Gowdy gets snookered by FBI?

Mollie Hemingway:

Trey Gowdy Didn’t Even See Documents He Claims Exonerate FBI On Spygate: Reports

Gowdy claimed that the FBI's use of spies against the Trump campaign was perfectly proper, but multiple reports indicate he never even saw the full records Congress subpoenaed on the matter.

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Although Gowdy intimated that the information he received in a briefing last week made clear the FBI did nothing wrong, numerous reports from multiple news outlets indicated that the lawmakers DOJ invited to the briefing were not given access to all of the records HPSCI subpoenaed. Other comments Gowdy made during recent television interviews raise questions about how firm a grasp he has on the investigation and concerns the investigation has raised.

The May 24 briefing was held after tensions flared over the Justice Department’s refusal to comply with the congressional subpoena. DOJ initially claimed President Trump backed its obstruction efforts, a charge refuted by the White House and President Trump himself.

According to government sources who leaked information to The New York Times and Washington Post, the subpoena dealt with an individual who was secretly gathering information on the Trump campaign on behalf of the federal government. Media outlets had reported government officials’ claims they couldn’t comply with the subpoena because revealing any details about the individual would cause loss of life and grave threats to national security. The same media outlets then used leaks from government officials to report the individual’s personally identifying information — up to and including his name.

Along with Gowdy, HPSCI Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) received a classified briefing on the subpoenaed information. Seven other members of Congress did as well. However, multiple press reports indicate the classified briefings reportedly did not satisfy the subpoena.

“Sources tell me Gowdy and Nunes did not receive the documents they requested during the noon meeting at DOJ, despite pleas for openness from [White House chief of staff John] Kelly and [Trump attorney Emmett] Flood,” CNN reporter Sarah Westwood wrote.
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When asked by The Federalist whether Gowdy had seen all the documents Congress requested, a spokeswoman for Gowdy repeatedly declined to say what, if any, subpoenaed records Gowdy had reviewed during the roughly hour-long briefing.
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There is much more.

Gowdy seems confused or he has been snookered by the deep state.  This was a counterintelligence investigation and it did involve at least one spy placed in the Trump campaign.   It is not clear to me why he is willing to exonerate the questionable activities of those responsible for pushing the Russian collusion scam.  This scam appears to have been in service of a coup attempt against the President.

Lee Smith gets it:
Exactly. Many believe this was just about spying; but the information campaign run through the media, starting several months before the FBI officially launched its investigation shows this was a political operation. The purpose was to dirty the Trump campaign.

Some see Gowdy's move as one by the deep state aimed at Devin Nunes who has been effective at exposing the scam.

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