U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy isn’t going to join the hunt for the truth into the “Russia thing.”
You might not believe this, but this news doesn’t upset me.
Why, you ask? Well, Gowdy — the new chairman of the panel — says he is going to let special counsel Robert Mueller lead the probe. What’s more, Gowdy’s committee is only one of several congressional panels charged with looking at this matter. The others are the Senate Intelligence and House Intelligence committees, and Senate and House Judiciary committees. They appear to be on the hunt.
So, it’s fair to suggest: Who needs the House Oversight and Government Reform panel to do the same job?
The “Russia thing” deals with the Trump presidential campaign’s alleged relationship with the Russian government. Russian goons hacked into the 2016 presidential election and they have generated considerable congressional interest.
Gowdy will have a role to play anyway. He serves on the House Intelligence and Judiciary panels. He won’t remain silent.
Still, his decision to forgo any hearings is at odds with what his predecessor as chairman, former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, wanted to do. Chaffetz wanted the panel to be more active in the probe.
I am not discouraged that we’re going to root out the issues related to this matter.
You go, special counsel Robert Mueller!