Donald Trump declared spygate the worst scandal in American history.
The Obama administration and the FBI deployed a spy against the Trump campaign based on the nonexistent evidence of collusion with Russia.
Trey Gowdy appeared before the cameras to discuss the scandal, but no one could believe what he said.
Gowdy was one of the members of Congress who attended two closed door briefings at the White House.
The sessions were led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
While Wray and Rosenstein continued to stonewall Congress by refusing to turn over documents related to the spy – who is believed to be Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper – they did brief members of both parties on the spy’s activities.
Gowdy appeared on Fox News to discuss the briefing, but his comments left Trump supporters puzzled.
Gowdy – a former prosecutor – defended the FBI’s use of a spy to try and infiltrate the Trump campaign stating,
“I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”
The South Carolina Congressman also discussed how Donald Trump is not the target of the investigation stating,
“But Chris Wray and Rod Rosenstein have at least made it clear to us, Donald Trump was never the target of the investigation. He is not the current target of the investigation. Now, keep in mind that can all change depending on what a witness says. But as of now, I think Chris Wray and Rod Rosenstein are stunned whenever people think Trump is the target of their investigation. I will leave it up to them how to brief the president.”
It is not safe to assume that Gowdy has morphed into a Deep State apologist.
During the course of the investigation, Gowdy helped uncover the FBI using the fake news Christopher Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page.
Gowdy may have simply been misled by the briefers.
The members of Congress who attended the briefing were not given any documents, which allowed Wray and Rosenstein to frame the information handed out on their own terms.
The spy first reached out to Carter Page in mid-July 2016.
That was weeks before the FBI officially opened the counterintelligence investigation codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane.”
And Page was known to the FBI because he cooperated in a 2013 investigation of a Russian spy ring.
The FBI knew Page was no Russian agent, so the only reason the spy would have approached him in mid-July was because that was around the time Christopher Steele began submitting his findings – which became the fake news dossier – to the Bureau.
So Trump supporters are wondering, if the truth is what Gowdy claimed he was told – that the FBI was targeting Russians – why were Trump associates put under surveillance?
The facts do not add up.
But it is impossible for Gowdy and other members of Congress to get to the bottom of this scandal as long as the Department of Justice and the FBI are refusing to honor document requests from Congress.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.