Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has a well-earned reputation as a politician, one that you do NOT want to tangle with. The Southern Bulldog is furious because he’s a new target of Washington’s leaking regime.
On Thursday, Gowdy admitted to the CNN program Outfront that the closed-door testimony from Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, somehow leaked to the press. Coats had been promised by both Gowdy and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) that his testimony would be secret, and yet, someone in that small room ran to the press, via Bizpac Review .
With just eight people in the room, Gowdy claims that Coats’ testimony hit the internet not long after the eight-hour session ended.
A clearly furious Gowdy claimed that such wanton leaking is why House and Senate investigations are not taken seriously.
In the same interview with Erin Burnett, Gowdy claimed that such leaking would have a “chilling effect” on future witnesses, via The Blaze.
In the leaked testimony, Coats claimed that President Trump asked him to publicly state that Russia did not collude with his administration. Coats also claimed that he thought the president was “obsessed” with the ongoing Russian investigation.
It could be that leakers targeted Coats’ very private testimony because Gowdy has publicly stated that, as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, he will not pursue the bogus obstruction charges against President Trump, via Politico.
The fact that only eight people were in the room with Director Coats makes the rundown of suspects quite easy. However, no name has come forward as the most likely culprit.
Again, this story shows just how serious the Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans are, about using the never-ending investigations in Congress to discredit, and disrupt, President Trump’s first four years. These leaks are weaponized assaults against the day-to-day functioning of our government.
First, it was James Comey leaking sensitive details to his buddies in academia and the media. Now, it seems that someone in Congress is leaking private testimony to the media in order to damage an ongoing investigation.
This is the real obstruction of justice.