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Trey Gowdy Slams FBI Following IG Report on Handling of Clinton Investigation

Despite conclusions that assert no political bias played a role in the Clinton email investigation, this week’s Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the case is rife with glaringly obvious examples to the contrary.

And Trey Gowdy is kind of ticked off about it.

The South Carolina Republican issued a statement indicating the “numerous failures by DOJ and FBI in investigating potential Espionage Act violations by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” left him “alarmed, angered, and deeply disappointed.”

That’s pretty much in line with most of America.

“Questionable decision making by FBI and DOJ leadership,” he continued, “destroys confidence in the impartiality of the institutions I have long served, respected, and believed in.”

“This is not the FBI our country needs,” Gowdy concluded.


To recap, the IG report said to the American people – with a straight face – that there was no bias despite:

  • FBI Director James Comey and FBI agents investigating Clinton’s use of private emails having themselves used private emails.
  • Agents receiving free handouts from journalists in exchange for unauthorized media contact.
  • Agents referring to supporters of President Trump as “retarded.”
  • A lead investigator texting that “we’ll stop” Trump from winning the presidency.
  • An FBI attorney declaring his support for Hillary Clinton by declaring “Viva le Resistance.”

Yea, no political bias there.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that there was no evidence that political bias “directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed,” though he confessed that “the conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation.”

Gowdy is incensed at that conduct.


Gowdy added that the release of the report marked “a dark day… for the FBI and DOJ,” calling on Sessions and Wray restore America’s faith in the institutions that were once held in such high regard.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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