Former South Carolina congressman, Trey Gowdy, spoke with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures”, slamming House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his “fictional remarks” pertaining to the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
On Saturday, White House deputy counsel to President Donald Trump, Mike Purpura, played a video clip of Schiff reading the supposed transcript of President Trump’s July 25 phone call, which undermined the credibility of the House Intelligence Committee chairman, who led the impeachment inquiry.
Asked what tactic the president’s counsel should take, Trey Gowdy began by saying that he would “let Jerry Nadler take all the time he wants to talk”.
He clarified: “Jerry Nadler’s trial strategy is to insult the jury”.
“I was in a lot of courtrooms, I never ever saw a prosecutor have as a strategy– let’s see what we can do to infuriate, alienate, and offend the jury,” Gowdy expressed.
Gowdy also said if he was on the president’s legal counsel team, he would “ask questions of Schiff and connect the process with substance.” (Continued Below)
“I would go line by line through that parody,” Gowdy said referring to when Schiff “made-up” his version of the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president Zelensky.
“Adam Schiff had a chance to read the actual transcript, the actual evidence. He opted instead to create, to manufacture a parody. I would go line by line through that parody and ask Adam Schiff why did you say that? You have the actual transcript of the call,” he said.
“Why was that not good enough for you, Adam? Why did you have to make up– out of a whole cloth? I would also ask him is it never okay to investigate someone who is running for office?” Gowdy asked, which means according to Democrats’ logic, President Trump can’t be investigated, because he’s running for office. (Video Below)
“If Joe Biden were not a presidential candidate, if he were just like me and you, Maria, just a regular person, can you investigate them then? I mean, somehow this status of being a candidate means you’re off-limits? Gowdy wondered.
He noted that “it took a conversation in a bar” to investigate President Trump, referring to the Steel Dossier, which was documented in the Horowitz report. “That’s all it took, a conversation in a bar to investigate President Trump. What would it take to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden? I mean, if it’s just a conversation in a bar, is that the threshold to investigate?” Gowdy inquired.
Trey Gowdy’s full remarks:
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