Right-wing attorney Larry Klayman posted a video yesterday blasting Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz for suggesting that President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may have broken the law by not disclosing payments he received from Russia and suggesting that Chaffetz is not running for re-election because he knows that Klayman is about to file an ethics complaint against him.
Klayman used the Flynn story as an opportunity to attack Chaffetz and accuse the Utah Republican of engaging in a criminal cover-up of the downing of an American helicopter in Afghanistan in 2011 that killed 38 people. Klayman claimed that Chaffetz refused to acknowledge that the attack was really “payback for America’s having ‘killed’ [Osama] bin Laden. [Former Afghan President Hamid] Karzai’s involvement – whereby it is believed he disclosed the coordinates of this secret mission, allowing the Taliban to shoot down the Chinook helicopter that was carrying our servicemen – was undoubtedly intended to offer up the dead bodies of our heroes in exchange for cash and an agreement by the Taliban not to bring down his corrupt Afghan administration and/or assassinate him.”
Klayman alleged that the U.S. didn’t actually kill bin Laden, insisting rather that he simply died of natural causes. President Obama, Klayman said, simply took the credit, while Chaffetz, through his position on the House Oversight Committee, led “a criminal cover-up” of the downing of the helicopter and engaged in obstruction of justice.
As such, Klayman intends to file an ethics complaint against Chaffetz, which he suggests is why Chaffetz announced last week that he would not be running for re-election.
“We are going to be filing an ethics complaint in front of the House Ethics Committee against Chaffetz,” Klayman said, “and I believe that’s why he has resigned from Congress, why he’s not going to run again. He knows that this is on the horizon and he knows how serious this is. But I saw him with his smiling face on television this morning—sickening, I wanted to throw up.”