Trey Gowdy Slams FBI Following IG Report on Handling of Clinton Investigation

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: House Benghazi Committee Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), participates in a news conference with fellow Committee Republicans after the release of the Committee's Benghazi report on Capitol Hill June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed during an attack on a U.S. outpost and CIA annex in Libya on September 11, 2012. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Despite conclusions that assert no political bias played a role in the Clinton email investigation, this week’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the case is rife with glaringly obvious examples to the contrary.

And Trey Gowdy is kind of ticked off about it.

The South Carolina Republican issued a statement indicating the “numerous failures by DOJ and FBI in investigating potential Espionage Act violations by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” left him “alarmed, angered, and deeply disappointed.”

That’s pretty much in line with most of America.

“Questionable decision making by FBI and DOJ leadership,” he continued, “destroys confidence in the impartiality of the institutions I have long served, respected, and believed in.”

“This is not the FBI our country needs,” Gowdy concluded.

To recap, the IG report said to the American people – with a straight face – that there was no bias despite:

Yea, no political bias there.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that there was no evidence that political bias “directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed,” though he confessed that “the conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation.”

Gowdy is incensed at that conduct.

Gowdy added that the release of the report marked “a dark day… for the FBI and DOJ,” calling on Sessions and Wray to restore America’s faith in the institutions that were once held in such high regard.

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