South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy is fed-up with the shenanigans of the Russia probe and almost everything else. In an interview on Fox News’ Special Report, the “bulldog” said it’s time for the FBI to get its act together. But that was just the beginning.
Gowdy, who is chairman of the House Oversight Committee currently investigating James Comey, sat down with Bret Bair to talk about Russia, Flynn, and Hillary Clinton. The congressman not-so-subtly suggested that he’s done with all of the drama.
The conversation began with discussing FBI agent, Peter Strzok. Special counsel Robert Mueller recently fired Strzok after learning he exchanged anti-Trump texts with a colleague. When asked about the seriousness of the scandal, Gowdy didn’t mince words.
“From a perception standpoint, I think it’s incredibly serious,” he told Bair. “He was one of the agents on Secretary Clinton’s investigation. And, he was on Mueller’s special counsel. He sent anti-Trump, possible pro-Hillary texts,” Gowdy continued, “people have the right to assume the people that are investigating them, are objective and have not already made up their minds.”
Additionally, the chairman said that House Oversight needs to see Strzok’s texts to fully know the gravity of the situation. Gowdy also pointed out that it’s been a “very bad” year, for the FBI. The situation with Strzok, he said, makes the problem worse.
Trump and Clinton
A few minutes into the interview, the topic turned to the Trump dossier. In case you aren’t aware, Congressional Republicans subpoenaed documents from the firm behind the dossier, Fusion GPS. However, the FBI and DOJ have yet to turn over the requested information and the deadline has passed.
When asked about the stonewalling and a potential contempt of Congress charge against the agencies, Gowdy said they aren’t looking for a fight. “I think what we want are the documents and not the drama,” he stated. Nevertheless, the congressman also suggested that if a fight is what they want, that’s what they’ll get.
Finally, what would an interview with Trey Gowdy be without talk of prosecuting Clinton? When asked if Strzok changing the language for Comey, is grounds to re-open the investigation, his response was thunderous. “…all the old [Obama] actors are gone now. They don’t need a reason,” he responded. “There is no statute of limitations.”
Watch the full interview: