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Trey Gowdy Defends the FBI Against Trump’s “Spy” Comments

Here’s Why.

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Trey Gowdy, the Senator from South Carolina who can always be counted on for some common sense in the political soap opera that is Washington, defended the FBI against Trump’s accusations of “spying” this week.

In an interview with CBS’ ‘This Morning’ on Wednesday, Gowdy said he saw no evidence there had been any wrongdoing on the part of the FBI and that Trump’s language was misleading.

“I don’t know what the FBI could have done or should have done other than run out a lead that someone loosely connected with the campaign was making assertions about Russia,” said Gowdy, who is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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“I think you would want the FBI to find whether or not there was any validity to what those people were saying,” he explained.

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“Think back to what the president himself told [former FBI Director] James Comey,” Gowdy continued. “He said, ‘I didn’t collude with Russia, but if anyone connected with my campaign did, I want you to investigate it.’ It strikes me that that’s exactly what the FBI was doing.”

When asked about Trump’s claim that a “spy” was placed in the Trump campaign, Gowdy said that was not the proper terminology for what the FBI had done.

“That is not a term I’ve ever used in the criminal justice system,” he explained. “I’ve never heard the term ‘spy’ used. Undercover informant, confidential informant, those are all words I’m familiar with. I’ve never heard the term spy used.”

“That’s an espionage term, it’s not a law enforcement term,” he added.

Gowdy, The Hill notes, is a former federal prosecutor and went on to defend the use of informants by law enforcement agencies, noting he couldn’t think of a major case he’d been involved with that hadn’t relied on confidential sources.

Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, also defended the use of informants by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, saying he couldn’t think of a major case he’d been involved in where confidential sources had not provided information. He emphasized it was up to law enforcement to decide what to do with that information.

 

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DELUSIONAL: Rachel Maddow Starts Crying On Air After Mueller Report Vindicates Trump

No joke. She actually CRIED on air!

John Salvatore

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is everything that’s wrong with America. She doesn’t understand what makes the United States great, and she’s ignorant when it comes to learning her history. After Special Counsel Robert Mueller turned in his final Russia collusion report to Attorney General Bill Barr, Maddow actually cried on live TV. That’s not hyperbole. She actually cried. WATCH: https://twitter.com/MSNBC/status/1109259614305112064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109259614305112064&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F03%2Fconspiracy-theorist-rachel-maddow-cries-on-air-over-mueller-report-and-announcement-that-there-will-be-no-more-indictments%2F Another: https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/1109268738954665984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109268738954665984&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F03%2Fconspiracy-theorist-rachel-maddow-cries-on-air-over-mueller-report-and-announcement-that-there-will-be-no-more-indictments%2F Another: https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/1109275863957291011?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109275863957291011&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F03%2Fconspiracy-theorist-rachel-maddow-cries-on-air-over-mueller-report-and-announcement-that-there-will-be-no-more-indictments%2F Reactions: https://twitter.com/NecroticNewt/status/1109270929056526336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109270929056526336&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalistpapers.org%2Fopinion%2Fmsnbc-hosts-literally-cry-mueller-found-no-collusion https://twitter.com/conservativemon/status/1109261976331403265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109261976331403265&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalistpapers.org%2Fopinion%2Fmsnbc-hosts-literally-cry-mueller-found-no-collusion https://twitter.com/KNayyeh/status/1109268443621138442?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109268443621138442&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalistpapers.org%2Fopinion%2Fmsnbc-hosts-literally-cry-mueller-found-no-collusion https://twitter.com/CAINX4/status/1109264925774540801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109264925774540801&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalistpapers.org%2Fopinion%2Fmsnbc-hosts-literally-cry-mueller-found-no-collusion https://twitter.com/KyleKashuv/status/1109270513375825925?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1109270513375825925&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalistpapers.org%2Fopinion%2Fmsnbc-hosts-literally-cry-mueller-found-no-collusion Hillary Clinton is still very much hung up on the results of the 2016 presidential election. She’s now calling upon Congress to keep digging for links to Russia collusion, regardless of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings. From Daily Wire: Failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t want Congress to give up on pursuing evidence of President Donald Trump colluding with Russian officials to impact the 2016 elections, even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report comes up empty. In a podcast with former Daily Beast chief Tina Brown recorded earlier this week, Clinton was clear in delivering her marching orders to the Democratic Congress: keep digging. “There is enough grounds in what has already been made public for the government, for Congress in particular, to be doing more with it,” Clinton said. “And I’m pleased that under Speaker Pelosi, the Democrats are beginning to hold hearings and try to connect some of these dots.” Why would Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seemingly come from out of nowhere to blindside the president? Lynne Patton, who works under Ben Carson at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, knows the answer. In short, it involved a lengthy prison sentence – but not for Cohen. Patton wrote in a Facebook post: What many of you may not be aware of is the fact that I can personally confirm that the ONLY…

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BOMBSHELL: Ilhan Omar Holds Secret Fundraisers With Islamic Groups Tied to Terror (Details)

Kind of a big friggin’ deal, isn’t it?

John Salvatore

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Well, here’s something else that won’t endear Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) with conservatives. Apparently, Omar has been holding secret fundraisers with Islamic groups that are tied to terror. Makes you wonder, was Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro right when she said Omar wasn’t “America first?” Food for thought, at the very least. Check it out… From Free Beacon: Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view. The content of these speeches, given to predominately Muslim audiences, remains unknown, prompting some of Omar’s critics to express concern about the type of rhetoric she is using before these paying audiences, particularly in light of the lawmaker’s repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes in public. Omar recently spoke in Florida at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief, a charity organization long said to have deep ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Israel. Over the weekend, she will appear at another private event in California that is hosted by CAIR-CA PAC, a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR a group that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident. Pirro saw her show canceled for two consecutive Saturday nights after comments she made about freshman Democrat Omar. Many millions of Americans, including President Trump, were not pleased. In fact, it looks like Pirro might’ve been suspended. Check out the pictures below showing Fox News’s lineup. Notice there’s nothing about Pirro on Saturday, 3/23? About the suspension: —@brianstelter reports, per a source, that Fox News suspended @JudgeJeanine for two weeks following her comments on @IlhanMN. (Hence why she wasn’t on air…

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