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Trey Gowdy Issues Sudden Announcement About James Comey’s Future

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., suggested Thursday that James Comey be brought back to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress once again.

Gowdy was responding to recent revelations that Comey began drafting a statement clearing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of charges long before the bureau’s investigation into her email scandal ended.

“There is sufficient factual basis to bring him in and ask him, ‘When did you make up your mind that you weren’t going to charge Secretary Clinton?’” he said during an appearance on Fox News. “I can tell you because I’ve seen with my own eyes he made up his mind before he interviewed her.”

“How far back, whether it was two weeks or two months, quite frankly is immaterial to me,” he added. “He did it before he interviewed the last witness.”

Transcripts of the FBI’s interviews with Comey’s aides published late last month revealed he made the decision to not refer Clinton for prosecution anywhere from two to three months before the conclusion of the investigation.

“[I]t appears that in April or early May of 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton,” Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., revealed in a letter sent last month to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“That was long before FBI agents finished their work,” they added, referencing the announcement by Comey on July 5 that the bureau wouldn’t be recommending criminal charges against Clinton.

“Mr. Comey even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership.”

“If there’s anything that’s axiomatic in investigations it’s that you don’t make up your mind until you interview the last witness,” Gowdy said Thursday.

Witness interviews began May 3 and concluded July 2, the day Clinton herself sat with FBI agents to offer her side of the story.

“It is beyond dispute that he made up his mind not to charge Secretary Clinton before he interviewed her,” Gowdy said. “There’s no question about that. What my friends in the Senate have uncovered is he may well have made up his mind before he interviewed the last dozen witnesses.”

Ending the interview, he argued that Comey’s behavior during the investigation into Clinton made it difficult for the American people to trust the outcome.

“How in the world my fellow citizens can have confidence in an investigation where you reached a conclusion before you even gather all the facts and all the evidence is stunning,” he said.