Rep. Trey Gowdy on Russia Probe: FBI Did Exactly What We Hope They Would Do

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In an interview with FNC's Martha MacCallum, former House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy discussed attending the Justice Department briefing on President Trump's 'Spygate' allegations last Friday and said that in the meeting, FBI director Chris Wray and Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein confirmed his belief that the president was never a "target" of the Russia investigation. In fact, Gowdy said Rosenstein and Wray "are "stunned when people think Trump is the subject of their investigation."

"I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump," he added, with regard to how the Trump campaign was treated.

REP. TREY GOWDY: I think defensive briefings are done a lot, and why the Comey FBI didn't do it I don't know, but [FBI director] Chris Wray and [deputy A.G.] Rod Rosenstein have at least made it clear to us, Donald Trump was never the target of the investigation and he is not the target of the investigation. Keep in mind, that can all change based on testimony from a witness. But, for now, I think Chris Wray and Rod Rosenstein are stunned when people think Trump is the subject of their investigation. I'll leave it up to them for how to brief the president and his lawyers.



MARTHA MACCALLUM: Was that point of view that you're talking about right now strengthened when you went into this briefing last week?

GOWDY: Yes. I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.

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