Former House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy is warning that former Obama administration officials engaged in spying on the Trump campaign have a lot to worry about.
During an interview with Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo Sunday morning, Gowdy explained it was obvious much of the information in the Clinton-DNC-Fusion GPS dossier used to justify spying was garbage and yet was used anyway.
"People use the word 'dossier' and it has such an official sound to it. Let's just call it for what it is, it's a series of rank hearsay [unintelligible] put together by an FBI source who was later defrocked, paid for by the Democrat National Committee, and oh by the way, Christopher Steele hated Donald Trump too. We can call it a dossier, sounds official, it's really something the National Inquirer would blush if they printed," Gowdy said, adding that it was used at least four times to justify surveillance.
Further, Gowdy said unreleased transcripts of the FBI's spying on former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos will be "game changing" if President Trump were to ever declassify them."There is some information in these transcripts that has the potential to be a game-changer if it’s ever made public," Gowdy said.
Current Oversight Committee Congressman Mark Meadows is backing up Gowdy's statements.
"George Papadopoulos was taped and interviewed and there are records of those," Meadows said. "When the President declassifies that, I think the American people will be astonished to see that not only was it going on and the President was right that he was actually taped and recorded, but other than that he was not colluding with the Russians and they knew that early on so that could be the game changer Trey is referring to," Meadows said.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is currently looking into the origins of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Attorney General Bill Barr is doing the same.