It was the moment millions of Americans had been waiting for.
Trey Gowdy finally said the words everyone wanted to hear.
And it drove the final nail in the coffin of the anti-Trump FBI.
Gowdy has been one of the leaders in digging through the FBI’s misconduct during the 2016 election.
He has hammered home the point that the FBI used the fake news Christopher Steele dossier to spy on Carter Page.
And now he wants something done about.
Gowdy – who chairs the Oversight Committee – joined with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to call for a special counsel to investigate the FBI’s conflicts of interest and the leadership’s decision making process during the 2016 election.
Fox News reports:
“House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Rep. Trey Gowdy on Tuesday demanded the appointment of a special counsel to investigate “conflicts of interest” and decisions “made and not made” by current and former Justice Department officials in 2016 and 2017, noting that “the public interest requires” the action.
Gowdy, R-S.C., and Goodlatte, R-Va., penned a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Matters have arisen—both recently and otherwise—which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly,” Gowdy and Goodlatte wrote.
They pointed, specifically, toward the use of the infamous anti-Trump dossier used in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to obtain a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
“There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases,” they wrote. “There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal.”
Asked why a special counsel was needed, Gowdy told Fox News, “Congress doesn’t have the tools to investigate this… We leak like the Gossip Girls.”
The FBI has a lot to answer for.
Critics argue the Bureau misled the FISA court in their application for a warrant to spy on Page.
They used the Steele dossier – which was not “verified and documented” as Bureau protocol requires – nor did they properly disclose its origins.
And James Comey may have illegally leaked classified information by passing along memos of his conversations with the President to a friend so they would be leaked to the press.
The FBI’s corruption and conspiracy against Trump is the real scandal of the 2016 election.
And Gowdy is correct to call for a special counsel.
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