BREAKING: Trey Gowdy Makes Major Announcement

Many Americans remember when, just two days after clearing Hillary Clinton for her use of an unauthorized email server, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) eviscerated FBI Director James Comey during cross examination for letting the former Secretary of State off the hook. After learning that Comey prepared statements clearing Clinton of wrongdoing months before interviewing key witnesses in the FBI probe, Gowdy is chomping at the bit to question Comey once again.

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Gowdy will be on the front lines of an effort to reexamine the Justice Department’s investigation of Clinton’s email scandal. The South Carolina Republican said that he plans to grill Comey about the Clinton investigation to help restore America’s confidence in the justice system.

The hot seat

When asked by the Washington Examiner if the House panel would look into the DOJ’s investigation of Clinton’s private server by interviewing Comey, Gowdy seemed certain. “Have to, won’t we?” he said.
The Judiciary Committee reviewed transcripts demonstrating that Comey began drafting a letter exonerating Clinton of any wrongdoing in April or May of 2016 — before as many as 17 key witnesses were interviewed, including Clinton. Comey undermined DOJ procedures when he unilaterally announced that, although she was “extremely careless” in handling classified electronic material, Clinton would be absolved of any wrongdoing because the government could not establish an intent to deceive on behalf of the former Secretary of State and New York Senator.

Gowdy versus Comey: round one

Gowdy took remarkable, unprejudiced exception to that claim when he interrogated Comey in July 2016, days after Clinton’s exoneration:
You and I both know intent is really difficult to prove. Very rarely do defendants announce, ‘On this day, I intend to break this criminal code section.’ You have to do it with circumstantial evidence. Or if you are Congress and you realize how difficult it is to prove specific intent, you will formulate a statute that allows for gross negligence.
Gowdy lectured the FBI director for allowing such a miscarriage of justice to occur under his watch. As his time to question Comey expired, Gowdy concluded that Clinton was afforded special treatment.

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