Trey Gowdy Levels ‘Wannabe Senator’ Adam Schiff For Opposing Probe Into Obama-Era Spying

Former Republican congressman Trey Gowdy leveled Rep. Adam Schiff over his opposition to the Attorney General’s investigation of politically motivated spying on President Trump’s campaign.

Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chair, objected to Bill Barr’s probe and declassification of documents related to it, accusing Trump and the AG of being “un-American.”

The President authorized Barr to “declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence” regarding the origin of the surveillance of his campaign.

“Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies,” Schiff protested. “The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.”

Gowdy had a few choice words for Schiff.

Schiff Skewered

Gowdy, in an interview on ‘Fox & Friends,’ dismissed Schiff’s posturing as the actions of a partisan hack.

“Here’s the thing, Schiff is an overtly ambitious partisan wannabe senator from California,” he mocked. “So your expectations should be exceedingly low for Adam Schiff.”

Gowdy pivoted to critiquing the media alongside Schiff, reminding viewers that both were completely fine with leaks of classified information when Trump was the target, but are suddenly verklempt over the idea that material reflecting poorly on the Obama administration might be released.

“What I find amusing is the duplicity with which the D.C. media covers these events,” mused Gowdy. “Remember 2016 and 2017, the front page of almost every major newspaper was some leak of classified information.”

“They didn’t care about that,” he explained. “Now they’re concerned that Bill Barr as he looks into the origins of this investigation may disseminate classified information.”

Irresponsible Buffoon

Gowdy has frequently blasted Schiff for being “consistently wrong when it comes to issues of disclosure.”

Nowhere is this more evident than in Schiff’s previous comments about declassifying information pertaining to Russian meddling in our elections.

“President Obama can and must declassify as much as possible about Russia hacking our elections,” Schiff announced in the winter of 2016. “Rest assured, Trump won’t.”

Now that the President is actually taking action, Schiff is acting like, well … ‘an overtly ambitious partisan wannabe senator.’

In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Gowdy asserted that Schiff was, to put it mildly, difficult to work with.

“He’s an irresponsible buffoon,” Carlson said.

“Try working with him,” Gowdy quipped.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • I don't know if they were being investigated if they would stop or not. To me they are like suicide bombers on a mission to destroy their target at the cost of their own 'life'. Their target is control of the government and Trump is in the way.

  • Schiff protested. “The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.”
    Yeah, the new and dangerous phase is about to expose that Obama was spying on the Trump Campaign...

  • the spies don't like being spied on. those fools are so out of touch with reality, it's comical.

  • Schiff!
    You Counterfeiter!!!!!
    Where is all the EVIDENCE you claimed to have in the last (2) years!
    You are a LIAR and a Caciiarone!
    That in Italian is some one with CA CA coming from their mouth!

  • This is to all the folks with pet names for Democrats. We need to try and not drop to their level of name calling. It just makes us look bad.

    Also there are a lot of midwestern Democrat voters who aren't that far from becoming Republicans. It's far easier to woo them over the line if we aren't insulting them. Distinguishing the kooks they elect to office and the voters who often don't pay too much attention to the antics of those kooks is vital.

    Now Democrats on the coasts are a lost cause.

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