(National Sentinel)Â Double Standard: Retiring Rep. Trey Gowdy,Â chairman of the House Oversight Committee, swatted away Democrat “gotchas” regarding first daughter Ivanka Trump’s brief use of private email for some government business, noting that Republicans have already looked deeper into the issue than they did regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack.
â€œCongress has a responsibility to make sure that the records and the Presidential Records Act is complied with, and that is true no matter who the person is, whether itâ€™s Secretary [of State Hillary] ClintonÂ or whether itâ€™s Tom Perez or whether itâ€™sÂ Ivanka Trump,” he toldÂ CBS News‘ “Face the Nation.”
“So weâ€™ve taken steps, weâ€™ve done more in the last week than some of my House Democrat colleagues did the entire time we were looking into Benghazi,â€ he said. â€œSo Iâ€™m at peace with what weâ€™ve done, but we need the information and we need it quickly.â€
Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, also noted he’s already written the White House seeking information regarding Ivanka Trump’s use of a private email account in her role as presidential adviser to her father. He also said he’s talked with her attorney as well as his committee’s ranking Democratic member, Rep. Elijah Cummings.
He also dismissed a report that he previously sought to have Clinton prosecuted over her use of a private, unsecured email server over which she trafficked in classified information — a felony.
â€œThere are two separate issues: The divulging of classified information is a crime. Using personal email upon which to conduct public business is not a crime,â€ he said. â€œYouâ€™re not supposed to do it. Itâ€™s not best practices.â€
As such,Â â€œIâ€™ve never called forÂ Hillary ClintonÂ to be prosecuted and I couldnâ€™t possibly have done it for using private email because itâ€™s not a crime.”
Even a shoddy FBI investigation of Clinton’s email use determined that she had indeed sent classified information over her server, but of course, she was famouslyÂ exoneratedÂ by then-FBI Director James Comey who was certain he’d be working for her, and not POTUS Trump, just a few short months later.
As for the president, he said of his daughter’s email use,Â â€œThere was no anything, just innocent emails,â€ adding that there were â€œno classified emails. Itâ€™s another fake news story.â€
Regarding the Left-wing mainstream media’s refusal to hold the Obama administration to account over its role in the Benghazi attack, who can forget this memorable Gowdy press conference?
Thank you for serving, Mr. Gowdy. You will be missed.
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