Trey Gowdy was expected to be one of Donald Trump’s most high-profile defenders.
But now no one knows what to think.
And Trey Gowdy said one thing about impeachment that no one saw coming.
Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Gowdy made a statement that stunned President Trump and his supporters.
Host Margaret Brennan asked Gowdy about the secret and Soviet-style hearings House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is running.
Gowdy broke with the President and other Congressional Republicans by voicing his support for closed-door witness depositions.
Fox News reports:
Closed-door hearings are preferable to public spectacles and can be a positive thing, so long as they aren’t compromised by selective leaking, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said Sunday.
Gowdy, who is joining President Trump’s legal team, appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” to discuss the impeachment probe and was asked if he still believed private hearings were preferable to public hearings.
Host Margaret Brennan mentioned comments Gowdy made in April 2018 about private hearings being less like a “circus,” and asked if he still stood by those sentiments.
“100 percent,” Gowdy replied. “You can’t pick and choose which aspects of due process you’re going to use. It’s not just the privacy. The reason we respect executive-branch investigations isn’t because they’re behind closed doors, it’s because there are no leaks.”
Gowdy did rail against the selective leaks the Democrats are using to frame President Trump as guilty.
But the cherry-picked leaks are only possible because Schiff and the Democrats are holding closed-door hearings where they conceal the transcripts of testimony that deny the American people access to evidence that would prove the President’s innocence.
Public hearings would change all of that, but for some reason Gowdy went to bat for the Democrats’ rigged process.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.