'Gowdy Doesn't Get It': Hannity Rips SC Rep for Defending FBI on 'Informant' Allegations
Sean Hannity ripped House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy for defending the FBI's alleged use of an informant inside the Trump presidential campaign.
"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," Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, said on The Story on Tuesday.
"Gowdy doesn't get it," Hannity said. "[He's] defending the use of spies in its overall investigation."
Hannity read Gowdy the Roget's Thesaurus entry for "spy" -- "a secret (or undercover) agent" -- and said that the terms "informant" and "spy" are interchangeable.
"Make no mistake, the Trump campaign was spied on," Hannity said, taking issue with Gowdy for seeing the two terms as two distinctly different ideas.
Hannity said he agrees with Gowdy on a lot of issues, but that the former Greenville prosecutor should recognize the amount of "anti-Trump Democratic donors" that Robert Mueller has stacked his investigative team with.
He said that no fair-minded prosecutor would hire attorney Andrew Weissmann as Mueller has.
Hannity said Weissman had a case that damaged the accounting firm Arthur Andersen -- before the Supreme Court overturned the conviction in a 9-0 vote -- and put four Merrill Lynch executives in jail before their convictions were overturned.
He said the continued use of the bureaucracy to unsuccessfully prevent Donald Trump's presidency and to damage it after he was elected is the "biggest scandal in American history."