Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said appointing a second special counsel to investigate untouchable figures in the Obama administration may be “unavoidable.”
During an interview Sunday on Fox News, Gowdy told host Maria Bartiromo that there’s substantial evidence that “we’re trending perhaps towards another special counsel” to investigate the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“You know, Maria, this Democrat memo makes me smile. If it were up to Adam Schiff, if it were up to him it would have been a haiku, and not a memo because he did everything he could to keep us from finding out any of the information that was in either one of those memos,” Gowdy said.
He added: “So Congress has proven itself incapable of investigating this FISA abuse. DOJ should not be looking into it. We need an independent arbiter that’s either the inspector general or special counsel.”
The South Carolina Republican was referring to the GOP memo, which detailed how top officials in Obama’s administration abused their power to trigger the Russia investigation against President Donald Trump.
The FBI and DOJ used the dossier from former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, which was compiled when he was hired by Fusion GPS.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS more than $9 million to fund Steele’s operation.
The FBI and DOJ then coordinated to use the discredited dossier to secure a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Carter Page, a volunteer to Trump’s campaign.
Gowdy said there is no logical reason why there shouldn’t be a second special counsel investigating what some are calling the biggest corruption scheme in modern political history.
Gowdy said that the DOJ cannot be trusted to investigate itself via its own inspector general, adding that there needs to be a second prosecutor appointed.
Many Americans would agree a second prosecutor should be appointed to lead an investigation into the corruption unearthed from the Obama administration.
Watch the full interview below:
Source: Daily Caller