The misdeeds of the FBI are piling up.
And James Comey’s tenure is coming under a microscope.
Trey Gowdy went on TV to discuss this growing scandal and what he said about a new special counsel will leave you speechless.
Americans were stunned by the latest bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding the Bureau’s conduct during the 2016 election.
An Inspector General’s report is expected to show that former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe orchestrated press leaks about the Clinton email investigation and then misled investigators.
This was another example of FBI misconduct under former Director James Comey’s watch.
The scandal broke initially when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealed the FBI used the fake news Christopher Steele dossier as the basis for obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures and said he believed events were heading in the direction of another special counsel.
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The Daily Caller reports:
“So Congress has proven itself incapable of investigating this FISA abuse. DOJ should not be looking into it. We need an independent arbiter that’s either the inspector general or special counsel.”
Gowdy also said, “Maria over the weekend, I’d counted up almost two dozen witnesses that the inspector general would not have access to, were he alone conducting this investigation, so I think we’re trending perhaps towards another special counsel because of this unique fact pattern and the fact that there are witnesses outside the reach of the inspector general.”
Bartiromo asked, “So we should have then you believe another special counsel to investigate these matters? How does one investigate itself frankly?”
“Well you don’t. I wish that I had been able to grade my own papers in college and law school, but I was not able to. I would have done better first of all, but–we don’t put family members on the jury. We don’t put friends on the jury,” Gowdy answered
“You need an independent arbiter, and the Department of Justice cannot investigate itself. Horowitz can– Horowitz is a fair guy, but when there are two dozen witnesses that have left the department or worked for another agency, someone else has to do it and I am reluctant to call for special counsel, but I think it may be unavoidable in this fact pattern.”
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