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Gowdy: Dems No Help in Russia Probe, Only After Trump

By    |   Sunday, 29 October 2017 10:37 AM

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.,  lashed out at Democrats Sunday for failing to help congressional Republicans investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Democrats seem mostly to want to look at ties between Russia and President Donald Trump and campaign associates.

"They tried to attack the fundamentals of our democracy and that’s what I’ve spent 2017 focusing on," he said. "That to me is an American issue. I wish the Democrats, a little bit more, instead of reading the Moscow phonebook during the witnesses interviews trying to see if Jared Kushner knows a guy named Igor. I wish they’d help."

"That’s been my focus in 2017 is understanding that Russia tried to subvert our democracy, and it’d be great if my Democratic friends helped a little bit."

Gowdy also said the battle isn’t only with Democrats, but with the Department of Justice, asserting he doesn’t see much of a difference between the DOJ under former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump in transparency “and their willingness to share information with Congress.”

He pointed to the example of controversial opposition research conducted on Trump.

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“This is a really simple request. Did you rely on the dossier, and if so, did you vet it before you relied upon it?” he said. “You can answer that and 30 seconds, but it's taken three months for the Department of Justice, and only recently have they agreed to give us the information. The battle is not just with House Democrats, unfortunately it's also with the Department of Justice.”

“If they relied on that dossier and they didn't corroborate it or vet it, then we have a serious issue and that's the next thing that House intel is trying to find out, whether or not the U.S. government relied on it,” he added.

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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., lashed out at Democrats Sunday for failing to help congressional Republicans investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.In an interview with "Fox News Sunday," the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Democrats seem mostly to want...
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