Rep. Trey Gowdy suggested Tuesday that there were more entanglements between the Clintons and the Department of Justice than the average person realizes.
“I think history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were,” Gowdy told Fox News host Martha MacCallum. “I think he had access to information that, because he is a stand-up guy he’s not gonna disseminate classified information—although 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 than to make the decision he made in July,” he added. Trying to understand what Gowdy was cryptically suggesting, MacCallum asked if he was saying there was pressure on Comey to avoid prosecuting Clinton.
“No, no, no. I think he had access to information and he wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, and 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,” he continued.
“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 replied.