South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy was recently asked if he thinks President Donald Trump is sending a message of favoritism to his allies after the recent pardon of Scooter Libby. Gowdy smacked down that idea, giving a politically incorrect answer to the loaded question.
The mainstream media world freaked out on Friday, April 13, 2018, after President Donald Trump pardoned Scooter Libby who served in the George W. Bush White House as assistant to the president and chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney from 2001 to 2005.
Libby was convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to federal investigators in connection with the scandal surrounding CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2007, according to Daily Caller. Libby was suspected of outing Plame as a CIA operative in an effort to silence her husband Joseph Wilson, a harsh critic of former President George W. Bush and the Iraq war.
Libby’s 30-month prison sentence was commuted by former President George W. Bush. However, he was still required to perform 400 hours of community service and pay a $250,000 fine. In addition, Libby was stripped of his law license until it was restored in 2016.
Following Libby’s pardon by Trump on Friday, liberals had a meltdown and media outlets of every political persuasion floated the idea that the President was trying to send a message to his political allies insinuating that anyone caught up in the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation would be “helped out.”
On Sunday, April 15, 2018, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Gowdy about the idiotic claims floating around the media world that Trump would trade a pardon for protection from those under Mueller’s microscope, and the “bulldog” gave a reply that you won’t want to miss.
“Well, I would hope most of the folks involved in this already know the President has the power of pardon. He’s already proved that with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona. So, I’m not a big fan of pardons. I’m a prosecutor. Most of the commentary I’ve read Chris on Scooter Libby’s pardon is that they thought it was an overzealous prosecutor,” Gowdy said.
“Okay, there’s a way to deal with that. Don’t hire overzealous prosecutors, but he was convicted if memory serves me correctly, of a false statement and obstruction of justice. Those are things that you want to dissuade people from doing all of the time. I think everyone knows the President has pardon powers, so I don’t know if he needs to send this signal, except to really slow-witted people,” Gowdy added.
In essence, Trey Gowdy just destroyed the idea that President Donald Trump was trying to send some kind of message of favoritism in exchange for protection. Leave it to liberals to create controversy where there is none. After all, that is what they do best. Just look at the entire Russian collusion investigation which has pretty much been a witch hunt since it started.
Robert Mueller has found no evidence to indicate that Trump in any way colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election. The bottom line here is that Trump has no need to trade favors for protection. That idea, however, was greatly demonstrated by former President Barack Obama and his administration when nearly every person close to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given immunity during the illegal email server investigation.
Why didn’t the mainstream media jump all over that situation? I think we all know the answer. The level of bias toward our President from all corners of the media is astounding. They turn a blind eye to blatant criminal acts when they are committed by a Democrat but jump on any opportunity to accuse Trump even when there is no evidence.
Congress will lose one of its best people when Trey Gowdy retires after his current term. It’s unfortunate that there aren’t more politicians who will follow facts to a conclusion instead of pledging allegiance to a corrupt agenda.