South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy questioned FBI Director James Comey on Monday and during that session, Gowdy appeared to offer seven possibilities as to who could have illegally leaked information in regard to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador.
Gowdy questioned Comey during a House Intelligence Committee hearing held on Monday and in it he deftly appeared to put forward seven names that could have been responsible for the illegal leak of Flynn’s name in regard to conversations in which the private American citizen was allegedly swept up. Those seven names include former President Barack Obama as well as six top staffers from his administration.
As The Daily Caller pointed out: “It should be noted that Gowdy did not give evidence for any of the names he raised possibly being the source of the leaks.”
He did, however, connect the glaring dots that are floating right in front of us all.
The congressman asked the FBI Director if former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “knew the name of the U.S. citizen that appeared in The New York Times and Washington Post?… Would he have access to an unmasked name?”
He went on to ask similar questions about several others including: former CIA Director James Brennan, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, former White House advisor Ben Rhodes, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
Gowdy then went on to ask Comey if he “briefed President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn.”
“I’m not going to go get into either that case or any conversations I had with the president,” Comey responded.
You can watch a clip of Gowdy’s questioning of Comey below:
Good for Gowdy. This whole dog and pony show in regard to Russia has had the incredibly important point of the dangerous, and illegal, leaks obfuscated by the theatrics of an establishment hell-bent on taking down Trump and anyone connected to him.
It’s good to see that Trump and the American people have some strong backup here to bring it back to the critical points that truly present serious threats to all of us.
However, we need the evidence that shows who is really behind all this. That is the missing link right now.