Sunday morning South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, appeared with Margaret Brennan on CBS’ Face the Nation to discuss the ramifications of the release of the FISA Memo, which he helped to write.
Gowdy made it abundantly clear that, despite that fact that he was one of the authors of the FISA memo, that he is a big fan of the FBI. He says there are only five FBI employees who are now being investigated for Russian meddling.
One shocking revelation that Gowdy revealed in this interview is the fact that he has never met President Trump. He says he has never even talked to him on the phone. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)
The Washington Examiner reports:
Rep. Trey Gowdy said there might be about five FBI employees whose actions have been suspect in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the whole bureau should not be attacked.
“I have tremendous respect for the bureau, there are 30,000 employees, let’s assume that there are five that engaged in conduct that we have questions about,” Gowdy said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday.
The FBI has been under siege by President Trump and Republicans for the investigation into Russia’s actions in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.
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Gowdy said the partisan tone of the investigation has become a major problem. He said he hopes the release of a four-page memo detailing how the FBI used a controversial dossier compiled on Trump by a political opposition research firm as evidence for a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign adviser is a “one-off.”
“I hope this is a one-off, that Congress takes this position but also hope it’s a one-off that a [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application contains errors and product that is funded by a political opponent. I hope that is a one-off,” he said.
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