GOP Rep. Gowdy slams Trump team for 'amnesia' on Russia meetings

Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyWill Congress ever hold our federal agencies accountable for contempt? Dem lawmaker calls on House to subpoena American translator from Trump-Putin meeting The Hill's Morning Report — Trump isolated and denounced after Putin meeting MORE (R-S.C.) says it is time for members of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE's campaign to come clean about any meetings they had with Russian figures during the campaign.

Gowdy, who led the House's special investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack, said he was troubled by Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on then-presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin Anti-Trump protests outside White House continue into fifth night Opera singers perform outside White House during fourth day of protests MORE.

He expressed frustration over the failure to disclose the meeting up until now, citing “the amnesia of people that are in the Trump orbit.”

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“Someone close to the president needs to get everyone connected with that campaign in a room and say: From the time you saw ‘Doctor Zhivago’ until the moment you drank vodka with a guy named Boris, you list every single one of those, and we are going to turn them over to the special counsel,” Gowdy said during an interview Tuesday on "The Story with Martha MacCallum" on Fox News.

“Because this drip, drip, drip is undermining the credibility of this administration.” 

Gowdy, a former prosecutor, said that that he couldn’t comment on whether Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer was illegal, but said that it is the job of the special counsel, not Congress or the media, to figure that out.

House Republicans chose Gowdy to become the next chairman of the House Oversight Committee, taking over the gavel from former Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzTucker Carlson: Ruling class cares more about foreigners than their own people Fox's Kennedy chides Chaffetz on child migrants: 'I’m sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests' After FBI cleared by IG report, GOP must reform itself MORE (R-Utah), who left Congress at the end of last month.