After suggesting undocumented immigrants who attended President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union be arrested by ICE, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) claimed after the release of the House’s controversial memo that top Justice Department officials should be arrested for treason. His latest cry for punishment, however, was dismissed by a Fox News host on Saturday.
Gosar insisted that the memo, pushed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and touted by many Republicans, proves that the FBI and DOJ were “premeditated” in their “defiance of our law” when opening and renewing surveillance warrants against former senior Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
“They have to be held accountable,” Gosar told host Connell McShane.
“There is something to ‘We don’t know what we don’t know,'” McShane said, citing the argument that without the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for Page, the public and Congress can’t know with any certainty why the FBI chose to surveil him.
“Isn’t there a little bit of a cart before the horse here where we’re getting ahead of ourselves?” he asked.
McShane then cited a tweet by House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the only member of Congress to actually view the FISA warrant, who said on February 2 that he has “100 percent confidence” in special counsel Robert Mueller.
As I have said repeatedly, I also remain 100 percent confident in Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The contents of this memo do not – in any way – discredit his investigation.
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) February 2, 2018