On Tuesday, Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he supports the FBI’s use of an informant to talk to several of President Trump‘s campaign members from 2016.
During “The Story” on Fox News, Gowdy said, “I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”
.@TGowdySC: “I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with @realDonaldTrump.” #TheStory pic.twitter.com/hD35CyMzx4
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Gowdy made these comments after he and other key legislators met Christopher Wray, Director of the FBI and Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, to talk about the Russia investigation and an FBI informant’s communications with Trump’s campaign advisers during the presidential election of 2016.
He said Wray and Rosenstein cleared up that President Trump was not the probe’s target.
Gowdy said, “Chris Wray and Rod Rosenstein have at least made it clear to us Donald Trump was never the target of the investigation, he’s not the current target of the investigation. Now, keep in mind, that can all change depending on what a witness says, but as of now, I think Chris Wray and Rod Rosenstein are stunned whenever people think Trump is the target of their investigation.”
In a series of Tweets, Trump has claimed without evidence that the FBI planted a spy in his campaign to watch his team for political reasons, claims critics have panned.