Is there possibly more foul play on part of the FBI than we knew about previously?
It sounds like there is something “mysterious” that changed the mind of former representative Trey Gowdy (Rep-SC), known for being a no-nonsense kind of guy.
The Blaze covered the story:
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was initially supportive of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But he revealed on Fox News over the weekend that his perspective shifted when he laid eyes on a mysterious piece of evidence.
Gowdy told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures” the evidence is FBI transcripts of conversations involving Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos and FBI informants.
The Blaze also went into detail about what Gowdy said was a “game changer”:
Gowdy, who chaired the House Intelligence Committee before leaving office in January, hinted last month that the FBI intentionally withheld”game-changer” evidence from the FISA court when obtaining a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
It is widely believed the transcripts Gowdy referred to are exculpatory evidence. Some Republican lawmakers believe the government withheld the transcripts from the FISA court because they would have hurt the government’s case for obtaining a warrant against Page.
It’s no secret that there has been a huge cover-up in the Strzok-Page saga, with the president even accusing Robert Mueller of deleting their texts. But up until this point, Gowdy has been fairly kind in his assessment of Robert Mueller’s investigation.
So what has changed?
From the transcript of his interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News:
FMR. REP. TREY GOWDY: Well, I think any time law enforcement talks to a target or a potential target, they’re either going to record that conversation or they’re going to monitor it in real time and take notes.
Some of us have seen transcripts of those conversations. And I was supportive of Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate — to investigate what Russia did.
But when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective, because you want to think of law enforcement as being unbiased and disinterested in the outcome, as long as we just find the facts.
But when you have information that someone you think has done something wrong has, in fact, not done something wrong, when you have exculpatory information, and you don’t share it with others, and then you put that together with Strzok and Page and then the defensive briefings, remember, Maria, the defense of Comey and the media and the Democrats has always been, yes, some in the FBI was biased against Trump, and it didn’t matter.
This really matters. When you have exculpatory information, and you don’t share it with a court, when you give two different kinds of defensive briefings to the candidates, depending on who you like and who you don’t, then your bias begins to impact the investigation.
That’s what I saw when I saw the transcript, but your viewers should be entitled to make up their own minds.
Hopefully the transcripts will be declassified so that the American public will be able to see the “mysterious game changer” for themselves.
As reported by the Blaze:
Attorney General William Barr is actively investigating the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into Trump’s campaign, which heavily relied on the recorded conversations.
It would be Barr’s decision whether or not the transcripts are released since Trump has given him the authority to declassify documents related to the investigation.
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