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 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-S.C.) said in a Sunday show interview that lawmakers should not accuse individuals like former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyCountering the ongoing Republican delusion How Biden should sell his infrastructure bill 'Finally, infrastructure week!': White House celebrates T bill 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 TrumpMedia giants side with Bannon on request to release Jan. 6 documents Cheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for Trump DOJ official 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.