Former Republican congressman blasts FBI’s mismanagement
Former Republican congressman Trey Gowdy has slammed the FBI over their misguided handling of investigations.
During his Fox News show “Sunday Night in America,” Gowdy scolded the FBI for their mismanagement of the Larry Nassar sex abuse case.
He went on to highlight an ugly string of failures that have emerged from the federal bureau in recent months.
Gowdy blamed the FBI for enabling Nassar, allowing him to continue his pattern of abuse against young women and girls.
Convicted sex offender Nassar was the team doctor of the United States women’s national gymnastics team for 18 years.
The position gave him access to hundreds of girls and young women whom he sexually abused and raped.
Gowdy dedicated his opening monologue to the recent indictment of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign lawyer, Michael Sussman, over the Trump-Russia hoax.
Many now believe the charges will lead to an indictment of Hillary herself in the case.
He then blasted the FBI for disregarding complaints about Nassar by his victims.
“More FBI employees have been indicted than members of the Trump family, and more people connected with the Clinton campaign have been indicted than members of the Trump family,” Gowdy said at the top of his show.
“But the biggest indictment of all may wind up being FBI itself.”
Gowdy referenced the FBI’s politically tainted “Russia Collusion investigation” during the Trump presidency, arguing that the “FBI could not even police the political bias of its own agents and lawyers” who were unabashedly “steeped in politics” at the time.
“The FBI could not even figure out its own paid sources were double-dealing and politically motivated,” he said.
“They could not even get the FISA application right.
“They were so worried about its image that it wound up hurting its own reputation.”
Gowdy said that while he was once willing to go to bat for the bureau “even when it was lonely to do so,” he has noticed a troubling shift that is slowly destroying the integrity of the FBI.
“Something has happened to the FBI,” he said.
“When cops get to be more excited about investigating presidential candidates than they do arresting a man that rapes children, something is wrong.”
“It does not get more serious than adults sexually assaulting children,” he added, “but the FBI could not get that right.”