Gowdy: 'Almost Everything' Was Done Differently in Hillary Clinton Email Probe
Rep. Trey Gowdy demanded House investigators receive access to key documents in connection with the salacious Trump-Russia dossier - including forms from FBI interviews - and called out irregularities in the Hillary Clinton email probe.
In a Fox News exclusive, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes went after the Department of Justice and the FBI for its “failure to fully produce” documents related to the dossier, saying “at this point it seems the DOJ and FBI need to be investigating themselves.”
Nunes demanded all records be provided by Jan. 3, emphasizing that subpoenas went out on Aug. 24.Article continues below
Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the Oversight Committee, stressed Thursday that an investigation is only as good as the access to documents and witnesses. He said lawmakers cannot interview FBI agents like Peter Strzok and Lisa Page without first getting the documents.
"This has taken longer than it should," he said, adding that "almost everything" was done differently during the investigation into Clinton's private server.
He conceded that the FBI had a "difficult year" since it had to investigate a candidate in the "throes of a presidential race" but he stressed the need for oversight and a full accounting of what occurred.
Gowdy questioned whether the decision was made not to prosecute Clinton months before it was announced by then-FBI Director James Comey.
"If you have made the decision not to charge someone in May of 2016 before you have interviewed two dozen witnesses, before you have interviewed the target of the investigation, then you're going to have to explain how you reached that decision not to charge," he said, adding that he believes the FBI and DOJ are "big enough to withstand those questions."
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