In what is likely to prove to be a huge development, Fox News has reported that “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)” along with “Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC)” have “demanded the appointment of a special counsel” in order to have “conflicts of interest” investigated.
On Tuesday, he also said that the two men wanted to know about decisions “made or not made” by both the current and former Justice Department during 2016 and 2017. Gowdy and Goodlatte stated that “the public interest requires” these actions because “there is evidence” which was not known about before. The letter was written by the pair and sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The duo wrote within the letter, “Matters have arisen—both recently and otherwise—which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly.” When it is remembered how sensitive some of the information is that may be mined from this investigation is, the gravity is lost on no one.
This will be the second independent counsel called, the reasoning being that new information has come to light that warrants it. “What changed for me was the knowledge that there are two dozen witnesses that Michael Horowitz, the [DOJ] Inspector General, would not have access to,” said Gowdy, a former prosecutor who appeared often on “Forensic’s Files.”
He added, “When I counted up 24 witnesses that he would not be able to access were he to investigate it, yeah only one conclusion, that’s special counsel.”
Most startling? It is being reported that the”list of witnesses included former FBI director James Comey,” the director who was planning to let Mrs. Clinton off before even speaking to her (according to his own memos).
Just last week, Attorney Jeff Sessions “announced that Horowitz would investigate allegations of government surveillance abuse” due to information gathered via certain memos that were “released on Capitol Hill by the House Intelligence Committee.” These seem to show that the dossier which was put together (at least in part by) by former U.K. spy Christopher Steele, “was used to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”
Since that dossier was so deeply rooted in the shenanigans of the DNC, the fallout from this discovery and others that it may lead to could be nothing short of Earth-shaking.
“Absolutely, this whole FISA warrant was on Carter Page,” declared Gowdy.
Goodlatte, likewise, said that warrant and the case in total are “highly suspect.” The two also penned that “There is evidence of bias, trending toward animus, among those charged with investigating serious cases”
Showing that quite a level of illegal chicanery was likely employed, they two lawmakers also wrote, “There is evidence political opposition research was used in court filings. There is evidence this political opposition research was neither vetted before it was used nor fully revealed to the relevant tribunal.”
While neither man knew if or when a second special counsel would be called, Gowdy added, “This fact pattern is unique and compelling and I think he really ought to consider it.” As to why such a seemingly drastic step would need to be taken, he also said, “Congress doesn’t have the tools to investigate this… We leak like the Gossip Girls.”
Furthering this line of thought, the two men did not feel, due to “decisions of both former and current Department of Justice and FBI officials are at issue” that the Department of Justice was “capable of” of properly investigating the “fact patterns in a fashion likely to garner public confidence.”
Both men understand that appointing a second special counsel is something that many feel leary about and that it remains something which “should be reserved for those unusual cases where existing investigative and prosecutorial entities cannot adequately discharge those duties.” They feel that this case is just such an instance.
Mr. Trump has already said that Sessions appointed “an Obama guy” to investigate, meaning Michael Horowitz. “Horowitz also is investigating former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe,” so all of this ties into quite a scandal as the puzzle comes together.