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Trey Gowdy rips into James Comey for his denial that he leaked - here's why


Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) criticized James Comey heavily for his denial that he didn't leak confidential information from his time as the FBI director before he was fired by President Donald Trump.

Here's what Gowdy said

Gowdy was speaking with Tucker Carlson on Fox News about the interview Comey had with Bret Baier earlier Thursday when he added that what Comey calls a leak is what everyone else calls a felony.

"The other thing that I will tell you," Gowdy said, "Tucker, that I learned tonight is Jim Comey has a definition of the word 'leak' that no on else has."

"What he says is a leak is what the rest of us call a felony," he added dramatically.

"Leaking is disclosing a confidential conversation which is exactly what he did," he explained.

"He came off as much oilier in this interview," Carlson agreed.

Gowdy attacked other elements of Comey's accounts of what happened during his tenure as the FBI director.

Here's the video of Gowdy's comments

An anti-Trump double standard

Gowdy said that Comey was using a double standard to exonerate Hillary Clinton and others while criticizing Trump much too harshly.

"And the double standard that he's has for the last couple of weeks still exists," he said. "You know, Clinton can lie and she oughta be president, [Andrew] McCabe can lie and he's still a stand-up guy, but Trump, boy if he tells any lies at all, then impeachment is too good a remedy for him."

He also criticized Comey's inability to explain what he knew about the source of the "Trump dossier," which appeared to stun Bret Baier during the interview.

Carlson asked him if Comey's comments were plausible, and Gowdy responded, "No, because he knew that Republicans paid for it, even though that's inaccurate, so if he learned about it in the fall of 2016, then it was already known that the Democrats had picked up on that work."

"So whoever briefed him, why would you just say the Republicans started it but not also include the Democrats finished it?" he asked.

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