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Gowdy: Let Russia Probe Play Out, Don't Use 'Hyperbole'

Gowdy: Let Russia Probe Play Out, Don't Use 'Hyperbole'
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By    |   Friday, 09 February 2018 05:14 PM

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told Newsmax TV he'd rather not "engage in hyperbole" regarding the Russia probe and instead wants to see the investigation play out — which includes what actions current and former FBI officials may have taken.

During an appearance on "Newsmax Now," host Kirsten Haglund asked Gowdy whether former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will ultimately be implicated in anything Russia-related.

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"I don't know. I think again, sometimes Republicans have OK facts and they're not satisfied with having OK facts, so they want to engage in hyperbole," said Gowdy, who then provided the example of text messages between two FBI officials that seemed to suggest they were conspiring to help Clinton win the election.

"It's the same situation with the text that mentions talking points and updating President Obama. I have no idea what they were updating the president on because I wasn't part of the conversation," Gowdy explained.

Gowdy concluded that although there are questions, lawmakers and investigators can ask them objectively and not drum up a public narrative that may or may not be true.

"So there are plenty of questions to ask without engaging in hyperbole and the speculation that kinda builds up expectations that can't always be met," he said.

The Department of Justice and multiple congressional committees are investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. A GOP-written memo was released last week and painted a poor picture of the FBI and how it obtained a warrant to spy on a member of the Trump campaign. A memo written by Democrats will likely be released in the coming days.

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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., told Newsmax TV he'd rather not "engage in hyperbole" regarding the Russia probe and instead wants to see the investigation play out - which includes what actions current and former FBI officials may have taken.During an appearance on "Newsmax Now,"...
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