Elder P’s Opinion| Trey Gowdy joined Maria Bartiromo this morning to discuss how Obama’s intelligence agencies determined that Russian intervened in the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump.
Gowdy is the former South Carolina Republican who served as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee until January of this year when he left congress.
As you listen to Gowdy you wonder how long he’s known what he discusses with Ms. Bartiromo and why we’re only hearing about it now?
Gowdy explains the difference between intelligence assessments, and the evidentiary foundation necessary to build a legal case. As he explains, it raises the specter that excuse opens the door for ex-CIA Chief John Brennan to skate on his misdeeds.
“… the intelligence community is always really skittish when people look at their work product. You know they don’t deal in evidence. They don’t deal in evidentiary burdens or thresholds. They deal in assessments.
“… I can think of some famous examples in the past where their assessments were wrong…”
Was anyone ever held accountable for their erroneous – but unanimous – assessment that Saddam Hussein was in possession of weapons of mass destruction?
Except, of course, the American men and women who lost their lives, limbs, and emotional well-being fighting the war that resulted.
So a jackwat like Brennan essentially used his position to conduct a political assassination of Donald Trump with impunity, simply by injecting his “assessment” into the criminal justice system (FBI) and letting them carry the ball from there.
Gowdy lists a series of incriminating evidentiary revelations that will not reflect well on the FBI’s integrity if/when Attorney General William Barr makes them public:
- Why didn’t the FBI enter the incriminating notes that State Department employee Kathleen Kavalec took during her meeting with/about Christopher Steele into their FISA court warrant application?
- Why hasn’t the FBI ever revealed their own assessment about the reliability/unreliability of Christopher Steele, the man who compiled the fake dossier, using third person accounts, that was used to secure the FISA warrant from the FISC.
Steele was dismissed as a witness by the FBI for undisclosed reasons.
- The FBI and the DOJ hid exculpatory evidence about George Papadopoulos.
Gowdy saved the biggest bombshell for last:
Here’s one, Maria, have you seen the disparate defensive briefings they gave candidate Clinton versus Candidate Trump? And has anyone asked the FBI to explain why they took entirely different tracks to those two debriefings? There’s a lot left to be seen by you and your viewers.
Gowdy coming forward at this point? It sounds like he’s as frustrated as the rest of us with the slow release of information. It’s looking like those of us hoping Barr breaks through the protective cover of the Deep State are banking on a miracle.