Trey Gowdy exposed a truth the January 6 Committee wants to hide
The January 6 Committee held its first hearings.
Republicans slammed the proceedings as a show trial.
And Trey Gowdy exposed a truth the January 6 Committee wants to hide.
The January 6 Select Committee’s first hearing was a made-for-TV primetime spectacle that came across more as an act of political propaganda as opposed to a fact-finding mission.
Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy downplayed the significance of the hearings during an interview on Fox News, noting that the Committee provided no evidence to back up their claims that Donald Trump masterminded a plot to overthrow the government.
“If, in fact, the President knew he lost, if, in fact, he knew he lost the election — that’s new. I’ve never heard him say that. So if they have testimony on that, I think that’s important if he knew the fraud was not dispositive,” Gowdy told hosts Brett Baier and Martha McCallum. “The thing I really highlighted, Brett, Martha — if he really thought that hanging Mike Pence was a good idea, then that is both provocative and new.”
Gowdy also ripped the Committee for running a show trial with edited video and no adversarial cross examination of witnesses.
“But to professor Turley’s point, it also has to be fair, and when you get to call all the witnesses and you get to select which excerpts to read or play or which videos — ours is an adversarial system. I mean, every major court decision is based on adversary, so there needs to be more of that for the jury to buy it,” Gowdy added.
The other supposedly “big” revelation from the hearings was former Attorney General William Barr testifying that he told President Trump his claims of voter fraud were “bullshit,” which led to Barr resigning as Attorney General in late December of 2020.
However, Gowdy noted this is not new, as Barr spent weeks on a book tour promoting this anecdote.
“Speaking of AG Barr, it’s compelling. It’s probative — it’s just not new. So what I was looking for, me, we all know that Bill Barr, he wrote a book about it. So … I’m looking for things that are both probative and new,” Gowdy stated.
The January 6 Committee has one purpose – and that is to convince Attorney General Merrick Garland to indict Donald Trump so he can’t run for President again in 2024.