Gowdy: Mysterious Evidence 'Changed My Perspective' on Mueller Probe
Gowdy says transcripts could persuade the public in President Donald Trump's favor
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) was originally in support of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but according to a revealing interview with Fox News, his perspective changed when he came across mysterious evidence.
Speaking to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures," Gowdy said the evidence in question is FBI transcripts of conversations concerning Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos and FBI informants.
"Some of us have seen transcripts of those conversations. And I was supportive of Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate, to investigate what Russia did," Gowdy said.
"But when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective, because you want to think of law enforcement as being unbiased and disinterested in the outcome, as long as we just find the facts," he revealed.
"This really matters. When you have exculpatory information, and you don't share it with a court...then your bias begins to impact the investigation."
Gowdy chaired the House Intelligence Committee before leaving office in January.
He suggested last month that the FBI intentionally withheld "game-changer" evidence from the FISA court while they obtained a surveillance warrant against Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
It is believed the transcripts Gowdy referred to are exculpatory evidence.
Various Republican lawmakers believe the government withheld the transcripts from the FISA court because they would have affected the case for obtaining a warrant.
Gowdy told Bartiromo the transcripts could potentially persuade the public in President Donald Trump's favor.
"There is some information in these transcripts that I think has the potential to be a game-changer if it's ever made public," Gowdy said last month.
There is a possibility the transcripts will be made public.
Last month, Gowdy advised Attorney General William Barr's investigators, investigating the Obama administration’s handling of the Trump-Russia investigation, that the key lies in emails between Comey and Brennan.
The Ex-South Carolina Rep. pointed Barr's investigators toward former CIA Director John Brennan and former FBI Director James Comey.
“So whoever’s investigating this, tell them to look for emails between Brennan and Comey in December 2016,” Gowdy said in an interview with Hannity.