Because Adam and Cheryl know what they are talking about, they are restricted in what they can write concerning the fustercluck currently unfolding like the badly mishandled demolition of a hazardous-materials storage warehouse. Because all *I* know is what I read on the internet, I can share random tweets and chunks of news without any more fear of being thrown into Supermax than any other registered Democrat these days.
I will make an earnest effort to put anything that resembles “spillage” under the fold, but then again, how does someone with no security background judge?
That having been read into my permanent record, let’s talk about Trey Gowdy!
Statement: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) leaving politics, not seeking re-election.
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) January 31, 2018
Gowdy quit the Ethics committee two weeks ago.
Getting ahead of something Trent Franks style?
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) January 31, 2018
when you want to slink off and slowly refurbish the opening grafs of your obit instead of sticking around and taking credit for the world you made https://t.co/iPNoDxxXvl
— Muscular Baby (@Mobute) January 31, 2018
I'm so confused. Why are all these Republicans retiring if they've got Democrats on the run with their wildly popular tax cut that has single-handedly ushered in our economic Golden Age? https://t.co/6eDzkiGFnd
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) January 31, 2018
He's not having fun anymore. He expected at least four more years of grandstanding over imaginary Hillary Clinton scandals, and all he got was a stupid MAGA hat. https://t.co/r12Sme4fbl
— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) January 31, 2018
… Mr. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has been threatening to leave elected office for years. He has told associates that he wants to be a federal judge, ideally at the appellate level. On Wednesday, he said only that he planned to return to the world of criminal justice.
A person familiar with the lawmaker’s plans said that Mr. Gowdy had turned down an offer by the Trump administration to nominate him for a judgeship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and that he planned to enter private practice in South Carolina instead.
“Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system,” he said in a statement…
Mr. Gowdy won the chairmanship of the powerful Oversight Committee last year, after the early retirement of another rising Republican, Jason Chaffetz of Utah. He has been criticized in that role by Democrats who say he was more interested in using the committee’s powers to look backward and investigate the administration of President Barack Obama than that of Mr. Trump.
At the same time, Mr. Gowdy has taken a prominent role in one of the highest-profile investigations on Capitol Hill in years: the House Intelligence Committee’s inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Mr. Gowdy helped lead the questioning of witnesses for Republicans on the committee, and he has played a significant role in assembling a contentious secret memo that purportedly shows that the F.B.I. and the Justice Department abused their authority to obtain a warrant to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser…
Some friends of Trey Gowdy need talk him out of retiring. America needs a smart forceful congressman like him
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) January 31, 2018
I always said the reason @TGowdySC was amazing at his job was bc he disliked politics so much. Trey, thank you for your impatience, sacrifice, and fight to make our country a more just place. SC and our country thank you for your service. I thank you for your friendship. ??
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) January 31, 2018
For the record, Benghazi is turning out to be like the @StephenKing book “Thinner”.
Everyone who tried to come at Hillary is watching their political career wither and die.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 31, 2018
Later that same evening…
Nunes showed FBI Director Christopher Wray the memo on Sunday after Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) pressured him to share its contents with the bureau, 2 people familiar with the meeting said. Gowdy also wanted Nunes to let DAG Rosenstein to see the memo, but he didn't. 1/
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) February 1, 2018
… Though Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, helped craft the memo and has championed its public release, he said on “Fox News Sunday” that he believed the FBI should see the memo before it comes out. He also said it shouldn’t be used to interfere with Mueller’s probe.
“I told my Republican colleagues, ‘Leave him the hell alone,’ and that’s still my advice,” Gowdy said…
Two days later, Gowdy announces he will retire. …? 3/
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) February 1, 2018
Arrogant he may be, but perhaps Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III is not quite as dumb as many of his fellow Repubs.