Trey Gowdy has become the apostle of “spying on an opposition campaign during a presidential campaign is normal.”
Gowdy on CBS this morning: “Informants are used all day, every day by law enforcement.” https://t.co/iq0mJt58EB
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) May 30, 2018
Even Brit Hume can’t buy what Trey Gowdy is selling these days.
Obviously, but not normally to spy on US presidential campaigns. https://t.co/QC0VWTF8TI
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 30, 2018
What is going on? I’ve always thought of Gowdy as a principled conservative. But he goes on television to tell us that Donald Trump should voluntarily talk to Robert Mueller!
It was because of Trey Gowdy that Sarah Sanders was put under fire from the media:
The New York Times devoted a long article to admitting and spinning that the FBI spied on the Trump campaign!
But Trey Gowdy says the FBI was just doing their job?
— Andrew C. McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) May 31, 2018
The Conservative Treehouse suggests that Trey Goudy has been covering for the deep state coup attempt all along: “Strategic Deployment – Trey Gowdy Defends FBI and DOJ – Spygate Was Justified…”
The more you know the raw source material behind the Spygate story; the more you can see the false assertions behind Gowdy’s statements, and the strategic purpose therein.
The Gowdy statements would be alarming by themselves if not compounded by the fact that Mr. Gowdy is one of only a few people with direct first-hand knowledge of the material and evidence in multiple investigations.
After Devin Nunes was forced to recuse himself from much of the congressional investigation, HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes specifically selected Gowdy to represent multiple committees in his review of material evidence.
It was Trey Gowdy who looked at the FISA application material and specifically authored the Nunes memo on the FISA Court application against U.S. person Carter Page.
It was Trey Gowdy who initially (April 8th) stated he had “seen” some of the origination material in the two-page “Electronic Communication” document that CIA Director John Brennan used to initiate the FBI Counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign. Later that Gowdy claim was asserted as false, and only a briefing took place; but the Gowdy claim was useful at the time.
It was Trey Gowdy, and only Trey Gowdy, who claimed Samantha Power denied making all of the unmasking requests; and Trey Gowdy who asserted someone else used her access to make unmasking requests.