Trey Gowdy (R-SC) After FBI Director Comey Briefing: "Be Very Very Careful" Relying On NYT and Washington Post For Leaked News

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Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) appeared on Fox's First 100 Days Thursday evening after a closed door briefing earlier in the day by FBI director James Comey concerning the agency's investigation into claims of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The interview begins with host Martha MacCallum mentioning that Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who attended the same meeting, was "rattled" over the lack of information Comey gave concerning Russian involvement in the election.

Gowdy, on the other hand, seemed shocked at Schiff's apparent lack of enlightenment:

Jim Comey did more today to update us than I have ever had done in the 6 years I have been there, and for Adam to treat it that way - that dismissively, clearly he and I were in two separate rooms this morning.


I have never heard a Federal law enforcement agent give, with that degree of particularity and detail, an update on an inquiry. As you may recall, I was a federal prosecutor for 6 years, so I have talked to lots of FBI agents. He went so far beyond what any other administration official has ever done, whether it's Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, or his predecessor Robert Muller - they never gave us this level of detail and specificity. He bent over backwards.

When pressed on whether or not FBI Director Comey revealed any new information in light of [former CIA Director] John Brennan and [former Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper finding no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, Gowdy deflected - citing the confidential nature of the briefing. He did, however, make a statement concerning the New York Times ($NYT) and Washington Post - publications included in what President Trump and top advisor Steve Bannon refer to as the media "opposition party":

I will tell you this - to the extent people are relying on media reports, whether it's the New York Times or the Washington Post, upon which to base their factual assertions, I would tell them to be very very careful. I'm not gonna say any more than that, other than to say that the person leading the investigation on behalf of the Untied States government, the head of the FBI, listen to what he has to say - don't listen to anonymous sources who leak classified information which, oh by the way, is also against the law.


Between Jim Comey and a reporter from the New York Times, give me Jim Comey.

Takeaways: Rep. Gowdy clearly heard a lot of things he liked during the closed door session, while deflated Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff did not. Second; FBI director Comey obviously discussed the dissemination of leaked classified information to the mainstream media - to the extent that Gowdy, an attorney and former prosecutor, is advising people who rely on the leaks to be "very, very careful" in doing so.

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ducksinarow's picture

I am glad Gowdy said what he did but he really did not need to tell me. I would not believe the sun was shining if they reported it without going out to see if it was.

Versengetorix's picture

One of the more dissappointing appointments that Trump has made was that of Jeff Sessions.  Not that I have anything against Sessions, but Trey Gowdy would have made a far more effective AG in this Administration, and he still may.  Gowdy would have cleaned out the entire tribe of Obama operatives in the DOJ (I do think "tribe" is the right word) and would have had prosecutorial teams working on indictments agaisnt Hillary, the Muslim I/T specials that Debbie Wasserman brought to the Hill, everybody invovled in Obama's crony capititalist, tax dollar redistribution programs, and the IRS leftist hit squad, just to name a few.  He is smart, organized, knows the law and the Constitution, but more importantly - he has more corage in his left ear lobe than Mitch McConnel and Paul Ryan put together.

artichoke's picture

I don't think so.  I suspect Sessions is being extremely effective, which is why both Pelosi and Schumer have gone berzerk trying to get rid of him, and he had unified Dem opposition to his appointment which should have been a slam dunk.

Just  yesterday we had the revelation of the slush fund "charities" in the DOJ, one of which was paid into the Hillary campaign.  That didn't happen by accident.  Sessions found it!

Gowdy is probably great too, but I am very happy with the job Sessions is doing.

alpha-protagonist's picture

I'm with you. I hope Sessions resigns and Gowdy gets that seat. The irony is that Dems are trying to force Sessions out and if Gowdy takes his place, Dems are in deep shit. Fuck'em if they can't take a joke.

CAPT DRAKE's picture

The media has so over played their hand that they are now irrelevant.  

Not one trump supporter will be swayed by this stuff, and many people are moving away from the Dems.

Keep it up.  I see 60 R senators come 2018.  And Dems, please use obama and Ms. Waters as your spokes people.  These two are highly motivational for a get out the vote drive.


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Gen. Ripper's picture

Despite being 4'11", Trey Gowdy finds it necessary to fly 1st class from SLC-DCA - on my dime. In all my decades of flying with VIP's I never once got a government paid upgrade to 1st class.

But I hope he heads up the prosecution of the traitorous marxists.

Old Poor Richard's picture

If he's flying first class its on his own dime or with comp upgrade. Govt is not buying him a first class ticket.

UnderDeGun's picture

Comey wasn't let go because, why?  Because he and certain members of the FBI are up to their neck in raging war to save this country.  One which will not only floor the average person but will, I bet, make one hell of a true-to-life movie when most of it finally sees the light of day - if it ever does. If/when it 'pops' it will be remembered as 'the day the earth stood still'.  (and yes i love that movie)

Nobs Here's picture

Word. The Truth can be destructive. Today it has become fatal to those who "had" a access to the media pulpit with a flashlight and under-exposed evidence.

MuffDiver69's picture

This is a take I subscribe to...he was gutted by Obama and if this take is true, he knows where the leakers would be...will see...I have a feeling he is one pissed off dude having to read that indictment of Clinton and let her off..everyone who would have been called to testify against Hildabeast was given immunity before the fact

inosent's picture

Adam Schiff (D-CA), just another lying jewish scumbag. I guess they dont teach jews at Stanford and Harvard to how to tell the truth.  I wonder what sort of affirmative action plan he was able to leverage to get into those schools.

artichoke's picture

I don't know how AA works for Jews.  There's no racial checkbox, so how do they know?  I don't think they just go by last name.  Do they get recommendation letters from their rabbi?

ZeroPointNow's picture

The entire interview wouldn't fit on Twitter, but check out Gowdy's face at the mention of Schiff 8 seconds in: 


inosent's picture

yep. the classic "yeah, that azhl, he's a real POS" smirk. Ppl might complain about the haranguing of jews generally, and to some extent I will concede overly broad generalizations are never a good practice. But I have dealt directly with jews in business all my life, and to a person I have found them brazen, cocky, pushy, and most of all, liars. They are always set to 'invincible' mode and do anything they think they can get away with to get what they want. Now, let's consider the corridors of power. How will THESE jews be? All docile? I don't think so. And I bet Trey Gowdy's smirk has as much to to with having to deal with these power jews generally as it has to do with Shiff specifically.



SuperRay's picture

It's not Jews, it's Zionists. Lots of Jews are against Zionism. By saying "Jews" you

1. Don't bring the Zionist issue out

2. They immediately pivot to anti-Semite

Everybody who reads this, change the way you talk about it!!

Pitchman's picture

Entirely my point!

“Where's The Evidence? Hillary’s Henchmen and the Awan Brothers Hack vs. MSM and Pelosi’s Russia, Russia, Russia Meme”

George Webb’s Open Source Truth, Trumps CNN's propaganda of hearsay, unnamed sources and no credible evidence. 

This story potentially dwarfs Watergate!

In a 130 day investigation, this chapter about espionage at the highest level, includes everything the Russian hack does not; named sources, connections to fugitive terrorist, Congressional Documents, public and private records, evidence of money laundering (drug trafficking?) and electronic connections with Huma Abidin. Plain and simple, it is a story of citizen journalist doing the work the MSM can not and will not do.  To finish the chapter Mr. Webb is asking everyone to tweet the officials below.


artichoke's picture

This story vastly dwarfed Watergate the moment Hillary's handling of classified information became known.

Watergate was a parking ticket compared to all the Dems' crimes and bipartison subversion of our government with Muslims.

Nixon couldn't tweet and just didn't have the same ability to defend himself that Trump seems to have, against essentially minor allegations that the press likes to blow up into vast proportions.

shovelhead's picture

"So Rep Gowdy, are you telling us that the NY Times is a lying shitsack newspaper fit only to line a hamster cage?

" You might think that...but I couldn't possibly comment..."

mary mary's picture

I absolutely 100% trust the NYT and its Mexican billionaire monopolist owner, Carlos Slim, to protect the USA.  :-)

blindfaith's picture



Why do I keep getting " media could not be played"?

ZeroPointNow's picture

Try a different browser. I have issues w/Twitter videos in IE. 

shovelhead's picture

God wants you to remain innocent and pure.

mary mary's picture

Odin wants you to be wise and careful.

gdpetti's picture

Yes, Fox News Corp isn't any better than the other MSM front groups or arms of govt propaganda. Here's some quotes from Robert Crowley in his "Conversations with the Crow"... phone talk with author Gregory Douglas, of course this is common knowledge for most of us:

GD: Well, at least from your point of view.
RTC: We had to cover up failures as well. I think you can say that the Company pretty
well controls the media in this country now. Take the AP for example. Every little jerkwater paper
out in East Jesus, Texas, cannot have a reporter in Washington or Moscow so they rely almost
entirely on the AP for anything outside their town. I mean if a cow wanders out onto the highway
and wrecks a truck or the local grange burns down, sure, they have the local reporters, but for
what’s going on in Washington or elsewhere, it’s the AP. Look, you get on a plane in New York
bound for, say, Chicago. You read the paper and then stuff it into the seat pocket and get off. In
Chicago, you pick up the Tribune and read it. Same national and international news. Fly to ‘Frisco
and the same thing. The AP is a wonderful asset, believe me. Let’s say you want to put a story
about that a certain foreign potentate is about to get kicked out. Or better, you want him kicked
out. So, we plant a story with the New York Times, the Washington Post or other big papers and
then get AP to send our special message all over the damned country. Let’s say we start in thenight before. By the six o’clock news the next day, all of America knows just what we want it to
know and we do this so anyone reading an article can only come to the conclusions we want.
GD: This is not a surprise, Robert. I’ve been in the newspaper game for forty years now
and I know most of the games.
RTC: Well, you can see why I developed H&K as a purely captive asset, can’t you?
GD: Of course.
RTC: And we used them to plant our own agents all over the world. It is a wonderful
cover. We have some of the major columnists, of course, and many editors and more than a few
publishers but putting our own agents in, say, France or Ottawa, is a great advantage, believe me.
And H&K had the best, the very best, connections. Bobby Gray was Ike’s press secretary and was
a good friend of Nixon and Reagan and had their ear. We infiltrated our people into every level of
the business, political and professional worlds and you never knew when one of your people might
bring home the bacon. I can say with some pride that, let’s say, we wanted to get some legislation
passed, it was a piece of cake. Sometimes we made bad calls like the time we pushed Fidel Castro
into office only to have the bastard turn on us. I remember the howling the Alcoa people did when
he nationalized their plants in Cuba. Or the United Fruit people demanding we get rid of Guzman
[8] in Guatemala because he was expropriating their banana plantations. The man we put in after
we kicked Guzman out turned on us and we had to shoot him, but in theory it was a slick deal.
Sam Cummings got Nazi weapons from the Poles and we shipped them over there on a freight line
we owned and for a little while, Levi and Zentner were happy. It was a question of helping our
friends. I’ll tell you about Sullivan and Cromwell, some time.
GD: Not Gilbert and Sullivan?
RTC: No the New York law firm. Dulles was with them. They helped everyone out. Very
pro-Hitler once, but then the Company was full of ex-Nazis; in fact our Gehlen Org was almost
exclusively Nazi. Frenchy Grombach drew up a list of top Nazis wanted for war crimes after the
war and Critchfield used it at his main recruiting guide. Of course if the Jews ever found this out,
we would have to do some major damage control. Israel is friendly with us just as long as we keep
the money and the guns coming. But then we have to kiss up to the Arabs as well because of the
oil so the main thing here is to maintain a careful balance. But not only H&K but a number of
other firms have been of inestimable help to us. They plant stories we want planted, they open
offices in foreign countries of interest and let our men come in as employees and so on. The PR
people can move mountains. Paster, who not only worked for H&K but also the Clintons, worked
with Bill’s people to neutralize the Lewinski scandal, which was really not political but religious
in nature. The right wing Christians, who are as crazy as shit house owls, wanted Clinton’s scalp
so they could put one of their own pro-Jesus nuts in the White House. Ken Starr is as strange as
they come and I am ashamed to admit he’s a lawyer from my hometown. Stands in his yard andscreams for Jesus to listen to him. The neighbors made such as fuss about these nocturnal shouting
sessions, they called the police.
GD: Tell me, Robert, did Jesus ever answer?
RTC: I don’t think so but Ken was warned that if he kept his yowling up at night, or even
in the daytime, it was off to St. Elizabeth’s funny farm in an ambulance.



GD: All right. Fine. Here we go. We have spoken...or rather you have...about the size
and complexity of the CIA. From its humble beginnings as a sort of digest of foreign intelligence
for the President. And now, it’s huge. And you discussed the press and business and so on. How
great is the overall power or control and how obvious is is? Do you have agents in the local Post
Office for instance?
RTC: No, not that finely tuned. As you said, we started out small and ended up big.
That’s the way of bureaucracies. Expand or die. Old Hoover hated us and tried his best to take usover but he failed. There were more of us that there were of him and while initially we dealt only
with foreign matters, as a matter of pure survival, we turned our eyes and attention to the domestic
market. Hoover was in a constant attack mode, whispering, rumor spreading, attempts at internal
spying on us, aggravated turf wars and so on. We not only had to get around him, and did so by
being more than useful to the President and also, note this Gregory, by expanding and getting
more power. These things have a life of their own but with increasing power comes increasing
omnipotence. Eventually, we did an end run on Hoover, although we continued to work with him
but very gingerly, and then we moved with caution into the domestic business and political field.
For both security and, I might add, profit. I was in charge of business contacts as it were and often
a CEO would come to me complaining that this or that country was interfering with their business.
Could I help? Of course I would try and if the interference was bad enough, we would try to help
our friend by replacing the troublemaking government or president, or king, involved. We justified
this by telling the President or his top people that the target country, or president or king was a
current serious threat to the security of the United States. In order to support our thesis, we went to
one of our wholly-owned think tanks like the RAND people and have them prepare a supportive
paper on order. This I would look at and make suitable changes if needed and forward it to our
man, or men as it were, on the staff of the New York Times followed by a personal call to the
publisher or senior editor and hey presto, the very next day a wonderful story would be on the
front page of that influential paper.
GD: Above the fold?
RTC: Yes, above the fold. On the upper right. And the president and his people would
see this just before we paid him a solemn visit with our RAND evaluation added to our own. It
never failed and pretty soon, the public would learn that the Shah of Iran was running away or that
this or that tinhorn dictator like Trujillo [16] got snuffed by what we liked to call ‘dissident
internal elements.’
GD: I knew about Guatemala from my uncle. The family had connections with Grace and
United Fruit...
RTC: Well, you know what I mean. You know, this usually works but in one case, it did
not. We were asked by our mob friends to get rid of Battista in Cuba who was shaking them down
more than usual so we were happy to oblige fellow workers in the vineyard of the Lord.
Unfortunately, one of our people put Fidel Castro forward as a brilliant reformer and out went
Battista and in went Fidel. Of course we do not talk about that.
GD: What happened to the careless agent?
RTC: We don’t talk about that, either.

mary mary's picture

Thanks, but I found no reference to Fox News in this.

gdpetti's picture

Of course not, this was before Murdoch was brought into the game... but he's known for his part in the global western puppet show, as we've since.

roadhazard's picture

Trey needs to tell Trump to stop getting his facts from Faux Nooze.

Beans's picture

Heimy, Heimy, Heimy... everywhere you look, there is the hand of Heimy... 

RightLineBacker's picture

Congratulations ZPN!

Two ZH headlines at the same time is a remarkable achievement.

Good Work!

RightLineBacker's picture

Trump needs to pretty quickly begin firing enough broadsides at the Dims Ship of Fools that it begins taking on serious water.

Pizzagate would be a good source of ammo. Deep State leakers getting long prison terms would be another.

Firing ALL of Federal employees hired during the Magic Negro's term would be the shot that would put their Ship of Fools permanently at rest on the bottom of their Deep Blue Sea.

stubb's picture

Which means precisely that he will never do it.

Something big is going on.

We haven't been this close to a revolution since 1968.

TheVillageIdiot's picture

Outside of defense, and AG...every department and federal agency should be focused upon efficiency coupled with the eventual elimination of their department...


So if the experiment thus far has failed, then per chance - fire all federal employees would be a better solution than simply a partial roll back (and it is a great idea btw!).

Insurrector's picture

Defense is not effective.

Every congressman keeps his pork defense project alive despite the Pentagon not wanting the overpriced hunks of metal.

Your suggestion implies turning the executive branch into the federal government.  WTF?

Zorba's idea's picture

..the Pentagon not wanting the the overpriced military stuff??  The way the MIC works is to broadly distribute the industries so as to get eveyone in the game. Hence, all the whores in CONgress chase the MIC piggies for $$$, and more $$$$$$, and more $$$$$$$$$$$$. As General Smedley Darlington Butler said..."War is a Racket". The biggest racket on the planet

Kat Daddy's picture

I love the fact that the national conversation has shifted to the Soft Coup d'Etat, the Deep State, DNC corruption, the MSM fake news, Democrat and Republican collusion.  This is going to wake up a lot of people to the fact that the US Government is a giant organized crime syndicate that manipulates the public into policies that are decidedly against the interests of the USA and benefit only the Banking Cartel and the Corporations that they control. Nationalize the Fed, break up the Wall St. banks, break up the multinationals.

mary mary's picture

"Government is simply the best organized gang of criminals."  H. L. Mencken?

Pitchman's picture

It's Trump vs Hillary, Obama, McCain, Soros, and the Deep State.

“Where's The Evidence? Hillary’s Henchmen and the Awan Brothers Hack vs. MSM and Pelosi’s Russia, Russia, Russia Meme”

George Webb’s Open Source Truth, Trumps CNN's propaganda of hearsay, unnamed sources and no credible evidence.

This story potentially dwarfs Watergate!

In a 130 day investigation, this chapter about espionage at the highest level, includes everything the Russian hack does not; named sources, connections to fugitive terrorist, Congressional Documents, public and private records, evidence of money laundering (drug trafficking?) and electronic connections with Huma Abidin. Plain and simple, it is a story of citizen journalist doing the work the MSM can not and will not do.  To finish the chapter Mr. Webb is asking everyone to tweet the officials below.



amenlight's picture

I agreed!!! I want to see some evil heads start to roll!!! It is time to prosecute as many as possible of this scum!

Insurrector's picture

You keep delivering the same pitch, Pitchman.

Are you a robotroll?

Paul Morphy's picture

I'm hoping that Trump's forebearance on this issue is a case of out maneouvering Obama/HRC cabal. 

The "evidence" being presented publicly about links between Russia and Trump's campaign has been weak thus far. I'm hoping that Trump is allowing this "controversy" to blow itself out in that case.


Trump is correct. NYT and the rest of the media is the part of the political opposition. Boycott that media with your readership and your subscriptions. Boycott companies who advertise with that media too.

truthseeker47's picture

Have some simpathy for democrats like Schiff:  Progressive democrats have a mental disorder.  Like Trey said: "He didn't seem to have been in the same room".

shovelhead's picture

My dog is never in the same room when he sees his bath towel come out.

He ignores reality when it suits his purpose.

He gets the bath anyway.

Insearch's picture

What is going on the Anthony Weiners / Huma Abedin's 650,000 emails?
We need to demand answers, this is going on for far too long ...

lesterbegood's picture

I doubt it, unless he is implicated. He recused himself, after calling for investigations/prosecutors prior to the election:

lesterbegood's picture

The "Global Elite" are terrified of any investigation of Pizzagate/Pedogate. The Weiner/Abedin email investigation is a good start but if one really wants to go deeper into this cesspool, investigators need to closely examine the Clinton Foundation and Serco.

barysenter's picture

Who believes in Pravda West and Voice of America, Domestic Edition?

DirtySanchez's picture

Trey Gowdy is an honorable man; as opposed to most in public office who are anything but honorable.

The Russia gate myth is beyond expiration and was never credible to any but the most partisan hacks.


Sessions needs to lay down the law.

Enforce fairly and consistently.

Go after criminal banksters, thieving politicians, and lock up the clintons and throw away the fucking key.