Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy’s past as a federal prosecutor means it is tough for Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Deep State to slip one by Gowdy.
Democrats are going to learn that lesson the hard way.
And Trey Gowdy pointed out three facts that are the FBI’s worst nightmare.
Gowdy delivered a monologue on his Sunday night Fox News show where Gowdy discussed a judge’s decision to release a redacted version of the affidavit the FBI presented to obtain a search warrant to raid Donald Trump’s property.
In his remarks, Gowdy told viewers that even if Americans could see the affidavit it would not tell the complete story.
The affidavit would only show the government’s case without the FBI’s claims being subjected to the rules of evidence or cross-examination.
“There are a couple of things we’re thinking about between now and then. Even if we do get to see the affidavit, it’s just one side of the argument, it’s the government’s side. The target of the search doesn’t get to appear in front of a judge, and he doesn’t get to argue against the search or the affidavit. The information has not been cross-examined and the rules of evidence, which do apply in court, don’t apply to search warrants,” Gowdy stated.
Gowdy explained that the only burden the government had to clear to win a judge’s approval for a search warrant was probable cause, which is a much lower standard than what prosecutors must meet in order to win a conviction in court.
“Secondly, it takes probable cause to search, but it takes a whole lot more than that to convict. Whatever is in the affidavit may or may not wind up being true or proven. And it certainly isn’t the whole story because only the government participates in seeking a search warrant. We don’t know, and we won’t know until both sides present their facts and test the evidence on the other side,” Gowdy continued.
Gowdy concluded the monologue by wondering if releasing the affidavit would even matter because Americans already made up their minds about what they think of Donald Trump.
“Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, we should ask ourselves why. Why do we want to read the affidavit? How will it help us arrive at the truth? Do we want all the facts or are we content with just the facts that support what we already believe? Credible evidence is supposed to move us, to persuade us. Can we still be persuaded? Are minds still open for facts? If you’re an ardent supporter of the former president, is there anything in this affidavit or anywhere else which could lead you to believe that he didn’t follow the rules or the law? If you don’t like or support the former president, is he still entitled to a legal presumption of innocence?” Gowdy concluded.
Americans mistrust the FBI because of the FBI’s history of bias and misconduct against Trump.
Back in 2016 the FBI used fake evidence in the form of the phony Steele dossier as part of the centerpiece of the affidavit presented to a judge to win a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Given that trail of abuse if the FBI presented the unredacted version of the affidavit there is no guarantee the FBI didn’t use false evidence to again snooker a judge.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story and the rest of the breaking news in politics, please bookmark our site, consider making us your homepage and forward our content with your friends on social media and email.