Gowdy: 'I don't' think Rosenstein should really be fired

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Sunday he doesn’t think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired.

Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe on whether Russia colluded with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said within the interview on CBS’ "Face the Nation" that it concerns him that Trump’s confidence in Rosenstein is faltering. He added: "The president has not sought my counsel with this."

Over the last couple of weeks, Rosenstein comes under increased scrutiny with the president, along with GOP lawmakers.

When asked whether he thinks Rosenstein need to be fired, Gowdy said: "I wouldn’t."

The Sc Republican said: "I think it is fair to ask the deputy attorney general, ‘What did you know at the time you signed one of several applications?’ I think it is fair need to, ‘What FISA reforms would you like to implement to be certain unfortunately we cannot have this fact pattern come about again?’ I don’t judge people according to a single decision they make all over the span of a normally really stellar career."

Gowdy’s comments came following release Friday from the Nunes memo, a formerly classified memo that alleges bias by FBI officials who helped launch a federal probe into whether Russia colluded with Trump’s campaign team.

According towards memo, Rosenstein approved more then one renewal of any surveillance warrant. Democrats have claimed the fact that memo aims to politicize intelligence and distort facts in the Trump-Russia investigation.

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