Representative Trey Gowdy has officially taken off his boxing gloves and stepped into the ring for a real deal confrontation with the FBI and DOJ. Following major discrepancies in testimony from officials within those organizations, Mr. Gowdy has issued a round of fresh subpoenas and sent shockwaves through those organizations.
While sources close to the committee have not confirmed who exactly is going to be called, there is not doubt that recently-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr and FBI General James A. Baker are at the top of the list.
Up until very recently, Ohr served as both associate deputy attorney general and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF). He was recently removed as associate deputy attorney general and it’s been revealed that his wife Nellie had previously worked for Fusion GPS.
Ohr has retained his OCDETF title.
The contradictions that resulted in the newly-issued subpoenas emerged during a marathon, seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
Check it out, per Fox News:
Sources close to the investigation say that McCabe was a “friendly witness” to the Democrats in the room, who are said to have pressed the deputy director, without success, to help them build a case against President Trump for obstruction of justice in the Russia-collusion probe. “If he could have, he would have,” said one participant in the questioning.
Investigators say McCabe recounted to the panel how hard the FBI had worked to verify the contents of the anti-Trump “dossier” and stood by its credibility. But when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had actually corroborated, the sources said, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. Beyond that, investigators said, McCabe could not even say that the bureau had verified the dossier’s allegations about the specific meetings Page supposedly held in Moscow.
The sources said that when asked when he learned that the dossier had been funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, McCabe claimed he could not recall – despite the reported existence of documents with McCabe’s own signature on them establishing his knowledge of the dossier’s financing and provenance.
What do you think about Trey Gowdy dropping the hammer on these lawless thugs?
Should every single holdover from the Obama-era be terminated?