FBI Director Jim Comey finds himself at the center of multiple Washington scandals.
The controversy began with his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
And Trey Gowdy just made a startling revelation that’s turned into a major bombshell.
When the South Carolina Congressman appeared on Martha McCallum’s Fox News show and was asked about Comey’s conduct, he gave a surprising response.
Gowdy claimed Comey was trapped into making his now-famous July announcement that Hillary would not face charges because of collusion between the Clintons and the Department of Justice.
The Daily Caller reports:
‘Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Fox News Tuesday night that the Clintons’ “entanglements” with the Department of Justice run much deeper than the average viewer may know.
On Fox News’ “The Story,” Gowdy cryptically told host Martha McCallum that he believes “history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were.”
“I think he had access to information that, because he is a stand-up guy he’s not gonna disseminate classified information (though God knows everybody else is)…so all your viewers see is this meeting on the tarmac,” he explained.
“Jim Comey had access to additional information that I am convinced left him with no other choice but to make the decision he made in July,” Gowdy said.”
Gowdy then made a mysterious reference to more ties between the Clintons and the Justice Department.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“McCallum asked if he was implying that Comey was pressured into clearing Clinton of all wrongdoing.
“No…he wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the integrity of the process, and I probably ought to just leave it right there,” Gowdy replied.
“Trust me when I tell you this, Martha — I know what it was and I have been a critic of James Comey in the past. But he made the only decision he could have made with respect to appropriating that decision away from the Department of Justice and making the decision himself.”
“I only take away from that that you are suggesting that there were more entanglements between the Clintons and perhaps the Justice Department than everyone understands,” McCallum guessed.
“You’re very perceptive,” Gowdy confirmed.”
Gowdy could have been referring to a memo the FBI had in its possession that was written by a Democratic operative stating Lynch would let Clinton escape scot-free.
The New York Times reports:
“During Russia’s hacking campaign against the United States, intelligence agencies could peer, at times, into Russian networks and see what had been taken. Early last year, F.B.I. agents received a batch of hacked documents, and one caught their attention.
The document, which has been described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document.
Read one way, it was standard Washington political chatter. Read another way, it suggested that a political operative might have insight into Ms. Lynch’s thinking.”
The whole Clinton investigation was compromised from the start.
The Times reported that Lynch pressured Comey to refer to the investigation as a “matter.”
Comey obeyed her order, and in the process aligned the FBI with Clinton campaign talking points.
The former FBI Director compounded the issue when he cleared Clinton after appearing to make the case for indicting her.
It was a complete mess that was undermined by political entanglements and considerations.