Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., strongly implied to Fox News Tuesday night that Clinton family confidant Sidney Blumenthal was a key link in a chain of information that helped create the controversial Trump-Russia dossier.
Gowdy told Fox News’ “The Story” that “when you hear who … one of the sources of that information is, you’re going to think, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve heard that name somewhere before.'”
When host Martha MacCallum asked if he was referring to Blumenthal, Gowdy answered, “That’d be really warm. You’re warm, yeah.”
During an interview on Fox News’ “The Story” with host Martha MacCallum, Gowdy suggested that longtime Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal was behind the allegations.
MacCallum asked Gowdy if he knew anything about “a source who gave information to an unnamed associate of Hillary and Bill Clinton who then gave information to an unnamed official in the Obama State Department who then gave the information to Steele.”
Gowdy responded:”When you hear who the source, one of the sources of that information is, you’re going to think, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’ve heard that name somewhere before. Where could it possibly have been?'”
“I’m trying to think of how Secretary Clinton defined him,” Gowdy continued. “I think she said he was an old friend who emailed her from time to time.”
When asked if he was referring to Blumenthal, Gowdy responded: “That would be really warm. You’re warm. Yeah.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) strongly suggested on Tuesday that allegations made by longtime Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal were used by former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the anti-Trump dossier. pic.twitter.com/uR2pnd8YQc
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However, Gowdy admitted that special counsel Robert Mueller would have been called in to investigate Russian actions during the 2016 election “regardless of whether or not there’s a dossier.”
“The dossier has nothing to do with the fact that someone tried to hack into the [Democratic National Committee] server,” he said. “The dossier has nothing do with the meeting George Papadopoulos had in Great Britain. The dossier has nothing to do with [Donald Trump Jr.] meeting at Trump Tower [with a Russian lawyer]. The dossier has nothing to do with allegations of obstruction of justice.”
Gowdy also addressed his decision to leave Congress, saying it was “just the right time.”
“I won’t ever run for office again,” he promised. “When you leave politics, to me, it’s important that you leave. And I’m at peace with that.”
Full segment for that part of the interview:
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