A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away Rep. Trey Gowdy said that he didn’t think the FBI had acted inappropriately in Spygate when it came to the election campaign of Donald Trump.
Well he finally ripped the FBI and DOJ for a huge bombshell of information in the IG report that will be released on Thursday.
Oversight reports that;
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on FBI and DOJ actions in advance of the 2016 election.
“I am alarmed, angered, and deeply disappointed by the Inspector General’s finding of numerous failures by DOJ and FBI in investigating potential Espionage Act violations by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor reveals that the whole investigation into the Clinton emails deviated far and away from normal procedures.
The investigation was mishandled. The investigatory conclusions were reached before the end of the witness interviews. The July 5th press conference marked a serious violation of policy and process. And the letters to Congress in the fall of 2016 were both delayed in substance and unnecessary in form.
Moreover, the treatment afforded to former Secretary Clinton and other potential subjects and targets was starkly different from the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign officials. Voluntariness and consent in the former were replaced with search warrants, subpoenas, and other compulsory processes in the latter. Many of the investigators and supervisors were the same in both investigations but the investigatory tactics were not.
Then he zeroed on on former FBI Director James Comey saying, “This is not the FBI I know. This is not the FBI our country needs. This is not the FBI citizens and suspects alike deserve.”