Gowdy Calls Out Schiff: He 'Found Collusion' Before Russia Investigation Even Started
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) joined Bill Hemmer on "America's Newsroom" to react to the latest in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The committee interviewed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for hours on Tuesday and is expected to reconvene for another session on Thursday. The committee also will interview former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on Wednesday.
Gowdy said he was frustrated that Bannon refused to answer any questions about working in the White House, the Trump transition or even his conversations with the president after his firing, citing a unique version of "executive privilege."
Gowdy said he wants to get more answers from Bannon and continue the investigation, but he has yet to find any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
"Some of my colleagues have already made up their minds, namely Adam Schiff. He found collusion before we even started," Gowdy said. "I'm not sure how you do that, but he did it."
Schiff, a Democrat from California, has been a vocal critic of the president before and during the House Intelligence Committee's Russia probe.
Since March, our investigation has made important progress. We’ve interviewed numerous key witnesses behind closed doors, held public hearings, reviewed thousands of documents, identified new leads — all to understand and expose Russia's meddling and protect our democracy.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 15, 2017
"I have seen no evidence of collusion between the president and the Russians, the president's campaign and the Russians, but we still have more interviews to do," Gowdy said.
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