Gowdy Challenges McCabe's Latest Claim
At that time the Gang of Eight included Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), then-House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), then-House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Yet McCabe knows members of the Gang of Eight are not allowed to discuss what's said in confidentiality during their meetings, which makes it convenient for him to claim that everyone was on board or that the issue was even brought up in the first place.
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy isn't buying it. (Fox News)
“The reason he’s doing it this way is that [Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.] and [former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.] are not allowed to discuss anything that’s said in a ‘Gang of Eight’ meeting and McCabe knows that,” Gowdy said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “So he can level the accusation and Devin and Paul cannot refute him.” Nunes chaired the House Intelligence Committee from 2015-19.
McCabe, in an appearance on NBC's “Today” show Tuesday morning, said no members of the “Gang of Eight,” a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders, including Nunes and Ryan, objected to the investigation.
“Did anyone object?” Guthrie asked.
“That’s the important part here, Savannah,” McCabe replied. “No one objected. Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds and not based on the facts.”