Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends Federal Bureau of Investigation against Trump attacks

Key Republican Trey Gowdy defends Federal Bureau of Investigation against Trump attacks

The FBI acted properly in its investigation of contacts between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, according to Gowdy, who recently received a classified briefing about the origins of the FBI probe.

"That's why the markets and I think most of the country looks at this and says, "Adam Schiff, you promised an bad lot and delivered nothing, because there's a big 'nothing-burger" here, '" Chaffetz continued.

Following Gowdy's comment that Trump could have "picked somebody else" to head the DOJ, Trump added: "And I wish I did!"

In this December 15, 2017, file photo, Trump, left, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions attend the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Sessions has lasted longer than may of Trump's appointees, despite enduring public criticism from the president.

Rudy Giuliani says if the president decides to fire Sessions and Rosenstein, it won't happen until after Robert Mueller completes the Russian Federation investigation.

On Sunday Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said the investigation could ultimately result in an impeachment effort in Congress over alleged obstruction by the president. "The president was." He added that unless a report on what the informant learned is turned over to Trump, "there's surely not going to be an interview".

Reviewing the public record, McCarthy draws the irrefutable conclusion: "Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of a counterintelligence investigation".

ABC News published a piece titled "Gowdy disputes Trump's "spy" claim, says Federal Bureau of Investigation acted properly".

Another source familiar with the discussions tells CNN that Sessions met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago soon after the recusal and there was a confrontation.

Trump has criticized Sessions on multiple occasions over his 16-month administration. "I've never heard the term "spy" used", Gowdy said.

When critics such as House intelligence committee ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., don't say that Trump isn't a target, they're "doing a disservice to all our fellow citizens", Gowdy said. He might not be as loyal as Trump would demand, but he's a straight shooter who might get through a Senate confirmation hearing intact, who also has some free time coming up soon. Mollie Hemingway zeroes in on the briefing Gowdy received in "Trey Gowdy Didn't Even See Documents He Claims Exonerate FBI On Spygate: Reports".

Gowdy argued Sessions should have offered these reasons before accepting Trump's offer.

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