House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” on Sunday that the mainstream media has misrepresented comments made by fellow Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, which casts doubt on the allegations of an FBI “spy” placed in President Donald Trump’s campaign.
“What Trey Gowdy’s specifically talking about is this small slice of the investigation that we’re looking at as it relates to whether or not an informant or informants were used,” said Nunes.
Gowdy had said he was “convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”
Nunes emphasized that what the mainstream media ignores is that Gowdy believes that Trump is not a target of this investigation.
“You have to remember that Mr. Gowdy loves the FBI and the Department of Justice,” Nunes said. “If they’re targeting Russians or Chinese or what have you, that’s what we expect them to do. However, the challenge we have in this is that they actually targeted a political campaign that was Donald Trump. And that’s where I think that even though Mr. Gowdy believes that the president’s not a target of this investigation, his campaign is.”
Nunes and Gowdy were part of a select group of congressmen that participated in briefings with Justice Department and FBI officials amid allegations from Trump and that a “spy” was placed in his presidential campaign by the Obama administration, according to The Washington Examiner.
When Bartiromo asked Nunes if the FBI did the right thing with the Trump campaign, Nunes said that what could solve this question is for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to finally turn over to the committee documents it has been requesting almost a year.
If he did that, Nunes contended, then the committee could get to the bottom of these allegations.