Trey Gowdy earned his “tough as nails” reputation as a state and federal prosecutor. His strong legal mind and willingness to speak the truth is why he is one of the most trusted individuals in Washington. Nowadays, “the bulldog” has a few bones to pick with America’s top law enforcement agencies.
Earlier this week, we shared some highlights of the congressman’s interview on Fox News’ Special Report. To recap, Gowdy questioned whether Robert Mueller, the FBI, and Justice Department are being honest and impartial towards President Trump.
On Wednesday, Chairman Gowdy made his frustration over Mueller’s Russia probe abundantly clear. As head of the House Judicial Oversight Committee, he grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. After naming several instances of alleged bias, Gowdy asked Rosenstein, “what the hell is going on at the Justice Department and FBI?”
What Is Going On
Recent reports have revealed unsavory connections between several members of Mueller’s team and Hillary Clinton. Additionally, the special counsel fired FBI agent Peter Strzok after learning he exchanged hundreds of anti-Trump text messages with a female colleague.
Similarly, senior Justice Department deputy Bruce Ohr was demoted after Fox News revealed his connections to the Trump dossier. A week later, another investigation revealed that Ohr’s wife worked for the firm behind the dossier, Fusion GPS. Of course, none of this information escaped Gowdy.
“The reason we have Special Counsel is because of conflicts of interest,” the chairman said. “We don’t like conflicts of interest because it undermines people’s confidence in both the process and the result. And lo and behold! Those that are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a bit of their own.”
Interestingly, Rosenstein, an Obama appointee, responded to Gowdy’s criticism promising to take action. “We exposed this issue to ensure that the inspector general conducts a thorough and effective investigation,” said Rosenstein. “If there is any evidence of impropriety he is going to surface it, and we will report about it publicly.”
Watch Gowdy take on Rosenstein: