Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy scorched the FBI on Thursday following the release of the inspector general report that agents leading the Clinton email probe had blatant anti-Trump bias and that former FBI director James Comey deviated from standard protocol.
“[Peter Strzok’s] bias was so pervasive and toxic as to call into question any other investigations he was part of including his role in the investigation of what Russia did in 2016,” Gowdy said in a press release. “His bias impacted his decision-making and he assigned to himself the role of stopping the Trump campaign or ending a Trump presidency.” (RELATED: STRZOK: ‘We’ll Stop’ Trump Presidency)
Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also blasted Comey for violating “department policy in several significant ways.”
“The FBI’s actions and those of former director Comey severely damaged the credibility of the investigation, the public’s ability to rely on the results of the investigation, and the very institutions he claims to revere,” Gowdy said. “This is not the FBI I know. This is not the FBI our country needs.” (RELATED: Comey Used A Private Email Account For Official FBI Business)
Gowdy called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Chris Wray “to take decisive action to restore Americans’ confidence in our justice system.”