  • Chris Gibson (NY): (202) 225-5614
  • Lee Zeldin (NY): (202) 225-3826
  • Steve Stivers (OH): (202) 225-2015
  • Brad Wenstrup (OH): (202) 225-3164
  • Steve Russell (OK): (202) 225-2132

A big h/t to Mike Volin and the United States Patriots Union.

~Eowyn

Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds