Outgoing GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy didn’t hold back Friday while commenting on former FBI director James Comey’s recent “tell all” memoir; saying the book was “beneath the dignity of the offices that he held.”
Gowdy was speaking with Fox News when he was asked to weigh-in on the bureau chief’s anti-Trump book, adding that no one’s done a “better job” of “politicizing the FBI” than James Comey.
“I can’t think of anyone who’s done a better job of politicizing the FBI than he has in the last 36 to 48 hours, by talking about tanning bed goggles and the length of a tie,” Gowdy said
“I’m really disappointed, whether or not the intelligence community vetted this book,” Gowdy said. “I hope he let them do it so he’s not disseminating classified information. My guess is he did.”
“But the writing of the book in general and then some of the things that he’s talking about are just frankly beneath the dignity of some really important offices he once held,” Gowdy concluded.
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 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.