(National Sentinel) Political Motivations: Retiring South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Sunday that the House Intelligence Committee, which he sits on, is not looking at the entire FBI for political abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Two days after the panel released the scandalous FISA memo detailing serial abuses of the court in politicized pursuit of a surveillance warrant to spy on a Trump campaign official, Gowdy hinted that the House committee may only be investigating as many as five FBI officials.
“I have tremendous respect for the bureau, there are 30,000 employees, let’s assume that there are five that engaged in conduct that we have questions about,” Gowdy said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday.
He also said that the partisan tone of the investigation has become a big problem, adding that he hopes the release of the four-page FISA memo is just a “one-off.”
“I hope this is a one-off, that Congress takes this position but also hope it’s a one-off that a [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] application contains errors and product that is funded by a political opponent. I hope that is a one-off,” he said.
That doesn’t appear to be the case, however. Multiple reports over the weekend suggest that more memos showing more politicized abuse by various government agencies under the Obama administration are forthcoming.
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