House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy is known for speaking the totality of his mind, presenting the honest, brutal truth to anyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of being questioned by the man or in his crosshairs for being involved in corruption.
Gowdy launched into a hearing on Tuesday by absolutely scorching former FBI Director James Comey in a tirade that can only be described as epic in scope.
This is why so many people love this guy.
But Gowdy launched into Tuesday’s session — a joint hearing held by the House oversight and judiciary panels — with a fiery condemnation of the former FBI director and certain agents in the bureau he led.
Referring to IG findings that Comey defied his superiors in his handling of the Clinton email case, Gowdy accused the ex-director of essentially operating by his own rules.
“We see Jim Comey and Jim Comey alone deciding which DOJ policies to follow and which to ignore,” he said.
Gowdy accused Comey of watering down his initial statement on the investigation’s findings and making other decisions on his own. While Comey has suggested he acted unilaterally out of concern for the Justice Department’s handling of the case, Gowdy questioned why he didn’t seek a special counsel — as he indirectly did regarding concerns about the Trump administration.
“Instead, he appointed himself FBI director, attorney general, special counsel, lead investigator and the general arbiter of what is good and right in the world according to him,” Gowdy said.
“These exact same FBI agents and attorney prejudged the outcome of the Russia investigation before it even began,” he added.
Gowdy once again has hit it out of the park with his statements on Comey, summing up everything that’s wrong with this entire situation in just a few sentences.
Comey has proven time and again that he’s a corrupt individual who was inspired by his own political agenda to release information he had no business releasing, violating his oath in a most egregious manner.
It’s time for us as a nation to hold public servants working the government accountable for their actions, letting them know in no uncertain terms this sort of behavior will not be tolerated.
Let’s hope Comey and his deputy director, Andrew McCabe both answer for what they have done.
Source: Fox News
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