Trey Gowdy’s ~~ kiss-up ~~ to the deep state

Gary Bauer at Campaign for Working Families has some trenchant remarks, (surprising from him) about Trey Gowdy’s ~~ kiss-up ~~ to the deep state:  Our DLH has had Gowdy’s number for awhile.

Gagging On Gowdy

I bit my tongue when I heard Rep. Trey Gowdy essentially give the bad actors at the top of the FBI a pass during a recent Fox interview.  Here’s what Gowdy said: 
“I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got. . .”
My instinctive reaction is how does he know that?  Yes, I know he had a classified briefing. 
But there are multiple reports that when members of Congress went over to the Department of Justice last week to see the original documents that began the investigation they were still denied access to those documents
And if it is so clear to Mr. Gowdy that the FBI did the right thing, why is the FBI still unwilling to show the American people why it acted in such an extreme manner?  People don’t usually fall back on secrecy to hide their good deeds. 
Gowdy also said this: 
Chris Wray and Rod Rosenstein have at least made it clear to us Donald Trump was never the target of the investigation, he’s not the current target of the investigation.” 
Once again, Andrew McCarthy is asking the salient questions:  Are Mr. Gowdy and any of the FBI’s other defenders paying attention to “what the FBI said it was doing?”  [Emphasis in original] 
McCarthy quotes then-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress:
“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts. . .”
Let’s be clear — Donald Trump was the campaign.  So, according to James Comey, the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign and by extension Donald Trump. 
Yet now Gowdy is telling us that what Comey said is not true, that the FBI was never investigating the Trump campaign.  James Clapper said this recently, too.  But none of it adds up.
Here’s something else that jumped out at me from Gowdy’s interview, which almost seemed as if Gowdy was trying to deceive his Fox interviewer and the rest of us.  He said this: 
“It was Trump himself who said, ‘I didn’t collude with Russia but if anyone did, I want the FBI to find that out.'”
The problem with Gowdy’s statement is that Trump did not say that during the campaign.  Trump made those remarks in a phone call to James Comey on March 30, 2017 — more than two months after his inauguration.  The president was venting his frustration over the “cloud” of the Russia investigation hanging over his administration.
But the way Gowdy presents it lacks all context.  Trump did not ask or invite the FBI to investigate his campaign or individuals who worked on his campaign.  He was never afforded the opportunity to do so. 
Instead, the Obama Administration spied on the Trump campaign, in violation of FBI guidelines, not to mention every norm and tradition.  Now that Trump won the election and the collusion narrative is falling apart, the Deep State is furiously trying to cover its tracks.
The government of one party wiretapping or trying to entrap the campaign of the opposition party is a huge danger to our constitutional republic.  The bar should be extremely high for any such effort. 
If you’re going to do that, the most obvious step is to go directly to the candidate and explain the urgent concern.  The Obama Administration did not do that. 
If the FBI had so much factual information to justify crossing such a high bar, then why won’t they share it? 
As for Mr. Gowdy, would he have us ignore all the clouds now hanging over the Deep State?  What about all the anti-Trump texts from FBI agents?  What about the senior officials fired or demoted for misconduct?  What about the inspector general’s various investigations, including the FBI’s likely abuse of the secret FISA court?

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One Response to Trey Gowdy’s ~~ kiss-up ~~ to the deep state

  1. DLH says:

    The “Deuce” never fails to ‘descend to the Occasion’
    (Many honorable p men of lesser talent have often “Risen to the Occasion” to the betterment of their fellow Man)

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