Now that Jeff Sessions’ resignation has finally happened, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) offered up his two cents.
“It was going to happen,” Gowdy told Fox News’ Bret Baier on Wednesday.“He’s been a proverbial dead man walking for several months now.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2018
Going to Happen
While Gowdy said he knew it was going to happen, he was still surprised by the timing.
The soon-to-be-retired congressman figured Trump would let the dust settle from the elections before pulling the trigger.
Trump, however, apparently saw no reason to drag it out and obviously wants to get some things accomplished before the House returns to Democrat control.
Sessions vacated his position on Wednesday. In an undated letter to the president, he wrote, “At your request, I am submitting my resignation.”
Setting the Record Straight
Democrats immediately began worrying that Sessions’ resignation would be the first step in eventual obstruction of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Upon hearing of the resignation, Chuck Schumer said Wednesday, “[O]ur paramount view is that any attorney general, whether this one or another one, should not be able to interfere with the Mueller investigation in any way.”
But Gowdy was adamant that NO special prosecutor has ever been given a blank slate to go anywhere and everywhere in an investigation.
There are always limits to how far one can go in these investigations, so the rhetoric being spewed by the likes of Schumer and Pelosi is just that, rhetoric.
The only thing they are doing is getting the public riled up by making any potential restrictions on Mueller’s scope seem like a shady move by Republicans.
Gowdy called it “typical Chuck Schumer” and said this is why “so few take him seriously.”
The Russian Investigation
Gowdy has been very involved in the congressional investigations into election meddling, and said that he has probably interviewed more witnesses than anyone in this case.
While Dems continue to tout collusion, Gowdy says he has seen zero evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
He did say, however, that he expects Mueller to release an exhaustive findings report on what exactly Russia did on their own to try to influence the election.
Again, though, absolutely no collusion existed as far as he can tell.