What was Trey Gowdy thinking?
That’s what many Trump supporters are asking after the South Carolina congressman offered words of support for the FBI after it was revealed that the Bureau had an informant on the Trump campaign. (RELATED: Trey Gowdy Is Completely Clueless on Russian Collusion).
Gowdy defended the FBI’s use of Stefan Halper to gather information on Trump campaign officials. Gowdy never actually reviewed the relevant material to the FBI’s operation, and many questioned why he felt the need to comment on the matter at all. You can see all of Gowdy’s remarks in the interview below:
Sean Hannity is not happy with Gowdy’s about-face. For months, Gowdy, as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has been digging into the Department of Justice’s actions during the 2016 election as it relates to the Trump campaign. (RELATED: Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte Strike Deal for Documents from DOJ).
Here’s what Hannity said about Gowdy, via the Washington Examiner:
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity ripped into House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., for casting doubt on President Trump’s claims an FBI “spy” may have been embedded in his 2016 campaign for political purposes.
“Gowdy apparently doesn’t get it. He’s actually defending the FBI’s use of spies in its overall investigation into Russian collusion,” Hannity said during the opening of his show Wednesday evening.
“This phony narrative. And frankly, I’ve always liked Trey Gowdy. Shame on Trey Gowdy,” Hannity continued later in the program.
You can see Hannity sound off below:
It is strange that Gowdy is siding with the FBI on this. Gowdy is a law-and-order guy, but what the FBI did is, at the very least, questionable. Not only do we know the Bureau lied about when its investigation of the Trump campaign began, we still don’t know why it started, or why former FBI Director James Comey kept the investigation under wraps.
We need to find out why Halper was informing to the FBI, and if the agency purposefully put him on the Trump campaign.
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