The Public Square is an American icon for the airing of grievances and the discussion of politics. Social Media is our modern day Public Square where just about anyone can be heard. Even a person who only has 9 followers, as their sphere of influence, can speak to a powerful lawmaker on Capitol Hill.
Making the social media rounds and talks show circuits, was this bit on information from mid-December:
Text-from Peter Strzok to Lisa Page (Andy is Andrew McCabe): "I want to believe the path u threw out 4 consideration in Andy's office-that there's no way he gets elected-but I'm afraid we can't take that risk.It's like an insurance policy in unlikely event u die be4 you're 40"
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) December 13, 2017
Then investigations were launched to dive deeper into the text messages and asking about agency bias against the Trump administration.
The following exchange of public tweets shows that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Member of the House Judiciary Committee is on the hot seat with the Democrat movement to impeach President Donald J. Trump, for being transparent about the hearings he has attended.
Gaetz was on Fox, reports to his public Twitter account, and receives feedback from what Gaetz suspects is a “bot” or a paid agitator sometimes called a “troll”:
How often are you on Fox Business? Seems like everyday. I didn’t realize the people of Florida hired spew a false narrative on Fox. Perhaps actually doing things to help your constituents in a positive way is what they hired you for.
— Cat (@Cat6779) December 14, 2017
Posters point out that @Cat6779 has only 9 followers, strange in Twitterverse for a politically active poster.
Cat, you are a robot. I usually don't reply to robots…….but I'm really glad you're watching us on @FoxBusiness. Please keep retweeting our videos demanding to #FireMueller #OpenGaetz #MostRetweetsOnFoxBiz https://t.co/uMJBWOQAhx
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) December 15, 2017
Then the Leader of the Democrat Led Coalition to Impeach Trump chimes in to rally the troops and direct his large following to a new hashtag meant to shame Gaetz in even larger numbers.
This is Hashtag activism.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 15, 2017
However, it doesn’t seem to intimidate Gaetz and he continues to make his appearances on Fox News, Friday, after his day of hearing testimony from Andrew “Andy” McCabe, FBI Deputy Director.
“We have evidence from Andrew McCabe indicating that Hillary Clinton was going to get a HQ Special. A headquarters Special,” said Gaetz.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 23, 2017
Gaetz told Fox that the investigation he was involved in was about Hillary R. Clinton Email scandal, handling of Bribes, Clinton Foundation and how he believes, based on testimony, that she received special treatment because she was a Presidental Candidate.
“She was able to walk”, Gaetz said of the past investigation the same matters.
December 21 Gaetz’s office released the following statement:
“I am pleased that Attorney General Sessions has finally, at long last, begun investigating the highly-controversial Uranium One deal. Worrisome reports of bribery, corruption, and financial kickbacks from Russian companies to American interests, including the Clinton Foundation, have recently surfaced, and the House Judiciary Committee has requested an investigation into this matter for months. I hope that Attorney General Sessions will complete this investigation with rigor and expedience, and will investigate all parties involved — including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
“The American people deserve answers, and financially-motived foul play was responsible for the shocking decision to sell twenty percent of America’s uranium to Russia. For the sake of America’s security, I hope this is not the case. I look forward with anticipation to the results of AG Sessions’ investigation,” said Rep. Gaetz.
Gaetz has predicted that in the “first quater of next year” that the investigations would wrap up and show that there was no Russian Collusion, but investigations are going to show “that autocrats tried to overthrow the President of the United States”.
Gaetz told Fox News to expect reforms in the Department of Justice and the FBI.