Republican Representative Trey Gowdy and some other Representatives have sent a message to the Attorney General. The design is to prod Jeff Session into taking on the investigation into alleged abuses of the FISA Court by the Obama administration.
As you should know by now, the Steele dossier, also known as the Russian dossier was used in front of the court to allow surveillance on American citizens. That is what the court is there for. The dossier was unvetted and unverified. It should never have been used as it stood alone. Here is what Mr. Gowdy and others want to be done about it.
As Written and Reported By Chris Enloe for The Blaze:
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) joined Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) in a letter to demand from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that an independent counsel be appointed in order to pursue the accusations of improper use of government surveillance in 2016.
Here’s what they said:
Gowdy and Goodlatte appeared on Fox News Tuesday to explain why they believed it was time for a special counsel to investigate the charges of FISA abuses.
While the inspector general of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, is already investigating the allegations, Gowdy points out that he doesn’t have the powers that an independent counsel would have.
“There are two dozen witnesses that Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, would not have access to so your options are DOJ investigating themselves, they can’t do that because of conflict of interest,” Gowdy explained. “Let the inspector general do it, now I’m a big fan of Mike Horowitz, but he has no jurisdiction over witnesses that have either left the department or never worked there.”
“So when I counted up 24 witnesses that he would not be able to access were he to ……
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