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Gowdy believes he knows why Comey did what he did.

Posted by on May. 16, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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Gowdy: Comey Should Read Entire Memo to Congress

Fox News' "The Story With Martha MacCallum"

By Cathy Burke   |   Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:03 PM

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Tuesday he hopes fired FBI Director James Comey will read to Congress the memo he reportedly wrote about President Donald Trump's request a probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn be dropped.

In an interview Tuesday night on Fox News' "The Story With Martha MacCallum," the South Carolina GOP lawmaker pointedly noted the memo was read to The New York Times, which first reported the bombshell Oval Office request.

"I don't know that [Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz] would need to subpoena this memo," Gowdy remarked of Chaffetz's tweeted intent.

"If it was read to The New York Times, it would certainly help [if] the FBI would read it to members of Congress."

Gowdy also defended Comey for his July 2016 decision not to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information – hinting there were "a lot of reasons" driving the decision.

"I think he had access to information that because he is a stand-up guy, and he is not going to disseminate classified information . . . even if it cast him in a negative light," he said.

"I know what it was," he declared. "He made the only decision he could have made with respect to appropriating that decision away from the Department of Justice and making the decision himself . . ."

Gowdy referred to a controversial June 2016 meeting on the tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch just hours before the release of the special House Benghazi Committee report on the 2012 Libyan attacks.

"All your viewers see is this meeting on the tarmac," he said. "Jim Comey had access to additional information that I am convinced left him with no other choice than to make a decision he made in July."

"I think he had access to information that he wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation and the integrity of the process," he added. "I probably ought to just leave it right there. . . . I think he wanted the public to have confidence in the investigation and the outcome, even though I disagreed with the outcome, he wanted you to have confidence in the process."

"I think history is going to be much kinder to Jim Comey and that July press conference" than "Democrats were when he had it," he said.

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pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2017 at 12:28 AM
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The Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch not so secret meeting had a big domino effect.......

Sweet_Faith
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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This shows just how gracious Trey Gowdy is and I love this guy, but he's being a little too gracious impo.

Sweet_Faith
by Ruby Member on May. 17, 2017 at 6:03 AM


Quoting pvtjokerus:

The Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch not so secret meeting had a big domino effect.......

Secrets in politics is not a good thing because corruption is usually the key factor especially when it comes to these two.

pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on May. 17, 2017 at 9:32 PM
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Well, the sad thing is that is how our government has been working for years.  This stuff is only getting out now is because the press hates anything non-progressive.  They kept it locked tight during Barry's reign but they are hell bent on destroying this administration.

Quoting Sweet_Faith:

Quoting pvtjokerus:

The Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch not so secret meeting had a big domino effect.......

Secrets in politics is not a good thing because corruption is usually the key factor especially when it comes to these two.


Sweet_Faith
by Ruby Member on May. 18, 2017 at 3:45 AM
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The mainstream media is biased and mostly liberal/progressive definitely with an agenda. They twist and turn the truth untill there is none. The media hates President Trump and has tried to destroy him from the beginning of the presidential run but failed. They were always in the tank for Hillary knowing about her corruption and the DNC's. It's sad that journalism isn't what it used to be just reporting The news with honesty and integrity. They especially hate the President because he called out all the lies and corruption among them and the political elite. Draning the swamp isn't an easy task, you get pushed around, kicked down and bruised but the truth always comes out from the dark stench always landing on its feet. The irony in all this is that President Trump is doing everything he said he would which is why the American people voted him into office.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Well, the sad thing is that is how our government has been working for years.  This stuff is only getting out now is because the press hates anything non-progressive.  They kept it locked tight during Barry's reign but they are hell bent on destroying this administration.

Quoting Sweet_Faith:

Quoting pvtjokerus:

The Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch not so secret meeting had a big domino effect.......

Secrets in politics is not a good thing because corruption is usually the key factor especially when it comes to these two.

Jambo4
by Platinum Member on May. 18, 2017 at 8:08 PM

BUMP!

LGAll65215
by on May. 18, 2017 at 9:04 PM
You say President Trump is doing all the things he said he would.
What are those things???


Quoting Sweet_Faith: The mainstream media is biased and mostly liberal/progressive definitely with an agenda. They twist and turn the truth untill there is none. The media hates President Trump and has tried to destroy him from the beginning of the presidential run but failed. They were always in the tank for Hillary knowing about her corruption and the DNC's. It's sad that journalism isn't what it used to be just reporting The news with honesty and integrity. They especially hate the President because he called out all the lies and corruption among them and the political elite. Draning the swamp isn't an easy task, you get pushed around, kicked down and bruised but the truth always comes out from the dark stench always landing on its feet. The irony in all this is that President Trump is doing everything he said he would which is why the American people voted him into office.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Well, the sad thing is that is how our government has been working for years.  This stuff is only getting out now is because the press hates anything non-progressive.  They kept it locked tight during Barry's reign but they are hell bent on destroying this administration.

Quoting Sweet_Faith:

Quoting pvtjokerus:

The Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch not so secret meeting had a big domino effect.......

Secrets in politics is not a good thing because corruption is usually the key factor especially when it comes to these two.

Ednarooni160
by on May. 19, 2017 at 1:14 AM

I used to be a big fan of Trey's..felt he was the only one who had cojones to speak out about things.. but the investigations that were conducted on who knows how many things just never seemed to go anywhere.

Sweet_Faith
by Ruby Member on May. 19, 2017 at 3:44 AM
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He did the best he could considering all the opposition he had, he was practically standing alone.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

I used to be a big fan of Trey's..felt he was the only one who had cojones to speak out about things.. but the investigations that were conducted on who knows how many things just never seemed to go anywhere.

Sweet_Faith
by Ruby Member on May. 19, 2017 at 9:16 AM
Everything I agree with as well as all those that voted him into office and everything you don't. Would you like a list?

Quoting LGAll65215: You say President Trump is doing all the things he said he would.
What are those things???


Quoting Sweet_Faith: The mainstream media is biased and mostly liberal/progressive definitely with an agenda. They twist and turn the truth untill there is none. The media hates President Trump and has tried to destroy him from the beginning of the presidential run but failed. They were always in the tank for Hillary knowing about her corruption and the DNC's. It's sad that journalism isn't what it used to be just reporting The news with honesty and integrity. They especially hate the President because he called out all the lies and corruption among them and the political elite. Draning the swamp isn't an easy task, you get pushed around, kicked down and bruised but the truth always comes out from the dark stench always landing on its feet. The irony in all this is that President Trump is doing everything he said he would which is why the American people voted him into office.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Well, the sad thing is that is how our government has been working for years.  This stuff is only getting out now is because the press hates anything non-progressive.  They kept it locked tight during Barry's reign but they are hell bent on destroying this administration.

Quoting Sweet_Faith:

Quoting pvtjokerus:

The Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch not so secret meeting had a big domino effect.......

Secrets in politics is not a good thing because corruption is usually the key factor especially when it comes to these two.

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