Gowdy: Lawmakers should not accuse Comey of committing a crime

Gowdy: Lawmakers should not accuse Comey of committing a crime
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Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' MORE (R-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that lawmakers should not accuse individuals like former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHuckabee teases Hannity appearance, says he'll explain why Trump is eligible for third term Five takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill Horowitz offers troubling picture of FBI's Trump campaign probe MORE of committing a crime.

Gowdy noted on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he has never accused Comey of committing a crime, but said the former director has done things he does not agree with. 

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“But in terms of accusing someone of a crime, a member of Congress should not do that,” Gowdy said.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE has accused Comey of leaking information to journalists in memos the former director wrote about his interactions with Trump.

“James Comey’s Memos are Classified, I did not Declassify them. They belong to our Government! Therefore, he broke the law!” Trump wrote on Twitter on April 21.

“Additionally, he totally made up many of the things he said I said, and he is already a proven liar and leaker. Where are Memos on Clinton, Lynch & others?”

Gowdy said he has confidence in the inspector general to investigate any potential crimes.

“I trust Mr. Horowitz to investigate,” he said, referring to Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz.