Gowdy: ‘Heavens No,’ I Wouldn’t Be Relieved by Report Trump Isn’t Criminal Target

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) reacted to a report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has said President Trump is being investigated, but is not a criminal target by stating that such an announcement is unusual, the facts of the investigation can change, and he wouldn’t be relieved if he was the president’s attorney.

Gowdy said, “You know what, when I heard that, I wasn’t sure what it meant. Because you never know where the facts are going to take you. I think if we weren’t in a political environment, he probably would not have said that, but — you generally don’t tell people that you’re not under investigation. Because you don’t know what the next witness is going to say. This is such a weird hybrid of criminality and politics that I think he felt a special obligation to say, ‘Look, you’re not the target of the investigation.’ But if the next witness says something different, that — all that can change.”

Co-host Brian Kilmeade then asked, “So, if you were his attorney, you would not say — you wouldn’t have a sigh of relief?”

Gowdy responded, “Heavens no, I will have a sigh of relief when the investigation is over, and even then, maybe not.”

(h/t Mediaite)

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