On Sunday, Congressman Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday regarding new sordid revelations surrounding Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.
During the interview, Congressman Gowdy slammed Mueller and his team for leaking to the news media grand jury material, specifically the fact that his legal team now has charges in its ongoing Russia investigation.
According to Fox News:
“In the only conversation I’ve had with Robert Mueller, I stressed to him the importance of cutting out the leaks,” Gowdy, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s kind of ironic that the people charged with investigating the law and the violations of the law would violate the law.”
Mueller and his team have for roughly the past five months been leading a Justice Department investigation into whether anybody associated with the President Trump’s 2016 White House campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election outcome. On Friday night, CNN reported that Mueller’s team has filed the first charges in the case with a federal grand jury.
“Make no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy,” Gowdy, a South Carolina lawmaker and former federal prosecutor, also told Fox News on Sunday.
The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that anyone charged will be taken into custody Monday. However, the charges have been sealed by a federal judge. So whoever is charged and whether the charges are criminal remains unclear.
In the clip immediately below, Congressman Gowdy hits the nail on the head when he points out the irony “that the people responsible for investigating the law and executing the law would violate the law.”
Gowdy calls for Mueller Leaker to face Grand Jury on Fox News Sunday !! …..
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