Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) chairman of the House Oversight Committee said to Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer that he thinks the appointment of a special counsel to help investigate misdeeds committed at the Department of Justice to be the only means to avoid a conflicts of interest.
Gowdy, said “The Department of Justice has a conflict, so they should not conduct the investigation.”
“Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, does not have access to non-DOJ employees, or those that have left the department or the FBI. So, he can’t do it. It needs to be done. It needs to be done by somebody your viewers have confidence in. I’ve been reluctant in the past to call for a special counsel, Bill. But this is a unique fact pattern, and I think special counsel is the only entity that can do this effectively.”