Gowdy on New Texts: If Someone at FBI Was Leaking to Media, It Wouldn't Surprise Me
Congressional investigators are reportedly looking into whether two romantically-involved FBI agents may have been leaking stories to media outlets.
The Hill reported that House and Senate panels are examining text messages exchanged between agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page, who exchanged anti-Trump views in texts that were made public late last year.
One exchange seems to indicate they knew of a Wall Street Journal article in advance. Page wrote to Strzok that the article "was out" but hidden behind a paywall.
"WSJ? Boy that was fast. Should I ‘find’ it and tell the team?" Strzok answered.
On "The Story," Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said lawmakers want to know who at the FBI was authorized to speak to the media and he has "serious concerns" about FBI personnel talking to reporters without permission.
"I'd love to tell you I'm surprised that someone at the FBI may have been leaking, but I'm not," said Gowdy.
He noted that former FBI Director James Comey had no problem leaking his memos when he wanted to prompt a special counsel's probe into President Trump and Russia.
"[But] when Loretta Lynch told him to call [the Hillary Clinton email probe] a 'matter' not an investigation, we didn't hear a peep out of him," recalled Gowdy.
Watch the interview above.