Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), is known for being a no-nonsense politician. He recently had a conversation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the current state of the Justice Department. It was brutal.
Rep. Gowdy spoke about the way that the Justice Department has handled baseless claims of collusion between President Trump and Russia. Despite the complete lack of evidence, there is a Special Counsel led by Robert Mueller looking into this witch hunt. However, no one addressed the mishandling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation when Barack Obama was president. Rep. Gowdy plans on looking into the big decisions the DOJ made in 2016-2017.
Rep. Gowdy said that this conversation should be important to anyone who takes justice seriously, regardless of their political affiliation.
He explains that if someone is charged with a crime, there are multiple levels of review from many different organizations throughout the country, including the media. However, when someone is exonerated, that review is not there.
The idea that he wants to look into the decisions that the DOJ made is crucial. Rep. Gowdy has said on multiple occasions that he does not think it is fair that some people follow the rules, and others don’t. Justice should be blind, and the same laws should apply to all.
Rep. Gowdy has reasoned that the people see it; it’s obvious. It is evident to Americans that powerful figures, like Hillary Clinton, can seemingly get away with virtually anything, while others are harshly penalized for something insignificant like a parking ticket.
It is a reality that many people have gotten used to, and Rep. Gowdy believes it is time to change that. He has said that lady justice has a blindfold because it isn’t supposed to matter what position someone is in during their life — if someone commits a crime, they have to be held accountable.
Rep. Gowdy promised to take a look at the decisions made by the DOJ to see if they are working for or against the American people.
One of the topics Rep. Gowdy discussed is the fact that former FBI Director James Comey allegedly came to his decision about Clinton before the end of the investigation, in addition to improperly making announcements about the investigation.
He reasons that if Comey made his decision before he even investigated the witnesses, there exists a severe issue in the department. No one can trust or respect the DOJ if they are operating on a political scale, instead of what is right and what is wrong.
Many believe that the Department of Justice has been delinquent in pursuing investigations into Democrats, and especially Hillary Clinton. Do you think politics play a role in this?
Rep. Gowdy continued by saying his motivation is a love for the department. He wants to see fair and equal justice throughout the country, headed by just conduct of the DOJ, but that isn’t happening now.
More hearings are slated to come, and FBI and DOJ officials will have plenty more questions to answer regarding significant investigative measures and decisions. Hopefully, the truth will finally be exposed, once and for all.