Representative Trey Gowdy has gone public today declaring that there is “sufficient factual basis” to further investigate why James Comey did not charge Hillary Clinton. It was revealed recently through memos that the former FBI director allegedly made up his mind to not charge Clinton before the investigation into her conduct was complete. Discovering the complete story behind that will pave the way to finishing what Comey started and Clinton could actually be charged.
It seems obvious that a decision to prosecute someone with a crime should only be made after all the evidence is gathered. Apparently, that logic doesn’t apply to the Clintons and Gowdy wants to know why;
“There is sufficient factual basis to bring him in and ask him, ‘When did you make up your mind that you weren’t going to charge Secretary Clinton?’ I can tell you because I’ve seen with my own eyes he made up his mind before he interviewed her.”
Gowdy says it really doesn’t matter when Comey made up his mind about Clinton. If it took place before the formal end of the investigation then he acted too soon;
“How far back, whether it was two weeks or two months, quite frankly is immaterial to me. He did it before he interviewed the last witness. “If there’s anything that’s axiomatic in investigations it’s that you don’t make up your mind until you interview the last witness.”
Gowdy claims that the fact that Comey reached a conclusion prematurely is not in dispute. The question becomes, was the decision made before interviewing Clinton herself or even sooner?
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“It is beyond dispute that he made up his mind not to charge Secretary Clinton before he interviewed her. There’s no question about that. What my friends in the Senate have uncovered is he may well have made up his mind before he interviewed the last dozen witnesses.”
Gowdy represents the American public in demanding answers. It is likely even those that supported Clinton would like to know the truth. In addition, Gowdy believes it is necessary to find out what occurred between Comey and Clinton to restore trust in the system.
“How in the world my fellow citizens can have confidence in an investigation where you reached a conclusion before you even gather all the facts and all the evidence is stunning,” Gowdy said.
Sources: The Daily Caller