Leave it to Trey Gowdy to slam former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. Gowdy asked Johnson why the Democratic National Committee didn’t turn over its hacked servers to law enforcement….Cue nervous laughter! Johnson is testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee about Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election:
Gowdy commented: “Twice now you have said that you could have camped out in front of the DNC and I would say in defense of you, it wouldn’t have made any difference if you had, because they weren’t going to give you the server. So if you’re investigating either from the law enforcement or from an intelligence standpoint, the hacking by foreign hostile government, wouldn’t you want the server?”
Gowdy continued: “Wouldn’t that help you, number one, identify who the attacker was, and if memory serves me, this was early in the summer of 2016 when we learned of the DNC hack, so if they had turned the server over to either you or Director Comey, maybe we would have known more and maybe there would have been more for you to report? So I guess what I’m asking you is, why would the victim of a crime not turn over a server to the intelligence community or to law enforcement?”
Johnson responded: “I’m not going to argue with you, sir”
Johnson went on to say with nervous laughter that Congressman Gowdy’s question was “leading,” although earlier in the hearing Gowdy had told Johnson to tell him if any of his questions accidentally sounded as though they were doing just that.