Trey Gowdy Reveals When He Will Apologize To Fired FBI Director James Comey
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Former South Carolina Republican lawmaker Trey Gowdy has been going after the Deep State for many years -- which included fired FBI Director James Comey.
Comey has been under investigation for leaking classified information to the media about private conversations he had with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
The Department of Justice declined to press charges against Comey for the leaks, but the report from the department inspector general outlined several instances where Comey broke bureau protocol, embarrassed his colleagues, and didn't follow standards that have been in place for decades.
After the report was published, Comey actually demanded that Gowdy apologize to him.
During an interview on Fox News with guest host Jason Chaffetz, Gowdy revealed when he will apologize to Comey: When it snows in hell.
Below is a a partial transcript of the exchange:
CHAFFETZ: You've read through the report. You've dealt personally with Mister -- Director Comey called me over a series of years. What's your takeaway from what Mr. Horowitz concluded?
GOWDY: Well, he is a two-time offender. Remember, Horowitz also is dinged him for his handling of the Clinton email investigations. So, now, how he gets dinged in the other major cases he handled in 2016.
I never said Comey would or should go to jail. I'm certainly not going to apologize to anyone who violated FBI and Department of Justice policy, who violated an employment agreement, who shared sensitive information about an ongoing investigation, who sent classified information to an unauthorized person and then had amnesia when the FBI came to his home to try to retrieve government property.
CHAFFETZ: Yes, you know, it's interesting this little nuance part about when the FBI did go to his home. You know, as an FBI director, he does get a SCIF, as secured compartmental information facility, but he evidently took this information and didn't keep it there. He kept it in his own personal safe supposedly.
GOWDY: Well, it's not a problem if you consider it to be your own personal diary. So, I mean, it depends on what the record said. To the record say, dear diary, Congress was mean to me today but I didn't get talk to the president, that might be a personal diary.
CHAFFETZ: Last quick question for you. Mr. Comey actually expects you to apologize. Are you ready to apologize tonight?
GOWDY: What temperature is it in hell right now? Is it snowing?
When it snows in hell, you let me know. Why would I apologize to somebody who has been dinged on both of the major investigations by a guy like Michael Horowitz who is hardly a Republican? He was picked by Obama and confirmed by the Senate, I think without a dissenting vote.
While Comey did his best to break just about every rule he could to carry out the Russia investigation against Trump, Gowdy says more investigations are still taking place that could result in bad news for the fired director.