Gowdy Goes Off on Rosenstein Over Mueller Probe: 'Finish It the Hell Up'
Rep. Trey Gowdy told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to speed up the Russia probe Thursday as Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before the House Judiciary Committee.
The South Carolina Republican pointed out that the Russia investigation has been going on for two years, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been leading it for more than a year.
"Russia attacked this country. They should be the target. But Russia isn't being hurt by this investigation right now. We are. This country is being hurt by it," Gowdy said.
He said the investigation has become politicized and it's dividing the American people.
"If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury," Gowdy said. "If you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the American people."
"There's an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. I think right now all of us are being denied. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up, because this country is being torn apart."
Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, said the anti-Trump text messages by Peter Strzok were the worst example of bias he's seen in his career.
Rosenstein said he was also "offended" when he saw the text messages, but said the Mueller probe should finish "appropriately" and reach a conclusion.
He said nobody should jump to any conclusions about Mueller's findings beyond the charges he has filed in court.