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Gowdy Sends SHOCKWAVES Through The Left With His Answer on FISA Warrants

Trey Gowdy shattered Democrats latest argument against the FISA memo during his appearance today on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Since the release of the memo, Democrats have argued that the sole reason for obtaining the FISA warrants wasn’t reliant on the Steele dossier, but a slew of factors.

Of course, we all know that’s a LIE, which Gowdy made clear when answering that the FISA warrants would’ve never been granted without the dossier.

Watch the video:

From CBS

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, one of the four authors of the GOP memo released Friday, told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that he believes a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page would not have ever been authorized without the existence of the controversial “Steele dossier.”

Gowdy’s comments come on the heels of the Friday release of a memo drafted by Gowdy, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and two investigators on the committee. The memo, declassified by President Trump and released by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee Friday, outlines how Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants were obtained for former Trump campaign official Carter Page, and what relationship the Trump dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele had with those FISA warrant applications.

Gowdy said the public will “never know” if the surveillance against Page was justified, saying the warrants relied on three pieces of information — the dossier, a reference to a Yahoo News article and other information available to the FISA court judges who approved warrants.

But, Gowdy, the only Republican on the House Intelligence Committee who has seen the actual FISA warrant applications — Nunes has not — emphasized that the memo does not discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates.

“Not to me, it doesn’t, and I was pretty integrally involved in the drafting of it,” Gowdy said, asked if the memo has an impact on the Russia probe. “There is a Russia investigation without a dossier.”

The dossier has “nothing to do” with the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, and a Russian lawyer, Gowdy noted. Gowdy also said the dossier did not form the basis for the case against George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign aid who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about foreign contacts. The dossier has nothing to do with obstruction of justice, Gowdy noted.

“So there’s going to be a Russia probe, even without a dossier,” he said.

Meanwhile, Gowdy said “it would” concern him if President Trump makes any move to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he has confidence in the deputy attorney general, of whom Mr. Trump has been publicly critical, and he would be concerned if the commander-in-chief attempts to fire him.

“It would. Again, I’m not in the Senate. I don’t have advice and consent. And the president has not sought my counsel on this,” Gowdy told CBS News’ White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan.

Pressed as to whether he thinks Rosenstein should be fired, based on the information he has seen in compiling the memo, Gowdy said no.