Rep. Trey Gowdy let James Comey have it after the fired former FBI Director’s interview with Brett Baier:
He came out with guns drawn when Tucker Carlson asked what Gowdy thought of the Comey interview:
REP. TREY GOWDY: A couple things. Number one, Page and Strzok he would have fired immediately. That means the two agents that were leading both the Clinton and Trump investigations should have been canned.
Director Comey’s recollection is flawed if he does not remember telling Congress that his agents told him that they didn’t think Flynn was lying. He needs to get his lawyers and go back and look at the transcript. We did not mishear. Maybe he misspoke, but that is in the transcript.
The double standard he’s had for the past several weeks still exists. Clinton can lie and she can still be president. McCabe can lie and he’s still a stand-up guy. But man, if President Trump tells any lies at all then impeachment is too good a remedy for him.
Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy says former FBI Director James Comey is distorting the definition of an information “leak” to suit his own purposes.
The South Carolina congressman told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday night that Comey was twisting the facts in an interview with Fox’s Bret Baier earlier that evening.
Comey was trying to convince Baier that he had not really “leaked” his memos of meetings with President Donald Trump to the media but had simply shared personal correspondence that could be seen as no different than a private “diary.”
That didn’t wash with Gowdy, who told Carlson that Comey “has a definition of the word leak that no one else has.”
He said the memos – which he shared with the media through an intermediary – related to “unclassified conversations” with Trump, characterizing the documents as a personal “diary,” not a “work product.”
Gowdy disputed Comey’s explanation, saying his definition of a leak “is what the rest of us call a felony.” One night earlier, Comey told Anderson Cooper that he views a leak as a “unauthorized disclosure of classified information.”
“‘Leaking’ is disclosing a confidential conversation, which is exactly what he did,” said Gowdy.