If one were in the business of making predictions, then forecasting a future of growing influence for Congressman Trey Gowdy would be a relatively safe one. Just watching this man interrogate witnesses called before the House Intel Committee on which he serves is an inspiration.
Perhaps it would not be too much to say that if we had more legislators in Washington like Mr. Gowdy, the level of corruption and stupidity that we see in our government would drop dramatically. And with that decrease, we could also see a commensurate decline in wasteful spending, something that would do the nation no end of good.
At this point Mr. Gowdy is fed up with typical Washington stonewalling of investigations and unacceptable delays. In fact, he’s fed up with the lack of cooperation from the Department of Justice and the FBI as his committee looks into the issue regarding what has become referred to as the “Trump Dossier.” So he subpoenaed the directors of both the DOJ and the FBI.
“The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly subpoenaed the FBI and Department of Justice over the infamous so-called ‘dossier’ about President Donald Trump.
“The subpoenas request that FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the committee.
“Rep. Trey Gowdy, a prominent member of the House Intel Committee, said efforts to obtain additional information have been unfruitful.
“‘We got nothing,’ Gowdy told the Washington Examiner. ‘The witnesses have not been produced and the documents have not been produced.'”
And Gowdy finds this unacceptable.
According to Newsweek, “On August 24, the committee issued two identical subpoenas to the FBI and Justice Department, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday evening, citing an interview with Congressman Trey Gowdy, a committee member. The committee had given the bureau and department until September 1 to provide the information, the report said. When the committee did not receive the information by the deadline, it reportedly extended that deadline to September 14.”
Congressman Gowdy is right. This is unacceptable behavior, especially from American’s premier law enforcement institutions. This is also one factor that contributes to Americans’ cynicism over its government’s ability to uphold any standards of ethics or even to act responsibly.
To the degree that Gowdy can succeed in dispelling even some of that cynicism, he will be doing the nation quite a service.
Source: Independent Journal Review