(National Sentinel) Not-so-Special Counsel: Rep. Trey Gowdy blasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia-Trump collusion investigation as obviously biased as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who appointed Mueller, testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.
“The reason we have special counsel is because of a conflict of interest,” the South Carolina Republican said. “We don’t like conflicts of interest because it undermines people’s confidence in both the process and the result.”
“And then, lo and behold, those that are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a bit of their own,” Gowdy noted further.
The congressman then proceeded to list various conflicts that have been reported thus far within the special counsel’s office.
They include a prosecutor who sent a “fawning email” to a fact witness, a top investigator who sent pro-Hillary and anti-Trump text messages, a prosecutor who attended Clinton’s election night party, and FBI officials who have connections to Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that produced the infamous “Trump dossier.”
He noted that citizens in his district aren’t going to be asking him about various pieces of legislation that Congress passed this week or the terrorist attack in New York City, “they’re going to be asking me, ‘What the hell’s going on in the Department of Justice?'”
“The statute itself” governing special counsels “specifically references conflicts of interest,” Gowdy noted.
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