Trey Gowdy is a former federal and state prosecutor, so when he gives you advice on how to carry out an investigation, it is wise to listen to him.
This week on the Hannity show, he had some excellent tips for the Republicans looking into the origins of the Russia investigation.
The Daily Caller reports:
TREY GOWDY OFFERS TIP TO REPUBLICANS: ‘LOOK FOR EMAILS BETWEEN BRENNAN AND COMEY’
Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered up a tip Monday night for congressional investigators probing the Obama administration’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation.
“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, referring to former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey.
In the interview, Gowdy did not say whether he has knowledge of what is in any Brennan-Gowdy emails. But Gowdy also suggested that the FBI deemed Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier, as a less-than-credible source…
“I think you’ll be surprised at whether or not they viewed Steele as being credible,” said Gowdy, who served on the House Intelligence Committee and is now a Fox News contributor.
Watch the video:
That sounds like a fairly solid plan.
The Washington Examiner has more on this:
Republican investigators have sent out a flurry of letters in recent days requesting documents from top agency officials related to a meeting between Steele and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec on Oct. 11, 2016, 10 days before the first warrant application was submitted, and admitted he was encouraged by a client to get his research out before the 2016 election on Nov. 8, signaling a possible political motivation. The meeting was described in notes taken by Kavalec that were obtained by conservative group Citizens United through open-records litigation.
During a Fox News interview Sunday, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said the classified documents Republicans seek will lead to accountability with former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Gowdy, the former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said before he left Congress that he saw the relevant information shared with the Gang of Eight, including the FBI’s own assessment of whether Steele was reliable.
This could all go down very quickly.
Once a major player like Comey or Brennan folds, the whole house of cards would likely collapse.