New Republican Oversight Chair Refuses to Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties

Same Trey Gowdy Who Spent Years Investigating Benghazi

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“Newly minted House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Friday he has no plans to call fired FBI Director James Comey before his panel or demand the bureau hand over memos that Comey wrote detailing his interactions with President Trump,” The Hill reports.

The South Carolina Republicans’s comments suggest he won’t use the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to vigorously investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow, or possible obstruction of justice by the president.

“…Gowdy, who endorsed Trump for president in May 2016, clarified that his committee would not probe specific allegations of criminal wrongdoing.”

“Gowdy had been the hard-charging chairman of the special panel that probed the deadly 2012 terror attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as well as then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response to the attack.”

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