It is surprising to most of us that Representative Trey Gowdy, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, would not see the need for a Special Counsel to look into the accusations against Hillary Clinton. It would seem that just the seriousness of the charges and complaints would be enough to start that ball rolling. Mr. Gowdy has a different viewpoint and he explains it here. Will you agree with him?
As Written By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
When Rep. Jim Jordan submitted his letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding a special-counsel probe into Hillary Clinton’s alleged improprieties, one significant name was missing from the list of supporting members. Former prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowdy, now House Oversight chair, told Fox’s Bill Hemmer today that he has great respect for Jordan, both as a colleague in the House and as a former wrestling champion, joking that he needed to choose his words carefully, but said Jordan was simply wrong to demand a special counsel at all. “There is a threshold that has to be met,” Gowdy tells Hemmer, “and I don’t think it has been met”:
CNN’s David Wright clips the significant part of the transcript:
Trey Gowdy just shot down Jim Jordan’s demand for another special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton: “I don’t think the threshold has been met for an appointment of special counsel” (Fox) pic.twitter.com/TQT0djcTru
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) November 15, 2017
Gowdy clearly does not argue that the Cintons should not be investigated. In fact, he emphasizes that he sympathizes with Jordan’s overall desire to see that take place. When it comes to special counsel, though, Gowdy sees that as a last resort to be used only when a conflict of interest is so profound that literally none of the Department of …….
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