Politics

Trey Gowdy Didn’t Like Obama’s ‘Amazing Statement’ After The Flynn Case Was Dropped

Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy responded to what he characterized as “an amazing statement” from former President Barack Obama, who said the rule of law was “at risk” after the Justice Department dropped its case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Obama: Rule of Law is ‘At Risk’

“Where is [Obama’s] respect for the rule of law for the crime that Michael Flynn was the victim of?” said Gowdy on Fox News on Sunday, where he is a contributor.

 

RELATED: Rand Paul Says Obama Might Have Known About Biden, Ukraine Issues: ‘There Could Be A Smoking Gun’ 

“Remember, he was unmasked by somebody in Obama’s administration and then it was leaked… that is a 10-year felony, to disseminate classified information,” Gowdy said. “Michael Flynn was a victim of that crime.”

The DOJ decided to end its case against Flynn after internal memos emerged that raised questions about the origin and nature of the investigation that led to Flynn’s guilty plea for lying to the FBI in 2017.

Gowdy: ‘President Obama himself pardoned people for making false statements’

“President Obama himself pardoned people for making false statements to the government,” Gowdy noted. “He picked [Justice Department Inspector General] Michael Horowitz, that was an Obama pick.”

“Michael Horowitz found fault after fault after fault with the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] program and [former FBI Director] Jim Comey and [former FBI Deputy Director] Andy McCabe, so I am delighted to hear President Obama’s newfound interest and respect for the rule of law,” Gowdy continued. “I just wish he would apply it equally to Republicans and Democrats.”

Gowdy then took direct aim at Obama directly.

“The FBI used a dossier that was bought and paid for by your political party without vetting a single factual allegation in that dossier,” he said. “You put it in front of a federal judge, where is your concern for respect for the rule of law as it relates to Carter Page and what happened to him?”

 

RELATED: CNN’s Don Lemon Goes On Wild Anti-Trump Rant: ‘What Is It About President Obama That Really Gets Under Your Skin?’

Host Maria Bartiromo noted that even though the DOJ moved to end its case against Flynn, the federal judge overseeing the case still has to make the final determination to end it.

“The judge can sit there and not know whether or not he’s going to grant that motion to dismiss,” Gowdy said. “Good luck prosecuting the case, judge. You got to have a prosecutor to prosecute the case, so if the DOJ is not moving forward on Michael Flynn, I don’t think the judge is going to do it himself.”

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

View Comments

  • I'm not saying Obama was born overseas, but this is what Rogers v Bellei SCOTUS ruling says about children born overseas to one OR two citizen parents.
    "Although those Americans who acquire their citizenship under statutes conferring citizenship on the foreign-born children of citizens are not popularly thought of as naturalized citizens, the use of the word "naturalize"in this way has a considerable constitutional history. Congress is empowered by the Constitution to "establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization," Art. I, § 8. Anyone acquiring citizenship solely under the exercise of this power is, constitutionally speaking, a naturalized citizen."
    -Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815 (1971)
    Obama could have been born in the White House and still wouldn't be a "natural born citizen" simply because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a U.S. citizen. Barack was born with dual US/British citizenship. NOT eligible for the president or vp. A natural born citizen is one born on U.S. soil to a citizen father and a citizen mother. PERIOD!

  • I'm not saying Obama was born overseas, but this is what Rogers v Bellei SCOTUS ruling says about children born overseas to one OR two citizen parents.
    "Although those Americans who acquire their citizenship under statutes conferring citizenship on the foreign-born children of citizens are not popularly thought of as naturalized citizens, the use of the word "naturalize"in this way has a considerable constitutional history. Congress is empowered by the Constitution to "establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization," Art. I, § 8. Anyone acquiring citizenship solely under the exercise of this power is, constitutionally speaking, a naturalized citizen."
    -Rogers v. Bellei, 401 U.S. 815 (1971)
    Obama could have been born in the White House and still wouldn't be a "natural born citizen" simply because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a U.S. citizen. Barack was born with dual US/British citizenship. NOT eligible for the president or vp. A natural born citizen is one born on U.S. soil to a citizen father and a citizen mother. PERIOD!

  • poor little monkey boy is losing all his legasy and respect he never had. and monkey fake woman, is just a poor piece of work.

  • poor little monkey boy is losing all his legasy and respect he never had. and monkey fake woman, is just a poor piece of work.

  • Born and lived my entire life here. My family on my father's side has been here since before the Revolutionary War. So I am American. There is no need for you to react this way even if you disagree with me or think I am wrong. I will no longer respond to your posts.

  • Born and lived my entire life here. My family on my father's side has been here since before the Revolutionary War. So I am American. There is no need for you to react this way even if you disagree with me or think I am wrong. I will no longer respond to your posts.

  • Born and lived my entire life here. My family on my father's side has been here since before the Revolutionary War. So I am American. There is no need for you to react this way even if you disagree with me or think I am wrong. I will no longer respond to your posts.

  • Correct. That is my understanding. Besides Obama, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Nikki Haley are not NBC.

Recent Posts

Border Patrol Presentation Reveals Plan To Release Illegal Crossers En Masse Into U.S. Communities

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Roughly six weeks before testifying Tuesday before the House…

23 mins ago

Walls Work? Biden Mocked As Capitol Police Reinstall Metal Fencing For His SOTU Speech

Capitol Police have reinstalled metal fencing around the U.S. Capitol this week ahead of President…

43 mins ago

Elon Musk Exposes Little Known State Department Agency as ‘Worst Offender in US Government Censorship’

Twitter chief Elon Musk called out the Global Engagement Center, which falls under the purview…

49 mins ago

New York Times’ Piece Shows Democrats Are Doubting Kamala Harris’ Ability to Help Biden Win a Second Term

You know the liberal love-affair with the first woman VPOTUS is mangled, tangled and under…

18 hours ago

Not a Joke: Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus Elects a Man to Chair Organization

The party of 'women's rights' must think very little of women, since they seem to…

19 hours ago

Border Patrol Chiefs To Testify Before House Committee After First Being Blocked By Mayorkas

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) U.S. Border Patrol chiefs will testify before the House…

19 hours ago