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Gowdy burns Comey in opening statement, the IG will hear
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sentenced the former FBI Director, before the statement from the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in his report of the Hillary Clinton E-Mail case.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy burned James Comey in a blistering opening statement in a high-profile congressional hearing on Tuesday, with the explanation that “we can’t survive with a legal system that we don’t trust.”
Gowdy will kick off the hearing with testimony from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in his report of the Hillary Clinton E-Mail case. The top DOJ watchdog is to discuss on Capitol Hill for the second day in a row, the explosive report.
But Gowdy launched in the Tuesday meeting — a joint hearing, which he ran from the house oversight and judicial panels — with a fiery condemnation of former FBI Director and certain active substances in the office.
Based on the IG findings, that Comey refused, his superiors in his dealings with the Clinton E-Mail case, Gowdy accused the ex-Director that essentially the operation of its own rules.
“We see Jim Comey Jim Comey alone, the decision of which to follow DOJ policies, and to ignore that,” he said.
Gowdy Comey of the dilution of his first statement is charged with the investigation of the results and other decisions on his own. While Comey has suggested, he acted unilaterally out of concern for the justice Department dealing with the case, Gowdy is the question of why he didn’t try, a special Council, as he has indirectly with respect to the concerns regarding the trump administration.
“Instead, he appointed himself, FBI Director, attorney general, special counsel, and the senior investigator, and the General arbiter of what is said is good and right in the world to him,” Gowdy.
Gowdy said that Horowitz’s report, which was released last Thursday, should “conjure up anger, disappointment and sadness in anyone who reads it.”
He also said that it attacks in the Wake of the IG report, there were FBI agents and prosecutors who decided to “” the result of the Clinton case.
“This exact same FBI agents and a lawyer, without prejudice to the outcome of the Russian investigation before it has begun,” he added.
He said: “pre-empting the outcome of a study before it ends, and prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it begins is the textbook definition of bias.”
Horowitz also testified on Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In this hearing, he confirmed that his office in the investigation, Comey for the potentially improper handling of classified information was on the release of the memos detailing conversations with President Trump.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.