Trey Gowdy has a well-earned reputation as one of the most dogged investigators in Congress.

He played key roles in exposing Hillary Clinton’s illegal private server and the fake news Russia collusion story.

Now Gowdy is calling for a new investigation and you won’t believe who is on the hot seat.

Dr. Ronny Jackson – a Navy admiral – withdrew his candidacy to run the VA after Montana Democrat Jon Tester smeared him with fake news allegations about being a drunk who terrorized colleagues and wrecked a vehicle while at work.

The Secret Service and Trump administration found no evidence to support either charge.

They were lies and fake news, but the media published them without verifying them because it was a way to try and hurt Trump.

But instead of investigating the scheme to smear a decorated Admiral, Trey Gowdy believes the accusations against Jackson should be looked in to.

Politico reports:

“House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy on Sunday said some of the allegations against President Donald Trump’s ill-fated pick for secretary of Veterans Affairs should be investigated.

Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” the South Carolina Republican said, “I think some of those allegations do warrant being investigated,” referring to a series of allegations levied against the White House physician and now-withdrawn VA secretary nominee, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson.

Gowdy specified that Congress was not the appropriate body to investigate all allegations of misconduct by Jackson, referencing in particular claims the Navy doctor overprescribed sleeping pills while serving in the White House.

“I don’t think you want members of Congress deciding whether or not the prescribing of Ambien is within the course of a professional medical practice,” Gowdy said. “In fact, I can’t think of anybody less well-qualified to decide whether Ambien should be prescribed than a bunch of lawyers.”

Jackson withdrew his nomination to serve as Trump’s VA secretary last week after allegations surfaced that, among other things, he created a toxic work environment and maintained poor prescription records.

Allegations of Jackson’s creating a hostile work environment would be the jurisdiction of “some combination of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and House Oversight,” Gowdy said.”

This is a repeat of the Russia probe.

In both instances, innocent men – Trump and Dr. Jackson – are being investigated based on fake news and unsubstantiated rumors started by Democrats.

The real scandal is the coordinated effort to sabotage them, but in neither case is that being investigated.

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