Rep. Trey Gowdy unloaded on former FBI director James Comey during Congressional testimony Tuesday, slamming the bureau boss for “textbook bias” in his handling of the botched Clinton investigation.
Gowdy was speaking before the House Judiciary Committee when he unloaded on the ex-FBI chief for “prejudging” the outcome of Hillary’s investigation months before he was able to review all the relevant facts.
“If prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it ends and prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it begins is not evidence of outcome determinative bias, for the life of me, I don’t know what would be,” Gowdy said.
“Former Director Comey violated Department policy in several significant ways,” Gowdy added days ago. “The FBI’s actions and those of former Director Comey severely damaged the credibility of the investigation, the public’s ability to rely on the results of the investigation, and the very institutions he claims to revere.”
Watch Rep. Gowdy’s comments above.
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.
GOWDY TO COMEY: Your Definition of a 'LEAK' is Actually a 'FELONY’
Rep. Trey Gowdy didn’t hold back when discussing James Comey’s recent book tour this week; saying the former FBI boss’s definition of a “leak” is “what the rest of us call a felony.”
The outgoing congressman was speaking with Fox News when he was asked to comment on the disgraced bureau chief’s town hall event on CNN, where Comey tried to deflect allegations he “leaked” classified material to the media.
.@TGowdySC on @Comey interview: "Jim Comey has a definition of the word 'leak' that no one else has. What he says is a leak is what the rest of us call a felony." #Tucker https://t.co/RggSJ7Gsfm pic.twitter.com/Vm4zrLAQDG
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 27, 2018
“I don’t quarrel with the FBI wanting to run down a lead. I’m probably biased towards law enforcement. Go ahead and run out the lead. The challenge then becomes, when you’re going to spy on an American citizen it has to be more than a lead,” said Gowdy.
“Another thing I learned tonight, is that Jim Comey has a definition of the word ‘leak’ that no one else has. What he says is a ‘leak’ is what the rest of us call a ‘felony.’ Leaking is disclosing a confidential conversation which is exactly what he did,” he added.
Watch Rep. Gowdy’s fiery remarks above.