Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origin of the Russian collusion witch hunt has many in Washington, D.C. on edge.
And there is good reason for that.
That’s because former South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy dropped a bomb on live television this week that could put former President Barack Obama in legal trouble.
During an appearance on Fox News, Gowdy said the FBI transcripts of conversations between the spy they sent to infiltrate the Trump campaign and Trump campaign officials would blow the lid off the entire Russia scandal.
Gowdy said transcripts of conversations between FBI spy Stefan Halper and Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos could shine a huge light on Obama’s role in the entire thing.
And, Gowdy predicted, could result in the former president being implicated in the entire spy operation against Trump.
“The one you referenced is a single transcript. There are going to be others,” Gowdy said.
Host Maria Bartiromo asked Gowdy about his past comments regarding an FBI transcript he said has exculpatory information related to the bureau’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
Gowdy told Bartiromo last month that the transcript “changed my perspective” on the Trump-Russia investigation.
The former top Republican lawmaker said he now thinks it was likely one major illegal operation aimed at stopping Trump from becoming president.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller:
Other Republicans have alluded to the transcript and suggested it was of a conversation that Papadopoulos had in September 2016 in London with Stefan Halper, a former Cambridge professor who is reportedly a longtime FBI informant.
Halper first met with Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in July 2016. He contacted Papadopoulos out of the clear blue on Sept. 2, 2016, offering him $3,000 and a trip to London under the guise of providing research about energy security issues.
A woman accompanied Halper who he identified as his assistant named Azra Turk. Turk is an alias for a government investigator, The New York Times reported on May 1.
Papadopoulos has told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Halper and Turk both asked him whether the Trump campaign was involved in Russia’s hacking of Democrats emails. But the former Trump aide said he rejected the question out of hand, saying that hacking emails would be illegal.
“What you just described is textbook exculpatory information. It tends to show that a person did not commit a crime,” Gowdy told Baritromo on Sunday after detailing the Papadopoulos-Halper interactions.
Gowdy went on to note that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his two-year long Russia investigation without finding any evidence that Papadopoulos or anyone else on the Trump campaign helped Russia hack or release the stolen emails from the Democrats in the 2016 election.
Gowdy also hinted that the transcripts indicate the FBI’s investigation was focused heavily on Trump — not Russia.
This, he suggested, could put Obama in hot water.
If Obama was calling the shots behind the scenes, he could be implicated for wrongdoing.
And the extent of the FBI’s wrongdoing — and potential illegal aliens — coming to light should worry Obama since this occurred on his watch.