Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) defended the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election during a Wednesday interview in which he took issue with President Trump’s characterization of the FBI’s use of an informant to gather information on some of his campaign aides.
“I don’t know what the FBI could have done or should have done other than run out a lead that someone loosely connected with the campaign was making assertions about Russia,” said Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“I think you would want the FBI to find whether or not there was any validity to what those people were saying,” Gowdy said during an interview with “CBS This Morning.”
Gowdy, who is retiring at the end of this Congress, said he did not believe the FBI had done anything out of bounds in its investigation, in which it reportedly deployed an informant to meet with three aides on Trump’s campaign.
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