Trey Gowdy is the last Congressman liberals want to see digging into corruption.
He made his name investigating Hillary Clinton’s conduct during the Benghazi scandal and uncovered her private email server.
Now, his new role has the left terrified.
Congressman Gowdy announced he was taking a seat on the Intelligence Committee.
Looking forward to joining the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Full statement here → pic.twitter.com/PUET9HaJcL
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) January 13, 2017
Gowdy taking a seat on the Intelligence Committee could not come at a more opportune time.
Obama administration political appointees in the intelligence community repeatedly leaked stories to the press designed to smear then President-elect Trump.
Shortly before the Electoral College vote, stories appeared in The Washington Post and NBC News about reports that it was the assessment of the intelligence community that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian hackers to interfere in the election in order to help elect Trump.
Obama’s political people at the CIA and other intelligence agencies leaked the story to paint Trump as a Russian agent, and maybe even influence the Electoral College vote.
After the Electoral College affirmed Trump’s victory, an opposition research memo prepared by an ex-British intelligence agent for political opponents of Trump surfaced in the press — after it was included in a briefing for President Obama and Vice President Biden.
The memo was filled with unverified and debunked gossip that alleged Trump committed scandalous acts while traveling in Russia, and that his associate met with agents of the Kremlin.
The memo alleged the Russian government possessed compromising information on Trump.
All of it was false, but many believed it was leaked to the press by Obama political appointees in the intelligence community.
Some Republicans were outraged.
Senator Rand Paul declared someone should go to jail for these leaks.
Breitbart reports on Senator Paul’s appearance on CNN:
PAUL: “I think it’s very important that private information that’s discussed in private intelligence briefings be private. Classified information should not be leaked to the press. I don’t know who did this, but I can tell you in all likelihood, it wasn’t a Republican. It wasn’t Donald Trump. It wasn’t his people. So you have a couple of choices. This was either leaked to networks and other organizations by intelligence officials or by Democrats that are part of the elite eight that get these briefings. There’s only a few people who could have leaked this information. The reason why this is important is that you don’t want public officials who are being blackmailed to be afraid to go to the FBI and say ‘here’s this information.’ If a public official takes private information that you are being blackmailed with to the FBI and then it leaks into the public domain, that is inexcusable, and really somebody should go to jail and we have not talked about this enough. A leak like that is so significant if it came from the intelligence community, they should go to jail. If it came from the Obama administration, they should go to jail. You cannot allow the leaking of classified documents, particularly whens it goes to someone’s character So I think this is a tragedy and Donald Trump is right to be mad.”
With Congressman Gowdy and his reputation for dogged pursuit of the truth now on the intelligence community, many feel reassured that any politically-motivated leaks to hurt President Trump will be exposed and the perpetrators held accountable.