Former Congressman and FOX News contributor Trey Gowdy discusses Attorney General Bill Barr's decision to assign a federal prosecutor to investigate the origins of the Russia probe.
SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: Trey Gowdy, you are a great prosecutor. Let me ask you a series of questions.
Are you convinced that FBI agents, as well as the attorney general at the time, Loretta Lynch, that they rigged Hillary's investigation?
FMR. REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC), FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I am convinced that they handle that investigation in a way unlike any investigation I have ever seen handled before, and the fact that you still have to ask that question, Sean, after, what, a 12-month investigation by the world's premier law enforcement agency, the meeting on the tarmac, the fact that Comey had to threaten the special counsel, you mentioned that Comey leaked memos because he wanted a special counsel appointed for Trump --
HANNITY: Let me be more specific --
GOWDY: What did he do when he had questions -- what did he do when he had questions about Loretta Lynch? Did you see him leak anything then?
HANNITY: Nope, 18 USC is clear.
GOWDY: No, he didn't do it. So --
HANNITY: It's clear, isn't it? If you have top secret classified information in a private server, is that not a violation of the Espionage Act, a clear one?
GOWDY: If you handle it negligently, yes.
HANNITY: OK, well, we know it was handled negligently. And would it be, for example, would there be attention if you delete 33,000 subpoenaed emails, acid wash your hard drive with Bleach Bit, bust up your devices with hammers and pull out SIM card, sir?
You never lost a case. Would that be a good case obstruction of justice? Clear and convincing case, one beyond any reasonable doubt?
GOWDY: It is fantastic evidence on the issue of intent, which is what Comey said he didn't have. It is consciousness of wrongdoing. It is knowledge, all of that, in addition to the multiple misstatements, demonstrably false statements she made about her handling of it.
HANNITY: Next question because we're running out of time.
Are you convinced that there was a fraud committed against the FISA court withholding that Hillary paid for that dossier and that, in fact, the bulk of evidence was unverifiable and they never verified whether anything Steele wrote is true and did they do it to spy on the Trump campaign, sir?
GOWDY: Sean, I can tell you, it is even worse than what you described. It is what you described, in addition to the withholding of exculpatory evidence, which is what has Johnny Ratcliffe so exercised. And they made no effort to corroborate the dossier until after it's been used in the application and a renewal. No effort. It's not that they failed, they made no effort to do it.
HANNITY: Last question --
GOWDY: So, whoever is investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December of 2016.