Representative Trey Gowdy (R. SC) recently faced off with CIA director Brennan about his role in the Trump/Russia scandal, and it did not go well for Gowdy, to say the least. Unfortunately for Gowdy, his connections to Donald Trump go deeper than the general public may realize and just may help explain his clear bias in attempting to grill Brennan.
Gowdy’s super PAC has accepted large sums of money starting around the time that the House Intelligence Committee began investigating Trump and his campaign for collusion with Russia to interfere with last year’s presidential election.
Meanwhile, Gowdy also faces a House Ethics complaint for actions related to the Benghazi investigation against Hillary Clinton. Those actions by Trey Gowdy are called bribes by the Democratic Coalition that has filed ethics complaint against Gowdy.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) May 25, 2017
Here’s where things got worse for Gowdy…
Gowdy defended contact by the Russians in an interview with Manu Raju, a congressional reporter for CNN, and said, “It’s not unusual for Russians to contact campaigns.”
This is incorrect and a major slip by Gowdy. There are literally zero reasons for Russia to ever contact American elections campaigns. Gowdy’s comment suggests he knows that Russia does in fact contact some campaigns, which may implicate him in the Trump Russia scandal.
…former CIA Director John Brennan testified that he was “aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign.”
Republican Trey Gowdy tried to squash this message, and as Think Progress noted, “repeatedly tried to steer the former CIA Director away from the discussion of Trump Russia.” As the hearing was about Trump Russia, the deflection tactic appeared unusual to many, or, “backfired spectacularly.”
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) May 23, 2017
This Trump/Russia business may be taking down a lot more people than just Trump and his inner circle with Republicans like Gowdy incriminating themselves.