Trey Gowdy: "I Think Congress Is Better Equipped To Do Investigations Than Journalists"


In an interview with Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer Monday morning, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) addressed President Donald Trump’s tweet accusing the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower and calling for an investigation.

Trey Gowdy is a former prosecutor and chaired the House investigative committee on Benghazi.

He also reacted to criticism from Bob Woodward that Congress is not "well-equipped" to investigate President Trump's claims.

"I think Congress is much better equipped to do investigations than journalists are. We can’t rely on anonymous sources. We can’t rely on leaked information, classified information which in and of itself is a crime. So with all due respect to the reporters, I can’t cross examine anonymous sources," he said, "You can’t even directly examine them."

"It is a lot easier to write a news piece than to do an investigation," he added.

On whether he has seen evidence that President Obama did surveillance at Trump Tower:

"No sir."

GOWDY: It's a lot easier to write a news piece than it is to conduct an investigation. What Congress needs is access to the witnesses, access to the documents and to understand we don’t run parallel criminal investigations. We have a job to do, but it is not to investigate crime.

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