Trey Gowdy destroyed the January 6 Committee with this rude awakening
An increasing number of Americans view the January 6 Committee as a sham.
Democrats are holding out hope that this commission will spell the end of Donald Trump.
But Trey Gowdy destroyed the January 6 Committee with this rude awakening.
Trey Gowdy slammed Attorney General Merrick Garland for stating that he would be watching the January 6 Committee hearings closely when asked if he was considering investigating and indicting Donald Trump over the events at the Capitol that day.
“There’s nothing wrong with watching television… but I guess the difference is, you and I don’t have much of a choice when it comes to getting information. We don’t get to have an army of investigators and prosecutors at our disposal, Merrick Garland does,” Gowdy began.
Gowdy explained that Garland had the largest team of investigators and prosecutors at his disposal, so why was the Attorney General of the United States using a TV production for his fact finding?
“He has federal law enforcement at his beck and call. He has scores of prosecutors, he has access to a grand jury and search warrants… he can access financial records and phone records… he can compel witnesses to testify… So why is he watching television? Why does the chief prosecutor, the managing partner of the most powerful law firm in the world need to watch television to gather facts? He can interview any of the witnesses he wants to interview. He can gather whatever evidence he thinks is relevant,” Gowdy added.
Gowdy also criticized Garland for relying on a politicized show trial that lacked any adversarial component to arrive at any kind of truth.
“There is no comparison between the power of the Department of Justice versus the power of Congress, yet the Attorney General is not only watching TV, the department is miffed that Congress will not share what it has with the department. Why? Why is the Attorney General gathering evidence from television? And how reliable would that evidence be given the absence of confrontation or cross-examination?” Gowdy asked.
Gowdy said the fact that Garland is now relying on a highly partisan effort whose stated goal is to destroy Donald Trump called into question everything the Justice Department has been up to the last 18 months.
“Garland and his prosecutors can watch whatever they want on television. [But] I do wonder why the Attorney General is watching a hearing when he has far better investigative tools at his disposal?… It does make you wonder what the department has been doing for the past 18 months. If you want to know what happened, find and examine witnesses and evidence. The remote control ain’t going to help you,” Gowdy concluded.