Rep. Gowdy stated that the details included in the emails by Trump Jr. which were recently disclosed to the public regarding the meeting with the Russian lawyer made him uneasy and disturbed.
During an interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Gowdy went on explaining that the thing that’s actually concerning him is not what happened at the meeting but rather how it’s been handled.
“So in terms of this Trump Jr. story that’s out there today, are you troubled by any of it?” MacCallum asked.
“Yeah, I’m troubled on three levels,” Rep. Gowdy said.
“Number one, the legal level, but I think that’s (special counsel) Bob Mueller’s lane. The political level, Martha, here we are beginning another week, this one in July with a new revelation about Russia.”
“And the third, which is more of a medical issue, is the amnesia of the people that are in the Trump orbit,” Gowdy said.
The New York Times report released last Monday, which was titled “Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said,” was all about Trump Jr. disclosing his email discussion of a meeting he had back in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer who, reportedly, promised him intel on Hillary Clinton.
“Someone close to the president needs to get everyone connected with that campaign in a room and say, ‘From the time you saw Doctor Zhivago until the moment you drank vodka with a guy named Boris, you list every single one of those and we’re gonna turn them over to the special counsel,’ Gowdy said.
Because this drip-drip-drip is undermining the credibility of President Trump’s administration,” Gowdy said.
“Well, you may be right about that,” MacCallum said.
Host MacCallum then quoted:
“the Magnitsky Act, which is basically is a U.S. act that went through Congress that limits friends of Vladimir Putin, close associates, from things they like to do, like travelling to the United States, travelling throughout other areas in the world, because it’s a slap on the wrist for human rights violations.”
“Are you concerned with the fact that there was an attempt to influence this campaign with regard to changing that,” McCallu, asked, “or to find a sympathetic ear on that?”
“I’m not nearly as concerned with that,” Rep. Gowdy replied. “I’m much more concerned with the content of the actual email than the real reason this lawyer wanted to meet with Trump Jr.”
“Which words in the email disturb you?” host MacCallum asked.
“‘Russian governments’ efforts to help the Trump campaign, official documents,’” replied Gowdy.