GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy called-out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during a fiery exchange Wednesday afternoon, asking the senior administration official, “What the hell is going on with the Department of Justice?”
Rosenstein was speaking with the House Judiciary Committee over allegations special counsel Robert Mueller’s office was riddled with conflicts of interest and anti-Trump bias.
What in the hell is going on with the DOJ and the FBI?
“When I go home to South Carolina this weekend […] they’re going to ask me, What in the hell is going on with the Department of Justice and the FBI?” said Gowdy.
“The reason we have special counsel is because of a conflict of interest. The regulation itself specifically makes reference to a conflict of interest,” he added. Those who are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a few of their own. There’s a senior prosecutor who’s sending emails to a fact witness.”
“She may be the most important fact witness in an obstruction of justice case,” said the lawmaker.
“Then we have a prosecutor assigned in this ‘conflict of interest free’ team who attended what was supposed to be a victory party for Secretary Clinton. We have a senior DOJ official with an office that used to be two-doors down from yours meeting with Fusion GPS,” he added.
Gowdy’s harsh words come as Rosenstein bucked GOP calls to remove Robert Mueller from the DOJ probe of Russian “collusion,” claiming he has “no good reason” to dump the special counsel “as of yet.”
Watch Gowdy’s comments above.