Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility

Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility
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South Carolina Rep. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows Pompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy MORE (R) said Sunday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe MORE undercut his own credibility.

“Andy McCabe has undercut his credibility all by himself,” the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman told “Fox News Sunday.” 

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“If he’s got credibility issues, he need to look no further than himself,” he later added.

Gowdy’s comments come after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE said Friday that he fired the No. 2 FBI official for leaking information to the media and misleading congressional investigators. 

Gowdy said on Sunday that he will withhold judgment on McCabe until the bureau’s inspector general report is released, but noted that McCabe's FBI colleagues recommended his dismissal. 

“Make no mistake — the FBI is who recommended that he be fired. It wasn’t crazy House Republicans and it wasn’t the Trump administration,” Gowdy said. “It was his own fellow bureau agents.”