Fox News contributor and former Congressman Trey Gowdy revealed on Sunday that believes there will be no further indictments stemming from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia collusion investigation.
Attorney General Bill Barr has indicated on multiple occasions that Durham’s investigation is drawing to a close and that the results of the probe will be made public by the end of the summer.
Barr’s statements, along with other rumors, have given Trump supporters hope that high-level Obama administration officials such as former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA director John Brennan would be made to answer for their role in the now-debunked collusion investigation.
However, Gowdy appears to believe that the indictment of Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith last month will be the only significant criminal referral stemming from the probe.
“Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo asked Gowdy to weigh in on the speculation surrounding Durham’s interview of Brennan last month. Brennan issued a statement after the meeting claiming that Durham confirmed that he is not a target of the investigation.
My experience as a prosecutor is your status can change in an instant. You can move from being a witness to a subject to a target so I understand that Brennan’s PR machine wants us all to believe that he’s not a target.
That status can change. You’re one document or one false statement away from going from one to the other.
With respect to Durham, my expectation is that he is going to access documents that [Calif. Republican Rep.] Devin [Nunes], [Texas Republican Rep. John] Ratcliffe and I never got to see,” he continued. “He’s going to access documents that the FBI never shared with Congress and he’ll write the definitive accounting of what happened.
Whether or not there’ll be more indictments or not, I don’t know and I like to assume that there will not be.
Gowdy acknowledged that it “puts me in a small minority, but I’m assuming that the Clinesmith indictment will be the only one.”
However, he explained that whether or not high-level Obama officials suffer “criminal consequences,” the “jury has a chance in November of 2020 to weigh in and say, ‘You know what, you didn’t meet our expectations for law enforcement. We’re going to mete out the punishment, whether or not there’s an indictment or not.'”
The former congressman is one of only two GOP representatives that were allowed to view all of the redacted documents in both the Trump-Russia investigation, Bartiromo noted.