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Trey Gowdy Slings Mud at FBI: Agents ‘Should Explain’ Their ‘Secret Society’ Texts

South Carolina representative Trey Gowdy spoke to CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday night about the FBI’s text discussing a “secret society.”

“You have said that you’ve seen… the texts which exist – the ones that we know about – personally… One of the ones you’ve talked about, you quoted it as saying, ‘Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society,'” Burnett said. “You didn’t give any context, okay? What was the context? Did they elaborate? What are they talking about, ‘secret society’?”

“It’s right after they were lamenting the fact trump won North Carolina and that he won Florida,” Gowdy replied. “And they’re really disappointed in the way the election turned out. And then about an inch down from that is a conversation about ‘perhaps this is, should be the first meeting of the secret society.’ And then about two texts down they say let’s talk about it with Andy. I don’t know if that’s Andy McCabe and I’m not going to allege that it is, but it’s eerily similar to what they said about the insurance policy.”

Burnett laughed and said: “By saying it right now, you kinda are. I mean, you’re throwing it out into the ether.”

“Well, ‘Andy’ is mentioned throughout the text. I don’t know if there is another Andy or not. So I’m not going to malign him,” Gowdy responded.

“Here are two bureau agents talking about a secret society. I have no clue what they are talking about. I don’t know whether one existed, but you know what, it’s not my responsibility to prove that,” he continued. “They are the ones who used the phrase. They are the ones that should explain it. I can’t tell what you they meant. I can just tell you what they said.”

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