Considering how staunch Trey Gowdy seems to be, during an interview on Fox News he stated, in a somewhat cryptic manner, that “history will be much kinder to Jim Comey than the July press conference than the Dems. were”.
“I think he had access to information that, because he is a stand-up guy he’s not gonna disseminate classified information (though God knows everybody else is)…so all your viewers see is this meeting on the tarmac,” he explained.
“Jim Comey had access to additional information that I am convinced left him with no other choice but to make the decision he made in July,” Gowdy said.
Host McCallum then asked if Gowdy was implying if Comey was pressured into clearing Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing.
“No…he wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the integrity of the process, and I probably ought to just leave it right there,” Gowdy replied.
“Trust me when I tell you this, Martha — I know what it was and I have been a critic of James Comey in the past. But he made the only decision he could have made with respect to appropriating that decision away from the Department of Justice and making the decision himself.”
“I only take away from that that you are suggesting that there were more entanglements between the Clintons and perhaps the Justice Department than everyone understands,” McCallum guessed.
“You’re very perceptive,” Gowdy confirmed.
If you’ll recall, President Trump fired James Comey some months ago, then director of the FBI. It raised some eyebrows as Comey was investigating the alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
POTUS explained that he fired Comey over his handling of the Clinton Email Server debacle and now time proves that it may have been a smart move.
The letter of the firing was released by White House officials: “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau,” Mr. Trump said in a letter to Mr. Comey dated Tuesday. White House officials refused to say anything more about the three occasions Mr. Trump cited.