Trey Gowdy went on Fox News and revealed why impeachment is bad news for Barack Obama
Democrats are demanding Republicans provide votes to call new witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.
But Democrats should be careful what they wish for.
And that’s because Trey Gowdy went on Fox News and revealed why impeachment is bad news for Barack Obama.
Democrat House Impeachment Managers are demanding Republicans subpoena witnesses that Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler refused to litigate in court for the right to compel their testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.
Republicans believe this will turn the trial into an endless free for all as both sides continually call new witnesses to rebut the other side.
Trey Gowdy made this point in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program.
“Part of impeachment is setting a precedent for what’s going to happen in the future,” Gowdy told Hannity.
Gowdy used as an example that Republicans would want to call former President Barack Obama to explain what he knew about Joe Biden blackmailing the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor who had been investigation a company that was paying his son over $50,000 per month or else lose out on a billion dollars in American aid.
Gowdy said that event made both Obama and Biden relevant witnesses since Donald Trump’s defense against the Democrats articles of impeachment was that the President was pursuing a legitimate corruption investigation.
“So, if the Vice President can make that assertion, then he is relevant as a witness, but so too is President Obama, because I would want to know whether or not he had the authority of the president at the time he made that pronouncement that there’ll be no loan guarantees unless the prosecutor is fired,” Gowdy explained.
“If President Obama gave Joe Biden permission to condition loan guarantees on the firing of a prosecutor, then that makes both of them potentially relevant as witnesses,” the former South Carolina Congressman concluded.