Trey Gowdy is raising expectations for unflattering revelations about the FBI during the investigation into ties between President Trump’s team and Russia.
Over multiple TV appearances this week, the former Republican congressman from South Carolina has talked about events that are under scrutiny by U.S. Attorney John Durham.
“There are more things coming out with the Durham report that show the FBI’s primary concern is its own reputation,” he told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum on Wednesday. That was after he criticized the FBI for its use of British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier even after finding out about its flaws and Director Christopher Wray for not being more cooperative with outside investigations.
Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, also said he knows Durham’s team is interviewing former CIA Director John Brennan this week, though he acknowledged he doesn’t know if that discussion will take place on Friday as has been reported.
Earlier that day, Durham snagged his first guilty plea from former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith for doctoring an email during the process of the bureau seeking a court’s permission to renew an order to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser.
Gowdy told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday that he thinks “there’s more to come” on a controversial defensive briefing led by FBI agents given to Trump as a candidate late in the 2016 contest.
Author: Daniel Chaitin
Source: Washington Examiner: Trey Gowdy: More trouble ahead for FBI’s reputation in Durham review