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Rep. Gowdy: 'I Was Probably Wrong' on FBI's McCabe Ouster

(Fox News' "The Story")

By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 06:57 PM

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., is discounting his own prediction on the imminent departure of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, conceding, "I was probably wrong," The Hill reported.

"Fairness is not always rewarded in my line of work, but I probably should have waited to hear his side of it," Gowdy told The Hill on Tuesday — when McCabe was scheduled to give closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

Asked by The Hill if Gowdy had previously been hinting McCabe would be dismissed or resign by Tuesday, Gowdy said, "I probably was, but I was probably wrong."

Last Friday, Gowdy told Fox News' "The Story" with Martha MacCallum he would be "a little bit surprised if [McCabe's] still an employee of the FBI this time next week."

And he alluded to the same prediction ahead of McCabe's intel panel grilling, saying: "I hope he's there at 2 [p.m.]"

But Gowdy later told The Hill his remarks were based on McCabe's request to reschedule an interview, and McCabe convinced the intel panel member the scheduling snafu was merely "a good faith effort" and he always planned to show up.

McCabe arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon for questioning by the House Intelligence Committee on a number of GOP priorities, including how the bureau might have used a controversial dossier of opposition research into President Donald Trump during the campaign and alleged bias at the FBI.

"Andrew McCabe cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016 that your viewers are interested in from Secretary [Hillary] Clinton's emails to the investigation into the Trump campaign," Gowdy told Fox News.

The Hill noted McCabe, a career appointee under former FBI Director James Comey, has long been a GOP target, in part because of political donations his wife received from Virginia's Democratic governor and Hillary Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe.

McCabe came under renewed scrutiny after a series of partisan texts from Peter Strzok, a former member of FBI special counsel Bob Mueller's team became public.

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