Former federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy has weighed in on the new explosive evidence from the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
During an interview with Fox News, Gowdy found another skeleton in Barack Obama’s closet after the former president tried to attack President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr.
He called Obama’s attack on Trump and Barr “an amazing statement” after the former president claimed the “rule of law is at risk” over the Flynn decision.
“Where is Obama’s respect for the rule of law for the crime that Michael Flynn was the victim of?” Gowdy rhetorically asked.
“Remember, he was unmasked by somebody in Obama’s administration. And then it was leaked, that is a 10-year felony, to disseminate classified information,” he added.
“Michael Flynn was a victim of that crime. President Obama himself pardoned people for making false statements to the government,” Gowdy said dragging out a major skeleton from Obama’s closet.
“He picked Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz that was an Obama pick,” Gowdy said.
“Michael Horowitz found fault after fault after fault with the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] program and former FBI Director Jim Comey and [former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe, so I am delighted to hear President Obama’s newfound interest and respect for the rule of law,” Gowdy added.
He then really tore into Obama and what they did to kick off the phony Russia investigation against Trump.
“The FBI used a dossier that was bought and paid for by your political party without vetting a single factual allegation in that dossier,” he added.
“You put it in front of a federal judge, where is your concern for respect for the rule of law as it relates to Carter Page and what happened to him? The judge can sit there and not know whether or not he’s going to grant that motion to dismiss. Good luck prosecuting the case, judge,” Gowdy continued.
“You got to have a prosecutor to prosecute the case, so if the DOJ is not moving forward on Michael Flynn, I don’t think the judge is going to do it himself,” Gowdy said.
Last week, the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss its criminal case against Flynn following explosive new evidence in the case.
Newly unsealed documents in Flynn’s case revealed FBI agents discussed the Army lieutenant general’s possible prosecution prior to interviewing him, leading Flynn’s lawyers to claim he was set up.
In the newly released documents, we learned that the FBI had drawn up paperwork to close the case against Flynn, but fired agent Peter Strzok made a last-minute move to keep it open.
Strzok was fired for sending countless anti-Trump text messages to Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair.
Strzok played a critical role in going after Flynn, the new documents reveal.
Handwritten notes from the FBI — which were withheld from Flynn’s defense team for years — show that a key goal of the agents investigating Flynn was “to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
House Intelligence Committee ranking Republican Rep. Devin Nunes also revealed over the weekend that the FBI’s original interview summary with Flynn is “missing.”
One could certainly make the argument that top brass at the FBI — such as Strzok and Page — may have deleted or altered Flynn’s original interview summary to make it better fit their goal, which was to charge him.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also made some explosive comments, going as far as saying the new evidence could “warrant additional charges against” top brass at the FBI.