Former GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy weighed-in Monday on the ongoing FISA abuse scandal sweeping the Department of Justice; saying unearthed FBI transcripts could be a “game changer” on the agency’s activities during the 2016 election.
“Unreleased transcripts from secretly recorded conversations between FBI informants and ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos could be game-changing if the public were ever allowed to see them, according to former Rep. Trey Gowdy,” reports Fox News.
“If the bureau’s going to send in an informant in, the informant’s going to be wired, and if the bureau is monitoring telephone calls, there’s going to be a transcript of that,” he said.
“Some of us have been fortunate enough to know whether or not those transcripts exist. But they haven’t been made public, and I think one, in particular … has the potential to actually persuade people,” he said. “Very little in this Russia probe I’m afraid is going to persuade people who hate Trump or love Trump. But there is some information in these transcripts that has the potential to be a game-changer if it’s ever made public.”
Gowdy stopped by ‘Hannity’ last week to comment on the Attorney General’s recent appointment of a US attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia probe; saying he wants to know how the FBI “assessed” Christopher Steele and his now-debunked dossier.
“What questions would you like answered?” asked Hannity.
“This is the fourth person in charge of investigating the origins of the Russia probe, so I’m more interested in how quickly they do it and how effectively they do it,” said Gowdy.
“There’s an easy roadmap to follow… I want to know the origins of when the bureau began to intermingle the Trump campaign with the Russia probe. What are the origins? Then I want to know how the FBI assessed Christopher Steele; they have their own internal documents,” he added.
Watch Gowdy on ‘Hannity’ above.
GOWDY GOES OFF: Rep. Gowdy RIPS Rod Rosenstein Over Mueller Witch Hunt
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Trey Gowdy unloaded on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Tuesday night, blasting Rosenstein for his role in Robert Mueller’s never-ending witch hunt into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russian officials during the 2016 election.
Gowdy was speaking with Fox News when he went off on the Deputy Attorney General, saying his probe into the Trump team has “wandered” from its intended goals and was now investigating any and all accusations against the President.
“Do I have fear that jurisdiction may wander a bit? I think it already has,” said Gowdy. “It has already wandered a little bit. But I would not blame Bob Mueller. I would blame whoever drafted the jurisdiction and the charter that empowered him. If you look at it, it says matters that may arise from the investigation. What the heck heck does that mean? Is that a bank robbery in Topeka, Kansas?”
Watch Rep. Gowdy call-out Rod Rosenstein below:
h/t Daily Caller
GOWDY GOES OFF: Predicts FBI Deputy Director McCabe FIRED by Next Week
GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy escalated his war of words with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday, saying he was still trying to figure out why “three FBI agents were discussing politics” on federal property; adding he’d be “surprised” if McCabe isn’t fired by next week.
“I hate it for Rod Rosenstein, that he’s the one explaining it, because he’s not Peter Strzok, he’s not Andy McCabe, and he’s not Jim Comey, so he was having to do a little bit of clean-up,” Gowdy told Fox News. “But these are really bad facts if you care about an impartial, objective Department of Justice and FBI.”
“I’m still trying to figure out why three FBI agents are discussing politics in the Deputy Director’s office. You’re not supposed to discuss politics on federal ground,” he added. “We were supposed to interview Andy McCabe yesterday on another committee. It was all set up and ready to go and then at the last minute they said he can’t come, he’s going to come next week.”
“I’ll be shocked if he comes next week, I’ll be a little surprised if he’s still an employee of the FBI this time next week,” Gowdy said.
Watch Gowdy predict McCabe’s future above.