Trey Gowdy got elected and Hillary didn’t. But that’s not the worst of it. Without Obama and his henchmen and henchwomen, Gowdy will be able to get the documents he needs and will be able to call witnesses Obama kept from testifying. Gowdy made it clear that he plans to push ahead and push hard. And if you think he can’t go after the witnesses vigorously, just ask James Comey, who if he survives Obama will be gone by January 21st.
Gowdy also took exception to Comey’s announcement – coming just days before the election – to reaffirm that decision.
“There is sufficient evidence, both direct and circumstantial, upon which a jury could conclude an intent to violate the law. This evidence includes concealment of evidence, destruction of evidence and false exculpatory statements — all of which fall under the general heading of consciousness of guilt.”
Gowdy’s statement and his return to the House cannot be reassuring news for Clinton who repeatedly claimed, in the final days of the campaign, that she had been “cleared” by the FBI – twice.
In fact, Gowdy said Comey’s most recent announcement reaffirms the original July finding that Clinton was “extremely careless in her handling of classified material,” leaving open the possibility that her troubles before the Oversight Committee did not come to an end on Election Day.
There is one scenario that might prevent Gowdy from heading up the effort to make Clinton accountable for her decision to bypass the rules and violate federal statute, as the Boston Herald and other news sources have speculated that he may be tapped by incoming President Trump to replace Loretta Lynch as Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice.
If I were Hillary, and praise God I’m not, I’d be worried, very, very worried.