In an interview with Fox News, outgoing House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy predicted that the Mueller investigation will find no evidence of Donald Trump’s ‘collusion’ with Russia.

Gowdy told host Bret Baier that the Special Counsel will wrap up his probe by the end of the year, will conclude there was no collusion, and the results will pave the way for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to be shown the door.

Baier questioned the South Carolina Representative about the investigation, to which Gowdy concluded Mueller will “disappoint” the mainstream media by finding no evidence of ties between the Kremlin and President Trump.

There was no coordinated effort to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions was a ‘dead man walking’

While noting that the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday was expected, the swift nature within hours of the midterm’s conclusion surprised Gowdy a bit.

Sessions “has been a proverbial dead man walking for several months now,” he said, though adding, “I did not think it would happen before all the votes had been counted.”

Shortly thereafter, President Trump announced that Matthew Whitaker, former chief of staff to Sessions at the DOJ, would serve as acting Attorney General.

The announcement prompted Democrats to automatically assume anyone named by Trump would interfere on the behalf of the President.

Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer fretted, “any attorney general … should not be able to interfere with the Mueller investigation in any way.”

Gowdy scoffed at Schumer adding, “So few take him seriously.”

Rosenstein had been overseeing the Russia probe, though the Department of Justice announced Whitaker would now fill that role.

What does the future hold for Rosenstein?

Baier asked Gowdy about Rosenstein, suggesting the Deputy Attorney General should have filled the role being vacated by Sessions.

“One would’ve assumed that the deputy, that’s why he’s the deputy if the attorney general is not there, he would step in as acting,” Baier surmised.

Gowdy explained why that wouldn’t work.

“Of course, he (Rosenstein) is alleged to have wanted to vote the 25th Amendment and question the president’s fitness for office, so I’m not sure that would’ve been the right pick,” Gowdy said.

He then made another prediction, hinting that Rosenstein, upon completion of the Mueller investigation, will be at the mercy of President Trump.

Gowdy is set to retire after his term ends this year, though his wisdom, analysis, and quick wit will make him a necessary voice for years to come.

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