On Tuesday, Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, dismantled the bias and erroneous behavior of the FBI and the negligence of former FBI Director James Comey during a hearing in Washington D.C.
The hearing featured Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI, former Director James Comey, and Hillary Clinton. Horowitz testified Monday, and said that his office was investigating James Comey for potentially mishandling classified information.
In a flaming opening statement, Trey Gowdy accused Comey of not following the law, playing by his own standards, and refusing to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
Here is the video of Gowdy’s statement on Capitol Hill this morning:
In the video, Gowdy stated that, “we see [Comey] and [Comey] alone deciding which DOJ policies to follow and which to ignore. We see [Comey] and [Comey] alone deciding whether there is sufficient evidence to support each and every element of an offense.”
The South Carolinian, of course, is exactly right. The Daily Wire reported that the FBI agent Peter Strzok was texting with his mistress Lisa Page about the Trump Administration. Page is also an agent at the FBI.
The text messages included Page asking Strzok, “[Trump] is not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” In response to Page’s text, Strzok replied, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
Another text conversation includes an unnamed FBI employee and an attorney.
"No bias at the FBI" or something. This exchange is nuts. pic.twitter.com/uUj0NlYNAf
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 14, 2018
A third text conversation shows Peter Strzok saying that “for me, and this case, I personally have a sense of unfinished business.”
Despite this avalanche of texts, Comey has repeatedly claimed that the FBI “doesn’t give a hoot” about politics. Evidently, that is not the case.
In addition to these text messages, the DOJ’s Inspector General report stated that then-Director Comey mitigated his report on Hillary Clinton, changing the words “grossly negligent” on the original draft to “extremely careless.” Comey also chose not to investigate Hillary Clinton, even though she deleted over 30,000 emails from a private email server in her home, which is illegal. Comey, Strzok, and Page also all used a private email server to conduct FBI business, according to Horowitz’s report.
Sounds impartial, right?
On Tuesday, Gowdy also pointed out Comey’s assumptions regarding bias on investigations, especially Hillary’s email scandal.
In his statement, Gowdy said, “these exact same FBI agents and attorney prejudged the outcome of the Russia investigation before it even began.”
Gowdy continued by saying that“[Comey is] prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it ends, and prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it begins.”
“[It’s a] textbook definition of bias,” he said on Capitol Hill.
Trey Gowdy, born Harold Watson Gowdy III, serves as the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th district, and has had an extensive career in Washington D.C. He chaired the United States House Select Committee on events surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack, and has served as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee since 2017. Most famously, however, Gowdy is known for cross-examining Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election cycle.
Trey Gowdy, nicknamed “The Bulldog,” announced in January that he will retire from politics and return to the justice system. He is going out with a bang, and shredded James Comey in the process.
In the aftermath of Tuesday’s hearing, it looks like the Bulldog added James Comey to his list of victims.
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