Remember when Rep. Trey Gowdy inexplicably said he did not think that the FBI had acted inappropriately in Spygate, in the spying of the Trump team during the election?
Well, he went to town to the FBI, ripping them along with the DOJ for the bombshell data coming out in the IG report, which is falling now.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on FBI and DOJ actions in advance of the 2016 election.
“I’m alarmed, angered, and profoundly disappointed by the Inspector General’s finding of numerous failures by DOJ and FBI in investigating potential Espionage Act violations by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The former federal prosecutor stated the report demonstrated that the Clinton email investigative decisions deviated from ordinary processes. “This isn’t the way normal investigations are conducted.”
The analysis was mishandled. The investigatory decisions were reached prior to the close of the witness interviews. The July 5th press conference marked a critical violation of policy and process. And the letters to Congress from the fall of 2016 were both delayed in unnecessary and substance in shape.
Additionally, the treatment given to former Secretary Clinton along with other prospective subjects and goals was markedly distinct from the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign officials.
Voluntariness and approval in the prior were replaced with search warrants, subpoenas, and other mandatory procedures from the latter. A number of the investigators and supervisors were the exact same in both investigations however, the investigatory approaches weren’t.
He stated, “This is not the FBI I understand. This isn’t the FBI our country needs. This isn’t the FBI citizens and suspects alike deserve”
He called upon Attorney General Sessions and Director Wray”to take decisive action to restore Americans’ confidence in our justice system.”