Republican Congressmen are not playing any more games with the FISA court abuses they think happened against President Donald Trump’s campaign.
On Tuesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte demanded a new special counsel to investigate.
The representatives wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to insist on the new counsel.
“Matters have arisen—both recently and otherwise—which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly,” they wrote in the letter.
“There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases,” they said.
“There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal,” they said.
The two Congressmen appeared on Fox News to explain their reason for the request.
“What changed for me was the knowledge that there are two dozen witnesses that Michael Horowitz, the [DOJ] Inspector General, would not have access to,” Rep. Gowdy said. “When I counted up 24 witnesses that he would not be able to access were he to investigate it, yeah only one conclusion, that’s special counsel.”
It Could Not Happen.
It is anyone’s guess as to the appointment of a special counsel but the representatives’ believe that it is needed.
“This fact pattern is unique and compelling and I think he really ought to consider it,” Rep. Gowdy said.
And he had a fantastic reason for why Congress is not the right group to investigate.
“Congress doesn’t have the tools to investigate this… We leak like the Gossip Girls,” he said.
And if the Russia investigation is any indication then he is correct.
A special counsel makes sense and the only reason any Democrat would oppose it is if they have something to hide.