Trey Gowdy has been on the trail of Hillary Clinton’s wrongdoing since Benghazi.

But he has been thwarted by a powerful cover-up.

Now’s he’s uncovered the dark secret the FBI used to shield Hillary from prosecution.

Gowdy – in his role as Chairman of the Oversight Committee – announced hearings into the FBI’s conduct during the 2016 election that will include why former Director James Comey drafted a letter clearing Clinton of criminal wrongdoing before the investigation into her emails was complete.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“Rep. Trey Gowdy plans to grill former FBI Director James Comey about his decision-making as part of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s decision to re-examine the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

“Have to, won’t we?” the South Carolina Republican told the Washington Examiner when asked about interviewing Comey.

Gowdy chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has opened a joint investigation with the Judiciary Committee in order to review the Justice Department’s handling of the politically charged investigation. Gowdy is particularly concerned that “the decision to charge or not charge [Clinton] was made before all the witnesses were interviewed,” but he emphasized that the investigation topics are structured in a nonpartisan way.

“Of the six things we listed with specificity, three of them are things Democrats gave a big damn about last fall,” said Gowdy. “So, the question is, do they still? And three of them are things that Republicans cared about a lot last year, and the question is, do they still?”

The committees announced the investigation Tuesday morning, with an emphasis on Comey and why the FBI decided what information to reveal and when. Questions include whether the FBI made the right decision to say in public that Clinton’s team was “extremely careless” in its handling of classified information, which Democratic critics protested was a breach of DOJ protocol. But the committee will also ask about the parallel refusal to confirm during the campaign that some of President Trump’s campaign associates faced investigations over their apparent ties to Russia.”

But there is a new wrinkle in this story that will also demand Comey be grilled by Gowdy.

According to the Washington Post, the FBI was set to pay Christopher Steele – of the famous Trump-Russia dossier – to continue digging into Trump at the same time Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democrat National Committee was paying him to dredge up opposition research on Trump.

The Post reports:

“After the election, the FBI agreed to pay Steele to continue gathering intelligence about Trump and Russia, but the bureau pulled out of the arrangement after Steele was publicly identified in news reports.”

Gowdy should demand Comey to answer for why the FBI was willing to pay someone connected to both the Russians and Hillary Clinton to dig up dirt on another party’s Presidential nominee.

It’s an unbelievable revelation that federal law enforcement was being used to spy on Barack Obama’s political opponents.

We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.