The butcher of the Benghazi hearings is up to his old tricks…
On Sunday morning, Congressman Trey Gowdy threw cold water on the idea that de facto Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be impeached.
According to multiple reports, a number of House Republicans had become so tired of Rosenstein’s obstructionism, stonewalling and what was clearly a politically motivated stunt by calling a press conference on Friday to announce the indictment of 12 Russians for hacking the DNC that his impeachment was a very real possibility.
The announcement that rogue special counsel Robert Mueller had sufficient “evidence” to charge the Russkies (who will never stand trial) was mud in the eye of President Trump who has been subjected to mounting attacks from the media, Democrats and even former President George W. Bush while he has been overseas.
That may have been enough for those who have had it with Rosenstein but even if there is an effort to impeach, it will be hard to get much momentum now that Gowdy has come out on national television against it.
During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation” Gowdy scoffed at the idea.
WATCH: @TGowdySC slams effort by some House Republicans to #impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. "No. For what? Impeach him for what? No," he tells @margbrennan https://t.co/HfKjxjiCe8 pic.twitter.com/ZVEWv891t3
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 15, 2018
Via Politico “Gowdy says he won’t support Rosenstein impeachment”:
The chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Sunday he doesn’t support a push by conservative lawmakers to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“No. For what? Impeach him for what? No,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“I’ve had my differences with Rod Rosenstein. I talk to him quite often privately, which again is a lot more constructive than the public hearings we have,” Gowdy said. “He’s a Trump appointee. So is [Attorney General] Jeff Sessions. So is [FBI Director] Chris Wray. If President Trump is dissatisfied with Rod Rosenstein, he can fire him with a tweet.”
Gowdy also had Mueller’s back while stabbing Trump in his by rejecting the idea that the neverending Russia investigation was a witch hunt.
"My focus is on the first thing. What did Russia do? That is not a witch hunt. That is an attack on our country," Rep. Trey Gowdy discusses the implications of a dozen Russians indicted in the Mueller probe on @FaceTheNation https://t.co/aYIcGo5zvO pic.twitter.com/1bNrv5yV7e
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 15, 2018
Via The Washington Times “Trey Gowdy breaks with Trump: Russia probe is not a ‘witch hunt'”:
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says he does not agree with President Trump’s assertions that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a “witch hunt.”
“I don’t think it’s a witch hunt. I’ve never thought it was a witch hunt,” Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Russia attacked this country in 2016. That’s the number one thing we’ve asked Mueller to look at — what did Russia do,” the South Carolina Republican said.
He said no Americans have yet been indicted for conspiring to affect the 2016 elections, but his focus is on what Russia did.
“And that’s not a witch hunt. That’s an attack on our country,” Mr. Gowdy said.
He was also quick to join all of the rest of the backstabbing Republicans in issuing a statement following Monday’s big news conference with Putin.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, chair of oversight, who played a key role in the Intelligence Committee's investigation has a pretty forceful statement too pic.twitter.com/q6f8z8nqXl
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) July 16, 2018
Rep. Gowdy will be leaving Congress this year it looks like any investigation into Deep State chicanery carried out against the Trump administration is going to be as disappointing as when he fumbled Benghazi.