For many, fiery Congressman Trey Gowdy was a revelation in the halls of The Capitol. Today, however, his surprising take on the Mueller report has former supporters scratching their heads.
The nation is only a day away from finally catching a glimpse of what came from Robert Mueller’s 22 month investigation into alleged Russian “collusion” with the 2016 Trump campaign. We say “a glimpse” because there is no telling what this redacted version of the report will actually reveal, especially given the doubts being cast about Attorney General Bill Barr’s partisanship.
Transparency is still the optimal outcome, of course, and as the American taxpayers who funded the debacle, we have a right to see the report.
But, for some reason, Trey Gowdy is “not a fan” of this concept.
The Justice Department announced Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report is set to be released to the public and Congress Thursday morning.
“This is going to be an evidentiary summary without a verdict,” the Fox News contributor and former South Carolina congressman told “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday.
“Tomorrow’s going to do nothing but validate what your previously held conviction is, which is why I’m not a fan of releasing the report.”
Gowdy’s logic is flawed, and it’s easy to see why.
If, per Gowdy, “nothing” will change with the release of the report, then why should it matter to him if it is indeed made public? His argument seems to be that “it doesn’t matter”, rather than “it’s harmful”, thus negating his own logic.
Was this just a chance for Gowdy to get in front of the cameras with a previously unheard soundbite, or is something more sinister clouding his vision?
All we know for sure is that We The People deserve to know the truth, even if public servant Trey Gowdy doesn’t want us to.
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