Trey Gowdy

Look to Trump, Not Trey Gowdy, to Address Bias at the FBI and DOJ

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

It is reasonable to ask whether President Trump is more interested in the political advantage of posing as a victim of Justice Department/FBI abuse than in exercising his legal authority to expose and address any abuse. And if the Republican Congress continues to portray the controversy as a battle only against truculent executive officials — as if these officials do not have a boss — it is fair to ask whether this dispute is about accountability or theater.

Yes, the FBI Was Investigating the Trump Campaign When It Spied

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Representative Gowdy, Senator Rubio, and General Clapper maintain that the Justice Department and the FBI were just doing what we should expect them to do, and that we should applaud them. But this claim is based on the easily refuted fiction that the Justice Department and FBI were not investigating the Trump campaign. The claim also ignores the stubborn fact that, if all the Obama administration had been trying to do was check out a few bad apples with suspicious Russia ties, this could easily have been done by alerting the Trump campaign and asking for its help. Instead, Obama officials made the Trump campaign the subject of a counterintelligence investigation.

Trey Gowdy Didn’t Even See Documents He Claims Exonerate FBI On Spygate: Reports

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Although Gowdy intimated that the information he received in a briefing last week made clear the FBI did nothing wrong, numerous reports from multiple news outlets indicated that the lawmakers DOJ invited to the briefing were not given access to all of the records HPSCI subpoenaed. Other comments Gowdy made during recent television interviews raise questions about how firm a grasp he has on the investigation and concerns the investigation has raised.

Trump slams Gowdy for Rubio endorsement

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump, in a Sunday-morning appearance on ‘Fox and Friends,’ said "I hope [Gowdy] does a better job than he did, frankly, at the Benghazi hearings, because they were a total disaster," referring to the Oct. 22 hearing in which Gowdy called Hillary Clinton to testify. "[Gowdy] did not win with those hearings. It was not good for Republicans and for the country. I hope he does a lot better for Marco than he did with the Benghazi hearings."

Gowdy on IRS probe: How much more evidence could you need?

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Rep. Trey Gowdy blasted the Justice Department for stating last month that there was "no evidence" of criminal intent in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups. The South Carolina Republican cited numerous examples of "circumstantial evidence," all of which resulted in discrimination against Tea Party nonprofits, regardless of the tax agency's intent.

Tea Party Org Pushes Gowdy for Speaker

Betsy Woodruff, Washington Examiner

“Today the Tea Party Leadership Fund is launching a nationwide campaign to draft Congressman Trey Gowdy to serve as the next Speaker of the House AND BRING TRUE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP TO CONGRESS."

Trey Gowdy Destroys IRS Comm. Over Non-Compliance

Katie Pavlich, TownHall

IRS Commissioner Koskinen has changed his story about "lost" IRS emails multiple times. Yesterday Trey Gowdy took him to task over inconsistent statements and slow walking the investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups. 

Conservatives Victorious; Boehner Finally Establishes Benghazi Select Committee

Conservatives have victoriously pressured GOP-E House Speaker John Boehner into calling for the establishment of a select committee to investigate the Benghazi scandal. Boehner had ignored the large majority of Republican Congressmen who supported such a measure for over a year.

GOP Leaders Are Lying About Not Planning To Pass Amnesty

Please  allow us to connect the dots and make the case that Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy are just plain lying when they or their spokesmen say there’s no plan to move an amnesty bill in the House this year.

House GOP Passes ‘Enforce the Law’ Act to Battle O’s Imperial Presidency

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Tired of watching helplessly from the sidelines as Obama decided how to enforce the laws they wrote, House R's pushed back, passing a bill they said would at least rope in the courts to serve as potential referees between the branches of gov't.

‘How Does Going From Being a Sen. to a Pres. Rewrite the Constitution?’

Jason Howerton, TheBlaze/AP

Ignoring BHO’s veto threat, the House voted for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief exec. for failure to enforce federal laws. Trey Gowdy read statements by Obama when he was a Sen. in which he warned of the encroachment of the exec. on other branches of gov't.

Today Is Your Last Chance To Rein-In The IRS

Proposed IRS regulations will effectively codify into law the heretofore illegal practices that the agency used to target conservatives If those regulations pass, non-profit organizations across the country will be destroyed. Click this link to submit your comment.

The Enforcement Arm of the Democratic Party

Yesterday's testimony about the past abuses of taxpayers by the IRS was compelling, but the two most important takeaways for limited government constitutional conservatives were that the abuse is still going on and Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress and the bureaucracy are trying to institutionalize it. Click here to submit your comment to the government opposing Obama's attempt to deprive conservatives of their First Amendment rights.

House Conservatives Holding Kathleen Sebelius Responsible for Healthcare.gov Disaster

Not that we expect any answers -- or at least any straight answers -- from Secretary Sebelius, but the following is the text of the letter Representatives Mick Mulvaney, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz sent to Sebelius late Monday afternoon.

Gowdy: O Hiding Benghazi Survivors

Janeen Capizola, BizPac Review

Rep. Gowdy said that the Administration is the changing the names and creating aliases for Benghazi survivors to keep lawmakers from questioning them.

Gowdy: IRS Corruption is Cultural

Real Clear Politics (video)

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) disputes the notion that “training” can solve what ails the IRS these days.