During an interview on the Today Show yesterday morning with Savannah Guthrie, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, who’s currently on a book selling tour, told the Today Show host that he briefed Republican leaders, who were part of a “Gang of Eight,” about a second counter-intelligence interview into President Trump and no one objected.
Fox News contributor, and former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Trey Gowdy, was asked by Fox News’ Martha MacCallum about an outrageous claim made by the disgraced former Deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe about the so-called “Gang of Eight.”MacCallum asked Gowdy what he thought about McCabe’s assertion that Republican Devin Nunes and former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan having knowledge of a second investigation into President Trump and did not object to it.
Gowdy told MacCallum that he thinks McCabe is not telling, saying: “That Devin and Paul knew about it and had no problem with it,” “The reason he’s doing it this way is that Devin and Paul are not allowed to discuss anything that is said in a Gang of Eight meeting, and McCabe knows that. So he can level the accusation and Paul and Devin cannot refute him.”
Gowdy continued, “What I think is fascinating is, there were three investigations into a duly elected president. The Peter Strzok one from July of 2016 and then McCabe started a counterintelligence—and if he’s telling the truth, started a criminal probe into the President of the United States. I listened to Devin and Paul quiz the DOJ and the DOJ for hours on multiple occasions about the one counterintelligence investigation we all knew about it. I find it stunning that they would know about a second one and not say a single solitary word. And I will continue to not believe they knew about it unless one or the other contradicts it.”
McCallum clarified, saying the first investigation was intended to determine whether or not there was Russian interference in the election. Gowdy paused, saying, “Well, if you look at the FBI document which was drafted by and approved by Peter Strzok, it was a counter-intelligence investigation into the Trump campaign. Now, the FBI doesn’t like it when I say that but, unfortunately, I’ve seen the documents. I know exactly what Strzok wrote. They want you to believe that it was into what Russia was doing—and that’s fine, that’s appropriate. Unfortunately, Strzok used the phrase, ‘Trump campaign.’ So, that was the one from July of 2016, and now McCabe says there was one in May of 2017, in addition to the criminal investigation into obstruction of justice.”
When Gowdy was asked about McCabe’s reaction when Savannah Guthrie pressed him, asking what evidence they had to investigate President Trump? McCabe said Trump clearly wanted them to stop investigating him, using that as a reason for Trump being an “agent of Russia.” Gowdy smirked, saying, “If thinking James Comey is not a good FBI director, is tantamount to being an agent of Russian, then list all the people that are agents of Russia—Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Rod Rosenstein, who wrote the memo getting rid of Comey, Michael Horowitz, who’s the Inspector General.” Gowdy continued to say, “lot’s of people thought that James Comey had lost the ability to lead that department. And the fact that President Trump got rid of him in May of 2017, is not sufficient basis to launch a criminal obstruction of justice probe.” An animated Gowdy continued, “Look at what happened. He gets rid of Comey, replaces him with a Comey acolyte, who not only continues the investigation but expands it.” The sarcastic former lawmaker told MacCallum, ” So if his goal was to get gosh, he did a terrible job of it.”
President Trump, who was clearly pleased with Trey Gowdy’s brilliant analysis of how McCabe is clearly lying, retweeted his quote
“If thinking that James Comey is not a good FBI Director is tantamount to being an agent of Russia, than just list all the people that are agents of Russia – Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Rod Rosenstein who wrote the memo to get rid of Comey, the Inspector General….” Trey Gowdy
Fox News played a clip of the anti-Trump Democrat Congressman Rep. Adam Schiff his Sunday stating that there is “evidence in plain sight” of collusion between Trump and Russia. MacCallum then asked Gowdy what he thought of his “friend?” Gowdy laughed, saying, “Collusion is a synonym for conspiracy. So I hope the questioner followed-up and said, ‘Okay, Chairman Schiff, you have just said that you have evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the president of the United States and the Russian state. What is that evidence? What is the crime? Was Trump involved in the hacking of the DNC server? Was he involved in the hacking of John Podesta’s email? Are you alleging he participated in deciding when to disseminate the proceeds of these two hacks?’”
Gowdy continued: “I have heard Adam on a number of occasions say that he is the third eye raven, has evidence and seen things nobody else has ever seen before. But I’ve never heard him asked ‘What is it? What is the evidence of crime that you have, Chairman Schiff?’ I’ve never heard it followed up on”