Donald Trump thought he could count on former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy to defend him from Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt.
But what the President saw left him speechless.
That’s because Trey Gowdy went on TV and said two words about impeachment that had Trump nervous.
Congressional rules governing lobbying activities of former members prevented Trey Gowdy from joining the President’s legal team until January.
That doesn’t limit Gowdy’s ability to informally defend the President on TV, however.
Gowdy recently appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to discuss the latest developments in the Democrats’ impeachment witch hunt.
Host Margaret Brennan asked Gowdy for his thoughts on the Stalinist, closed door witness depositions House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff was running.
The former South Carolina Congressman stunned President Trump and his supporters by agreeing with Schiff’s tactics.
“100 percent,” Gowdy told Brennan. “You can’t pick and choose which aspects of due process you’re going to use. It’s not just the privacy. The reason we respect executive-branch investigations isn’t because they’re behind closed doors, it’s because there are no leaks.”
Gowdy has long claimed that public hearings devolve into theater where members of Congress deliver speeches for the TV cameras instead of asking questions.
And when Gowdy chaired the Benghazi select committee those hearings were also run behind closed doors.
But Gowdy did rip the manner in which Democrats were running this witch hunt by expressing his preference for executive branch investigations where no one leaked and all the evidence was made public at the end so no one could draw conclusions about guilt or innocence until investigators finished their work.
“I prefer executive-branch investigations because… you wait until the end to draw conclusions and because there are no leaks,” Gowdy added. “So, I do understand the Republican frustration with the current investigation. My bias has always been toward investigations that wait until the end before they share their conclusions.”
Gowdy also pointed out that in a regular trial, judges instruct jurors not to make up their minds about the verdict until all the evidence was in.
“There’s a reason in courtrooms the judge tells the jury, ‘you can’t even begin to make up your mind until the last witness has testified and the last piece of evidence has been introduced,'” he said. “If it’s good enough for the justice system, why should it not also be good enough for the political system?”
In these impeachment hearings, Democrats have already declared that Donald Trump is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and now they are working backwards to develop evidence that supports their preconceived verdict.
Republicans’ attacks on the Democrats’ rigged process hit their mark.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi circulated a letter to Democrats revealing that later this week the House will vote on a formalized impeachment inquiry which would define the President’s rights and testimony would be held in public hearings.
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