Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said a GOP memo alleging FBI misconduct is not about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s actions from the 2016 election and possible links to President Donald Trump’s campaign.
"Don’t me, no – and so i was pretty integrally mixed up in the drafting than it," Gowdy told CBS’s Margaret Brennan with an interview set to air on "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "There exists a Russia investigation with out a dossier. In like manner the extent the memo refers to the dossier as well as FISA process, the dossier is not related the meeting at Trump Tower."
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"The dossier has nothing to do with a text sent by Cambridge Analytica. The dossier has absolutely nothing to apply George Papadopoulos’ meeting in the uk. What’s more, it doesn’t need everything to employ obstruction of justice."
The memo alleges top FBI and Department of Justice officials were not forthcoming for the motivations behind Christopher Steele’s controversial dossier, including indirect funding from Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The memo further states the dossier was essential to the bureau’s request to spy on Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
Some of your president’s allies have sought to work with the memo to bash the FBI and undermine the integrity of these included in Mueller’s probe.
Gowdy has cautioned his fellow Republicans about jumping to conclusions, adding that his advice the other day ended up being to exit Mueller "the hell alone."
The president wrote on Twitter Saturday the fact that memo "totally vindicates ‘Trump’" knowning that there was no collusion or obstruction.
Gowdy, a three-term lawmaker who rose to prominence together with his role in multiple investigations together with a probe within the attack within the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, announced the 2009 week that he’s not seeking reelection.