Gowdy: Acting AG Could Appoint a Second Special Counsel to Investigate SpyGate
[PJ] Outgoing Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Wednesday evening said that there is a chance that acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker will appoint a special counsel to investigate the Obama administration for espionage abuses against the Trump campaign. Congressional Republicans called for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate alleged misconduct at the FBI and Justice Department back in May, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied the request.
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Gowdy told Fox News "Special Report" host Brett Baier that he wasn't surprised that Sessions was asked to step down, but added that he didn't know it would happen "before all the votes had been counted."
"It was going to happen... he's been a proverbial dead man walking for several months now," Gowdy said.
Baier asked the congressman for his reaction to Senator Schumer, who said earlier in the day that any attorney general Trump nominates should not be able to interfere with the Mueller probe in any way.
Gowdy answered: "Every prosecutor has jurisdictional boundaries. I don't know a single prosecutor that does not and Mueller's jurisdictional boundaries were set by Rod Rosenstein in the memo that you have seen, and they were altered or amended in the memo that we have not seen. But there's never been a prosecutor that just had unfettered power to go investigate whatever the heck he or she wanted to do."
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-11-10