Did you know Trey Gowdy initially supported the Mueller Investigation? But ended up doing a complete 180 after discovering something very wrong.
I didn’t know any of that until seeing him do an interview this week on Fox Business.
Take a look:
In case you don't have time to watch, here's the relevant part of the transcript:
MARIA BARTIROMO, 'SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES' HOST: The last time you joined us, we were talking about the informants that the FBI used to entrap certain people, potentially, like George Papadopoulos.
And you said that there were certain transcripts that had the potential to persuade people, should they be made public.
Now, I know that the president has given the authority to William Barr to declassify certain documents, but can you talk to us a bit more about those transcripts that have the power to persuade? What exactly are we looking for? What's most damning?
FMR. REP. TREY GOWDY: Well, I think any time law enforcement talks to a target or a potential target, they're either going to record that conversation or they're going to monitor it in real time and take notes.
Some of us have seen transcripts of those conversations. And I was supportive of Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate -- to investigate what Russia did.
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But when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective, because you want to think of law enforcement as being unbiased and disinterested in the outcome, as long as we just find the facts.
But when you have information that someone you think has done something wrong has, in fact, not done something wrong, when you have exculpatory information, and you don't share it with others, and then you put that together with Strzok and Page and then the defensive briefings, remember, Maria, the defense of Comey and the media and the Democrats has always been, yes, some in the FBI was biased against Trump, and it didn't matter.
This really matters. When you have exculpatory information, and you don't share it with a court, when you give two different kinds of defensive briefings to the candidates, depending on who you like and who you don't, then your bias begins to impact the investigation.
That's what I saw when I saw the transcript, but your viewers should be entitled to make up their own minds.
BARTIROMO: That is unbelievable.
The Blaze had more on the story:
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was initially supportive of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. But he revealed on Fox News over the weekend that his perspective shifted when he laid eyes on a mysterious piece of evidence.
Gowdy told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures"the evidence is FBI transcripts of conversations involving Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos and FBI informants.
"Some of us have seen transcripts of those conversations. And I was supportive of Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate, to investigate what Russia did," Gowdy said.
"But when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective, because you want to think of law enforcement as being unbiased and disinterested in the outcome, as long as we just find the facts," he explained. "This really matters. When you have exculpatory information, and you don't share it with a court...then your bias begins to impact the investigation."
Gowdy, who chaired the House Intelligence Committee before leaving office in January, hinted last month that the FBI intentionally withheld"game-changer" evidence from the FISA court when obtaining a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
It is widely believed the transcripts Gowdy referred to are exculpatory evidence. Some Republican lawmakers believe the government withheld the transcripts from the FISA court because they would have hurt the government's case for obtaining a warrant against Page.
Gowdy told Bartiromo the transcripts have the potential to persuade the public in President Donald Trump's favor.
"There is some information in these transcripts that I think has the potential to be a game-changer if it's ever made public," Gowdy said last month.
And there is the possibility the transcripts will be made pubic.
Attorney General William Barr is actively investigating the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into Trump's campaign, which heavily relied on the recorded conversations.
It would be Barr's decision whether or not the transcripts are released since Trump has given him the authority to declassify documents related to the investigation.