A prosecutor by trade, Rep. Trey Gowdy is not just furious over the IG report. As he made clear in his recent Fox News interview, but he’s wondering, just how many other cases DOJ bias has jeopardized beyond the Clinton investigation—if it can be called that—or the Russia fake news dossier investigation. It’s nearly impossible for a jury to discern whether bias influenced an investigation, for better or for worse.
Gowdy explained: “God only knows what damage he has done before Mueller fired [Peter Strzok]. This is what’s so pervasive about bias…it doesn’t matter what Mueller comes up with. Some people are going to believe that Strzok’s level of animus was so high that you can’t remove the taint.”
Here’s more from Hotair…
The key bit from a long interview on “Fox News Sunday.” Watch for about two and a half minutes where the clip picks up below. On Friday, marveling at Gowdy’s anger over the IG report, I flagged the following quote about Peter Strzok from his interview with Bret Baier the night before. No one within the GOP has been as stalwart a defender of the Russiagate probe as Gowdy has. The despair was palpable:
“God only knows what damage he has done before Mueller fired him. This is what’s so pervasive about bias, Bret, it doesn’t matter what Mueller comes up with. Some people are going to believe that Strzok’s level of animus was so high that you can’t remove the taint.”
Gowdy’s looking at Mueller’s dilemma from the perspective of a prosecutor. Put aside the question of whether Strzok’s bias actually influenced his investigative decisions. The cold, hard fact is that he *was* biased and the entire world now knows it. He’s essentially the Mark Fuhrman of the Russiagate investigation. How do you convince a jury to convict once evidence of his bias is inevitably presented to them? What about the book-length evidence of James Comey’s disdain for Trump?