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

Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTop Republican releases full transcript of Bruce Ohr interview Gowdy calls congressional hearings like Cohen's 'utterly useless' The family secret Bruce Ohr told Rod Rosenstein about Russia case MORE (R-S.C.) says it is time for members of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated 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 ClintonDemocratic Socialists of America endorses Sanders for president How to end the Electoral College and elect our next president by popular vote CNN town halls put network at center of Dem primary 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.”


“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 ChaffetzLawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay Top Utah paper knocks Chaffetz as he mulls run for governor: ‘His political career should be over’ Boehner working on memoir: report MORE (R-Utah), who left Congress at the end of last month.