The FBI can’t escape accountability for colluding with the Obama administration to take down Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Critics contend they abused their power by spying on the Trump team in an effort to swing the election to Hillary Clinton.
Trey Gowdy appeared on TV and let America in on the secret that could take down the anti-Trump forces at the FBI for good.
Ever since Chairman Nunes released his memo outlining how the FBI used the controversial Christopher Steele Russia dossier to obtain a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, Americans have been calling for an investigation.
Congressman Gowdy appeared on Fox News Channel on Sunday and dropped the bombshell that he believes events are trending in the direction of a second special counsel.
The Daily Caller reports:
Gowdy also said, “Maria over the weekend, I’d counted up almost two dozen witnesses that the inspector general would not have access to, were he alone conducting this investigation, so I think we’re trending perhaps towards another special counsel because of this unique fact pattern and the fact that there are witnesses outside the reach of the inspector general.”Bartiromo asked, “So we should have then you believe another special counsel to investigate these matters? How does one investigate itself frankly?”
“Well you don’t. I wish that I had been able to grade my own papers in college and law school, but I was not able to. I would have done better first of all, but–we don’t put family members on the jury. We don’t put friends on the jury,” Gowdy answered.
“You need an independent arbiter, and the Department of Justice cannot investigate itself. Horowitz can– Horowitz is a fair guy, but when there are two dozen witnesses that have left the department or worked for another agency, someone else has to do it and I am reluctant to call for special counsel, but I think it may be unavoidable in this fact pattern.”
If the FBI misled the court in their FISA application, it could be a criminal violation.
Someone at the Bureau may also face legal jeopardy for using the Steele dossier.
FBI protocol states only “documented and verified” information can be used in surveillance application.
Employing the Steele dossier violated that standard procedure and could be a criminal violation.
A second special counsel is the only way to get to the bottom of this scandal.