After Politico reported that jared kushner had set up a private email account at the White House over the weekend, Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent a letter to the White House. Their letter was for White House counsel Don McGahn requesting the names, phone numbers and private email accounts for all top administration officials.

Clinton's response to Kushner's private email

The fact that Rep. Gowdy was involved in making the request, stands out as ironic due to his history with private email related scandals. This is because he spent years going after Hillary Clinton when it was revealed that she had her own private email account, domain, and server while she was secretary of state.

In fact, even Clinton herself recently commented on the reports on the discovery of Kushner's private email account as "the height of hypocrisy". Here is a clip of Clinton's statement in an interview with Zerlina Maxwell on SiriusXM.

The source of hypocrisy, Republican 'witch hunt'

The fact that Gowdy is involved with the request only throws more fuel on the fire of partisan politics as they are today, where hypocrisy runs rampant throughout from sunrise to sundown, day after day, week after week and year after year. One only had to look at the media reports during the days when Clinton was being investigated after leaving the Obama administration.

The results of an immediate investigation found that Clinton had not made any deliberate attempts to hide information through those emails but the information and even the outcome of the investigation was scrutinized by Republicans anyway.

It seemed then that with endless obstruction from Republicans in Congress -- as long as there was no real legislation taking place -- why not put all of their efforts and energy into investigating Clinton?

The last 'gasp' of Clinton's email investigation

Again, Gowdy would remain as the Republican who would single-handedly go after Clinton for her use of a private email server, even stressing the patience of Congress forcing him to eventually drop the investigation, or at the very least, suspend it until a light breeze would pull the trigger to start up the investigation again.

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Such was the case when former FBI director James Comey notified committee leaders -- both Democrats and Republicans -- of what they thought would be a re-opening of his investigation on her emails. The letter referred to the possibility of a connection with Clinton through a different and unrelated investigation that was being conducted towards the end of 2016.

That investigation was over a sexual scandal that involved New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who was married to Clinton's aide Huma Abedin. The suggestion was that there were some emails found in laptops that had been turned in which he was informed might be connected to Clinton.

He later said that there was no connection. Rep. Jason Chaffetz would be the one who stirred up controversy again, mentioning the letter via Twitter. Since then, Hillary Clinton would lose the presidential election, President Trump would fire James Comey and Anthon Weiner would be sentenced to 21 months in prison.