Gowdy fumes at Trump administration over latest Russia controversy

Gowdy fumes at Trump administration over latest Russia controversy

By Rachael Bade (Politico) –

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy lashed out at the Trump administration Tuesday over the “drip, drip” of the ongoing Russia controversy, sarcastically suggesting that officials get checked for amnesia about any contacts with Russia.

The South Carolina Republican first appeared on Fox News on Tuesday night expressing concerns about email traffic showing that Donald Trump Jr. was not only aware that the Russian government was gathering intelligence on Hillary Clinton to help his father’s election, but that he also knowingly met with a Kremlin-backed lawyer claiming to want to share incriminating documents with the Trump campaign.

“If you had a contact with Russia, tell the special counsel about it! Don’t wait until The New York Times figures it out!” an exasperated Gowdy said during a brief interview outside the Capitol after his Fox News appearance.

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