Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz took a stunning shot Friday evening not at Democrats but rather at two of his colleagues — or former colleagues, that is.

Minutes after former House Oversight Committee chair Trey Gowdy spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity about the just-unearthed questions he’d asked of Obama-era officials during the committee’s own Russian collusion investigation in late 2017 and early 2018, Gaetz showed up with some unexpected pushback.

“I’m glad you went through Trey Gowdy’s exquisite questions in 2017 to these corrupt officials,” he said almost sarcastically on FNC’s “Hannity.”

Those remarks were eagerly broadcast by the media at the time as a “rebuke” of the president’s since-confirmed “Spygate” allegations.

“Both of those things [Gowdy said to MacCallum] have now been proven to be not true, and it seems that Gowdy’s brilliant lawyering back in 2017 that we’re only able to see now proves those statements untrue,” Gaetz continued.

Transcripts from the House Oversight Committee’s Russian collusion investigation were finally released this week by current committee chair Adam Schiff, a Democrat, after pressure was applied by acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.

These transcripts show Gowdy hammering Obama-era officials such as Andrew McCabe, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes and Sally Yates with tough questions about their Russian collusion delusion investigation.

More tellingly, they show these same officials replying with answers that Gowdy himself admitted earlier Friday evening “ought to scare the hell out of you.”

Yet when questioned about this same matter in May of 2018, Gowdy turned around and defended these Obama-era officials. And years later, not a single one of these figures has been held accountable.

The number one question I get asked from Americans is why no one is gone to jail and been held accountable,” Gaetz noted, adding that part of the reason why is because the GOP had failed at its duties when it controlled the House.

Unfortunately, when [Devin] Nunes, [Mark] Meadows, [Jim] Jordan and I wanted subpoena power, it was [then-House Speaker] Paul Ryan and [Oversight Committee chair] Trey Gowdy who wouldn’t give us that power,” he said.

Democrats sent out hundreds of subpoenas when we had control and could have run this to ground in 2017. We didn’t send out a single subpoena. Not one. And that’s a failure of our Republican leadership.”


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  • That kind of nonsense is why I quit giving money to the GOP.  When the GOP, as a whole, grows a backbone I will consider supporting it again.

    HOWEVER, I still see them giving in to the communist left with all of the non-covid related giveaways in the first bill and what they are wanting in the next bill.  

  • Obama's Fundamental Transformation. People are afraid to.

    • that's where we are at right now and that's the reason I believe Obama and his administration should be on trial and be put to jail I've said this for the last 10 years and nothing happened.

    • Ohomo and company should be swinging from ropes for TREASON.  NOT in prison.


    • perfect timing

    • R.I.C.O. and subsequent firing squad. That's what I've been talking about since Bengahzi,Lois Lerner


    • my question is where is the jail time for the Obama administration?

  • No one is suggesting that elements within the GOP want TRUMP gone just as bad as Nancy Pelosi... only, they can't come right out and say it or take overt actions to remove the President... not without exposing themselves as RINO's or worse... Democrat subversives in the GOP.

    Gowdy may have been operating under the orders of RYAN... no subpoenas,  we don't know why Gowdy would not want subpoenas .... I suspect he knew it would be a waste of time to ask and by submitting them it would make the GOP look foolish and divided when they were refused... the MSM would have a hay day on that... claiming everything from there is no evidence of illegal conduct by the Democrats,  too  " see we told you there was nothing to hide, no underlying conspiracy.... they would eco this from coast to coast... Look, Ryan refused x number of subpoenas from Gowdy... how would that appear on national TV.

    • whatever happen to the benghazi situation?

    • Good old Paul Ryan!  He worked against Trump and the Party to allow the Democrats to get away with murder.  Part of the reason for the Republican electoral debacle of 2018 was that the MSM was able to show that the Republican House was a "do nothing Congress", and that nothing ever came of all the fiery words of Trey Gowdy against the Democrat perpetrators.  

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