Trey Gowdy slaps back at Trump’s ‘vindication’ claim: Nunes memo has no bearing on Russia investigation
Appearing on Meet the Press, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) parted ways with President Donald Trump, saying the Nunes memo does not vindicate the president in the Russia probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller.
According to the outgoing chairman of the House Oversight Committee, “It [the memo] doesn’t have anything to do with obstruction of justice. So there’s going to be a Russia probe, even without a dossier.”
“I’m sure the president is frustrated. You know, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) prejudged the investigation before we interviewed the first witness,” Gowdy said in the interview with host Margaret Brennan.
“So I’m sure that that instructs some of what he said. I actually don’t think it is has any impact on the Russia probe for this reason,” Gowdy continued, before adding, “To me, it doesn’t — and I was pretty integrally involved in the drafting of it [the memo].”
You can watch the video below via Twitter.
Trey Gowdy lays out the reasons why the Russia probe would exist even without the Steele dossier on @FaceTheNation– from the Trump Tower meeting to George Papadopoulos to Cambridge Analytica and WikiLeaks, there is plenty of cause for investigation:pic.twitter.com/tdiGD2GOl3
— #MarchForTruth (@MarchForTruth17) February 4, 2018