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Trey Gowdy: I Don’t Think Mueller Report Should Be Released, ‘Surprised’ So Many Republicans Do

Former Congressman and current Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told Neil Cavuto this morning he doesn’t agree with the calls for the Mueller report to be released.

AG Bill Barr indicated in a letter yesterday a redacted version of the full report will be provided to Congress some time next month.

Gowdy said today, “I’m in a really small minority, Neil. I don’t think the report should be released at all and I’m frankly surprised that so many Republicans think it should be.”

He elaborated:

“A lot of Republicans think the investigation was flawed from its inception. Remember, that Strzok was biased, that Papadopoulos was set up, that the dossier was a political hit piece, so if the investigation was flawed from its inception, why is the report not also flawed? I don’t think the report should be released because the Department of Justice speaks in indictments. They’ve already indicted a lot of people, that’s the way the Department of Justice speaks. They don’t write biographies, they don’t write summaries and reports and have press conferences like what Jim Comey did that the inspector general actually found violated policy. The Department of Justice speaks in indictments, and if you’re not indicted I don’t know that the Department of Justice should be releasing a political hit piece that people like Schiff and Nadler are then going to use for 2020.”

Cavuto also asked Gowdy about the calls from Republicans for Adam Schiff to step down as chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Gowdy said this isn’t coming from the “crazy caucus,” it’s coming from Republicans with serious concerns.

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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