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Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy blasted James Comey for undermining the functions of the FBI during the Russia examination, consisting of the prosecution of former Trump National Security Consultant Michael Flynn.
” The FBI is not in charge of employing and firing directors of National Intelligence. It’s not their job to see what they can get away with as Jim Comey said to that laughing gaggle of liberals when he was doing that Q and A,” Gowdy told “ Hannity,” referencing an interview Comey finished with MSNBC in 2017 when he confessed disregarding procedure by sending representatives to the White Home to speak with Flynn.
Comey went on to acknowledge the method the interview was set up– not through the White House counsel’s workplace, however organized directly with Flynn– was not standard practice. He called it “something I most likely would not have actually done or perhaps gotten away within a more … organized administration.”
The documents in concern reveal conversations on whether the FBI’s “goal” was “to get [Flynn] to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired.” The unsealed notes even more suggest that agents prepared in the option to get Flynn “to admit to breaking the Logan Act.”
” Any criminal investigation grounded in Logan Act questions is an apparent political pretext to assault the Trump Administration,” GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Monday, in a letter looking for in-person interviews and crucial files.
The legislators are likewise particularly looking for to question a mysterious FBI representative, Joe Pientka, who took part in the January 2017 White House interview that led to Flynn’s prosecution.
Gowdy stressed that is not the typical behavior of the FBI.
” To see what you can get away with, try to get someone fired, attempt to catch someone in a lie; you’re expected to investigate criminal activity, not create crime.”
Gowdy said that previous FBI representative Peter Strzok is the antithesis of fidelity, bravery, and stability, which is what the FBI means.
” You and I shouldn’t be shocked. The very same man who lost the Russian examinations, the exact same guy who wished to get Flynn and ultimately, desired to get President Trump. … I desire to know is this still the FBI? Does the FBI still attempt to set people up for lies because you don’t like the person that they work for?”