Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility

Gowdy: McCabe undercut his own credibility
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South Carolina Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyTrey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor Congress must take the next steps on federal criminal justice reforms Lynch testimony marks final interview of GOP-led probe MORE (R) said Sunday that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen' McCabe book: Trump pushed back on officials using Putin claim that North Korea couldn't fire long-range missiles Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview 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 SessionsMcCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it 'only hired Irishmen' Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s final insult to Congress: Farewell time for reporters but not testimony 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.”