Appearing on Fox’s “The Story” on May 16, South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy strongly hinted that former FBI Director James Comey may have done what he did with the Clinton email scandal because the Justice Department was colluding with the Clinton’s.

It is important to remember that while Hillary Clinton, as a candidate for the President, was under investigation for her use of a private email server that was found to have distributed classified information.

On June 27, 2016, Bill Clinton found himself at the same airport as Attorney General Loretta Lynch (what a coinky-dink) and quickly moved to board Lynch’s plane for a private discussion.

Nothing inappropriate here is there?

This event caused Comey to realize that the DOJ was in Clinton’s pocket and an investigation would be going nowhere.

So, according to the story posted by The Daily Caller, Gowdy believes Comey did the only thing he could do to make himself the Fall Guy for the compromised investigation; he took it upon himself to assume responsibility for the failure.

Gowdy told Fox’s Martha MacCallum, “history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were.”

Gowdy went on to say Comey “wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the integrity of the process, and I probably ought to just leave it right there.”

When pressed for as to why Comey would take the hit for the botched investigation, 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.”

MacCallum was intrigued.

“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,” inquired McCallum.

To which Gowdy responded with. “You’re very perceptive.”

The plot thickens.

Check out the exchange at the 5:48 mark on the video below: