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:
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GOWDY UNCHAINED: The GOP Rep. Demands to Know 'What the Hell is Going On' at the FBI
GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy called-out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a fiery exchange Wednesday afternoon, asking the senior administration official, “What the hell is going on with the Department of Justice?”
Rosenstein was speaking with the House Judiciary Committee over allegations special counsel Robert Mueller’s office was riddled with conflicts of interest and anti-Trump bias.
What in the hell is going on with the DOJ and the FBI?
“When I go home to South Carolina this weekend […] they’re going to ask me, What in the hell is going on with the Department of Justice and the FBI?” said Gowdy.
“The reason we have special counsel is because of a conflict of interest. The regulation itself specifically makes reference to a conflict of interest,” he added. Those who are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a few of their own. There’s a senior prosecutor who’s sending emails to a fact witness.”
“She may be the most important fact witness in an obstruction of justice case,” said the lawmaker.
“Then we have a prosecutor assigned in this ‘conflict of interest free’ team who attended what was supposed to be a victory party for Secretary Clinton. We have a senior DOJ official with an office that used to be two-doors down from yours meeting with Fusion GPS,” he added.
Gowdy’s harsh words come as Rosenstein bucked GOP calls to remove Robert Mueller from the DOJ probe of Russian “collusion,” claiming he has “no good reason” to dump the special counsel “as of yet.”
Watch Gowdy’s comments above.
GOWDY UNLEASHED: Rep. Gowdy SLAMS FBI over ANTI-TRUMP Conspiracy
GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy unloaded on the FBI and the Department of Justice this week over the agency’s missing text messages, slamming the bureau for “losing” five month’s worth of anti-Trump communications and saying he has seen stunning “texts about deleting texts.”
The Republican congressman was speaking with Fox News when he called-out the FBI after the bureau admitted it was unable to retrieve months and months of texts between senior agent Peter Strzok and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page.
“Lay aside this glaring five-month gap in texts that the world’s premier agency somehow missed, lay that aside,” said Gowdy. “What Johnny and I saw today was a text about not keeping texts. We saw more manifest bias against President Trump all the way through the election into the transition.”
“I saw an interesting text that Director Comey was going to update the President of the United States about an investigation. I don’t know if that was the Hillary investigation […] I find it interesting the head of the FBI was going to update the President, who at that point would have been President Obama,” he added.
Watch Gowdy’s comments above.